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HISTORY OF
SOUTH DAKOTA WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

01 January 2017 - 01 December 2017

HISTORY
of
SOUTH DAKOTA WING
CIVIL AIR PATROL
AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

Prepared By
Col David Small Jr, CAP
Wing CC Wing Historian

Reviewed By
Col.David G. Small Jr., CAP
South Dakota Wing Commander

COMMANDERS APPROVAL LETTER
(ATTACH HERE AS PDF OR MS WORD DOCUMENT)

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE ..............................................................................................................1
COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER ................................................................4
INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF ........................................................................ 7
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................5
NARRATIVE
CHAPTER I: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ...................................................................8
Search and Rescue ...................................................................................................8
Disaster Relief ..........................................................................................................8
Homeland Security...................................................................................................8
Counterdrug .............................................................................................................8
CHAPTER II: DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE EDUCATION ...........................................9
Internal Aerospace Education ..................................................................................9
External Aerospace Education .................................................................................9
CHAPTER III: DIRECTOR OF CADET PROGRAMS .....................................................9
Cadet Programs ........................................................................................................9
Cadet Activities ........................................................................................................9
Drug Demand Reduction .........................................................................................9
APPENDIX I: Chapters I-III - Data and Statistics ............................................................10
Operations ..............................................................................................................10
Aerospace Education .............................................................................................11
Cadet Programs ......................................................................................................11
APPENDIX II: Unit Staff - Data and Statistics .................................................................13
Unit Map (showing geographic subdivisions within a REGION/WING) .............13
Unit Organization Chart .........................................................................................14
Unit Command and Staff Listing ...........................................................................15
APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics..............................................16
Supply ....................................................................................................................16
Transportation ........................................................................................................16
Maintenance ...........................................................................................................16
APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics .................................17
Communications Operations ..................................................................................17
Communications Facilities and Equipment ...........................................................17
APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development - Data and Statistics....................18
Professional Development .....................................................................................18

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APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers - Data and Statistics .........................................................19
Administration .......................................................................................................19
Personnel ................................................................................................................19
Recruiting and Retention .......................................................................................19
Plans and Programs ................................................................................................19
Public Affairs .........................................................................................................19
Information Technology ........................................................................................19
Finance - Financial Statement ................................................................................20
Chaplain .................................................................................................................20
Historian.................................................................................................................20
Health Services ......................................................................................................20
APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics ...........................................21
Inspector General ...................................................................................................21
Safety .....................................................................................................................21
Government Relations ...........................................................................................21
Legal ......................................................................................................................21

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INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF & BRIEF UNIT NARRATIVE
The South Dakota Wing completed its 75th year of cadet service to the people of the State of
South Dakota and to the United States of America.
South Dakota Wing Origin
The South Dakota Wing was established on 1 December 1941 as “Wing 77” and was placed
under the Command of Lt. Col. Thomas B. Roberts, Jr. On 30 May 1955, Wing 77 was redesignated “Wing 40000”. In 1999, Wing 40000 was re-designated as “SD-001” the designation
it bears today. The wing is currently commanded by Col David G. Small Jr.
Wing Organization
The South Dakota Wing is organized into a Wing Headquarters located near Rapid City Regional
Airport, Rapid City, SD and currently has six subordinate squadrons. The squadrons are located
at Brookings, Custer, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Spearfish. The total combined active
strength of the wing is about 330 Cadets and Senior Members. The wing also has a Legislative
Squadron with 50 members, nearly one-half of the state’s legislators.
Wing Status
The South Dakota Wing completed 2017 on a high note. It was an active year for the wing in
providing emergency services responses to AFRCC-tasked missions (missing aircraft, missing
persons).
Aerospace Education had a substantial role in wing activity for 2017 featuring model rocketry,
powered model aircraft and model gliders.
The wing’s Cadet Programs for 2017 were equally active with an encampment at Camp Rapid,
leadership academies, character development and drug demand reduction events, cadet and
National Color Guard competitions, participation in National Cadet Special Activities and a lot
of just plain fun activities.
2017 was also a year of community activity. Wing units supported and/or took part in numerous
community events across the state. Color Guards were especially active in that respect. A great
deal of support was provided to aviation related events such as air shows and aviation days.
Greatly enhanced community awareness and public goodwill was generated by the wing’s
presence at, and participation in these activities.

