Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps’ Social Media Presence

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Since May 2014, the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps has had a strong and vibrant social media presence that allows it to be “everywhere CAP members are.”  The presence helps educate the general public to know about the volunteer service that the corps’ 900 chaplains and character development instructors are … Read More

A Vibrant Future Is the Vision of the New Chief of Chaplain Corps

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On Wednesday, 30 August 2017, at the conclusion of the annual meeting of the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps’ Executive and Advisory Councils at the national conference, the incoming Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Colonel – Select) Charles “Charlie” Sattgast took the microphone to give his vision for the future of … Read More

Chaplain Corps Members Presented with Individual Performance Awards

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On Saturday, 2 September 2017, at the Civil Air Patrol national conference in San Antonio, seven members of the chaplain corps received individual performance awards for their significant contributions to the corps and CAP.  These members were part of a group of fifteen total chaplains and character development instructors to … Read More

Ethical Leadership Is New CAP National Commander’s Background

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On 2 September 2017, Major General Mark Smith, CAP, assumed command of the Civil Air Patrol in a ceremony at the national conference in San Antonio.  He recently completed a doctoral degree in education on ethical leadership from Olivet Nazarene University.   This foundation in ethics is a major component of … Read More

CAP Chaplains Support A Federal Need

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  On Tuesday, 5 September, responding to an urgent request from the leadership of the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency​ (FEMA), Civil Air Patrol​ chaplains will start around-the-clock support and a ministry-of-presence to the workers and volunteers staffing the nation’s heart of its disaster … Read More

Chaplain (Colonel-Select) Charlie Sattgast Named New Chief of Chaplains

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Maj. Gen.-Select Mark Smith, incoming CEO/national commander, has tapped Chaplain (Colonel-Select) Charlie Sattgast to serve as the new chief of chaplains of the Civil Air Patrol beginning 2 September.  The current chief, Chaplain (Col.) James “Jay” Hughes will pass the chief’s stole/scarf during a streamed investiture ceremony to be held … Read More

New Civil Air Patrol Clergy Stole / Scarf Available

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  During the months of January and February 2017, the first shipments of a new, optional Civil Air Patrol chaplain scarf / stole were sent to some chaplains who are making the choice to wear the vestment.  The first publicly available design will be reversible navy blue and silver gray … Read More

Servant Leadership Address by Colonel John Knowles at Commander’s Call to Prayer

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Colonel John M. Knowles, CAP, commander of the Middle East Region, gave the address during the Commander’s Call to Prayer at the CAP National Conference in August 2016.  He spoke about servant leadership.  Here is his talk.   What greater place is there to talk about servant leadership then the … Read More

Chaplain Corps Supports the DoD “Be There” Campaign for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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Civil Air Patrol’s Chaplain Corps is supporting the “Be There” Campaign of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office during September, designated as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the U.S. Chaplains and character development instructors are using a wide variety of outreach efforts to educate the organization’s membership about the issue. … Read More

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