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HISTORY OF
HEADQUARTERS SOUTHEAST REGION
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2014 - 31 December 2014

NARRATIVE

HISTORY
of
HEADQUARTERS SOUTHEAST REGION
CIVIL AIR PATROL
AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Prepared By
Capt Kurt J. Efinger, CAP
Deputy Region Historian

Reviewed By
Lt Col Richard Mulanax, CAP
Region Historian
&
Col. Alvin Bedgood, CAP
Southeast Region Commander

FRONTISPIECE

*CAP Regions United States & Territories

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page ...................................................................................................................2
Frontispiece .................................................................................................................3
Table of Contents ........................................................................................................4
NARRATIVE
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION .....................................................................................5
CHAPTER II: A-1 MANPOWER AND PERSONNEL ..................................................6
CHAPTER III: A-3 AIR AND GROUND OPERATIONS ..............................................9
CHAPTER IV: A-4 LOGISTICS ....................................................................................11
CHAPTER V: A-5 PLANS, PROGRAMS, AND REQUIREMENTS ..........................11
CHAPTER VI: A-6 COMMUNICATIONS ....................................................................13
CHAPTER VII: SPECIAL STAFF ..................................................................................17
CHAPLAINCY CORPS ................................................................17
INSPECTOR GENERAL ..............................................................18
DIRECTOR OF SAFETY .............................................................18
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE ...........................................................18
APPENDIX I Hq Southeast Region Organizational Chart ..............................................19
APPENDIX II Hq Southeast Region Personnel Statistics ................................................20
APPENDIX III Hq Southeast Region Financial Statement ...............................................22

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
The Southeast Region continues to be the largest region in CAP and one of the most active. This
report will illustrate the contributions of the Hq element to the successful operation of the
Region.
Hq SER was active in all three core missions: Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and
Cadet Programs; and provided command and control for SER wings supporting the Air Force,
the United States Government, and region-wide state and local governments.
Hq SER is organized on the A-staff concept, with a DCS in charge of each A-staff division.
Activities and accomplishments described will be by A-staff division.
Commander
Vice Commander Operations
Vice Commander Support
Chief of Staff

Col Alvin Bedgood
Col Barry Melton
Col Wellesley Hannah
Col Luis Cubano

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CHAPTER II: A-1 MANPOWER AND PERSONNEL
DCS, Lt Col Pedro A. Torres
Director of Administration
Director of Personnel
Director of Professional Development
Director of Recruiting and Retention
Historian
Assistant Historian

Lt Col Virginia Cullity
Lt Col Fernando Torrent
Lt Col Joe Wilkins
Maj Dave Hyden
Lt Col Richard Mulanax
Capt Kurt J. Efinger

1. Activities accomplished during the year from Jan-Dec 2014:
A. Director of Administration: Lt Col Giny Cullity
i. Updated the SER Staff Roster
ii. Lt Col Cullity supported a FLWG, Gp 5 Fund Raiser for their 2014 Ground
School, generating $3,300 dollars.
iii. Lt Col Cullity was under medical attention while undergoing both knees
replacement. One knee was done January and the second in September. Due to
her medical condition, she vacated her position at the SER.
B. Director of Personnel: Lt Col Fernando Torrent
i. Assigned a new Director of Personnel, Lt Col Torrent, 26 Jun 2014.
ii. Processed 30 Special Appointments to Lt Col for Armed Forces Officers.
iii. Approved Two Former Grade Reinstatements to Lt Col.
iv. Approved one Exceptional Qualification Promotion Request and disapproved
two due to lack of substance to justify the request.
v. Approved 3 Silver Medal of Valor and forwarded them to NHQ.
vi. Processed 6 Unit Citation on forwarded them to NHQ. (Vicksburg Comp Sqdn,
Griffin Comp Sqdn, Peachtree Dekalb Sr Sqdn (disapproved) and Panola Co &
Cleveland Sqdns, TN-087 and TN-148)
vii. Approved and forwarded to NHQ one Distinguished Service Award.
viii. Approved 16 Exceptional Service Awards, 40 Meritorious Service Award, 16
Region Commander’s Commendations, and 2 Achievement Award.
ix. For one of our staff members we approved a Community Service Award.
x. Processed one suspension and reduction in grade.
xi. Processed 30 “for the Year Awards” and successfully submitted our
nominations to NHQ.
xii. Transferred Col Michell Murrell from NHQ-001 to SER-001.
xiii. Assigned ADY Jonathan Lartige to GA-003.
xiv. Temporarily assigned ADY Lt Col John Lynn to FLWG/ADAE until 31 Mar
2015.

