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HISTORY OF
Headquarters Southeast Region
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

1 January 2013 - 31 December 2013

NARRATIVE

HISTORY
of
Headquarters Southeast Region
CIVIL AIR PATROL
Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

Prepared By
Lt Col Richard B. Mulanax, CAP
Region Historian

Reviewed By
Col. Alvin Bedgood
Southeast Region Commander

FRONTISPIECE

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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…………………12
CHAPTER VI: A-6 COMMUNICATIONS……………………………………………..13
CHAPTER VII: DIRECTOR OF SAFETY………………………………………………15
CHAPTER VIII: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE……………………………………………16
APPENDIX I Hq Southeast Region Chronology……………………………………….17
APPENDIX II Hq Southeast Region Organizational Chart……………………………..20
APPENDIX III Hq Southeast Region Personnel Statistics………………………………21
APPENDIX IV Hq Southeast Region Financial Statement………………………………25

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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.
In 2013, Hq SER was the CAP coordinator for NORTHCOM’s Tier 1 Defense Support to Civil
Authorities Exercise, Ardent Sentry, which would once again3 occur within the Southeast
Region, specifically impacting Alabama, Florida, and Georgia Wings, along with South Carolina
Wing from Neighboring Missile East Region (and before the exercise was over aircrews from
Tennessee). This exercise simulated multiple hurricanes impacting the effected states at multiple
points, and the four impacted wings flew sorties simulating both local and federal taskings4
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 Wesley Hannah
Col Luis Cubano

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 Ardent
 Sentry
 2010
 was
 executed
 on
 the
 Georgia/South
 Carolina
 Boarder
 area,
 while
 Ardent
 
Sentry
 2011
 reflected
 a
 potential
 New
 Madrid
 Event
 and
 included
 TNWG.
 
4

 CAP
 is
 one
 of
 the
 few
 agencies
 for
 which
 Ardent
 Sentry
 is
 not
 merely
 a
 Command
 Post
 
Exercise
 but
 an
 Operation
 Exercise,
 to
 the
 point
 that
 CAP
 represented
 in
 excess
 of
 75%
 of
 all
 
flight
 hours
 during
 the
 exercise.
 
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CHAPTER 2: A-1 MANPOWER AND PERSONNEL
DCS, Lt Col Pedro A. Torres
Director of Administration, Lt Col Virginia Cullity
Director of Personnel Lt Col Pedro A. Torres
Director of Professional Development, Lt Col Joe Wilkins
Director of Recruiting and Retention, Maj Dave Hyden
Historian, Lt Col Richard Mulanax
Narrative Summary
1. Director of Administration, Lt Col Virginia Cullity: The Director reviewed all SE
supplements, operating instructions form and personnel authorizations. Updates were made
as necessary. The SER staff directory was updated twice during the year.
2. Director of Personnel: this position is vacant but the duties were performed by the CDS A1,
Lt Col Pedro A. Torres.
3. Recruiting and Retention: Maj Dave Hyden became the Director of Recruiting and Retention
in May. Nothing reported beyond the names of the members that joined and renewed during
the year.
4. Director of Professional Development, Lt Col Joe Wilkins.
Professional Development analyzed existing situation and submitted recommendations to
correct the inaccuracies in the unit roster, duty assignments, and organization chart. There
are members assigned to the unit that have no duty assignment and some who have not
completed all the mandatory requirements such as EO, Introduction to Safety, and specialty
track with ratings to agree with duty assignment. The organization chart on the website is not
current. The website is not functional in that it is usually unavailable and sign-in is not
possible per the instructions. Several members do not have a photo on file and many are not
safety current. There are no job descriptions for most of the positions in the present
organization structure (A-1 through A-6) since they are different from those defined in
CAPR 20-1.
The Director of Professional Development made two presentations on "What's New in PD" at
the region conference on May 11. Fourteen members attended. The Region Staff College
was combined with the Cadet Leadership School and held at the Knoxville, Tennessee airport
ANG base on 30Jun to 06Jul. Only three seniors attended the RSC probably because of the
uncertainty about budget and schedule during the planning stage. Specialty tracks 218 and
228 were eliminated. 218, Plans and Programs, was considered to be adequately covered by
other programs. 228, Drug Demand Reduction, was combined with Cadet Programs.

