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HISTORY OF
PUERTO RICO WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

HISTORY
of
PUERTO RICO WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Prepared By
1st Lt Elias Roman-Rivera, CAP
Puerto Rico Wing Historian

Reviewed By
Col. Carlos Fernandez, CAP
Puerto Rico Wing Commander

COMMANDERS APPROVAL LETTER

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE ..............................................................................................................2
COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER ................................................................3
INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF ........................................................................ 6
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................4
NARRATIVE
CHAPTER I: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ...................................................................6
Search and Rescue ...................................................................................................6
Disaster Relief ..........................................................................................................6
Homeland Security...................................................................................................7
Counterdrug .............................................................................................................7
CHAPTER II: DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE EDUCATION ...........................................7
Internal Aerospace Education ..................................................................................7
External Aerospace Education .................................................................................7
CHAPTER III: DIRECTOR OF CADET PROGRAMS .....................................................7
Cadet Programs ........................................................................................................7
Cadet Activities ........................................................................................................8
Drug Demand Reduction .........................................................................................8
APPENDIX I: Chapters I-III - Data and Statistics ..............................................................9
Operations ................................................................................................................9
Aerospace Education .............................................................................................10
Cadet Programs ......................................................................................................10
APPENDIX II: Unit Staff - Data and Statistics .................................................................12
Unit Map (showing geographic subdivisions within a REGION/WING) .............12
Unit Organization Chart .........................................................................................13
Unit Command and Staff Listing ...........................................................................14
APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics..............................................15
Supply ....................................................................................................................15
Transportation ........................................................................................................15
Maintenance ...........................................................................................................15
APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics .................................16
Communications Operations ..................................................................................16
Communications Facilities and Equipment ...........................................................16
APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development - Data and Statistics....................17
Professional Development .....................................................................................17

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APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers - Data and Statistics .........................................................18
Administration .......................................................................................................18
Personnel ................................................................................................................18
Recruiting and Retention .......................................................................................18
Plans and Programs ................................................................................................18
Public Affairs .........................................................................................................18
Information Technology ........................................................................................18
Finance - Financial Statement ................................................................................18
Chaplain .................................................................................................................18
Historian .................................................................................................................18
Health Services ......................................................................................................19
APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics ...........................................20
Inspector General ...................................................................................................20
Safety .....................................................................................................................20
Government Relations ...........................................................................................20
Legal ......................................................................................................................20

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INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF & BRIEF UNIT NARRATIVE

The Puerto Rico Wing has its origins from the General Order 16 dated 15 November 1949, from
HQ & HQ SQDN, CAP-USAF that stated: "Under provisions of Air Force Regulation 45-11, 11
January 1949, and pursuant to provisions of letter, Department of Air Force, subject "Activation
of Puerto Wing, Civil Air Patrol" dated 23 Sep 1949, 52nd Wing of Civil Air Patrol, to be known
as Puerto Rico Wing, Civil Air Patrol is activated at San Juan, Puerto Rico, effective 0001 22 Nov
1949". As the last wing activated in Civil Air Patrol and the only one established at the Caribbean,
the Puerto Rico Wing has effectively perform its duties emuling the CAP Core Values with
outstanding results. The wing is encompasses by the Puerto Rico archipelago and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. Geographically, its area is diverse, ranging from major coastal metropolitan areas to
mountainous rural zones. As of December 31, 2018, the consisted of 27 Squadrons with 617 cadets
and 335 senior members. The wing headquarters is responsible for oversight program management
and coordination to complete organizational missions.
Wing Commander
Vice Commander

Carlos Fernandez
Edgardo Torres

Col , CAP
Lt Col , CAP
GRADE
GRADE

Chief of Staff

None

GRADE

SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF MAJOR ACTIVITIES
Chapter I

