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cawgcc-newton Wing Commander
Col Craig Newton


Command Staff

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Chief of Staff (CS) Lt Col Sturgill, Tammy A
Vice Commander (CV) Lt Col Lawson, Shawn
Wing Coordinator to CAP-USAF Lt Col Prusak, Michael
Health Service Officer Lt Col Olsen, Gregg (IAOD)


Wing commanders are the senior corporate officers within their wing. They are responsible to the corporation and the region commander for ensuring that Corporation objectives, policies, and wing operational directives are effectively executed. They shall:

  1. Exercise command over all units and personnel in their wing.
  2. Promote the objectives and purposes of CAP by encouraging the achievement of established goals and programs by all units and by setting new goals and programs within the wing to support the corporation's objectives.
  3. Establish plans, policies, and procedures necessary to conduct wing affairs that do not conflict with National Headquarters and region policies and directives.
  4. Ensure the safety of personnel and equipment through active and aggressive safety education and inspection programs.
  5. Be aware of subordinate units' accomplishments, problems, and degree of compliance with policies and directives through a system of inspections, reports, and staff visits.
  6. Inform the region commander of progress toward achieving objectives, notable accomplishments, problem areas, and other matters of interest.
  7. Refer problems not resolved at the wing level to the region commander.
  8. Select and appoint high-caliber wing staff members and remove from wing staff positions those deemed unqualified or otherwise unsuitable to continue in their positions.
  9. Appoint high-caliber commanders of subordinate units when replacements are needed and remove unit commanders from positions whenever they are considered unqualified or otherwise unsuitable.
  10. Visit subordinate units periodically, apprise them on matters affecting them, and assist by furnishing guidance and resolving problems.
  11. Approve all organizational actions for subordinate units (charters, redesignations, activations, deactivations, etc.).
  12. Approve promotions for members within the wing.
  13. Approve recommendations for awards and decorations for members of the wing.
  14. Visit subordinate units periodically, apprise them on matters affecting them, and assist them by furnishing guidance and resolving problems.
  15. Maintain close liaison with the governor and staff and serve as an advisor on CAP affairs.
  16. Perform those functions stated explicitly in the Bylaws of Civil Air Patrol and other duties as the nature of the office may require.
  17. Wing commanders should be familiar with the Civil Air Patrol Constitution and Bylaws, CAP governing directives, and policy matters affecting their command.
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