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5. Historian, Lt Col Richard Mulanax, May – Dec 2013.
a.

b.

6.

The Historian position was vacant from Jan-April 2013. The new Historian
appointed in May 2013 found that neither 2012 wing histories nor the 2012 Hq SER
history were in progress, and action had to be taken to create and submit the histories.
Hq SER and several but not all wings submitted their 2012 reports to the Chief
Historian. For the 2013 history, all wings and Hq SER submitted histories on time.
Lt Col Mulanax was appointed ADY as National Historical Editor. In this position,
he worked with Capt Kurt Efinger to create the CAP Historical Journal at NHQ level.
Mulanax was primary editor of the new CAPP 223, and was appointed Editor of the
upcoming history of CAP, Eyes on the Home Skies. Capt Kurt Efinger was appointed
ADY at NHQ as Editor of the CAP Historical Journal and has edited all issues since
the publication of its first issue.

Region Chaplain, Lt Col Jim Howell.

Southeast Region Deputy Headquarters Chaplain, Lt Col Marcus Taylor
Southeast Region College Chaplain, Lt Col David Lefavor
Advisor to Southeast Region Chaplaincy, Lt Col Oscar Cope
a. Lt Col Howell participated in the following activities:
i. On March 23 - Southeast Region’s Safety Briefing.
ii. Military Chaplains Association of America’s Annual Meeting in
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from 9 April – 11 April. He was elected
Secretary of MCA’s National Executive Committee.
iii. Southeast Region Conference in Peachtree City, Georgia from 10 May
– 12 May at the Wyndham Conference Center. I led a seminar for
Chaplains and CDIs and I led the Protestant Worship Service on
Sunday morning, 12 May.
iv. Attended my denomination’s Annual Conference from 10 June – 13
June where I met with my conference leaders to discuss the role of
chaplaincy.
v. Attended the Mississippi Wing Conference in Jackson, Mississippi
from 19 July – 21 July where I led a seminar for Chaplains and CDIs.
vi. Attended the Civil Air Patrol’s Chaplain Advisory Council meeting in
Denver in conjunction with the National Civil Air Patrol Conference
from 14 August – 18 August. I met with CAP’s Chief of Chaplains,
Col, Delano Ellis and the other Region Chaplains in the Civil Air
Patrol to discuss changes in the CAP chaplaincy.

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vii. Attended the Military Chaplains Association’s National Executive
Committee meeting 11 November – 13 May in Alexandria, Virginia.
b. Southeast Region Chaplain Region Staff College in Leesburg, Florida from
6 May – 9 May. The Director for the College was Lt Col Marcus Taylor.
We had seventeen attendees.

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CHAPTER III A-3 AIR AND GROUND OPERATIONS
Director of Operations1
Aircraft Coordinator1
Standardization/Evaluation Officer
CIS Officer
Homeland Security Officer
Assistant
Assistant Counterdrug Director
Assistant Counterdrug Director
Director of Emergency Services2
Disaster Relief Officer
ES Training Officer

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

2013 proved to be a productive, yet challenging year for the Southeast Region A-3 staff and this
was heralded by the 2013 Southeast Region Operations Conference, which was held at Tyndall
AFB, Fl on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend, which presented serious logistical
challenges for the activity, which nonetheless proved to be a valuable and effective activity.
While other regions have followed suit Southeast Region pioneered this sort of activity in
January of 2010 and it remains a fixture of the Southeast Region calendar. The SER Operations
Conference is a gathering of the Command and Operations staves of the Region Headquarters
and the six wings within the region to discuss issues ranging from the Training Calendar and
issues with WMIRS to big picture issues related to Emergency Services Doctrine. 2013 also
produced the first major expansion of this activity with the inclusion of the region and wing
communication staves (in the form of their directors).
This year’s Operations Conference proved particularly important since NORTHCOM’s Tier 1
Defense Support to Civil Authorities Exercise, Ardent Sentry, would once again3 occur within
the Southeast Region, specifically impacted Alabama, Florida, and Georgia Wings, along with
South Carolina Wing from Neighboring Missile East Region (and before the exercise was over
aircrews from Tennessee). This exercise simulated multiple hurricanes impacted the effected
states at multiple points and while the four impacted wings flew sorties simulating both local and
federal taskings4 SER stood up an Area Command at Dobbins ARB, GA to oversee and
coordinate the total CAP response and provide support to the operating wings.

