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HISTORY
OF
MARYLAND WING (MD-001)
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

January 2016 – December 2016

 

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HISTORY
of
MARYLAND WING (MD-001)
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

Prepared by
Capt Patrick Whang, CAP
Maryland Wing Historian

Reviewed by:
Col Joseph Winter, CAP
Maryland Wing Commander


 

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COMMANDERS APPROVAL LETTER
During 2016, the Maryland Wing (MDWG) experienced periods of celebration and sadness. We had
many opportunities to recognize our officers and cadets for their achievements and we joined with Civil Air
Patrol (CAP) units across the country in honoring of our 75th anniversary as an organization. But as in life, the
moments of joy can be mixed with sorrow as several of our dedicated Wing members left this world.
As the year began our Maryland Wing Commander, Col William B. Parris III, died. Col Parris began his
life of service to his country in the U.S. Army from 1967-1970. Parris enjoyed several years in the civilian
world as a radio broadcaster and as a commercial aviator. After September 11, 2001, he joined CAP MDWG.
Parris pursued and achieved numerous leadership positions including: commander of the Glenn L. Martin
Composite Squadron, commander of Group II, wing A3 operations officer, wing vice commander, and
culminating his CAP career on April 26, 2014, by accepting the position of commander of the Maryland Wing.
He was a leader that was involved at all levels of the wing and his death was deeply felt by our members. His
memorial service was held at MDWG Headquarters on February 6, 2016.
In April 2016, the MDWG director of finance, Maj Paul Robert Oliver, passed away. Few members
match his longevity of service in CAP as his membership tenure began in 1957 and ended only at his death – a
total of 59 years. He was dedicated to excellence in all that he did and shared his compassion for supporting
CAP mission and goals. Maj Oliver’s memorial service was held at MDWG Headquarters in April 2016.
I proudly assumed command of MDWG in May 2016, at a formal change of command ceremony held at
the Middle East Region conference in Richmond, Virginia. Accompanied by wing personnel and my family, I
was extremely humbled and honored to accept the responsibility of command of the wing.
May also included several wing sponsored activities, including a statewide SAREX and a squadron
leadership school held in on the Maryland Eastern Shore. Our officers and cadets also proudly took part in the
National Memorial Day Parade held in Washington, D.C.
June proved to be the busiest period of the year. Wing and groups sponsored several squadron leadership
schools located throughout our jurisdiction. A USAF SAR Evaluation took place. We took the opportunity to
interact with Air Force personnel and showcase our capabilities to respond and accommodate emergency
events. The wing subsequently was given an evaluation outcome of an “Excellent” achievement. The Tri-Wing
Encampment occurred from June 26 through July 3. Hundreds of cadets and staff officers gathered to challenge
themselves and collaborate with teammates in achieving personal and group satisfaction and recognition. It was
during this month that the MDWG received the National Commander’s Unit Citation for our wing’s
performance from the period of April 30, 2010, to March 1, 2014.
Maryland has always been home base of one of CAP’s special members, Col Mary Feik. It was with
deep sadness that she died on June 10, 2016, at the age of 92. Recognized for her military service during World
War II, she became the first woman engineer for the Army Air Corps. Because of her commitment to service
and her lifetime contributions to the field of aerospace education, Col Feik received numerous honors including
her induction into the Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame in 1994. However, for MDWG members she is

 

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best known for her willingness to encourage young cadets to “aim high and achieve more”. In 2003, CAP
established the Mary Feik Achievement in her honor. To date, over 27,000 cadets have been issued this award.
Col Mark Feik was, in the words of Dr. Peggy Chabrian, the president and founder of Women in Aviation,
International, “truly a legend”.
August highlights included honors and achievements for MDWG members. Seven of our cadets
completed the Drug Demand Excellence program. Three senior officers were awarded several Maj Howell
Balsem Awards for outstanding achievements in public affairs during the National PAO Academy in Nashville,
Tennessee, and cadets from the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron won third place in the Unmanned Aerial
Systems for STEM (UAS4STEM) National Championships held in Muncie, Indiana.
September marked the 2016 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference at National
Harbor. CAP formally celebrated its 75th anniversary in tandem with this event. The celebration gala
highlighted the history and exceptional accomplishments of our organization.
The MDWG statewide annual conference was held November 11-13 at the Turf Valley Resort &
Conference Center in Ellicott City, MD, which included presentations of membership awards, numerous
opportunities for educational programs and the occasion to enhance our camraderie among our members. The
annual conference also provided the command staff the opportunity to address future program goals and
objectives.
In reviewing and submitting this report, I believe that the CY 2016 was a year of challenges and
achievements. Our volunteer staff has been unparalleled in their commitment to Civil Air Patrol, its mission
and its goals. I am proud to count myself as part of the MDWG and will continue, with my staff, to enhance our
successes and join with our national and local partners in achieving an effective future.