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C. Director of Professional Development: Lt Col Joe Wilkins
i. Processed and approved 11 Gill Rob Wilson awards.
ii. Processed 26 applications for Senior Member Activities.
iii. Reviewed 2 Command track rating jump-starts.
iv. Reviewed and processed the Senior Rating in Finance (Carlson)for one Staff
member and the Master Rating in History for another(Mulanax).
v. Attended 16 queries pertaining Professional Development from the various
wings.
vi. Reviewed the Hq SER member’s Professional Development files for
completeness and compliance.
vii. Lt Col Wilkins participated in a monthly conference call with National PD
committee. Assisted the National PDO in preparing the draft revision of the
CAPP-205, 218, 219, and 225.
viii. Lt Col Wilkins attended Region Conference and presented "PD Update Report"
to class of 8 including Lt Col Leslie Vasquez NHQ 001.
ix. Attended the SER Staff Meeting in Cleveland TN on 27Sep.
D. Director of Recruiting and Retention: Lt Col Dave Hyden
i. Updated the SER website with a Recruiting and Retention page.
ii. Provided the wings with monthly trend analysis and tips on recruiting and
retention issues.
iii. Helped promoting information from the Chief Recruiting & Retention and from
the GAWG Facebook site.
iv. Provided monthly reports of new members that joined, as well as prospective
member leads.
v. Participated in the ALWG SAREX at 5-6 September.
E. Historian: Lt Col Richard Mulanax/Capt Kurt Efinger
i. All Wing Histories for 2013 were submitted, some needing more information
and some resubmission due to errors. GA wing submitted a revised wing history
in line with the new CAPP 5.
ii. Submitted the 2013 SER HQ Annual History to NHQ. SER submitted a revised
history in line with the new CAPP 5.
iii. Lt Col Mulanax was awarded the following:
Master rating in History.
MSA as National Historical Editor
MSA as region historian
iv. Capt Efinger was awarded the following:
ESA for service as Deputy Chief of Staff A-5
MSA for service as National Historical Journal editor
v. /Capt Efinger was assigned as Asst. Historian 15 Jun 2014. He completed the
requirements for the Technician rating in History.
vi. Lt Col Mulanax serves as ADY National Historical Editor, and Capt Efinger
serves ADY as CAP History Journal Editor.

