Civil Air Patrol’s Senior Advisory Group has selected two CAP members to serve as member-at-large representatives on the organization’s Board of Governors.
CAP Col Brad Lynn, previous Southeast Region Vice Commander, will join the BoG effective immediately, replacing CAP Col Ralph Miller of the Pacific Region. Miller completed his three-year term on the board earlier this month. CAP Col Dale Newell, Oklahoma Wing commander, will succeed CAP Col Warren Vest when Vest’s term ends in August.
Lynn’s extensive aviation background includes a 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force and a lifelong commitment to Civil Air Patrol beginning in 1969 when he joined the organization as a cadet. While in the Air Force, he served as a KC-135 aircraft commander and as Vice Wing Commander of the 908th Airlift Wing. He also completed an Air Staff training assignment at the Pentagon and a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Prior to his last position in CAP, Lynn served as Alabama Wing Commander and at the National level as Commandant of Cadets for Cadet Officer School, escort officer for the International Air Cadet Exchange and instructor and seminar leader for National Staff College. Lynn brings a unique perspective to CAP’s Cadet Program mission, having been a Spaatz Award recipient, National Cadet of the Year in 1973 and a member of the National Cadet Advisory Council in the mid-’70s.
Newell is retired from a career in commercial insurance that included insurance company management and various executive positions.
His CAP service includes positions as Assistant National Inspector General for investigations and various staff assignments in the Washington Wing and CAP’s Pacific Region, including service as Washington Wing Commander.
The 11-member BoG generates strategic policies, plans and programs designed to guide and support the volunteer service of the organization’s 52 wings and 56,000 members nationwide.