Joseph Winter, Colonel, CAP
Commander, Maryland Wing


 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMMANDERS APPROVAL LETTER .............................................................................................................. 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS........................................................................................................................................ 5
INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF & BRIEF UNIT NARRATIVE.................................................................. 6
Chapter 1

OPERATIONS.................................................................................................................................. 6

Search and Rescue ............................................................................................................................................... 6
Disaster Relief ..................................................................................................................................................... 6
Homeland Security .............................................................................................................................................. 6
Counterdrug......................................................................................................................................................... 7
Chapter II

AEROSPACE EDUCATION ........................................................................................................... 8

Internal Aerospace Education ............................................................................................................................. 8
External Aerospace Education ............................................................................................................................ 8
Chapter III

Cadet Programs ................................................................................................................................. 8

Cadet Programs ................................................................................................................................................... 8
Cadet Activities ................................................................................................................................................... 8
Drug Demand Reduction ..................................................................................................................................... 9
APPENDIX I: Chapter I-III – Data and Statistics ................................................................................................ 10
APPENDIX II Unit Staff – Data Statistics ........................................................................................................... 12
APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics................................................................................. 15
APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics .................................................................... 16
APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development – Data and Statistics ...................................................... 17
APPENDIX VI: Staff Officer – Data and Statistics ............................................................................................. 18
APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data & Statistics ................................................................................ 21


 

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INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF & BRIEF UNIT NARRATIVE
MARYLAND WING
Wing Commander
Vice Commander-Forces
Vice Commander-Operations
Chief of Staff

Col Joseph R. Winter
Lt Col Christopher Howell
Lt Col John E. Henderson
Lt Col Brenda A. Reed

SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF MAJOR ACTIVITIES

Chapter 1 OPERATIONS
Search and Rescue
MDWG held its first SAREX of the year at wing headquarters on 7-8 May. The following month an OPS
EVAL was conducted on 21-26 June. A SAREX was held on 10 September and a full scenario based
SAREX was held on 22-23 October in Cumberland, MD.
On 2 July, our Bay Patrol air crews assisted the US Coast Guard in responding to a vessel in distress. On
3 July, an air crew from the Bowie Composite Squadron joined a ground team from the Calvert Cadet
Squadron to locate and silence an ELT on a vessel docked at a private pier for a non-distress find.
MDWG ground teams were tasked with a number of emergency locator transmitter missions in 2016,
allowing both air and ground teams to respond quickly and effectively.

Disaster Relief
Members of our wing flew to South Carolina and North Carolina in early October to support FEMA in
disaster recovery operations after Hurricane Matthew struck the southeast portion of the U.S. The support
was mainly in the form of aerial photography missions to assess the hurricane’s impact on natural
resources and infrastructure along with incident command post personnel.
In June 2016, MDWG aircrews flew above Howard County after a tornado touched down, providing
local EOCs with damage assessment photos.
MDWG aircrews also flew aerial imagery missions over Ocean City, providing damage assessment
photos in the wake of Tropical Storm Hermine at the request of the Maryland Emergency Management
Agency.

Homeland Security
The annual Bay Patrol mission continued in 2016 throughout the summer months as MDWG aircrews
support homeland security operations in coordination with the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources

 

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Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard, assisting boaters in distress and helping search for the
missing. Aircrews also observe critical infrastructure such as Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Port of
Baltimore, Baltimore Harbor, Cove Point Liquid Natural Gas Terminal, and tunnels and bridges over the
bay during these missions.
MDWG provided assistance for the Democratic National Committee and 1st Air Force, notifying the
general aviation community of flight restrictions for the Democratic National Convention in July.
The wing continued to support U.S. Air Force aircraft interception training missions in the Washington,
DC, area.

Counterdrug
MDWG continued to assist our northern neighbor, Pennsylvania Wing, with their counterdrug marijuana
eradication operations.


 

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Chapter II

AEROSPACE EDUCATION

Internal Aerospace Education
Internal aerospace education was focused on promoting senior members to pursue professional aerospace
development through pursuit of the Yeager Award. In addition, two highlights for the year were the
MDWG Rocketry Day held on 28 September at Wing HQ, and a STEAM Fair held at Wing HQ on 19
November.