OPERATIONS

Search and Rescue
FROM THE 25TH OF JUNE TO THE 2ND OF JULY, A BASIC GROUND SEARCH &
RESCUE (G-SAR) ACADEMY WAS CONDUCTED IN CROEM, MAYAGUEZ, P.R. TO
QUALIFY TRAINEES IN A VARIETY OF EMERGENCY SERVICES SPECIALTIES.
ADDITIONALLY, A RANGER SCHOOL WAS HELD DURING FROM THE 2ND TO 8TH
OF JULY IN CEIBA, P.R.
Disaster Relief
HURRICANES IRMA AND MARIA CAP RESPONSE BECAME HIGH PROFILE MISSIONS
IN THE JURISDICTION OF THE WING. IN SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 HURRICANE IRMA
IMPACTED THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE EAST SIDE OF PUERTO RICO
CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGES TO ISLANDS OF ST. THOMAS, ST. CROIX AND
CULEBRA. PRWG AIRCREWS TASKED BY FEMA TO AIRBORNE PHOTOGRAPH
IMPACTED AREAS FOR DAMAGE ASSESSMENT. SENIORS AND CADET SQUADRON
STARTED TO DONATE FIRST NEED ARTICLES AND SENDING VIA AIR AND SEA
CARGO TO THE UNITS IN THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.
JUST TWO (2) WEEKS LATER, ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2017, HURRICANE MARIA, LANDED
ON THE MAIN ISLAND OF PUERTO RICO CAUSING CATASTROPHIC DAMAGES TO
THE ENTIRE JURISDICTION. UNITS WERE INVOLVE IN A MASS COMMUNITTY
SERVICE TO ASSIST LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE

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DISASTER RELIEF EFFORT. MUCH OF THE PRWG PERSONNEL WERE DIRECTLY
AFFECTED BY HURRICANE MARIA. INCIDENT COMMAND POST WAS ESTABLISHED
IN HOAR (WING HQ). MORE THAN 21 WINGS SUPPORTED THE DISASTER RELIEF
OPERATIONS WITH MORE THAT 239 PERSONNEL, 22 AIRCRAFTS, ASSETS AND
RESOURCES.
Homeland Security
NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Counterdrug
NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Chapter II AEROSPACE EDUCATION

Internal Aerospace Education
THIS PROGRAM HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING ACTIVITIES TO HELP SUBORDINATES
UNITS TO IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE AE PROGRAM IN THEIR AREAS. MENTORING
IN THE REQUEST AND USE OF STEM KITS AND COMPLETION ITS REPORT.
ADDITIONALLY, THIS OFFICE HAVE ENCOURAGED AND SUPPORTED THE
COMPLETION OF AEROSPACE EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARD. MODEL
ROCKETRY AND REMOTE-CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
WERE CARRIED OUT. AND SUPPORTED NUMEROUS LOCAL AEROSPACE
EDUCATION EXCELLENCE WORKSHOPS, FEATURING DISPLAYS, INFORMATION
BOOTHS AND AE ACTIVITIES.
External Aerospace Education
TEACHER ORIENTATION PROGRAM FLIGHTS CONDUCTED. HANDS-ON STEM
ACTIVITIES PROVIDED TO VARIOUS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL THROUGHOUT
THE WING.
Chapter III

CADET PROGRAMS

Cadet Programs
THIS OFFICE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT IN THE WING. THROUGH
MENTORSHIP AND ADVISORY HAS ENCOURAGED CADETS TO ACHIEVE THEIR
CADET PROGRAM MILESTONE AWARDS AND PARTICIPATION IN LEADERSHIP,
AEROSPACE, STATE AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.
LT COL ISMAEL J. RODRIGUEZ FROM MUNIZ ANG BASE CADET SQUADRON (PR-126)
WAS AWARDED AS THE CADET PROGRAMS OFFICER OF THE YEAR AT THE
NATIONAL CONFERENCE.
ALSO, THE PRWG COLOR GUARD TEAM WON THE NATIONAL CADET COMPETION.
THE TEAM WAS FROM THE MUNIZ ANG BASE CADET SQUADRON (PR-126).