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vii. Lt Col Mulanax chaired the committee at NHQ History that revised CAPP 223;
was a member of the committee that revised CAPP 5; and was primary reviewer
for CAPR 210-1
viii. NHQ History projects: Capt Efinger served as Editor of the CAP Historical
Journal and Lt Col Mulanax served as National Historical Editor, and as Editor
of the 75th Anniversary history, Eyes on the Home Skies. Lt Col Mulanax
restructured the 75th History book into a series of multiple volumes.
ix. As Editor, Capt Efinger published 3 editions of the CAP History Journal,
assisted by Lt Col Mulanax.
2. All members observed the annual safety stand-down day as instructed. The annual ORM,
and Equal Opportunity briefings were conducted at the SER Conference.
3. Lt Col Torres (DCS A1) attended and supported the 2014 FLWG Cadet Special
Activities competition/selection at Patrick AFB, FL; supported with transportation the
SAV for FLWG for close to 1,500 accident free miles; he attended and supported 2014
FLWG Ultimate Cadet Challenge as Health Services Officer at Camp Blanding, FL;
served as the Air Operations Branch Director, for Counter Drug, for the 2014 FLWG
SEREVAL. Lt Col Torres served as the FLWG, Cadet Honor Society Administrator, now
with 600 inductees. He also supported the Gp 7 of the FLWG by participating in their
daily VHF net. He also visits and assisted the Homestead ARB through the year and
conducted Orientation flights for the Tamiami Squadron. Lt Col Torres also maintained
currency and proficiency as Instrument rated, Mission Pilot for day and night operations.
During the month of December he successfully passed his annual Standardization Flight
Evaluation conducted by the FLWG/Gp7 DOV.
4. Lt Col Torres attended and supported the FLWG Conference at Orlando, FL; the ALWG
Conference at Prattville, AL; the MSWG Conference at Jackson, MS, the GAWG
Conference at Macon, GA, and supported the PRWG Conference at Aguadilla, PR by
providing their personnel with a seminar on the WMIRS 2.0 and on Awards Preparations.
He traveled to PRWG twice last year and participated in a SER training exercise as
Mission Observer in one of the occasions and visited squadrons on the other in addition
to attend their conference.
5. Lt Col Torres planned, coordinated, and executed the SER Cadet Competition at Maxwell
AFB and the SER Conference at the Dolce Hotel, Peachtree, GA. He supported the
Region Ops Conference at Tyndall AFB, FL with Audio Visual tasks. Also, he served as
Seminar advisor for the Region Staff College and as Safety Officer for the Region
University.
6. Lt Col Torres graduated from the 2014 SER Senior IG course and the 2014 National Staff
College. He also attended the 2014 National Conference at Las Vegas and participated as
Flight Leader for the National Cadet Special Activity, 2014 Cadet Officer School.
7. Lt Col Torres was awarded the 2013 Southeast Region Staff member of the year plaque
at the 2014 SER Conference.
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CHAPTER III A-3 AIR AND GROUND OPERATIONS1
DCS, Lt Col Albert Van Lengen
Director of Operations
Aircraft Coordinator
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
CIS Officer
Homeland Security Officer
Assistant
Director Counterdrug Operations
Counterdrug Administrative Officer
Director of Emergency Services
Disaster Relief Officer
ES Training Officer

Lt Col Harry Jones
Maj Randall Stastny
Lt Col Joe B. Brown
Lt Col Judith Steele
Lt Col Edward C. Wolff
Maj Vincent L. Boyer
Lt Col Edward L. Kessler
Maj Richard W. Brady
Lt Col Joseph L. Knight, III
Maj George R. Borsari
Maj Lazaro D. Garcia

A. Completed Staff Actions:
i. Conducted SER Annual Emergency Service/Operations Conference at Tyndall
AFB.
ii. DOV conducted quarterly Stan-Eval conference call.
iii. Facilitated movement of 237CP from GAWG to PRWG
Aircraft delivered on March 16, 2014
iv. Assisted in developing and completing the FRO Refresher Course
v. Coordinated the 2014 SER Conference in Peachtree City, GA.
vi. DOV and or the A3 attended Wing NCPSC
FLWG May 3-4, 2014
ALWG May 16-18, 2014
MSWG May 31-June1. 2014
vii. DOV and A3 attended the FLWG OWC June 7-9, 2014
viii. Coordinated requests for Aircraft Tow Hooks NLT April 30, 2014
ix. Prepared class on EFB use for CAP/SAR for SER Conference
B. Contacts with Wing Counterparts:
i. StanEval Conference Call with Wing StanEval Officers Monthly
ii. Participated in the Monthly Glider Conference Call
C. Units Or Activities Visited:
i. Operations
GAWG GA-130 – Safety Briefing
MSWG NCPSC
FLWG NCPSC
TNWG – Various activities
TNWG Conference and SER Staff Meeting
CAP National Conference including pre conference operations meeting.