Wing Commander
Vice Commander
Chief of Staff

David G. Small Jr.
Rodney DeWeese
Nicholas Gengler

Col
Lt Col
Lt Col

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SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF MAJOR ACTIVITIES
Chapter I

OPERATIONS

Search and Rescue
17-M-0015A - (JANUARY 5 2017) EAGLE BUTTE MISSION PERSON. WING MEMBERS
UNDER IC DAVID SMALL JR PARTICIPATED IN WINTRY SEARCH FOR TWO
MISSING TRIBAL MEMBERS. BOTH AIR AND GROUND ASSETS WERE USED.
LIAISON OFFICER EMBEDDED WITH TRIBAL AUTHORITIES. PERSONS WERE NOT
LOCATED DURING MISSION. ONLY AFTER SPRING THAW. VERY DEEP SNOW,
EVEN HORSE DRAWN SLEIGH USED BY SEARCHERS
17-M-0179 - FAITH MISSING AIRCRAFT (MARCH 16 2017). IC DAVID SMALL JR,
SAFETY OFFICER/AOBD PATRICK NOWLIN, MISSION PILOT CRAIG GOODIRCH,
OBSERVER TRICIA WEATHERS. USING BECKER AND CELL PHONE FORENSICS
AIRCRAFT WAS LOCATED CRASHED ON OWNERS PROPERTY. NO SURVIVOR
17-M-0344 & 17-M-0344A - WATERTOWN & ARLINGTON ELTS (MAY 23, 2017) ELT
REPORTED NEAR WATERTOWN. AIRCREW LAUNCHED FROM SIOUX FALLS. UDF
FROM BROOKINGS AND GROUND TEAM OUT OF SIOUX FALLS. NO REPORTED
MISSING AIRCRAFT. UNUSUAL MISSION WITH TWO ELTS HEARD AT ONE TIME.
ARLINGTON ELT LOCATED ON AIRPORT. NO CRASHED AIRCRAFT.
TRAINING EXERCISES: 17-T-4102, PIERRE, JANUARY 2017, 17-T-4720 - WINTER
SAREX IN BLACK HILLS, FEBRUARY 2017 - WARM WEATHER, 17-T-5093, REMOTE
BASE SAREX IN WATERTOWN, JUNE 2017, NORTH DAKOTA PARTICIPATED AND 9
CAP AC INVOLVED, 17-T-5577, SIOUX FALLS, AUGUST 2017, 18-T-3389, BLACK
HILLS SAREX, OCTOBER 2017, 18-T-3561, SPLIT SAREX, SIOUX FALLS AND RAPID
CITY, NOVEMBER 2017
Disaster Relief
17-1-5693 - HURRICANE HARVEY. NINE SOUTH DAKOTA MEMBERS TOOK AT
LEAST A WEEK TO HELP OUT IN THE HOUSTON AREA. LT COL GOODRICH
RECEIVED MERITORIOUS AWARD, JON BECKER, MYRA CHRISTENSEN, TOM
REDLIN, JOE OYE AND SCOTT GILES RECEIVED NATIONAL COMMANDERS
COMMENDATION AWARD.
Homeland Security
LOW LEVEL ROUTE SURVEYS WERE FLOWN IN SUPPORT OF ELLSWORTH AIR
FORCE BASE AS WELL AS THE SOUTH DAKOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARD.
Counterdrug
THE SOUTH DAKOTA WING IS NOT ACTIVE IN COUNTERDRUG OPERATIONS

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Chapter II

AEROSPACE EDUCATION

Internal Aerospace Education
TIM MODDE NAMED DAE. TIM IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA PILOTS
ASSOCIATION AND HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN PROMOTING AE.
WING AE WEEKEND, C/2D LT JULIA LAIR AND LT COL BUCK DEWEESE PLANNED
AND EXECUTED WEEKEND IN MINNESOTA WITH GLIDERS, O-FLIGHTS AND
ROCKETRY.
External Aerospace Education
PIERRE, AUGUST 2017 - IN COOPERATION WITH THE SD STATE MUSEUM STEM
OUTREACH CAP PRESENTED A SERIES OF PROGRAMS TO MIDDLE SCHOOL AGED
STUDENTS AS PART OF A SUMMER SERIES.
Chapter III

