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Creed Named Great Lakes Region Commander

Col. Matthew R. Creed has been selected as the new commander of the Great Lakes Region.

The change of command will take place Jan. 13 in the Chicago area. Creed will succeed Col. Fred R. Rosenberg, who has been the interim commander since September.

Creed served as Indiana Wing commander from May 2013-October 2016 and most recently served as the Great Lakes Region’s deputy chief of staff for professional development.

He has been a pilot for SkyWest Airlines since November 2011. He is currently an assistant chief pilot, based at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and a line check airman. He is also a licensed paramedic.

A member of CAP since February 2004, before becoming wing commander Creed served as the wing’s vice commander, chief of staff and director of operations, Earlier, he had served as commander of Indiana Wing Groups III and V and of the wing’s Falcon Composite Squadron.

Before rejoining CAP as a senior member he was a cadet in the Kentucky Wing from 1986-1989. He transferred to the Indiana Wing from the Kentucky Wing in 2006.

"Col. Creed's extensive aviation background and his broad experience in CAP make him an ideal choice to be the next Great Lakes Region commander," said Maj. Gen. Mark E. Smith, national commander. "He has served admirably in several key leadership roles on both the wing and region level. My staff and I look forward to working with him in his new role."