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HISTORY OF
North Dakota Wing
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

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

Prepared By
Col John Steiner, CAP
North Dakota Wing Historian

Reviewed By
Col.John Steiner, CAP
North Dakota Wing Commander

COMMANDERS APPROVAL LETTER

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE .......................................................................................................... 1-2
COMMANDER’S APPROVAL LETTER ................................................................3
INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF ....................................................... ............. 6-7
TABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................................ 4-5
NARRATIVE
CHAPTER I: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ...................................................................6
Search and Rescue ...................................................................................................6
Disaster Relief ..........................................................................................................6
Homeland Security...................................................................................................6
Counterdrug .............................................................................................................6
CHAPTER II: DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE EDUCATION ...........................................6
Internal Aerospace Education ..................................................................................6
External Aerospace Education .................................................................................6
CHAPTER III: DIRECTOR OF CADET PROGRAMS .....................................................6
Cadet Programs .................................................................................................... 6-7
Cadet Activities ........................................................................................................7
Drug Demand Reduction .........................................................................................7
APPENDIX I: Chapters I-III - Data and Statistics ........................................................ 8-11
Operations ............................................................................................................ 8-9
Aerospace Education .............................................................................................10
Cadet Programs ................................................................................................ 10-11
APPENDIX II: Unit Staff - Data and Statistics ........................................................... 12-16
Unit Map (showing geographic subdivisions within a REGION/WING) .............12
Unit Organization Chart .........................................................................................13
Unit Command and Staff Listing ..................................................................... 14-16
APPENDIX III: Director of Logistics – Data and Statistics..............................................17
Supply ....................................................................................................................17
Transportation ........................................................................................................17
Maintenance ...........................................................................................................17
APPENDIX IV: Director of Communications – Data and Statistics.................................18
Communications Operations ..................................................................................18
Communications Facilities and Equipment ...........................................................18
APPENDIX V: Director of Professional Development - Data and Statistics....................19
Professional Development .....................................................................................19

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APPENDIX VI: Staff Officers - Data and Statistics ................................................... 20-21
Administration .......................................................................................................20
Personnel ................................................................................................................20
Recruiting and Retention .......................................................................................20
Plans and Programs ................................................................................................20
Public Affairs .........................................................................................................20
Information Technology ........................................................................................20
Finance - Financial Statement ................................................................................20
Chaplain .................................................................................................................20
Historian.................................................................................................................20
Health Services ......................................................................................................21
APPENDIX VII: Special Staff Officers – Data and Statistics ...........................................22
Inspector General ...................................................................................................22
Safety .....................................................................................................................22
Government Relations ...........................................................................................22
Legal ......................................................................................................................22

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INTRODUCTION OF UNIT STAFF & BRIEF UNIT NARRATIVE
The North Dakota Wing Civil Air Patrol
Wing Commander
Vice Commander
Chief of Staff

Col John P. Steiner
Lt Col Ken Schuler
Lt Col Sean Johnson

SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF MAJOR ACTIVITIES
Chapter I

OPERATIONS

Search and Rescue
NORTH DAKOTA WING CONDUCTED SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING IN 2017.
THE WING HAD THREE SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSIONS IN 2017 INVOLVING
MISSING PERSONS OR MISSING AIRCRAFT.
Disaster Relief
NORTH DAKOTA WING CONDUCTED DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING IN 2017. NORTH
DAKOTA WING ALSO COMPLETED A WATER COMMISSION SURVEY IN 2017.
Homeland Security
NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Counterdrug
NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Chapter II

AEROSPACE EDUCATION

Internal Aerospace Education
INTERNAL AEROSPACE EDUCATION EFFORTS IN 2017 INCLUDED ENCOURAGING
SENIOR MEMBERS TO COMPLETE THE YEAGER EXAM AND ADVANCE IN THE
SPECIALTY TRACK, ENCOURAGE SQUADRONS TO USE STEM KITS, AND
ENCOURAGING SQUADRONS TO PARTICIPATE IN AEX. THE WING ALSO HELD
ORIENTATION FLIGHTS FOR CADETS.
External Aerospace Education
EXTERNAL AEROSPACE EDUCATION EFFORTS IN 2017 INCLUDED SQUADRONS
SUPPORTING LOCAL EVENTS LIKE AIRSHOWS, FLY INS, ETC. SOME SCHOOLS
COMPLETED AEX. THE WING PROVIDES ORIENTATION RIDES FOR AFJROTC AND
AFROTC.
Chapter III

CADET PROGRAMS

Cadet Programs
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CADET PROGRAMS WAS BUSY IN NORTH DAKOTA WING IN 2017. THE WING
PARTICIPATED IN THE JOINT DAKOTA ENCAMPMENT. CADETS FROM NORTH
DAKOTA WING ALSO PARTICIPATED IN CAC AND ATTENDED NCSAS IN 2017.
Cadet Activities
JOINT DAKOTA ENCAMPMENT
Drug Demand Reduction
NO REPORT RECEIVED.