External Aerospace Education
Two events are noteworthy for CY16. The first, C/Capt Austin Dillow of the St. Mary’s Composite
Squadron was named Air Force Association’s National Aerospace Education Cadet of the Year. C/Capt
Dillow received his award at the AFA Convention at National Harbor on 19 September.
The second, St. Mary’s Composite Squadron cadets placed third at the UAS4STEM national
championships held on 20-21 August in Muncie, Indiana.

Chapter III

Cadet Programs


 

Cadet Programs
The first major step in 2016 was to identify and assign a new wing director of cadet programs (DCP)
which was Lt Col James “Jim” Keohane. Our primary internal effort was to rekindle the Cadet Advisory
Council (CAC) in 2016. This effort has been challenging but ultimately met with some success in
achieving a revitalized support and interest in the CAC. Command staff also increased squadron visits
throughout the year to better assess and support cadet programs at the squadron level.

Cadet Activities
In February 2016, MDWG held its annual Cadet Speak-Off, a speech contest in which cadets compete in
basic, advanced, and impromptu categories. Toastmasters returned once again as judges for the event.
MDWG held its Cadet Competition in February 2016 at MDWG HQs with two teams competing headto-head. Results were:
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron 1st Place
Towson Composite Squadron 2nd place
Indoor Posting: Towson
Outdoor Posting: B-CC
Team Leadership Problem: B-CC
Written Test: B-CC
CPFT: Towson
Uniform Prep: B-CC
Uniform Spot Inspection: B-CC

 

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Top Individual CPFT: C/SrA Greyson Connor (Towson)
Top Individual Written: C/SrA Kyle Spawn (Towson)
The major cadet event for the calendar was the Tri-Wing Encampment which was held from 26 June to 3
July at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md. More than 250 members participated in this annual training
event. Key staff members included:
Lt Col Christopher Hiles, Encampment Commander
Lt Col Brian Porter, Commandant of Cadets
C/Maj Kira Stiers, Cadet Commander
MDWG’s Robert Ayres Memorial Flight Scholarship Program (“Solo School”) was held July 8-17 in
Hagerstown, MD. All six cadets soloed during the activity and passed their FAA private pilots written
exam. Class of 2016 graduates include:
Cadet Duncan Campbell - Frederick Composite Squadron
Cadet Riley Campbell - Frederick Composite Squadron
Cadet Wyatt Hartman - Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron
Cadet Audrey Hollis - Fort McHenry Composite Squadron
Cadet Harrison O'Connell - Charles Composite Squadron
Cadet Jason McSweeney - Fort McHenry Composite Squadron
MDWG Col Mary S. Feik Composite Squadron member, C/Col Emmy Hoyt, received the Gen Carl A.
Spaatz Award. The award was presented by MER commander, Col John Knowles, at a dinner honoring
C/Col Hoyt in Annapolis, Md.
Cadet Programs staff conducted a Training Leaders of Cadets in August 2016 at MDWG HQs using the
new Basic TLC curriculum.

Drug Demand Reduction
Cadets from the MDWG were recognized in several ways for their support for the Drug Demand Reduction
(DDR) program. In July, two MDWG cadets, C/TSgt Paige Jones and C/MSgt Jams Upmeyer, were awarded
second and third place respectively for the 2015/2016 DDR speech contest. During the following month in
August, seven cadets successfully completed the DDR Excellence program. The cadets were:
Richard Baker, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron
Austin Burck, Easton Composite Squadron
Riley Gladhill, Hagerstown Composite Squadron
Paige Jones, Towson Composite Squadron
Daniel Kiss, Hagerstown Composite Squadron
Benjamin Mullen, Harford Composite Squadron
Timothy Seidel, Ft. McHenry Composite Squadron


 

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APPENDIX I: Chapter I-III – Data and Statistics
A3/OPERATIONS
A3/Director of Operations
Aircraft Maintenance Officer
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
GIS Officer
Homeland Security Officer
Counterdrug Operations
Emergency Services - Ground
ES Training Officer

Maj John Ralph
Maj John Ralph
Maj Peter Loewenheim
Maj Mike Zabetakis
Maj Jeremy Cheron
Lt Col Christopher Howell
Maj Thomas Smith
Lt Col Charles “Bob” Midkiff

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY January 2016 - December 2016
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
1. A3 performed consistent and regular training and real-world mission operations throughout the year in both ground
and air components. Details are found in narrative.