1


 


 Listed
 as
 an
 DCS,
 Operations
 Assistant
 in
 EServices
 

2


 Listed
 as
 DCS,
 Emergency
 Services
 in
 EServices
 

 Ardent
 Sentry
 2010
 was
 executed
 on
 the
 Georgia/South
 Carolina
 Boarder
 area,
 while
 Ardent
 
Sentry
 2011
 reflected
 a
 potential
 New
 Madrid
 Event
 and
 included
 TNWG.
 
4

 CAP
 is
 one
 of
 the
 few
 agencies
 for
 which
 Ardent
 Sentry
 is
 not
 merely
 a
 Command
 Post
 
Exercise
 but
 an
 Operation
 Exercise,
 to
 the
 point
 that
 CAP
 represented
 in
 excess
 of
 75%
 of
 all
 
flight
 hours
 during
 the
 exercise.
 
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Traditionally in the aftermath of Ardent Sentry the A-3 staff can take a moment to catch their
collective breath as the wings enjoy the good flying and training weather proffered by summer,
but that would not entirely be the case this year with the changes made to the National Flight
Academy Program. While, strictly speaking a cadet activity, changes made that year by National
Headquarters made the regions the effective sponsors for these activities and since they involve
our aircraft as well as our cadets the Operations Directorate provided support to this activity
which has a major, positive impact on the Operations Tempo of SERs Gliders and the Powered
Aircraft that support them.
The summer ended with Standardization and Evaluation Staff flying to PRWG and overseeing a
Mountain Flying Clinic for that wing’s aircrews.
In addition to these specific activities, the members of the A-3 staff conducted numerous visits to
local units and subordinate headquarters units, participated in local SAREX’s and actual
missions, flew cadet orientation flights and liaised with outside agencies, as exemplified by
FEMA Region IV RISC meeting attended by the A-3/DOS.
The year ended with a series of Conference Calls leading up to the 2014 Operations Conference,
which will be held in January 2014, beginning another year in the ongoing cycle of challenges
and success which has typified Southeast Region, since the earliest days of Civil Air Patrol.

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CHAPTER IV A-4 LOGISTICS
DCS A-5, Logistics, Lt Col Jean DuBois
Lt Col Bruce Sage – Asst Deputy Chief of Staff, Supply Officer
Major Sandra McKenzie – Transportation Officer
Asst Supply Officer Major Stacey Sage – Real Property Officer
Asst Transportation Officer, Asst Supply Officer
Narrative Summary
The results of the CAP/USAF Survey Audit were “Outstanding”. This is the 9th consecutive
rating of “Excellent” or Better. For the first time, the Annual Equipment Re-Validation was
accomplished on time. At the SER Conference, the Logistic Class was well attended.
Major activities were as follows:
Logistics
Georgia Wing Conference April 2013
SER Region Conference May 2013
CAP/USAF Survey Audit July 2013
Annual Equipment Re-Validation Dec 2013
Transportation
June 2013 - Conversion of Driver Licenses From CAP Form 75 to CAP Form 100
Jan 2013 - Established a Workable Program to Insure On-Time Reporting of Vehicle Mileage

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CHAPTER IV PLANS, PROGRAMS, AND REQUIREMENTS
DCS A-5, Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Lt Col Richard Mulanax Jan-May 2013, followed
by Capt Kurt Efinger, June-Dec 2013
Director of Aerospace Education
Lt Col Dave Garner
Director of Cadet Programs
Lt Col Gerry Otero
Director of Drug Demand Reduction
Capt Kurt Efinger
Director of Plans
Capt Kurt Efinger
Cadet Advisory Council Advisor
Maj Corey Hamilton
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 in
Florida. That school is now in its 13th 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 10 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 19 year. That workshop is
staffed by CAP AEO's and is serving as an example of a college credit AE workshop for the
nation.
AEX completed SER
104 " Highest in the Nation"
Cadet Programs:
4-6 APR 2013 SER Cadet Competition, Maxwell AFB, AL
Cadet Advisory Council meetings were held on a quarterly basis.