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Cadet Activities
SUMMER LEADERSCHIP ACADEMY – DURING THE SUMMER ENCAMPMENT
CADETS TO DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS, INVESTIGATE THE AEROSPACE
SCIENCES AND RELATED CAREERS, COMMIT TO A HABIT OF REGULAR EXERCISE,
AND SOLIDIFY THEIR MORAL CHARACTER. IT WAS HELD IN JUNE 11-17, 2017 AT
CROEM, MAYAGUEZ, PR. WITH A PARTICIPATION OF MORE THAN 150 STUDENTS
AND 40 STAFF PERSONNEL.
COL CLARA LIVINGSTON GOOD CITIZEN AWARD – THIS CY 17 THE SCHOLARSHIP
COUNTED WITH NO RECIPIENTS THIS CALENDAR YEAR. THE COLONEL CLARA E.
LIVINGSTON GOOD CITIZEN AWARD IS A WING LEVEL EDUCATIONAL
SCHOLARSHIP NAMED AFTER AN AVIATION PIONEER, CAP MEMBER AND FORMER
PRWG COMMANDER. THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR PRWG CADETS
WHICH AWARDS $1000 TO FOUR CADETS EACH YEAR. THE CADET MUST
DEMOSTRATE CHARACTERISTICS OF LOYALTY TO NATION, STATE, COMPANIONS,
FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE CADET WILL APPLY FOR THE AWARD TO ADVANCE
THEIR PREPARATION AND TRAINING FOR ANY FIELD SUCH AS FLYING,
PROFESSIONS, ACADEMICS, BUSINESS OR MANUAL ARTS, OR FOR TRAVEL
DIRECTED TO AN EXPANSION OF HIS OR HER HORIZONS.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT AWARD – THE PRWG COMMUNITY SERVICE
PROJECT AWARD IS A WING LEVEL AWARD THAT CONSIST OF GENERATING ONE
OR SEVERAL ACTIVITIES IN A 12-MONTH PERIOD WHICH CONTRIBUTES OR
BENEFIT AN ORGANIZATION, CHARITY OR COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE THEIR
QUALITY OF LIFE, CIRCUMSTANCE OR SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM. THE AWARD
RECOGNIZES AND HONORS SQUADRONS WHO MAKE VOLUNTEERISM AND
COMMUNITY SERVICE A WAY OF LIFE. ONE WHO EXEMPLIFIES THE BEST IN
VOLUNTEERING, A SENSE OF CARING AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHERS THAT
CONNECTS CITIZENS AND SOLVES COMMUNITY PROBLEMS. THE AWARDEE IN
THE GOLD CATEGORY WITH MORE THAN 100 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
WAS MUÑIZ ANG BASE CADET SQUADRON (PR-126).
Drug Demand Reduction
NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.

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APPENDIX I: Chapters I-III - Data and Statistics
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
Aircraft Coordinator
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
CIS Officer
Homeland Security Officer
Director Counterdrug Operations
Counterdrug Administrative Officer
Director of Emergency Services
Disaster Relief Officer
ES Training Officer

Lt Col Reynaldo Negron
Lt Col Carlos Arroyo
Maj Walt Baez
Maj Rafael F. Guindin
NONE
Maj Victor Santiago
N/A
Lt Col Marie Ann Rivera
NONE
Capt Gustavo Rodriguez

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
1. DIRECTED THE PRWG GSAR SCHOOL.
Aircraft Coordinator
1. COORDINATED SUPPORT FOR PRWG CADET ORIENTATIONS
RIDES.
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
1. CONDUCTED 2 ANNUAL FORM 5/91 EVALUATIONS.
CIS Officer
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Homeland Security Officer
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Director Counterdrug Operations
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Counterdrug Administrative Officer
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Director of Emergency Services
1. ROUTINE APPROVALS AND VALIDATIONS FOR ES QUALIFICATION OF
MEMBERS THROUGHOUT THE WING.
Disaster Relief Officer
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
ES Training Officer
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
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AEROSPACE EDUCATION
Director of Aerospace Education
Internal Aerospace Education
External Aerospace Education

Lt Col Anabel Lugo
NONE
NONE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Aerospace Education
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Internal Aerospace Education
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
External Aerospace Education
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
CADET PROGRAMS
Director of Cadet Programs
Cadet Programs Development
Region/Wing Cadet Leadership School Coordinator
Cadet Honor Academy Coordinator
Cadet Advisory Council Chair
Director of Drug Demand Reduction

Lt Col Ileana Guadarrama
N/A
N/A
N/A
Lt Col Anabel Lugo
N/A

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Cadet Programs
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
2016-2017 SER Cadet Advisory Council representatives:
1. PRWG CHAIR/SERCAC: C/LT COL CARLIANA COCHRAN
Cadet Conference
1. IN JULY 29, 2017 THE FIRST ANNUAL CADET LEADERSHIP
CONFERENCE WAS HELD AT GUAYANILLA, PR WITH FULL
ATTENDANCE, INCLUDING SER/CC, COL BARRY MELTON.
2. AN ATTENDANCE OF 150 CADETS AND MORE THAN 30 SENIORS
AND GUEST PARTICIPATED.
3. ALSO, THE FIRST CADET LEADERSHIP DEBATE WAS HELD WITH
THE PARTICIPATION OF FIVE (5) CADET SQUADRONS.
Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS)
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Cadet Honor Academy (CHA)
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.

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SER Cadet Competition or PUERTO RICO Wing Cadet Competition
1. COLOR GUARD TEAM FROM MUNIZ ANG BASE CADET
SQUADRON (PR-126) PLACED 2ND AT THE SER CADET
COMPETITION.
2. COLOR GUARD TEAM FROM MUNIZ ANG BASE CADET
SQUADRON (PR-126) PLACED CHAMPIONS AT THE NATIONAL
CADET COMPETITION.
Director of Drug Demand Reduction
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.