A7A/AEROSPACE EDUCATION
A7A/Director of Aerospace Education
Internal Aerospace Education
External Aerospace Education
COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY

Lt Col Robert E. Terry, Ph.D.
Lt Col Charles Roe
Maj James Williams
January 2016 – December 2016

Director of Aerospace Education
1. Data captured in chapter narrative.
Internal Aerospace Education
1. Data captured in chapter narrative.
External Aerospace Education
1. Data captured in chapter narrative.


 

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A7C/CADET PROGRAMS
A7C/Director of Cadet Programs
Deputy Director of Cadet Programs
Cadet Activities Officer
Honor Guard Coordinator
Cadet Advisory Council Chair
Drug Demand Reduction Administrator
Completed Staff Actions CY

January 2016

Lt Col James Keohane
Maj Rachel Knowles
Lt Col Laurence Buck
Lt Col Johnetta Mayhew
C/CMSgt Kyle Spawn
1st Lt Melissa Chenowith
December 2016

Director of Cadet Program:
1. Data captured in chapter narrative.

2016-2017 Region
Cadet Advisory Council representatives
1. CAC was responsible for planning the 2016 Cadet Conference.
Cadet Conference
1. The annual cadet conference was held during the wing conference on November 12, 2016, at Turf Valley
Resort and Conference Center in Ellicott City, MD. Eight sessions led for and by cadets were offered.

Drug Demand Reduction Administrator
1. DDRA assisted units with DDR activities, achieving a record 100% participation for 2016 (first time for
MDWG). This accomplishment was recognized by the MER DDRA.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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APPENDIX II Unit Staff – Data Statistics
Unit Map (showing geographic subdivisions within a WING)


 

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Unit Organization Chart


 

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Unit Command and Staff Listing
Name

Unit Name

Budge, 1st Lt Raoul Randall
Burgos-Ramos, Capt Pablo D
Buzzard, Lt Col Raymond K
Chappell, Maj Dennis P
Curley, 1st Lt Albert
Harris, Lt Col Scott
Davis, Lt Col Charles S
Ells, Maj Donald J
Garnice, Lt Col Rory P
Harris, Capt Kevin S
Hollis, Lt Col Steven W
LaPre, Lt Col Wes
Lotvedt, Maj Karl S
McKean, Lt Col Thomas
McManus, Maj Stacey A
Phares, Lt Col Meredith M
Piersall, Lt Col Mark A

MD-039
MD-028
MD-091
MD-019
MD-052
MD-043

Carroll Composite Squadron
Col Mary S. Feik Composite Squadron
Mount Airy Composite Squadron
Charles Composite Squadron
Bowie Composite Squadron
Group 3 Headquarters

MD-042
MD-041
MD-023
MD-140
MD-007
MD-022
MD-089
MD-013
MD-004
MD-003

Group 2 Headquarters
Group 1 Headquarters
Arundel Composite Squadron
Fort McHenry Composite Squadron
Calvert Cadet Squadron
Osprey Composite Squadron
St. Mary’s Composite Squadron
Towson Composite Squadron
Hagerstown Composite Squadron
Frederick Composite Squadron

Pinder, 2d Lt Will L

MD-065

Cumberland Composite Squadron

Queen, Maj Guilford C

MD-801

Parkland Cadet Squadron

Redman, Maj Elza K

MD-038

Howard Composite Squadron

Rustvold, Capt Derek W

MD-085

Apollo 1 Senior Squadron

Caldwell, Capt James

MD-086

Wicomico Composite Squadron

Santos, Capt Kristen S
Strong, Maj John W
Samson, 1st Lt Phillip
Thompson, Maj Robert F
Trick, Maj David M
Williams, Lt Col Earl “Rock”
Holloway, Maj Justin
Winter, Col Joseph R
Schmidt, Lt Col James


 

Unit

MD-071
MD-073
MD-079
MD-011
MD-890
MD-031
MD-332
MD-001
MD-008

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron
Montgomery Senior Squadron
Easton Composite Squadron
College Park Composite Squadron
Esperanza Middle School Flight
Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron
Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron
Maryland Wing
Harford Composite Squadron

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APPENDIX III: A4/Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics

 

A4/Director of Logistics
Supply Officer
Transportation Officer
Facilities Manager
Completed Staff Actions CY January 2016

Lt Col Dana Thorpe
Maj Scott Wacker
Maj Vaclav Konecny
Lt Col Johnetta Mayhew
December 2016

A4/Director of Logistics
1. The A4 Section completed the annual inventory on December 6, 2016.
Supply Officer
1. The Supply section obtained from AAFES and distributed new ABUs to subordinate unit members during
the summer of 2016.
Transportation Officer
1. Transportation completed its annual inventory on December 6, 2016.
Facilities Manager
1. A new water main was installed in the MDWG HQs Operations Building, providing water to the facility.


