Tennessee Wing

Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol

is made up of over 1000 volunteers serving their communities and their country by providing Emergency Services, Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs Activities.  Supported by the Tennessee Aeronautics Board and the State Legislature of Tennessee we provide services across the State and in the larger region.

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Tennessee Wing "Of The Year" Awards

Tennessee Wing and the Southeast Region is proud to announce the 2015 “Of the Year” award recipients. Please join me in congratulating these members as they go on to compete at the National Level! 

Character Development Officer of the Year: Lt Col Robert Turpin 

-Lt Col Robert Turpin (Music City Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol) became a member of Civil Air Patrol in 2004, and has achieved the Technician level for Command and Character Development, the Master level for Cadet Programs and in 2015 the achieved Master level for Drug Demand Reduction. Lt Col Turpin has continued to build upon a foundation of service that began in 1956 when he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After retiring from military service with 24 years of service, he became an AFROTC instructor at Northside High School, Warner Robbins, Georgia where he worked with cadets for 17 years. 

Colonel DeCamp Ground Team of the Year:
Murfreesboro Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

- The Murfreesboro Composite Squadron (TN-162) Ranger Team has distinguished themselves by attending Advanced Winter and Fall training at North Carolina’s Wing Ranger School, summer training at Hawk Mountain Ranger School, achieving various levels of Ground Team, Ground Team Leaders and Ranger Class rankings, attending all Group SAREXs and participating in four Air Force assigned Emergency Services missions that included a total of finding three active Electronic Locator Transmitter Beacons and assisting on two missing persons Search and Rescue Missions.

Communicator of the Year: Lt Col Randall Stripling

-Lt Col Randall Stripling serves as the TN Wing Communications Technical Support Officer. In this job, Randall Stripling has performed outstanding duty supporting the Tennessee Wing’s communications program from a technical standpoint and in a communications and training function for over 20 years. Lt Col Stripling has trained the newly appointed Tennessee Wing Director of Communications in all aspects of the job and the operation of the VHF digital radios. Despite an over 100 mile trip, Col Stripling came to Wing Headquarters to do this communications training.

Finance Officer of the Year: Maj Werner Pfiefer 

- Maj Werner Pfiefer has been on top of everything for the past two and a half years. We received a low risk rating which is an Excellent rating by the NHQ Wing Financial Analyst (WFA). Maj Pfeifer has taken on more than what his duty calls for. He has kept the Tennessee Wing on task financially and works well with the Administrator, arranging the budget and being there for advisement when it comes to operating financially within the regulations of NHQ.


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