Civil Air Patrol’s Shelly Norman Reinstated as Washington Wing Commander

Jessica Jerwa
Maj Gen Mark Smith and Col Shelly J. Norman; Col Jon Stokes and Maj Jessica Jerwa.

By Vernetta’s Butler | AuxBeacon News Contributor

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I thought that Aux Beacon might find this latest email from Colonel Shelly Norman of interest:


As you know, NHQ recently rolled out CAPP 80-3 (attached), Character and Leadership: Applying Core Values for Senior Members.

The PCR Commander has asked each wing to come up with an implementation plan to incorporate the information and lessons in the pamphlet into our staff meetings. After discussion with Chaplain Bill Adam, we have come up with the following recommendation for both the Wing and Unit levels.

For the Wing level we are going to present a case study once a month on the first meeting of the month. This meeting will be devoted entirely to covering our monthly safety briefing and then a case study. The Wing Chaplain and I will lead the discussion and he may rotate one of his CDI’s to take the lead as well. He has been waiting for the CAPP 80-3 to come out and his goal is to have a CDI at each unit leading the Core Values for Senior’s discussions. The plan is to start this next week on 6 November.

At the Unit level I am asking unit commanders to either do the same thing as we will at Wing or on the evening when the cadets are doing their Character Development that the Senior’s do their Core Values case study.

I have asked Capt Jerwa to set up a google file where the units will upload their attendance rosters each month showing attendance and completion. We wil let you know when the file is ready, and the botton to click to submit will be on the Chaplain page on the Wing website.

The information and case studies are meant to be thought provoking and encourage discussion specific to each situation. There are 26 case studies so it will take 26 months to get through them all if you do them once per month. You can do them in any order, but I would suggest starting with the first one and go forward from there.

Col Shelly J Norman, CAP
Washington Wing Commander

The irony of someone who was suspended from command following a cover up of her own arrest, then sending out an email about core values, and talking to her members about integrity is absolutely astounding.