 

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APPENDIX IV: A6/Director of Communications – Data and Statistics
A6/Communications
A6/Director of Communications
Deputy Director of Communications
Communications Licensing Officer

Completed Staff Actions CY January 2016

Maj Robert Dickey
Lt Col Michael Starr
Lt Col Jackie Fries

December 2016

A6/Director of Communications
1. The Communications section participated in the Constant Watch 16 communications exercise in April
2016.
Communications Licensing Officer
1. No actions reported in 2016.


 

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APPENDIX V: A7P/Director of Professional Development – Data and
Statistics
A7P/Professional Development
A7P/Director of Professional Development
Chief, Distance Education and eLearning
Assistant, Distance Education and eLearning
Completed Staff Actions CY January 2016

Lt Col Mark Kukucka
Lt Col Brenda Reed
Lt Col George R. Murray, Jr.
December 2016

A7P/Director of Professional Development
1. A7P was responsible for several professional development courses in 2016 – SLS, CLC, UCC, and TLC –
both in classroom and online.


 

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APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers – Data and Statistics

 

A1/Director of Administration & Personnel
Recruiting & Retention Officer
A5/Director of Plans & Programs
Director of Strategic Communications
Public Affairs Officer
Director of Information Technology
A8/Finance Officer
Grants Officer
Chaplain
Historian
Health Services
Completed Staff Actions CY January 2016

Lt Col Johnhenri Richardson
Capt Mark Prorock
Maj James Holcomb
Lt Col Steven Solomon
Lt Col Christopher Roche
1st Lt Sean Connor
Lt Col Brenda Reed (acting)
1st Lt Jonathan Ebbeler
Ch Lt Col Edco Bailey
Capt Patrick Whang
Lt Col Christopher Hiles
December 2016

A1/Director of Administration & Personnel
1. In early 2016, the A1/Admin-Personnel section processed the first submission for the Maryland Goldstein
Tax Subtraction Modification program for Maryland residents who meet certain qualifications per the
Maryland IRS.
2. Submitted to MER by the A1 section, the following members were recognized with Middle East Region
‘of the year’ awards in May 2016.
Frank G. Brewer - Cadet
Frank G. Brewer - Senior
Sr Chaplain
Communications Officer
DDR Wing
Historian

C/Capt Austin Dillow
Lt Col Robert Terry
Ch (Lt Col) Edco Bailey
Lt Col Michael Starr
Maryland Wing
1st Lt Steven Janko

MER Squadron of Distinction
AFA AE Cadet of the Year

Col Mary S. Feik Composite
C/Capt Austin Dillow

3. In November 2016, the following members were recognized with ‘of the year’ awards at the wing
conference:

Administrative Officer
Aerospace Education
Cadet Programs Advocate

 

2d Lt Kimberly Mueller
Capt Richard Rudnicki
Lt Col Michael Starr

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Cadet NCO
Cadet Jr. Officer
Cadet of the Year
CAP-USAF Torch Award
Character Development (Moral
Leadership)
Communications
Deputy Commander/Cadets
Deputy Commander/Seniors
Drug Demand Reduction
Emergency Services
Finance
Information Technology
Inspector General
Legal
Logistics
Aircraft Maintenance
Operations
Personnel
Professional Development
Public Affairs
Safety

C/SMSgt Kyle Spawn
C/Maj Wyatt Hartman
C/Lt Col Kira Stiers
Maj Stacey McManus

Senior Member of the Year
Squadron Commander
Transportation
Webmaster
Wing Staff Officer of the Year
Sprit Award

Lt Col James Steinmeier
Capt Donald Cook
2d Lt Phillip Chenowith
C/CMSgt Andrew Rioux
Lt Col Johnhenri Richardson (A1)
St Mary's Composite

Squadron of the Year
Group 1 Squadron of the Year
Group 2 Squadron of the Year
Group 3 Squadron of the Year
Group of the Year
MDWG Squadron of Merit
Best Ground Team
Most Flight Hours

Col Mary S. Feik Composite
Frederick Composite
Harford Composite
Col Mary S. Feik Composite
Group 1
Col Mary S. Feik Composite
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite
Maj John Ralph

Most AF Mission Flight Hours

Maj John Ralph

Recruiting and Retention Officer
1. No real actions in 2016.


