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Wing Commander's Call Features Change of Command, Promotion and Awards

August CC Call
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Col Douglass passes the ceremonial guidon from Maj Wall to Maj Nourredine
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NC Wing Unit and Group Commanders Meet with Wing Staff


The day began at 9:00 a.m. with a closed meeting attended by Col. Roy Douglass and the wing’s five group commanders. The thrust of this gathering was to work out a more flexible positioning of the wing’s ten aircraft to permit more squadrons to have greater access.

At 11:00 a.m. the general assembly commenced with a change of command in Group 2. Major Toby Wall passed the ceremonial guidon to Maj. Max Noureddine. Wall was thanked for his service as Group Commander for more than three years.

Next on the calendar was the promotion of Capt. Dan McCollum to the rank of major. Maj. John Kay, NC Wing Chief of Staff, assisted. Col. Douglass noted that McCollum was recently named National Safety Officer of the Year. McCollum is currently serving as NC Wing Safety Officer. The NC Wing recently received the 2009 Paul W. Turner National Safety Award.

1st Lt. Jim Thomasson, wing personal development officer, gave the background of the Paul E. Garber Award. “The Garber Award recognizes the completion of CAP’s level four training accomplishments. Only a small percentage of CAP members ever reach this accomplishment,” Thomasson said. Douglass then presented the Garber Award to Maj. Glen Peting.

Maj. Toby Wall was then recalled to the dais and Douglass presented him with the Outstanding Service Award for his many years of devoted service to the NC Wing.

Following a short lunch break, the meeting resumed with all five group commander’s meeting with their respective commanders and other members of their units to discuss general plans for the balance of the year. The group commanders reminded their unit commanders to promote the upcoming NC Wing Conference in October.


Photos by Capt. Don Penven