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Data based on SER-001 Organizational Chart release-date of 24 OCT 2014.
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D. Aircraft Status:
i. 471CP Maxwell AFB, PMC (ARCHER Removed)
AC was down for Mx March 6 – March 27
ii. 397CP Maxwell AFB
Evaluated/Conducted F5 for Wing DOV’s during NCPSC
iii. DOV and A3 Form 5 Completion
1. Completed Actions by Division
A. Operations
i. Provided FAA Safety Briefing to SER-GA-130
ii. Supported MSWG NCPSC and gave F5 to MSWG STANEval
iii. Supported FLWG NCPSC and gave F5 to FLWG STANEval and gave initial
F5 to two FLWG Check Pilots
iv. Conducted Monthly TeleCon with Wing StanEval Officers
v. Participated in the Quarterly National StanEval Telecon.
vi. Conducted several additional F5/F91’s for GAWG and TNWG
vii. Attended the SER Staff Meeting at the TNWG Conference
viii. Supported CAP USAF with coordination and movement of aircraft to CAP
USAF Flight Clinic at Maxwell AFB.
ix. Developed and submitted the SER Training Plan and Budget for FY15 into
WMIRS 2.0.
x. Supported CAP USAF with Aircraft for Training 10/28-11/2 2014 at Maxwell
AFB.
xi. Initiated coordination with CAP USAF for support of the SER ESO Conference
January 23-26, 2015 at Tyndall AFB.
xii. Developed 2015 ESO Conference agenda and training requirements.
xiii. Supported National StanEval TeleCon’s
xiv. Conducted Wing StanEval TeleCons
xv. Supported PRWG NCPSC late December or possibly early January
xvi. Continued WMIRS 2.0 Transition and Training
xvii. Developed Region SUI Guidance for Operations
B. Emergency Services
Routine approvals and validations for ES Qualification of SER Staff members.
C. Counter Drug
i. Conference with the Director / NOC, to secure additional missions on a par with
SWR to work CD and other missions on both sides of our two regions via the
contiguous states. NOC Director sent a request for additional funding to enable
SER to receive tasking from JTF North for FY 15
ii. Resources were diverted by SWR southwest region including CD to their
western borders in response to patrolling needs related to the border issues.
iii. Secured an additional staff member Capt Sam Chiodo, to assist with SAVs.
iv. Established a free conference telephone network to hold regularly scheduled
conferences to exchange information, best practices etc. among the CDOs.
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CHAPTER IV A-4 LOGISTICS
DCS Logistics, Lt Col Jean DuBois
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff
Transportation Officer
Assistant Transportation Officer
Supply Officer
Assistant Supply Officer
Real Property Mgmt. Officer

Lt Col Bruce Sage
Capt Sandra McKenzie
Maj Stacey Sage
Maj Stacey Sage
Capt Sandra McKenzie
Maj Stacey Sage
Narrative Summary

As of December 29, 2014 the last wing completed their annual inventory, completing the 2014
Annual Inventory for Southeast Region in accordance with CAPR 174-1. This year was the first
time that there were five areas to be completed: Aircraft, Communications, Equipment, Vehicles,
and Real Property.

A. Completed Staff Actions:
i. For the second consecutive year, the Annual Equipment Re-Validation was
accomplished on time.
ii. The Logistic Class at the SER Conference was well attended.
B. Major activities were as follows:
i. Logistics
SER Region Conference 2014
Annual Equipment Re-Validation

CHAPTER V A-5 PLANS, PROGRAMS, AND REQUIREMENTS
DCS A-5, Plans, Programs, and Requirements,

Capt Kurt Efinger Jan-Jun 2014,
followed by, Lt Col Margarita
Mesones-Mori June-Dec 2014
Lt Col Dave Garner
Lt Col Edithgail Miller
Vacant
Lt Col Margarita Mesones-Mori,
Lt Col Marge Hannah
Lt Col Valerie Brown
C/Maj Aaron Cinnamon

Director of Aerospace Education
Director of Cadet Programs
Drug Demand Reduction Coordinator
Director of Plans
Assistant
Cadet Programs Development
Cadet Advisory Council Chair

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Narrative Summary
Aerospace Education
The Southeast Region Aerospace Education mission continues to educate our cadet and seniors
on aerospace education and to reach out to the public through public and private education at all
levels. The SER has a leadership position in aerospace education through the quality of our
existing program and our efforts to improve AE at both a region and national level.
SER established and helped staff the National Aerospace Officers School held each June 15-19,
2015 in Florida. That school is now in its 15th year and has trained hundreds of AE officers in all
areas of AE. SER DCS and AE staff help with this school and help staff it.
The SER has achieved the top scores in aerospace education at wing level in the nation for most
years in the last 12 years with Florida Wing leading the nation most years.
The SER has one of the few college graduate level aerospace education teachers workshops with
the University of Tennessee's AE Teacher Workshop now in its 21 year. That workshop is
staffed by CAP AEO's and is serving as an example of a college credit AE workshop for the
nation.