CADET PROGRAMS

Cadet Programs
NATIONAL CADET COMPETITION: CADETS FROM ACROSS AMERICA GATHERED
IN DAYTON, OHIO IN JULY FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL CADET COMPETITION.
CADETS FROM THE BIG SIOUX COMPOSITE SQUADRON AND SIOUX FALLS
COMPOSITE SQUADRON PARTICIPATED
JOINT DAKOTAS CADET LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: A JOINT DAKOTAS CADET
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY WAS HELD IN SIOUX FALLS 26-28 DECEMBER. CADETS
AND SENIOR MEMBERS FROM BOTH SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTH DAKOTA
WINGS AND FOUR OTHER WINGS ATTENDED.

Cadet Activities
JDCLE CAMP RAPID, JULY 2017. CAPT MICHAEL JOHNSON WAS ENCAMPMENT
COMMANDER AND C/MAJ ANIKA BOHMER (FROM ND) WAS CADET COMMANDER.
OVERALL 123 MEMBERS PARTICIPATED FROM SIX WINGS.
NATIONAL CHARACTER WEEKEND IN SIOUX FALLS, SEPTEMBER 2017. LT COL
LINDA BUECHLER AND MAJ NICK GENGLER MANAGED PROGRAM.
Drug Demand Reduction
NOTHING TO REPORT

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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 Craig Goodrich
Maj Justin Johnson
Capt Joseph Oye
Lt Col Mark Huntington
NONE
Lt Col Ron Evenson
NONE
Capt Patrick Nowlin
NONE
Lt Col Myra Christensen

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Aircraft Coordinator
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
CIS Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Homeland Security Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Director Counterdrug Operations
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Counterdrug Administrative Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Director of Emergency Services
1. CAPT PATRICK NOWLIN APPOINTED, 25 AUG 2017
Disaster Relief Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
ES Training Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED

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AEROSPACE EDUCATION
Director of Aerospace Education
Internal Aerospace Education
External Aerospace Education

Capt Tim Modde
NONE
NONE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Aerospace Education
1. Capt Tim Modde approinted 30 June 2017
Internal Aerospace Education
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
External Aerospace Education
1. NO DATA 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 Linda Buechler
NONE
NONE
NONE
MAJ Nicholas Gengler
Lt Col Linda Buechler

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Cadet Programs
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
2.
2017-2017 NCR Cadet Advisory Council representatives:
1. C/2D LT JULIA LAR CAC CHAIR
Cadet Conference
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS)
1. RCLS IN SIOUX FALLS, DECEMBER 2017
Cadet Honor Academy (CHA)
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
REGION Cadet Competition or SOUTH DAKOTA Wing Cadet Competition
1. REPRESENTED REGION AT NATIONAL CADET COMPETITION
Director of Drug Demand Reduction
1. NO DATA 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
(ATTACH UNIT ORGANIZATION CHART HERE)

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Unit Command and Staff Listing
(ATTACH COMMAND AND STAFF DOCUMENT HERE)

WING COMMAND STAFF
SMALL, David Jr. Col
DeWEESE, Buck
Lt Col

CC Commander
CV Vice Commander

WING ADMINISTRATOR
KUECKER, Rachel Mrs.

