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11
November
2017
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02:00 PM
America/Chicago

Commanders Head to Natl. HQ for Leadership Training

Region Commander, Vice Commander, 16 Wing Commanders Participating

Eighteen commanders from across Civil Air Patrol will hone their leadership skills next week in the Wing Commanders College at CAP National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Participants in the intense, graduate-level course, which begins Sunday and runs through Thursday, include a region commander, a region vice commander and 16 wing commanders. They were selected for the course by their region commander and had to be approved by Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP’s national commander.

The program focuses on three main blocks of study: leading the organization, wing commander responsibilities and focus lessons. The curriculum features seminars, lectures and hands-on exercises in 20 sessions on such topics as leadership, accountability, expectations of commanders, legislative affairs, media relations and branding, safety, ethics, legal matters, finances and resources.

By the course’s end, participants will have a better understanding of how to select and develop subordinate unit commanders as well as how to manage CAP’s emergency services, aerospace education, cadet, information technology, public affairs, membership development and logistics programs.

For the third straight year, Col. Jon Stokes, commander of CAP’s Pacific Region, is course director.

Course highlights will include Smith’s presentation Tuesday on “Ethics and the Commander” and Col. Brad Lynn’s presentation Wednesday on “Servant Leadership.” Lynn, former Southeast Region vice commander and Alabama Wing commander, is a member of CAP’s Board of Governors.

Also scheduled are presentations by Air Force Col. Michael Tyynismaa, CAP-USAF commander; John Salvador, CAP chief operating officer; and numerous directors, assistant directors and subject-matter experts at National Headquarters.

The 2017 participants:







Pacific Region

  • Col. Carl Morrison, vice commander

 

 

 


Southwest Region

  • Col. Joe R. Smith, commander

 

 

 


Alaska Wing

  • Col. Carl Brown, commander

 

 

 


Connecticut Wing

  • Col. James Ridley, commander

 

 

 



Kentucky Wing

  • Col. Darrel Williamson, commander

 

 

 


Massachusetts Wing

  • Col. John Flaherty, commander

 

 

 


Mississippi Wing

  • Col. Hank Rogers, commander

 

 

 


Montana Wing

  • Col. Mitch Edwards, commander


 

 

 


National Capital Wing

  • Col. JD Ellis, commander

 

 

 


New Jersey Wing

  • Col. Joe H. Abegg Sr., commander

 

 

 


New York Wing

  • Col. Thomas Carello, commander

 

 

 


Ohio Wing

  • Col. David Jennison, commander

 

 

 



Oklahoma Wing

  • Col. David Roberts Jr., commander

 

 

 


South Carolina Wing

  • Col. Lee Safley, commander

 

 

 



Tennessee Wing

  • Col. Dent Young, commander

 

 

 


Utah Wing

  • Col. Michael Fernandez, commander

 

 

 



Virginia Wing

  • Col. Dean Gould, commander

 

 

 

 


Wyoming Wing

  • Col. Jeffrey Johnson, commander