Cadet Programs
The Region Cadet Programs Directorate continues to focus on raising the standard for the Region
Cadet Leadership School. In 2014 3 RCLS's were conducted (Tennessee June 2014, Florida
August 2014 and Puerto Rico July 2014).
Recruited a new member to the Cadet Program team, Lt Col Valerie Brown as the Cadet
Programs Development Officer to assist in the curriculum for the RCLS and Region Conference.
Lt Col Brown is ADY to NHQ as the person who grades the Spaatz Essays and assists in other
Cadet Education projects with National and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Region team.
Cadet Advisory Council meetings were held on a quarterly basis in 2014.

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CHAPTER VI A-6 COMMUNICATIONS
DCS A-6, Communications, Lt Col Joel Katz
Director of Information Technology
Director of Public Affairs
Communications Licensing Officer
Communications Officer
Communications Officer
Communications Officer
ORMS Officer
HF Coordination Officer
Information Technology Officer

Lt Col Robert Sims
Maj Jeffery Carlson
1Lt John Stokesberry
Col Walter Schamel
Lt Col Mercer Richardson
Lt Col Rueben Hernandez
Maj Edward Vinson
Capt Carl Hultin
Maj Jonathan Lartigue

1. Completed Actions by Division
A. Communications
iii. Staff participates in all HF National, Region and Wing nets and assists other
Regions and Wings with relays when required.
iv. All staff members participate in a monthly teleconference call with the Wing
Directors of Communications.
v. Revised the Region Communications Plan and submitted it as required.
vi. Processed the annual inventory within the time requirement.
vii. Assist National Headquarters in the Micom Data Modem project.
viii. Staff attended National, Region and Wing Conferences.
ix. Assisted units in proper set-up of communications equipment and antennas.
x. Participated in the NRCG program.
xi. Processed required modifications and revisions to the ORMS program and
added Point Of Contact to all radio equipment assigned to the Region.
xii. Designed and sent full documentation on fan dipole antennas to Wing Directors
of Communications.
xiii. Prepare lesson plans and briefing material; for local units to train in ICUT
where required.
xiv. Staff participated in the National (Constant Watch 14, Ardent Sentry 14),
Region and Wing exercises.
xv. Established three PowerPoint presentations for training and for conferences.
xvi. Participated and presented a 20 minute communications briefing and
demonstration to over 50 representatives of various CERT groups within
Florida.
xvii. Staff participate in and assist as ANCS on various VHF nets throughout the
region.
xviii. Assisted in the planning and coordination of and participated in the Rapid
Challenge Exercise.
xix. Participated and assisted GA in a presentation on CAP Communications at the
USAF MARS conference in GA.
xx. Staff assisted and evaluated Communications classes.
xxi. Repaired and/or replaced coax and power leads on two CAP vehicles and on 6
member owned vehicles with CAP Corporate issued equipment.
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xxiii.
xxiv.
xxv.
xxvi.
xxvii.
xxviii.
xxix.
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staff assist in various actual and training missions throughout the Region.
Monitored Wing Comm Nets for proper conduct of nets per CAPR 100-1/3
Started initial testing of the Micom Data Modems.
Completed classes to be an IG SUI inspector in Comm, LG, Finance and
Admin.
Processed retirement of comm equipment and conducted Comm Inventory in
ORMS
As a SER NRCG member, assisted several Wings properly update the repeater
documentation for obtaining reauthorization to operate.
Designed and sent to Wing DC's a SER FAN Dipole antenna that covers
NRB/C/D and SER SEB/C/D/E/F or all with a tuner.
National Traffic Net check-ins.
xxii. Assisted in certifying MRO and CUL where requested.