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APPENDIX II: Unit Staff - Data and 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

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APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics
LOGISTICS
Director of Logistics
Supply Officer
Transportation Officer
Maintenance Officer

Lt Col Wigberto Del Valle
NONE
Lt Col Elba Cana
1st Lt Alberto Torres

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Logistics
1. CONDUCTED ANNUAL INVENTORY.
Supply Officer
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Transportation Officer
1. CONDUCTED INSPECTION OF ALL VEHICLES WITHIN THE WING.
2. A TOTAL OF 17 VEHICLES FLEET.
Maintenance Officer
1. A TOTAL OF 2 SINGLE ENGINE AIRCRAFT.

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APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics
COMMUNICATIONS
Director of Communications
Communications Licensing Officer
ORMS Officer
HF Coordination Officer

Lt Col Edgardo Torres
NONE
NONE
NONE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Communications
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Communications Licensing Officer
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
ORMS Officer
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
HF Coordination Officer
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Communications Operations
1. A LINK WAS ESTABLISHED WITH SER AND FLWG DURING THE
AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MARIA.
2. RADIO OPERATIONS WERE A VALUABLE RESOURCE BETWEEN
GROUND PERSONNEL AND AIRCREW DURING THE HURRICANES
RESPONSE.
Communications Facilities and Equipment
1. A TOTAL OF 7 VHF/FM REPEATERS.
2. A TOTAL OF 85 VHF/FM STATIONS.
3. A TOTAL OF 9 HF STATIONS.

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APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development - Data and Statistics
Professional Development
Director of Professional Development

Lt Col Aitmalys Perez

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Professional Development
1. LEVEL I COMPLETED: 36 ADULTS
2. LEVEL II COMPLETED: 11 ADULTS
3. LEVEL III COMPLETED: 1 ADULT
4. LEVEL IV: NONE
5. LEVEL V: 1 ADULT
6. SLS GRADUATES: 10 ADULTS
7. CLC GRADUATES: 7 ADULTS
8. RSC GRADUATES: NONE
9. NSC GRADUATES: 1 ADULT
10. UCC GRADUATES: 1 ADULT
11. TLC GRADUATES: NONE

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APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers - Data and Statistics
Director of Administration
Director of Personnel
Director of Recruiting and Retention
Director of Plans and Programs
Director of Public Affairs
Director of Information Technology
Finance - Financial Statement
Chaplain
Historian
Health Services

Lt Col Samuel Rivera
Lt Col Samuel Rivera
Lt Col Edgardo Torres
Col Rafael Roman
1st Lt Elias Roman
Lt Col Eliud Cardona
Lt Col Elsa M. Soto
Capt Miraily Rabelo
1st Lt Elias Roman
NONE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Administration
1. CONDUCTED A SEMINAR OF DUTIES, RESPONSABILITIES AND
FUNCTIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS.
Director of Personnel
1. CONDUCTED A SEMINAR OF DUTIES, RESPONSABILITIES AND
FUNCTIONS OF PERSONNEL OFFICERS.
Director of Recruiting and Retention
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Director of Plans & Programs
1. DEVELOP THE ANNUAL WING CALENDAR.
Director of Public Affairs
1. PUBLICATION OF WING ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER.
2. DEVELOPMENT OF WING SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS.
Director of Information Technology
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Information Technology Officer
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Finance - Financial Statement
NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Chaplain
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Historian
1. WRITING OF THE 2016 WING HISTORY.
2. RESEARCH OF FORMER WING COMMANDERS.

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3. ESTABLISHED AN ELECTRONIC WING ARCHIVE.
4. ESTABLISHED A HERALDRY PROGRAM.
Health Services
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.

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APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics
Inspector General
Safety
Government Relations
Legal

Capt Luis J. Herrera
Lt Col Fred Badillo
Lt Col Carlos M. Munoz
Lt Col Derik Molinary

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Inspector General
1. COORDINATED AN IG SENIOR COURSE CONDUCTED ON AUGUST 2017.
Safety
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Government Relations
1. CONDUCTED A LEGISLATIVE DAY ON
Legal
1. NO INFORMATION PROVIDED.

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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 DEPARTMENTS AND ASSIGNED PERSONNEL “AS IS” AND
REPRESENTS STATISTICAL DATA, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, AND UNIT
ACTIVITIES FOR THE SPECIFIED PERIOD OF ASSESSMENT AND RECORDING. THE
UNIT HISTORIAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VERACITY OR ACCURACY OF
INFORMATION.
Submitted by
Elias Roman, 1st Lt, CAP
PRWG Department of the Historian

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