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Wing Commander Col Francis Smith, CAP
Lt Col Art Giles, CAP
Chief of Staff
Capt Lee Safley
South Carolina Change of Command(From Left to Right - Col Larry Ragland, Col David Crawford, Col Jay Lindler, Col Francis Smith)West Columbia, SC – The room was buzzing with electricity as
the new SCWG Commander, Col Francis Smith, made his first remarks after
assuming command of the 935 members of the South Carolina Wing. Col Smith laid
out his strategic plan for the next four years, which includes readiness and
training for Air Force authorized missions, increased cadet activities and more
professional development training.
Col Smith assumes command from Col Jay Lindler, who led the
wing into the “paperless age” with innovative computer programs.Col Larry Ragland, the Middle East Region
Commander, presided over the ceremony.Notable guests included Col David Crawford, the North Carolina ...
Posted Apr 4, 2013, 8:46 AM by System Administrator
The Command Staff Go to Washington(From Left to Right) Lt Col Frances Smith,
Col Jay Lindler, Representative Joe Wilson, Major Mary Giles, and Lt Col Art
GilesBy Major Mary Giles, SCWG/PA
Washington D. C. – The South Carolina Wing Command Staff and
Public Affairs Officer went to meet with the South Carolina Delegation at the
Capital this month. The purpose of the meetings was to bring both the story of
South Carolina Wing and the financial plight of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) to
the Senators and Congressmen.The team
met with the Members or their staff, of both Senators and all but one
Representative.The legislative team had
pleasure and honor of talking Rep. Joe Wilson (R-2nd District) for
an extended ...
Posted Mar 14, 2013, 3:36 PM by Mary Giles
MER Appoints New SCWG CommanderCol Larry Ragland, Commander, Middle East Region, has appointed Col (Select) Francis Smith as the incoming commander of South Carolina Wing. Col Smith is a ten year veteran of CAP and has served in several CAP leadership positions, including Squadron Commander of Lexington Composite Squadron, SCWG Chief of Staff, and his current position of SCWG Vice-Commander. He also has a master rating in Emergency Services and Flight Operations, as well as a Senior rating in Finance. Col Ragland also extends his thanks to Col Jay Lindler for his dedicated and selfless service to SCWG as the outgoing Wing Commander. Col Lindler has done an excellent job of carrying SCWG forward during difficult financial times. His leadership has kept SCWG ...
Posted Mar 11, 2013, 1:48 PM by System Administrator
CI PreparationMembers of the South Carolina Wing gathered at Wing Headquarters on February 23, 2013 to finalize preparation for a joint CAP/USAF Compliance Inspection (CI). The CI process occurs every four years and provides the wing with an opportunity to demonstrate its ability to meet our Missions for America. The CI teams will be telephone interviews with department leaders this week and will be on-site March 16 & 17. The SCWG Team looks forward to displaying their compliance and capabilities!
Posted Feb 23, 2013, 12:29 PM by Mary Giles
2013 Safety Fly-InEach year in March the South Carolina Aviation Safety Council holds its popular Safety Fly-In. This event features world-class speakers who present the latest information and best practices for aviation safety. The seminars are free of charge and qualify for FAA WINGS credit. Mark your calendar now for the 2013 Safety Fly-In scheduled for Friday, March 22nd, featuring AOPA Air Safety Institute’s Bruce Landsberg! More information to come. For more information, contact Eric Barfield or click here.
Posted Feb 7, 2013, 5:51 PM by System Administrator