Contacts with Wing Counterparts
i. Multiple individual and team conference calls with specific Wing Directors of
Communication aside from the monthly conference calls.
ii. Met with Col. Joe Martin, newly appointed DCSA6 for Florida regarding how
the A6 program operates and what we can do to assist Florida.
iii. Met with Lt. Col. Ruben Hernandez who was representing the PR DC regarding
various repeater and communications issues.
iv. E-mail all Wing Directors on a regular basis to assist in all areas required and
discuss issues aside from the regular monthly conference calls.
v. Multiple phone calls with Sam Levie in GA regarding the upcoming exercise
and SER OPS conference.
vi. Multiple phone calls with new FLWG DCS Jim Clark on various issues.
vii. Conducted three region-wide conference calls.
viii. PRCAP-4/Capt. William Planas
Conference call held Dec. 26, 2014
planning participation and coordination for Rapid Challenge Exercise.
ix. Conference call with Lt Col. Edgardo Torres, PRCAP-2/ PR Wing CV
coordination/ planning for Rapid Challenge Exercise. (Dec. 26, 2014)
Units Visited
Miami Beach Cadet Squadron, FL
Tico Cadet/Composite Squadron, FL
Miramar Cadet Squadron, FL.
Moca High School Cadet Squadron, PR.
Coral Springs Cadet Squadron, FL
Cobb County Cadet Squadron, GA
Emerald Coast Senior Squadron, FL.
Merritt Island Composite Squadron, FL.
Homestead AFRB Composite Squadron, FL
Pensacola Composite Squadron, FL
Pembroke Pines Composite Sq.

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Activities Participation:
i. Safety classes.
ii. Broward County EOC Open House for CERT and Amateur radio operators.
Manned CAP radio that is assigned to the site and gave a demonstration
and talk on CAP communications and mission capabilities
iii. ICUT Class at Tico Sqdn (Titusville, FL) as instructor and evaluator of the
practical demonstrations.
iv. Data Testing on ALE Net 10 using the Micom Modem for voice and email type
messages.
v. Dec.13, 2014 PR Wing Conference - Annual SER Communications Meeting I
vi. 2014 Annual PR Wing Communications Training Exercises
vii. Rapid Challenge Communications Exercise- Dec. 27, 2014
B. Public Affairs
i. Worked with SERA6/IT to release new version of SER website.
ii. Continued analysis of region public affairs to identify priorities for annual plan.
iii. Wrote and submitted the SER Crisis Communications Plan for approval.
iv. Posted social media policy for SER web site use.
v. Posted social media directory for SER units on the web site.
vi. Revised and submitted SER Annual Public Affairs Plan for approval.
Contacts with Wing Counterparts
i. Conference called all of the Wing PA members at least once a quarter
ii. e-mailed them on a regular basis of at least once a month.
Major Mark Carr, Alabama Wing
Capt. Tyler Lahnen, Florida Wing
Maj. Ross Statham, Georgia Wing
Capt. Jon Maynard, Mississippi Wing
Lt. Col. Marie Rivera, Puerto Rico Wing
Lt. Col. James Lawson, Tennessee Wing
Media Activities Participation:
i. Published and/ or posted over 50 SER online news articles.
ii. FACEBOOK: over 500 new posts with an average impression of 71,000.
iii. TWITTER: over 450 posts.
iv. Google: over 30 post with over 1,000 views.
v. Special presentation by DPA to Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps during summer
teaching assignment for personal employer while in Hong Kong.

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Narrative Summary
The server has been migrated to an updated system. This upgrade included moving form a quad
core to and eight core system. With this upgrade, data and code had to be moved over in a
migration process. This migration process allowed the expansion and reorganization of server
files. For example, web content is now on a separate drive from database content. These are
technical updates that in short will speed up the responsiveness of the sites as user traffic
increases. This migration was a large undertaking requiring several months of coordination
between the server provider and IT staff to insure a near seamless transition.
The Southeast Region website has been updated. This update includes the latest web interface
technologies utilizing responsive design features. These design features allow users to use the
site on a desktop computer, tablet, or cell phone while maintaining the message and integrity of
the site. Features and presentation has been coordinated with A6PA.
The Southeast Region History and Archives website has been updated. This site required many
major backend changes to allow for seamless responsive design features. Students attending the
Southeast Region Staff College now have available to them a site that will allow them to
research matters of the Civil Air Patrol in a means to further understand and appreciate the
organization. The site also allows for a repository of information that can be reviewed as a
matter of interest, preservation, decision making, and accountability. Material continues to be
moved over. Col Mulanax, AlH, has been briefed on the new site.
C. Information Technology
i. Requests from Command Staff on various postings, including the update of
rotating banners.
ii. Graphics with link to NHQ.
iii. Updated calendar events
iv. Added information for the IG meeting and Staff Call.
v. The web is totally 508 compliant
Contacts with Wing Counterparts:
i. Puerto Rico Wing: Lt. Freytes
Puerto Rico has been trained and is updating their website. On completion
of their six group sites, they will be the first to have 100% representation
of their units.
ii. Florida Wing: Capt. Motylszary
The unit administration site has been completed.
Training for their IT team has been ongoing.
iii. Mississippi Wing: Maj. Breckenridge
Worked to complete a unit administration site.
iv. Georgia Wing: Capt. Cook
The unit administration site has been completed.
v. Alabama Wing: Maj. Ernest
vi. Tennessee Wing: Maj. Borsari

