13:47 PM

Incoming Oregon Wing Commander Named

Lt. Col. Scott Maguire

ORwingLt. Col. Scott Maguire has been selected as the incoming commander of the Oregon Wing, succeeding Col. Nick Ham effective April 20.

Maguire joined Civil Air Patrol in February 2006 as a member of the Columbia Composite Squadron, where he later served as commander.  He has served as the wing’s vice commander, chief of staff, public affairs officer, and assistant government relations adviser. 

In addition to his wing leadership positions, he has been the Pacific Region’s director of public affairs since PCR graphicNovember 2020.

Maguire holds Master ratings in public affairs and command and has been a CAP Volunteer University Instructor for Levels 1-5.  He has served on staff at nine Oregon Wing encampments as well as a Pacific Region Cadet Competition. 

His emergency services ratings include mission scanner, public information officer, and ground branch director.

Maguire is retired, having most recently spent 12 years as state operations director for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.   

A formal change of command ceremony is set for April at the combined Pacific Coast Region and Oregon Wing annual conference in Portland.

Maguire will lead a volunteer force exceeding 590 members dedicated to CAP’s core programs: aerospace education, emergency services, and cadet programs. He also plans to prioritize member readiness, education, and training opportunities while advocating for their interests across the state.
Capt. Timothy S. Vaughan 
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
Oregon Wing