Why is it that this one seems to come complete with torches and pitchforks? Is it because it's October?
As soon as the news broke, my email box started filling with rants and accusations about all the other folks in leadership that are crooked, how corruption is rampant, and, blah, and blah, and blah...
Here an example...
One of the accusations du'jour is that Col. Robert Diduch, (NER Commander) and Larry Kauffman, (Former CAP Chief of Staff, and now Fleet Manager as a paid NHQ staffer) are in cahoots to make money from the maintenance of CAP aircraft.
The background on that juicy bit of malarkey seems to all be coming up false... First there was the bit about Diduch owning a aviation services business, (he works in Real Estate) and Kauffman stepped down from his long time position as Chief of Staff in order to avoid any conflict of interest when he was asked to manage the consolidated maintenance program full time.
...and I'm supposed to believe that anyone is paying for the privilege of fixing CAP aircraft, at the discounted prices that NHQ is negotiating due to the size of our fleet?
Hey, if I've got this wrong, please let me know.
If you've got information that can be corroborated, that someone is on the take, then fine, post it. But be prepared to be ridiculed by me, and your peers, if you're talking out of your ass.
I'm getting a little tired of everyone with a real or imagined bone to pick with CAP leadership, and or NHQ Staff, seeing this as their golden hour to push forward their own grievances and agendas.
Tossing up random accusations without specific details, hoping that maybe something will stick, is stupid.
The only agenda we should expending calories on is the agenda of better serving our nation, and fixing the real problems we have that are obstacles to service.
Last I checked, the word civil is still in our name. Let's try to please act like it.
Oh, and leave the Witches alone, some are cute.