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CHAPTER VII SPECIAL STAFF
A. SER Chaplaincy Corps
SER Hq Chaplain
SER Deputy Hq Chaplain
SER College Chaplain
Advisor to SER Chaplaincy

Lt Col Jim Howell
Lt Col Marcus Taylor
Lt Col David Lefavor
Lt Col Oscar Cope
Narrative Summary

The Southeast Region Chaplains’ Corps had a very successful year in 2014. The Chaplain Corps
Region Staff College was held at Moody AFB, GA 19-22 May under the leadership of Southeast
Region Deputy Head Chaplain, Lt Col, Marcus Taylor, who served as Director. Participants
included Chaplains and Character Development Instructors from throughout the SER CAP.
Former Civil Air Patrol’s Southeast Region Commander, Col, James Rushing, led the college in
a table top exercise involving the use of CAP Chaplains in a real world hurricane scenario that
tested the resources and skill sets of our Southeast Region Chaplains. We learned quickly that we
don’t have enough Chaplains to provide the support needed for such an extensive operation. We
discovered that we don’t have nearly enough Mission Chaplains available to carry out the work
required to support a major multi-state disaster and the use of Character Development Instructors
as support staff in these type of disasters still has to be worked out.
In June the Southeast Region Chaplaincy was invited to participate in a multi-region disaster
scenario based out of Dobbins ARB, GA. Chaplains worked with the Middle East Region and
the Great Lakes Region to provide chaplaincy coverage for a hurricane event that spanned an
area that covered Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, and
Kentucky. The previous table-top scenario at the 2014 Southeast Region Chaplain Corps Region
Staff College prepared region chaplains for this event, and it proved that we lacked the number
of trained Mission Chaplains to deal effectively with mass-level crises. However, with the
limited number of Mission Chaplains available, the results were outstanding. SER chaplains
were complimented for the professional manner in which they carried out the very demanding
aspects of their work.
B. Health Services Officer: Vacant and Lt Col Torres acting in this position.
i. CDC Notifications were send to the Commander on the following dates:
Nov 24, 2014 - Enhanced Airport Entry Screening and active post-arrival
monitoring for people traveling to US from Mali.
Dec 8, 2014 – Potential for circulation of drifted influenza A (H3N2)
virus.

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C. INSPECTOR GENERAL
Inspector General
Assistant IG Training
Assistant IG Inspections
Assistant IG Complaints Resolution

Col Gordon W. Odell, Jr.
Lt Col Larry Julian
Lt Col Vince Murray
Lt Col Bruce Kincaid

Narrative Summary
The IG Shop grew significantly in numbers and activities. Fostering a community of IG officers
to readily exchange experience and ideas was the focus. This was accomplished by establishing
regular teleconferences and the creation of the SER IG Redirector.
i. Major activities were as follows:
Senior IG Course April 201
IG Summit September 2014
D. SAFETY
Director of Safety: Lt Col William Woody
Narrative Summary
Southeast Region Staff participated in CAP’s Annual Safety Day. It was held Sunday February
16, 2014 with good participation by staff members.
E. DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
SER Hq Director of Finance, Maj Sharon Borner
The annual budget for FY14 for Southeast Region was $101,350. Actual Income received was
$125,310. Of this, $128,718 was spent. This was a shortage of 2.72 percent.
Major programs include: Region Staff College, Cadet Competition, Cadet Honor Academy, Chaplain Staff
College, Cadet Advisory Council, CISM Training, Region Cadet Leadership School, Glider/Flight Academy,
Conference Expenses, Actual and Training Mission Expenses, Cadet Program Expenses, Admin. & Travel Expenses

Submitted by
Kurt J. Efinger, Capt, CAP
Southeast Region Department of the Historian

For revenue and expense details, see Appendix IV.

