[Editor’s Note: We received this contribution from an anonymous source. This is one method the CAP is using to preserve the appearance of their membership numbers and Federal funding. This letter represents significant policy change for CAP that inactive members can now stay on active rosters.]
CIVIL AIR PATROL, SOUTH DAKOTA WING
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
4275 Airport Rd
Rapid City, SD 57703
TO: All SDWG Commanders and Deputy Commanders
CC: All SDWG Personnel Officers
SUBJ: Member Transfers to SD-000
1. Effective immediately, units are directed not to transfer members to the SD-000 squadron, commonly referred to as the Ghost Squadron.
2. Requests for transfer to SD-000 will be considered only if requested in writing/email by the Unit Commander. Unit Commanders will submit requests to SDWG Vice Commander and SDWG Chief of Staff for review. If approved by SDWG/CC, these transfers will be executed only by SDWG Chief of Staff.
3. SD-000 is intended only as a temporary holding unit for members. Members will only be transferred into SD-000 upon deactivation of their unit until such time as they find another unit. (CAPR 20-3, Paragraph 8) Members that have indicated that they plan to let their membership expire may be placed in the 000 squadron. Members that are have pending personnel action may also be placed in the 000 squadron.
4. Units will not be penalized for retaining inactive members on their rolls. Members conducting Subordinate Unit Inspections will receive guidance from SDWG/IG with respect to this directive
JOHN N SETEN, Colonel, CAP