11:53 AM

Next Tennessee Wing Commander Named

t. Col. Rob Borsari III

Lt. Col. Rob Borsari III has been named Tennessee Wing commander, succeeding Col. Dent Young II.

Borsari, who joined Civil Air Patrol in 2006, is the wing’s director of operations and commander of Knoxville Senior Squadron 1. He is also the wing’s deputy director of emergency services and information technology.

Since May 2020 he has also been national program manager for CAP’s use of WaldoAir’s advanced photography system, which provides the ability to process images into high-resolution 3D models and is used in CAP’s disaster evaluation and recovery missions for federal, state and local clients.

Borsari served as director of emergency services and as director of information technology from 2007-2014. He also served on the wing finance committee for eight years, as wing vice commander, as wing Group 1 commander and as Southeast Region disaster relief officer.

He is a certified incident commander and filled that role during recent Hurricane Ida response missions in Louisiana.

“Lt. Col. Borsari has provided exemplary leadership to CAP in numerous positions,” Col. Andrea Van Buren, CAP Southeast Region commander, said in announcing the appointment. “He has routinely supported large-scale disaster recovery missions and worked to improve CAP’s emergency services and disaster relief capabilities.”

“His proficiency and know-how in CAP operations and emergency services make him an invaluable addition to the Southeast Region leadership team,” Van Buren said. 

“I am committed to promoting the core values of CAP (ntegrity, volunteer service, excellence and respect) in everything we do,” Borsari said. “Weaving the core values into our programs will continually remind every member of their important and relevance to our organization. Servant leadership focuses on listening to the needs of membership and helping members achieve goals.”

1st Lt. Alysia English
Director of Public Affairs
Southeast Region