by Abenaki Dawn | AuxBeacon News Contributor
Col Dale V. Hardy, CAP released the following statement in the fall 2015 issue of Abenaki News along with his PAO/Editor Major Penny H. Hardy, CAP. Col Hardy had taken over as Interim New Hampshire Wing Commander after having previously served in that role in the 1980s and 1990s. More on that in another installment.
Dale V. Hardy was named along with another Civil Air Patrol member of the time, Alger Conger, in the April 1995 court order in the case of Grant v. Civil Air Patrol, et. al.
NH Wing members,
I am humbled and honored to be chosen as your commander for this period of transition. I do not plan to make any staff or command changes as I think the wing is functioning very well.
We can be proud of our accomplishments and standing in the region and nationally. This is due to all of you doing your jobs in an outstanding manner.
I would like to emphasize and ask that we continue our monthly safety briefings. I know they are not required for participation but risk management should be a part of every activity. The proper use and care of our people and equipment is most important.
As many of you know, this is not the first time I have commanded this wing. The reason I have accepted this position is to keep management local. We will now be starting the process of selecting our next wing commander. I urge anyone who is eligible and interested to polish up your resume and let your intentions be known. A selection board will be convened to look at the resumes, letters of recommendation, qualifications and to conduct an interview.
In the meantime, I ask that you continue to do the work you have been given to do so we can have a successful wing and perform our missions for America.
Thank you all for being on our NH Wing team. Together we can get through this transition and emerge stronger than ever.
Col. Dale V Hardy, CAP
New Hampshire Wing Commander
Alger Conger was released from the State Prison on Nov. 20, 2007, according to the state Department of Corrections, after being incarcerated for 46 months on two felonious sexual assault charges involving children under age 13. Alger Conger was convicted in February of 2004.