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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

Maj MARK BUTLAND
1st Lt DAVE NYHUS
Lt Col CHAD SMITH
Capt TIMOTHY VREEMAN
Lt Col SEAN JOHNSON
GRADE
GRADE
Capt LARRY REGORRAH
GRADE
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
OPERATIONS
Director of Operations
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING CONDUCTED TRAINING AND MISSIONS IN 2017.
2. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD AN EVALUATED SAREX IN APRIL 2017.
Aircraft Coordinator
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD SEVEN AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED IN
2017.
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING CONDUCTED A FLIGHT CLINIC IN JULYSEPT 2017. 8 AIR SORTIES WERE FLOWN.
2. NORTH DAKOTA WING CONDUCTED 71 PILOT PROFICIENCY
SORTIES IN 2017.
CIS Officer
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED
Homeland Security Officer
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED
Director Counterdrug Operations
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED
Counterdrug Administrative Officer
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED
Director of Emergency Services
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING'S EMERGENCY SERVICES TRAINING PROGRAM
WAS ACTIVE IN 2017.

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Disaster Relief Officer
1. THE WATER COMMISSION SURVEY REQUIRED TWO SORTIES TO
COMPLETE.
2. THE WING CONDUCTED A DISASTER RELIEF EXERCISE IN
FEBRUARY 2017 WITH FOUR AIR SORTIES.
ES Training Officer
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD TWO SEARCH AND RESCUE
TRAINING EXERCISES IN 2017. THE FIRST WAS IN MARCH AND
CONSISTED OF 5 AIR AND TWO GROUND SORTIES. THE SECOND
WAS IN OCTOBER AND INVOLVED 26 AIR SORTIES AND 20
GROUND SORTIES.
2. NORTH DAKOTA WING CONDUCTED TWO MISSING PERSON
SEARCHES IN 2017.
3. NORTH DAKOTA WING CONDUCTED ONE MISSING AIRCRAFT
SEARCH IN 2017.
4. NORTH DAKOTA WING CONDUCTED FOUR ELT SERCHES IN 2017.

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

Capt JARED WINGO
GRADE
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Aerospace Education
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING INCREASED THE PERCENTAGE OF SENIORS
EARNING THE YEAGER AWARD FROM 39% TO 42% IN 2017.
2. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD 4 AEMS BY DECEMBER 2017.
Internal Aerospace Education
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING FLEW 102 SORTIES FOR CADET
ORIENTATION RIDES IN 2017.
2. ONE UNIT PARTICIPATED IN AEX IN 2017.
3. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD 13 AEOS IN 2017.
External Aerospace Education
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING FLEW 14 SORITES FOR MINOT HIGH
SCHOOL AFJROTC ORIENTATION FLIGHTS.
2. NORTH DAKOTA WING FLEW FOUR SORITES IN SUPPORT OF
THE AFROTC PROGRAM UND/NDSU.T
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

Maj TREVOR MCDOWELL
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE
CADET ANIKA BOHMER
Maj JUSTIN MCDOWELL

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Cadet Programs
1. TWO CADETS ATTENDED THE NFA IN MANKATO, MINNESOTA AND
LEARNED TO FLY GLIDERS.
2. ONE CADET ATTENDED THE NFA IN MANKATO, MINNESOTA AND
LEARNED TO FLY A POWERED AIRCRAFT.
3. ONE CADET ATTENDED AFSUPTCFC AT LAUGHLIN AFB, TX IN JUNE
2017.
4. NORTH DAKOTA WING CADETS EARNED 29 WRIGHT BROTHERS
AWARDS, 9 MITCHELL AWARDS, AND 4 EARHARTS BY THE END OF 2017.
5. 100% OF UNITS MET THE TLC REQUIREMENT AND 57% MET THE TLC
GOAL BY DECEMBER 2017. THIS WAS A NICE INCREASE IN BOTH AREAS
FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR.

