More Musical Wing Commanders in Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol Clap TrapCol Tim Hahn replaces Col Carl Brown as Civil Air Patrol Alaska Wing Commander

by Willow Ptarmigan | AuxBeacon News Reader

[Editor’s Note: We’ve verified this story out of Pacific Region’s Alaska and Nevada Wings. Thank you for your contribution.]

Your story earlier this year on Civil Air Patrol Musical Wing Commanders can now be extended to Alaska and Nevada Wings and I am sure a few others. This fall, Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol lost approximately $150,000 (30 percent) in state appropriations for fiscal year 2019. The Alaska state government also requested the CAP Alaska Wing find alternative funding sources for 2020 and beyond.

“The Alaska Wing Civil Air Patrol in 2017 received $453,500 in total from the State of Alaska, which was used to support all 14 of the squadrons. This year, the funding was cut to $302,300 overall for the state, with a special note in the state budget that the patrol should actively search for non-state funding to support its operations.”

This happened after Alaska Wing Commander Col Carl Brown attempted to deceive the state legislature and public regarding Civil Air Patrol’s need for money to keep six to eight squadrons open in the state of Alaska. He stated these squadrons would shut down from less funding. He also provided no statistical or detailed evidence that the Alaska Wing CAP was beneficial to the state. Feel good propaganda stories of cadets were added by other CAP members for which have nothing to do with Alaska emergency services missions. Many squadrons where Wings get no state appropriations manage just fine.

So, earlier this month, and very quietly I should add, CAP National replaced Alaska Wing Commander Col Carl Brown with former Nevada Wing Commander and current Pacific Region Vice Commander and Compliance Officer Col Timothy Hahn.

You can see the proof for this assertion here, here and here. [links redacted]

Civil Air Patrol Musical Wing Commanders

Civil Air Patrol Musical Wing Commanders

Tim Hahn Col, CAP

Nevada Wing Commander Col Timothy Hahn gives Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell a look into the cockpit of the CAP’s newly refurbished 1986 Cessna U-206G aircraft Wednesday night at the Carson airport.

Nevada Alaska Civil Air Patrol Wing Commander

Former Nevada Wing Commander Tim Hahn, Civil Air Patrol

What a depressing state of affairs for Civil Air Patrol not to have a ready wing commander replacement within the state of Alaska.

5 Comments on "More Musical Wing Commanders in Civil Air Patrol"

  1. Avatar SARa66_QUESTION | December 27, 2018 at 21:04 | Reply

    “I understand your posting guidelines, so I’m requesting feedback before moving forward with more details. Where does one go to bring to light a long…”

    [Admin: Through comment or contact forms, send us what information you can with dates, unit names, locations, and member names and links to any resources. It is likely that our researchers can verify the story with just that alone.]

  2. Do you guys have a phone number?

    [Admin: Tell us what you want to tell us and be sure to point to some evidence. It is unlikely that a phone call is needed.]

  3. Avatar Shallow Pockets | December 19, 2018 at 06:24 | Reply

    So what is it with all these Civil Air Patrol members with their hands in their pockets for photographs? Do they not get a briefing on military customs and courtesies?

  4. According to Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, “The Alaska Wing has more than 730 members and 19 squadrons.”

    Why couldn’t Alaska wing find a member within its own wing to be the wing commander instead of a good ole boy from Nevada wing?

  5. Think that’s bad…come to this Wing….we had 2 applicants…Region went Non select on initial …especially a former Army officer

    We’re on Interim Wing CC retread status now

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