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CHAPTER 6 A-6 COMMUNICTIONS
DCS A-6, Communications, Lt Col Joel Katz
Communications Licensing Officer
Stokesberry
Communications Officer
Torres
Director of Information Technology
Sims
Director of Public Affairs
Norris
Asst Director Of Public Affairs
Lawson
Asst Director Of Public Affairs
Landram
Asst Director Of Public Affairs
Lartigue

John
Edgardo
Robert
Phillip
James
Mark
Jonathan

1st Lt
Lt Col
Lt Col
Maj
Lt Col
Capt
Maj

Narrative Summary
Communications
We started off being informed that we were required to follow the Regulations, but there would
not be a 2013 National Communications plan to follow to revise the Region plan and submit it to
upper and lower echelons. As such, we advised all Wing DCs to review their 2012 plans and
bring them into conformance with the 2012 Region plan with a few suggestions on bolstering our
ALE and HF nets.
We held 36 conference calls on various levels and areas of operation to include 11 monthly calls
with all DCs and Region Command staff invited. We had 16 item specific calls to include
Constant Watch and other National and local exercises, severe weather and conferences. We also
held one specific to how PA and Communications needs to work together and laid out plans for
future interaction.
Communications team staff members attended over 50 local unit meetings, 5 Wing Conferences,
the SER conference, National Board and National Communications Managers conference.
With assistance from the Region staff members that have HF radio capabilities, we have been at
a 92% check in ratio on the Wing and Region nets on a monthly basis. Every station has been on
the air during the year, with many SER radio operators logging over 20 hours a week between
the various HF and VHF nets.
A few highlights of 2013 - Lt Col Mercer Richardson former NCR DC transferred to SER and
took the Assistant DCS Communications slot, attended NSC and received his Wilson Award. On
one Region Wide exercise we had 68 stations involved in communications relay. We have
issued out all HF radios, all but 2 VHF (non mission) mobile / base radios 3 VHF (non mission)
hand held radios and built one quick deployment kit of hand held, base/mobile radio with power
supply, coax, antenna and extension cord that can be shipped anywhere needed within a few
hours of being requested
Public Affairs
(NOTE - we started out strong, then as the SER DPA got close to his wedding date and
following it, he was not as active. As such, a new DPA was installed early FY 14 and the
previous Director was asked to stay on and assist.)
During the first and second quarter the DPA was active in connecting with the Wing PAOs and
was assisting them in writing their PA and Crisis plans.
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SER DPA was asked by the MS Wing CC to handle all press functions related to the accident
and passing of three members including former SER CC Col. Tilton. There were some very
favorable comments from news station personnel on how CAP handled the process.
There were a number of calls between PA and IT on various subjects and PA attended 4 SER A6
staff conference calls and many individual calls to the Wing PAOs.
DPA attended the SER Conference as well as some local unit meetings in AL.
Information Technology
We had a smooth beginning then had multiple problems with our web site going off line
intermittently for a few months. The company hosting us finally located the problem and
corrected it. A large number of units in FL and PR have come on line with us and there has been
scattered interfacing with other Wings. One Wing is running its own site and has very little on
the SER site. We have been publishing all events given to us and posting news articles, Change
of Command, changes in position of Region staff and other items including biographies when
needed. as they become available.
On the Social end, working with DPA to make sure we are watching activity and removing any
items which were posted that could be an issue.
As we moved to a new process, the DIT revised the guide and submitted it through channels to
the SER CC for approval.
Attended 3 SER A6 conference calls and multiple one-on-one calls with DCS A6 on various
subjects.