WA Wing Administrator

WING ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
GENGLER, Nick
Maj
CS Chief of Staff
BASS, Tom
Lt.Col
FM Director of Finance
BUECHLER, Linda Lt Col
CP Director of Cadet
BUECHLER, Linda Lt Col
DDRA Drug Demand Reduction Administrator
CHRISTENSEN, Myra Lt Col
DOS Assistant Emergency Services Officer
DONLEY, Mary
Col
PD Director of Professional Development
DONLEY, Mary
Col
DRR Director of Recruiting & Retention
EPP, Todd
Maj
HO Historian
JOHNSON, Justin
Maj
AMO Aircraft Maintenance Officer
FOY, Jerry
Capt
LGM Director of Logistics
GABERT, Jerry
Capt
DC Director of Communications
GOODRICH, Craig Lt Col
DO Director of Operations
HINESLEY, Ted
Maj
JA Legal Officer
HOFER, Shannon
Maj
IT Director of IT, Web Security Administrator
HINKHOUSE, Rob Capt
DA(A) Director of Administration (assistant)
HUNTINGTON, Mark Lt Col
SE Director of Safety, CIS Officer
HUNTINGTON, Samuel 1st Lt
DO(A) Director of Operations (Ground Ops)
KIPP, Bruce
Lt Col
PA Director of Public Affairs
LAIR, Julia
C/2d Lt
CAC CAC Chair
MEERT, Matt
Capt
LGT Transportation Officer
METZGER, Shelly Lt Col
IG Inspector General
MODDE, Tim
Capt
AE Director of Aerospace Education
NOWLIN, Patrick
Capt
DOS Emergency Services Officer
OYE, Joe
Capt
DOV Standardization/Evaluation Officer
RAE, Gary
Lt Col
HC Chaplain
SCHMID, Neil
Capt
DO(A) Director of Operations (Assistant)
STEELE, Manny
2d Lt
GR Government Relations Advisor
WEST, Karla
Maj
DA Director of Administration
SQUADRON COMMANDERS
JOHNSON, Mike
1st Lt
BECKER, Jon
1st Lt
EPP, Todd
Maj
FILLER, EW
Maj
COLLISTER, Bill
Maj
BIERWIRTH, Kris Capt

Rushmore Composite Squadron (Rapid City)
Pierre Composite Squadron (Pierre)
Sioux Falls Composite Squadron (Sioux Falls)
Big Sioux Composite Squadron (Brookings)
Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron (Spearfish)
Crazy Horse Composite Squadron (Custer)
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APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics
LOGISTICS
Director of Logistics
Supply Officer
Transportation Officer
Maintenance Officer

Capt Jerry Foy
NONE
Capt Matt Meert
NONE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Logistics
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Supply Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Transportation Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Maintenance Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED

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

Capt Jerry Gabert
NONE
NONE
Lt Col DAVE JEFFRIES

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Communications
1. CAPT JERRY GABERT
Communications Licensing Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
ORMS Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
HF Coordination Officer
1. LT COL DAVE JEFFRIES
Communications Operations
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Communications Facilities and Equipment
1. NO DATA PROVIDED

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

Col Mary Donley

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Professional Development
1. COL MARY DONLEY

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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

Maj Karla West
Col Mary Donley
Col Mary Donley
NONE
Lt Col Bruce Kipp
Maj Shannon Hofer
Col Mike Beason
Lt Col Gary Rae
Maj Todd Epp
Lt Col Linda Buechler

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Administration
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Director of Personnel
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Director of Recruiting and Retention
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Director of Plans & Programs
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Director of Public Affairs
1. 12 MONTHLY ISSUES OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA WING SKYCHASER ENEWSLETTER PRODUCED IN FOUR DIFFERENT EDITIONS (INTERNAL
WING EDITION (FOR WING PERSONNEL), JROTC EDITION (FOR ALL
SOUTH DAKOTA JROTC UNITS EMPHASIZING CADET ACTIVITIES),
COMMUNITY EDITION (FOR SMALLER COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS AND
NEWSBLOGS EMPHASIZING ACTIVITIES, ACHIEVEMENTS AND
SUCCESSES), AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (FOR SENIOR ELECTED AND
APPOINTED STATE OFFICIALS AND KEY STAKEHOLDERS EMPHASIZING
EMERGENCY SERVICES ACTIVITIES AND TRAINING, NEW EQUIPMENT
AND ENHANCED CAPABILITIES).
2. 3 ISSUES OF THE SOUTH DAKOTA "WING ROUNDUP" MAGAZINE
PUBLISHED DURING 2016. NEW FOCUS ON RECRUITING BY SENDING
HARDCOPIES OF THE MAGAZINE TO ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH
SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN THE STATE.
Director of Information Technology
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Information Technology Officer
1. NO DATA PROVIDED

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Finance - Financial Statement
1. LT COL TOM BASS APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, 29 SEP 2017
Chaplain
1. LT COL GARY RAE
Historian
1. LT COL TODD EPP
Health Services
1. NO DATA PROVIDED

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

Lt Col Shelly Metzger
Lt Col Mark Huntington
2d Lt Manny Steele
Maj Ted Hinesley

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Inspector General
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Safety
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Government Relations
1. NO DATA PROVIDED
Legal
1. NO DATA 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
David Small Jr, Col, CAP
South Dakota Wing Department of the Historian

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