Col Larry Myrick of San Luis Obispo, CA has been confirmed as Civil Air Patrol’s next National Vice Commander by the organization’s Board of Governors. Brig Gen Joe Vazquez, CAP’s next Chief Executive Officer and National Commander, selected Myrick.
Myrick, currently an adviser to CAP National Commander MSgt Chuck Carr, will be sworn in on Aug 15 and begin his new duties during the National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, following a change of command ceremony in which Vazquez officially becomes CAP’s National Commander and CEO, succeeding Carr.
In addition to the selection of Myrick, Vazquez has appointed Middle East Region Commander Col Larry Ragland as his Chief of Staff.
The selection marked the first time in CAP’s 72-year history that the organization’s National Commander/CEO selected the organization’s Vice Commander. The new selection process became official in October 2012 when the organization’s Board of Governors approved an updated Constitution and Bylaws incorporating the organization’s new governance structure.
Previously, Commanders and Vice Commanders were elected by a majority vote of the organization’s National Board.