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CHAPTER VII DIRECTOR OF SAFETY
NARRATIVE SUMMARY
Director of Safety: Lt Col William Woody
Southeast Region Staff participated in CAP’s Annual Safety Day. It was held on Saturday March
23, 2013 with good participation by staff members. National emphasis was placed on the
following:
For ALL CAP AIRCREW QUALIFIED MEMBERS:
Ground Education: At least one hour of ground training covering the responsibilities of crew
members in all roles - pilot, observer, and scanner.
In-flight Education: Pilots and Non-rated Crew - 2 Flights Learning and Demonstrating proper
flight procedures especially Crew Resourced Management (CRM).
For ALL CAP GROUND RELATED ACTIVITIES:
Education addressing – Cadet Fainting, Heat Awareness, and Safety Leadership – Confirmation
of risk management and operations risk safety briefings.
SER SUGGESTED ALTERNATIVES:
Attending a local FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) seminar or completing the on-line course -

Fundamentals of Fire Extinguisher Training.
The annual Operational Risk Management (ORM) training was presented to SER Staff at
the 2013 SER Conference in Peachtree City, GA on May11, 2013.
Other parts of the SER safety program include a Safety Summary and Briefing at the
annual SER Operations Conference with 1St Air Force at Tyndall AFB, FL. The Region
Safety Officer also attends wing conferences and conducts local unit visits as often as
possible. Periodic conference calls with SER wing commanders and safety officers and
members involved with cadet encampments are held every spring under the direction of
the region commander. The region safety officer also performs safety incident
investigations within the region/wings as required. Communication with wing
commanders and safety officers is ongoing.

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CHAPTER VIII: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
The annual budget for FY13 for Southeast Region was $101,700. Of this, $76,932.41, or 76%,
was spent, and $24,767.59, or 24%, remained. Major program areas include:
Region Staff College
Cadet Competition
Chaplain Staff College
Conference Expenses
Cadet Advisory Council
CISM Training
Region Cadet Leadership School
Glider Academies
Actual and Training Mission Expenses
Cadet Program Expenses
Administrative and Travel Expenses
For revenue and expense details, see Attachment IV.

Submitted by
Richard B. Mulanax, Lt Col, CAP
Southeast Region Historian

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APPENDIX 1 CHRONOLOGY
JANUARY
10 –12 TNWG
11 – 12 PRWG
17-19 MSWG
17– 20 TNWG
18-19 PRWG
24 – 26 MSWG
24 – 26 SER

Emergency Services School, TBD, TN
Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC), Hoare, San Juan, PR
Cadet Conference, Lake Tiak O'Khata, Louisville, MS
Group IV SAREX, KDYR Dyersburg Regional Airport, TN
SLS/CLC, Guayanilla, PR
Squadron Commander Retreat, Lake Tiak O'Khata, Louisville, MS
OPS Conference, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL

JANUARY (CONT)
31 JAN to
PRWG Staff Assistance Visit (SAV), Universidad Interamericana, Isla Grande
FEB 14
31 JAN to FLWG Cadet Competition, Patrick AFB, FL
2 FEB 14
31 JAN to FLWG Special Activities Selection Board, Patrick AFB, FL
2 FEB 14
FEBRUARY
7 – 10
TNWG
Group I FTX, McCord Farm, Alcoa, TN
11
GAWG
Wing staff meeting, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
14-16 FLWG
Florida Leadership Academy, Allure Resort, Orlando, FL
15-16 PWG
SLS/CLC, Universidad Interamericana, Isla Grande, PR
21 – 24 TNWG
Group I and II SAREX, Crossville Memorial, Whitson, TN
22-23
GAWG
CLC, DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Chamblee, GA
26 FEB to NHQ
Command Council Meeting, Washington DC
2 MAR

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MARCH
5–7
TNWG
7-9
TNWG
8
MSWG
11
GAWG
14 –16
FLWG
15
FLWG
21-23
ALWG
Prattville, TN
21 – 24
TNWG
TN
28-30
MSWG
28 – 29
TNWG
4-7
4-6
8
11-13
25-27
26-27