 

Capt David Webster
Lt Col John Johnson
Maj Dana Hooper
Lt Col Thomas Curran
1st Lt Melissa Chenowith
Lt Col Sally Ludwig
Maj Michael Allen
Capt Robert Williams
Lt Col Peter Blechinger
Lt Col Philip Walker
1st Lt Daniel Donahoe
Lt Col Laurence Baker
Capt Dennis Villar
1st Lt Cory Upmeyer
Lt Col George R. Murray, Jr.
Capt Dennis Chappell
Maj Matthew Cauthen

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A5/Director of Plans & Programs
1. No real actions in 2016.
Public Affairs Officer
1. Three PAOs in MDWG were awarded Balsem Awards at the National PAO Academy, held in Nashville,
TN, for their public affairs work:
• 2016 - Lt Col Christopher Roche (MDWG) - Balsem Award (external media coverage: South Carolina
Flood Mission/2015 Tri-Wing Encampment)
• 2016 - Capt Alice Raatjes (Group 2) - Award of Excellence (external media coverage: Women's History
Month)
• 2016 - Capt Alice Raatjes (Group 2) - Award of Excellence (external media coverage "Women and CAP:
75 years of history")
• 2016 - Maj Brenda Reed (MER/MDWG) - Balsem Award (Photographer: South Carolina Floods)
• 2016 - Maj Brenda Reed (MER/MDWG) - Balsem Award (Social Media: "Happy 74th Birthday, CAP")
• 2016 - Lt Col Christopher Roche (MDWG) - Award of Excellence (social media "Maryland Wing
conference and Tri-Wing Encampment Facebook pages"
• 2016 - Maj Brenda Reed (MER/MDWG) - Balsem Award (Website: MER PAO blog)
2. Three PAO training sessions were offered at the MDWG conference: Photography 101 (Lt Col
Christopher Roche), Social Media Strategies (Lt Col Brenda Reed), and PAO vs. PIO (Lt Col Steven
Solomon.
Director of Information Technology
1. ITO supported the wing needs through website and HQs IT infrastructure.
A8/Finance Officer
1. A8/Finance had its annual audit in May 2016, receiving a rating of “Successful.”
Chaplain
1. The MDWG Chaplain assisted with visiting the families and helping to perform the memorial services for
Col Bill Parris, Maj Paul Oliver, and Col Mary Feik.
Historian
1. For most of the year there was no assigned MDWG Historian until November when Capt Patrick Whang
joined the organization.
Health Services
1. Health Services Officer was on-call to respond to health-related inquiries throughout the year.

 

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APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data & Statistics

 

Inspector General
Safety
Government Relations
Legal
Military Liaison
Completed Staff Actions CY January 2016

Lt Col Paul Blechinger
Maj Matthew Cauthen
Lt Col Christopher Roche (acting)
Lt Col Phillip Walker
Lt Col Christopher Howell
December 2016

Inspector General
1. Inspector General completed SUI inspections on time for subordinate unit inspections.
Safety
1. MDWG’s Safety Blitz/Week was held March 13-19.
Government Relations
1. MDWG members participated in CAP’s National Legislative Day on February 25, 2016, meeting with all
10 Congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.
Legal
1. Legal officer responded to legal inquiries as needed.
Military Liaison
1. MDWG continued its tradition of preparing and serving lunch to the Air National Guard during their
monthly drill weekends at Warfield ANG Base in Middle River, MD. All three groups participated on a
rotating basis throughout the year.


 

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THIS ANNUAL REPORT IS FAITHFULLY EXECUTED AND SUBMITTED BY THE BELOW SIGNED
CIVIL AIR PATROL HISTORIAN REPRESENTING THE AFOREMENTIONED UNIT. ALL
INFORMATION IS RECORDED AS SUBMITTED BY THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENT AND ASSIGNED
PERSONNEL “AS IS” AND REPRESENTS STATISTICAL DATA, FINANCIAL STATAMENTS AND
UNTI ACTIVITIES FOR THE SPECIFIED PERIOD FO ASSESSMENT AND RECORDING. THE UNIT
HISTORIAN IS NOT REPONSIBLE FOR THE VERACTITY OR ACCURACY OF INFORMATION.

Submitted by:

Patrick Whang, Capt
Maryland Wing Historian