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Next Kentucky Wing Commander Named

Col.-Select Jamie L Henson

KYwingCol.-select Jaimie L Henson has been appointed the next commander of the Kentucky Wing, succeeding Col. Brian Schmuck. 

Col. Rose Hunt, Great Lakes Region commander, announced the appointment Jan. 29. The change of command ceremony is set for March 23 at the Saber and Quill Conference Center in Fort Knox. 

“I am honored to serve the auxiliary airmen of the Kentucky Wing and truly excited to see what we can accomplish together during the next three years,” Henson said. 

Henson’s Civil Air Patrol career has spanned nearly 20 years. She joined the Campbell County Composite Squadron now the Northern Kentucky Senior Squadron in April 2004 with her husband, Richard, and their two children.

She holds or has held qualifications in every mission area.

Henson served as Kentucky Wing Group IV commander from May 2019-May 2023 and as commander of the Boone County Cadet Squadron from April 2016-May 2019.

She has served on three CAP national chief of chaplains’ staffs as a special adviser for character development. Kentucky Wing public affairs officer from July 2010-April 2012 and May 2013-March 2016, she has served as the wing’s assistant chief of staff since October and has staffed numerous basic encampment and cadet special activities.

Henson has a master’s degree in political science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and has been a flight attendant (purser) with Delta Air Lines for more than 37 years. She serves her church as an elder and lay pastor and has been a bugler with Bugles Across America for many years.