TNWG
SER
GAWG
GAWG
FLWG
GAWG

Legislative Days, Nashville, TN
Professional Development, (TBD), TN
“Command Call,” MSWG HQ, Jackson, MS
Wing staff meeting, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
FLWG Conference, Doubletree Hilton, SeaWorld, Orlando, FL
FLWG Change of Command, Doubletree Hilton, Orlando, FL
ALWG CONFERENCE, Marriott Hotel Conference Center,
Group II SAREX, Cleveland Regional Jetport, Cleveland,
Mississippi Wing Conference, Jackson (TBD), MS
Commander’s Call, Nashville, TN
APRIL

Group III SAREX, KM54 Lebanon Municipal Airport, TN
Cadet Competition, Maxwell AFB, AL
Wing staff meeting, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
Georgia Wing Conference, Marriott City Center, Macon, GA
Ultimate Cadet Challenge, Camp Blanding, Starke, FL
Senior IG Course, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
MAY

2–3
TNWG
9-11
TNWG
13
GAWG
15 – 16 SER
GA
16-18 SER
19 – 23 SER
23 – 26 TNWG

Staff Training (encampment), Ft. Campbell, KY
E S School, KTHA Tullahoma Regional Airport, Tullahoma, TN
Wing staff meeting, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
SER Senior IG, ICS 300, ICS 400, Dolce Resort, Peachtree City,
SER CONFERENCE, Dolce Resort, Peachtree City, GA
CCSC (Chaplains Staff College), Moody AFB, GA
Group IV FTX, Big Hill Pond, TN
JUNE

1–7
SER
SER Staff College, McGhee-Tyson ANGB, Knoxville, TN
1-7
SER
SER Honor Guard Academy, McGhee-Tyson ANGB, Knoxville, TN
7
MSWG
“Command Call,” MSWG HQ, Jackson, MS
7-14
TNWG
Encampment, Ft. Campbell, KY
10
GAWG
Wing staff meeting, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
20 – 28 AL/MSWG
AL/MS Encampment (joint), Camp McCain, Grenada, MS
27 – 30 TNWG
Group IV SAREX, KM08 Wm. L Whitehurst Field, Bolivar, TN

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JULY
8
GAWG
11 – 14 TNWG
Gallatin, TN
18-20
SER
19 JUL to NHQ
Atterbury, Indiana
2 AUG

Wing staff meeting, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
Group III SAREX, KM33 Sumner County Regional Airport,
Commander’s Call, Sevierville, TN
National Emergency Services Academy (NESA), Camp

AUGUST
12
GAWG
22-24 MSWG
22 – 25 TNWG

Wing staff meeting, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
Ops Eval, MSWG HQ, Jackson, MS
Group IV SAREX, KPHT Henry County, Paris, TN
SEPTEMBER

9
5–7
13
19 – 21
MS

GAWG
TNWG
MSWG
MSWG

Wing staff meeting, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
ES School, Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, Sparta, TN
“Command Call,” MSWG HQ, Jackson, MS
Annual PD weekend (SLS, CLC & UCC), MSWG HQ, Jackson,
OCTOBER

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GAWG

Wing staff meeting, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
NOVEMBER

11

GAWG

Wing staff meeting, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA
DECEMBER

6
6
6
9

MSWG
MSWG
PRWG
GAWG

“Command Call,” MSWG HQ, Jackson, MS
Christmas Party, (TBD), Jackson, MS
P RWG Conference, Mayagüez Resort & Casino, Mayagüez, PR
Wing Christmas Party, GAWG HQ, Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA

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APPENDIX II SOUTHEAST REGION ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

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APPENDIX III HEADQUARTERS SOUTHEAST REGION PERSONNEL STATISTICS
Twenty-nine awards were processed during the year plus thirty “for the year” awards, 25 special
promotions, one retirement, one citizenship waiver, one command pilot rating waiver, and one
patron to active request.
Duron, Eric C
Boyer, Andrew
Bannon, Harry
Vazques-Rosa, Jose
Young, John
PRWG
Duckett, Kermit
Albee, Richard E.
Conerly, Charlie W
Hornosky, Gary G.
Tate, Christopher A.
Atwell, Glen
Ferguson, William H.
Ortiz, Bartolo
Auburn Composite Squadron
Brown, Victoria
PDK Senior Sqdn
Leibowitz, Stanley H.
Inniss, Akeem O.
Aponte, Luis
Cana-Gerena, Elba
Fernandez, Gabriel E.
Rivera, Marie A.
Orsini, Francisco A.
Fernandez, Rafael
Vila, Jose G.
Hester, Charles
Soto, Elsa M.
Baez, Walt E.

