Civil Air Patrol

New CAP governance structure to be presented at National Board meeting

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors will present the organization’s new internal governance structure on Friday, Aug. 24, during CAP’s Annual Conference and National Board meeting in Baltimore.

A summary report will be posted that day on www.capvolunteernow.com and linked to via CAP’s Facebook page and Twitter account.

In keeping with CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr’s commitment to members that they will be kept abreast of all news and information pertaining to CAP’s governance, additional postings and links will appear on these sites throughout the implementation process to ensure members nationwide are kept fully informed.

During a special meeting on April 22-23 in Washington, D.C., the Board of Governors — CAP’s highest level strategic policy-making body – reviewed more than 40 recommended changes in governance endorsed by the board’s Governance Committee.

“The recommendations made by the BoG Governance Committee model best practices in governance and will better define the roles of the Board of Governors, National Board and National Executive Committee,” said Brig. Gen. Richard Anderson, the BoG chairman. “I have been affiliated with the CAP governance structure for three decades, and I feel strongly the modifications we’re implementing will significantly enhance the way in which CAP is governed by the BoG and led by our volunteer national leadership.” The board’s recommendations were recently presented to key leaders at the Pentagon, including the Secretary of the Air Force, and Air Force leadership has endorsed the changes.

The Board of Governors formed the BoG Governance Committee after receiving an internal governance report from a CAP Governance Committee consisting of volunteer leaders, as well as an external governance study conducted by BoardSource, a nonprofit organization based in Washington. Both reports addressed longstanding governance issues and included recommendations designed to ensure best practices in the organization’s governance structure.

 

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