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6. 57% OF NORTH DAKOTA WING CADETS HAD AN ORIENTATION FLIGHT
WITHIN 180 DAYS OF JOINING BY DECEMBER 2017.
7. 100% OF NORTH DAKOTA WING CADETS EARNED THE CURRY IN 8
WEEKS BY DECEMBER 2017.
2016-2017 NCR Cadet Advisory Council representatives:
1. CADET ANIKA BOHMER
Cadet Conference
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING DOES NOT HOLD A CADET CONFERENCE.
Region Cadet Leadership School (RCLS)
1. REGION CADET LEADERSHIP SCHOOL WAS HELD IN MISSOURI
WING IN JUNE 2017 AND IN SOUTH DAKOTA WING IN DECEMBER
2017.
2. ONE CADET ATTENDED THE NCR RCLS IN SOUTH DAKOTA IN
DECEBER 2017. NONE ATTENDED THE MISSOURI WING EVENT.
3. ONE CADET ATTENDED THE RMR RCLS IN JULY 2017 AT HILL
AFB, UTAH.
Cadet Honor Academy (CHA)
1. THE NCR CADET HONOR ACADEMY WAS HELD AT CAMP
RIPLEY, MN 3-5 NOVEMBER 2017.
NCR Cadet Competition or
Wing Cadet Competition
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING DID NOT SEND A TEAM TO THE NCR
CADET COMPETITION.
Director of Drug Demand Reduction
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.

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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

Maj MICHAEL GILL
Maj MICHAEL GILL
Maj MICHAEL GILL
Maj MICHAEL GILL

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Logistics
1. ALL UNITS COMPLETED THE 2017 ANNUAL INVENTORIES BY THE
DEADLINE IN DECEMBER 2017.
2. UNITS IMPROVED THE TIMELY SUBMISSION OF VEHICLE REPORTS IN
2017.
Supply Officer
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Transportation Officer
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD 11 VEHICLES ASSIGNED IN
JANUARY 2017 AND 12 IN DECEMBER 2017.
Maintenance Officer
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.

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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 DEAN REITER
GRADE
GRADE
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Communications
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Communications Licensing Officer
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
ORMS Officer
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
HF Coordination Officer
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Communications Operations
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Communications Facilities and Equipment
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.

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

Maj TREVOR J. MCDOWELL

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Professional Development
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD 25 MEMBERS COMPLETE LEVEL 1 IN 2017.
2. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD 3 MEMBERS COMPLETE LEVEL 2 IN 2017.
3. NORTH DAKAOTA WING HAD 2 MEMBERS COMPLETE LEVEL 3 IN 2017.
4. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD 1 MEMBER COMPLETE LEVEL 4 IN 2017.
5. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD 1 MEMBER COMPLETE LEVEL 5 IN 2017.
6. FIVE MEMBERS COMPLETED CLC IN 2017.
7. FIVE MEMBERS COMPLETED SLS IN 2017.
8. ONE MEMBER ATTENDED RSC AND ONE ATTENDED NSC IN 2017.

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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 MICHAEL GILL
Capt DARRYL BILLICK
Maj DANIEL SAUERWEIN
GRADE
Lt Col SEAN JOHNSON
Lt Col ERIK LUDLOW
Col WILLIAM KAY
GRADE TIMOTHY PLEMMONS
Maj DANIEL SAUERWEIN
GRADE

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Director of Administration
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Director of Personnel
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Director of Recruiting and Retention
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING GREW BY 23 CADETS IN 2017.
2. NORTH DAKOTA WING LOST 4 SENIOR MEMBERS IN 2017.
3. THE WING ENDED THE YEAR WITH 242 TOTAL MEMBERS (89 CADETS,
152 SENIORS, AND 1 CADET SPONSOR).
Director of Plans & Programs
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Director of Public Affairs
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Director of Information Technology
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Information Technology Officer
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Finance - Financial Statement
1. NORTH DAKOTA WING MAINTAINED A SUCCESSFUL RATING IN
FINANCE ALL YEAR IN 2017.
Chaplain
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Historian
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.

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Health Services
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.

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

Col WALT VOLLMERS
Maj ALFRED VECCHIO
GRADE
Maj TED HINESLEY

COMPLETED STAFF ACTIONS CY JAN 2017 – DEC 2017
Inspector General
1. THE IG WORKED TO MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE THROUGH SUIS IN 2017.
Safety
1. ALL UNTIS COMPLETED THE ANNUAL SAFETY SURVEY AS REQESTED
IN 2017.
2. ALL UNTIS COMPLETED ORM TRAINING AND THE SAFETY DOWN DAY
IN 2017.
3. NORTH DAKOTA WING HAD FIVE MISHAPS IN 2017 AND ALL INVOLVED
AIRCRAFT.
Government Relations
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.
Legal
1. NO REPORT RECEIVED.

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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
JOHN STEINER, Col, CAP
North Dakota Wing Department of the Historian

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