Meritorious Service Award
Exceptional Service Award MSA
Nat Cmdr Commendation MSA
Exceptional Service Award MSA
Meritorious Service Award
Unit Citation
Exceptional Service Award
Exceptional Service Award
Exceptional Service Award
Meritorious Service Award
Exceptional Service Award MSA
Exceptional Service Award
Exceptional Service Award
Exceptional Service Award
Unit Citation
Exceptional Service Award MSA
Unit Citation
Exceptional Service Award
Meritorious Service Award
Meritorious Service Award
Meritorious Service Award
Exceptional Service Award
Exceptional Service Award
Exceptional Service Award
Exceptional Service Award MSA
Meritorious Service Award
Meritorious Service Award ESA
Exceptional Service Award MSA
Exceptional Service Award MSA

Arford, Dennis
Trayer, Gene
Wallace, John P
Siffring, Cory
Terrell, Robert
Nieves, Luz E.
Kapuscak, Andrew C.
Frich, Gregory G.
Wolfe, Jon G.

Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Nurse Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer

21

FL-423
AL-001
TN-087
PR-161
TN-173
PR-001
TN-001
MS-107
MS-044
MS-066
AL-113
SER-001
SER-001
SER-001
AL-113
FL-001
GA-130
SER-001
PR-900
PR-170
PR-001
PR-170
PR-001
PR-001
PR-170
PR-001
AL-001
PR-151
PR-150
GA 452
GA 116
TN 162
TN 004
TN-087
SER-001
TN-133
GA-002
GA-075

Hernandez, Ruben A
Jones, Joseph
Karakas, Michael J
Vasilas, Cristos
Zuniga, Ray A.
Hodges, Harry
Albee, Richard E.
Crawford, Richard R.
Hunsuck, Donald E.
Litten, Carole E.
Garrison, Kenneth A.
Benitez, Rafael
Pevey, Joseph F.
Talton, Willie I.
Johansen, Kenneth A.

Medical Off Subsequent
Promotion
Exceptional Qualifications
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Exceptional Qualifications
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Armed Forces Officer
Exceptional Qualifications
Wing Legislative Liaison
Armed Forces Officer

PR-079
GA 808
GA 098
FL-076
FL-423
MS-001
MS-107
TN-246
FL-293
FL-376
FL-182
PR-170
MS-001
GA-999
FL-435

2013 Awards:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
(j)
(k)
(l)
(m)
(n)
(o)
(p)
(q)

Frank G. Brewer Sr. CAP Memorial Aerospace Education Award Category I C/2d Lt Carlos M. Arroyo PRWG
Frank G. Brewer Sr. CAP Memorial Aerospace Education Award Category II Capt Shaun J. Kelly MSWG
Frank G. Brewer Sr., CAP Memorial Aerospace Education Award, Category III Non CAP Member- Inter-American University of PR
Frank G. Brewer Sr., CAP Memorial Aerospace Education Award, Category IV Lifetime Achievement - Lt Col Michael P. Hainsey MSWG
Major General Jeanne M. Holm, CAP Aerospace Education Officer of the Year Maj Gary A. Dahlke FLWG
Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year - Ms. Laura J. Pink FLWG
Air Force Association (AFA), CAP AEROSPACE CADET OF THE YEAR C/A1C Robert A. Mallory FLWG
Cadet of the Year Phase I - C/SrA Hunter D. Toth FLWG
Cadet of the Year Phase II - C/TSgt Noa G. Bender MSWG
Cadet of the Year Phase III - C/1st Lt Iriolexis C. Encalada FLWG
Cadet of the Year Phase IV - C/Col Robert H. Ward FLWG
John V. (Jack) Sorenson Cadet Program Officer of the Year - Lt Col Michael J.
Guthrie ALWG
Air Force Sergeants Association Award (AFSA), Outstanding National Cadet
NCO of the Year - C/SMSgt Jose G. Casillas PRWG
Col Edwin Lewis Incident Staff Member of the Year - Lt Col James E. Wiley
MSWG
Col Dion E. DeCamp Ground Team of the Year - Treasure Coast Comp Sqdn
FLWG
Norm Edwards Counter Drug Officer of the Year - Capt Luis Aponte PRWG
Personnel Officer of the Year - Maj Patricia K. Coghlan ALWG
22

