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Wing Headquarters Organizational Chart

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With the exception of the wing administrator personnel are unpaid volunteers. Civil Air Patrol is a member-managed nonprofit organization chartered by Congress under 36 U.S.C. chapter 403.

Wing Leadership Team Bios

Commander: Col. Bill Eliason

Bio coming soon.



Vice Commander: Lt. Col. Aaron Newman

Lt. Col. Aaron Newman is the vice commander of Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing. He previously served as the wing chief of staff and the commander of Arlington Composite Squadron. He has also served as the director of information technology for CAP's Middle East Region (now Mid-Atlantic Region) and continues to assist the region headquarters when needed.

Newman is an active participant in the emergency services programs for the wing both as an aircrew member and as a radio communications professional. He has been recognized for his leadership in serving as course director for a CAP Squadron Leadership School, as an instructor for a CAP Corporate Learning Course, and as project officer for the Civil Air Patrol Annual Memorial Ceremony. He also led a successful effort to modernize the website and email services for the region headquarters.

Newman was born in New York City. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as an engineer’s degree in information technology from George Mason University.

Newman joined Civil Air Patrol in September 2011. Outside of the organization, he is a principal data scientist and program manager with Whiteboard Federal. 


Chief of Staff: Lt. Col. John E. Davies

Lt. Col. John Davies was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He received his commission as a second lieutenant, U.S. Army, upon graduation from the University of Connecticut in 1974. 


His Army command assignments include Commander, 209th Military Police Company, Fort Meade, Maryland; Deputy Brigade Commander, 14th Military Police Brigade, Kornwestheim, Germany; Commander 793rd Military Police Battalion, Furth, Germany; Commander, Military Police Brigade Panama, Fort Clayton, Panama.


Davies’ other active duty assignments include Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, VII Corps, Mohringen, Germany; Military Assistant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Pentagon; Director, Officer Personnel Management Division, 1st Personnel Command, Schwetzingen, Germany; Director, Combat Development, U.S. Army Military Police School, Fort McClellan, Alabama and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Assistant Commandant, Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; and Deputy Director, Military Personnel Policy, Army G-1, Washington, DC.


Davies has completed the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the Army Command and General Staff College; and the National War College.  He earned an MBA in Behavioral Psychology from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California in 1980 and a Masters of National Security and Strategic Studies from the National Defense University, Washington, D.C., in 1996.


His Army awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (3 OLC), Soldier's Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC).


Davies was a cadet in CAP’s Connecticut Wing from 1965 and converted to CAP senior member before entering the Army in 1974. He rejoined CAP in 2007. His CAP awards include National Commanders Commendation (2015); National Capital Wing Property Manager of the Year (2007, 2008, 2010, 2016, 2017); Region Property Manager of the Year (2010, 2017).


He currently works for the Association of the United States Army.



Command Chief: Chief Master Sgt. Freddie Perry

Click below for Perry's background.


Click here to read a profile written about Chief Master Sgt. Perry in the spring 2020 issue of Civil Air Patrol Volunteer magazine.

Squadron Commander Bios

Go to each squadron's web page to read their bios.

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