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MER Appoints New SCWG Commander

posted Mar 11, 2013, 1:48 PM by System Administrator
Col 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 at the top of their emergency services and cadet programs.  Col Ragland also wrote, "Please join me in letting Col Lindler know of all our appreciation for all his hard work on behalf of the Wing.  Being a wing commander is truly a great task, and the members should be appreciative of what a commitment it takes to serve in this capacity."

SCWG will host a Change of Command ceremony at SCWG HQ in Columbia, SC, on Saturday 16 March 2013.  Many will already be at Wing HQ for the Compliance Inspection, but all are invited to attend this Change of Command at approximately noon.