(r)

Col Robert 'Bud' Payton national Public Affairs Officer of the Year - Maj Kim
A. Miller ALWG
(s)
Finance Officer of the Year - Lt Col Elsa M. Soto PRWG
(t)
Inspector General of the Year - Capt Ronald G. Turner MSWG
(u) Professional Development Officer of the Year - No nomination substantiated
(v) Administration Officer of the Year - Maj Randolph G. Crowder ALWG
(w) Property Manager of the Year - Maj Marie Berninger FLWG
(x) Communicator of the Year - Lt Col Ruben A. Hernandez PRWG
(y) Safety Officer of the Year - Maj Christopher Savage GAWG
(z)
Squadron Chaplain of the Year - Lt Col David R. Smelser MSWG
(aa)Senior Chaplain of the Year - Lt Col Linda J. Pugsley FLWG
(bb)Col Lester Hopper Historian of the Year - No one qualified per CAPR 210-1
(cc)Character Development Instructor of the Year - Lt Col Zulma Matos PRWG
(dd)Drug Demand Reduction Member of the Year - Lt Col Marie Ann Rivera PRWG
(ee)George Texido Legislative Officer of the Year - Lt Col Gabriel Fernandez PRWG
(ff)Senior Member of the Year - Col William Bass ALWG
(gg)Region Staff Officer of the Year - Lt Col Pedro A. Torres SER
(hh)Region Safety Award – PRWG
(ii) Outstanding DDR Wing of the Year - No Nominations
(jj) Squadron of Distinction - Smyrna Composite Squadron TNWG
b. A specialty track study guide for 222, Command, was issued. SER staff assigned the
master rating to five members, six none ratings, one senior, and one technician. The
entire region assigned 20 masters, 34 without rating, 20 seniors, and 30 technicians.
c. Processed Level V requests for the Commander. SER members who received the
Wilson Award are:
CAPID
375946
439917
428325
122607
105965
179338
134926
421616
148516
301727
375964
460331
325803
335564
359711
370949
396796

NAME
Chris Rousseau
James Kilgore
Julian Bishop
Alfred Boyd
Gerald Koellsted
James Scott
Gary Wright
Ladde Mayer
Luis Garcia
Michael Cook
Roger Helton
Katharyn Downing
Ramon Nunez
Chris Duemmel
Linda Pugsley
John Clark
Jeffrey Carlson

RANK DATE UNIT
Maj
12 Jul
AL-001
Maj
12 Jul
AL-001
Maj
12 Jul
AL-024
Lt Col 12 Jul
AL-041
Lt Col 13 Sep AL-113
Lt Col 12 Jul
AL-123
Maj
01 Nov AL-132
Maj
12 Jul
AL-132
Lt Col 11 Sep FL-001
Col
29 Jul FL-001
Lt Col 06 Jun FL-001
Maj
17 Apr FL-001
Lt Col 25 Jun FL-010
Lt Col 23 Nov FL-025
Lt Col 06 Jun FL-089
Maj
25 Jun FL-249
Maj
25 Jun FL-370
23

398363
410478
327362
348724
196965
106182
425404

John Caldwell
Ernest Sanders
Brent Bracewell
David Rogers
David Younce
David Nieves
Harrell Cobb

Lt Col
Maj
Lt Col
Maj
Lt Col
Lt Col
Lt Col

24

21 Oct GA-045
07 May GA-112
09 May GA-116
19 Jul MS-001
25 Jun MS-102
23 Sep PR-068
11 Feb TN-015