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APPENDIX I SOUTHEAST REGION ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

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APPENDIX II HEADQUARTERS SOUTHEAST REGION PERSONNEL STATISTICS
SER-001 CAP Awards/Levels - 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
CAPID
175423

Award/Level

Completed Date

Robert A Sims

LV5

12 Feb 2014

Lt Col

Robert A Sims

WILSON

12 Feb 2014

Capt

Tim E Ledford

LOENING

11 May 2014

Capt

480945

Lt Col

Tim E Ledford

LV3

11 May 2014

Duty Assignment Report
Total Members: 22, Assignments: 26
Duty

Member

CAPID Unit Assigned Removed

Type

Assigned By

SER
SER-001
Cadet Programs
Cadet Activities
Officer
DCS, Cadet
Programs

Command Section
Chief of Staff

Historian

Gabriel E
517980 SERFernandez
001
Margarita
274665 SERMesones-Mori
001
Edithgail F
245239 SERMiller
001

21 Nov
2014
20 Jun
2014
20 Mar
2014

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Primary Pedro A Torres

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Assistant Pedro A Torres

--

Primary Pedro A Torres

Luis A Cubano 147693 SER001
Margarita
274665 SERMesones-Mori
001
Kurt J Efinger 480617 SER001

27 Feb
2014
15 Jun
2014
15 Jun
2014

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Primary Pedro A Torres

--

Assistant Pedro A Torres

--

Assistant Pedro A Torres

08 Feb
2014

--

Assistant Pedro A Torres

490730 SER01 Oct
001
2014
312750 SER- 11 Jul 2014
001

--

Assistant Pedro A Torres

--

Primary

412617 SER001
394442 SER001

--

Assistant Pedro A Torres

--

Primary Pedro A Torres

Communications
DCS,
Ruben A
Communications
Hernandez
Counter Drug
Counterdrug Director Samuel L
Chiodo
Edward L
Kessler
Emergency Services
Emergency Services Gary D
Officer
Pickens
Emergency Services Lazaro D
Training Officer
Garcia

147579 SER001

20

13 Oct
2014
04 Feb
2014

Fernando L
Torrent

Inspector General
Inspector General

Larry G Julian 115003 SER02 May
001
2014
Bruce D.
355250 SER07 Nov
Kincaid
001
2014
Vincent L
300183 SER- 01 Jul 2014
Murray
001
Gordon W
144500 SER26 Mar
Odell
001
2014

--

Assistant

--

Assistant

--

Assistant

--

Primary

Stacey R Sage 411389 SER- 08 Jul 2014
001
Marketing and Public Affairs
Director of Public
Jeffrey P
396796 SER01 Feb
Affairs
Carlson
001
2014
Phillip D Norris 398930 SER01 Feb
001
2014
Operations
DCS, Operations
Michael Jay
126623 SER01 Nov
Murrell
001
2014
Personnel
Director of Personnel Fernando L
180003 SER26 Jun
Torrent
001
2014
Pedro A Torres 147965 SER30 Jun
001
2014
Plans and Requirements
Director of Plans &
Margarita
274665 SER15 Jun
Programs
Mesones-Mori
001
2014
Professional Development
DCS, Professional
Pedro A Torres 147965 SER27 Aug
Development
001
2014
Testing Officer
Margarita
274665 SER05 Sep
Mesones-Mori
001
2014
Safety
Director of Safety
James H
117167 SER21 Mar
Porter
001
2014
Richard E
145169 SER06 Jan
Russell
001
2014

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Assistant

--

Primary Pedro A Torres

--

Assistant Pedro A Torres

--

Assistant Pedro A Torres

--

Primary

Logistics
DCS, Logistics

21

Gordon W
Odell Jr
Gordon W
Odell Jr
Gordon W
Odell Jr
Alvin J
Bedgood
Fernando L
Torrent

--

Mary Frances
Sides
Assistant W A Hannah Jr

--

Primary Pedro A Torres

--

Assistant

--

Fernando L
Torrent
Primary Pedro A Torres

--

Assistant Pedro A Torres

--

Assistant Pedro A Torres

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