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Group Commander

Group Commander

Group commanders represent the wing commander. They are responsible to CAP National Headquarters and the Wing Commander for ensuring that objectives, policies, and operational directives are effectively executed within their group.

Lt Col Robert Thompson was appointed commander of Group III in November of 2020.  He was the commander of the College Park Composite Squadron between January 2016 and March 2020.  He also served as Deputy Commander for Cadets and Deputy Commander for Seniors. 

Lt Col Thompson's Specialty Track ratings include Master Ratings in Administration, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education as well as Senior ratings in Command, Emergency Services, and Personnel. He has completed Level 5 of the Civil Air Patrol's senior member training program and is a certified instructor for CAP Volunteer University.  He also is a qualified Emergency Services instructor.

Lt Col Thompson has Emergency Services ratings for Ground, Air, and Incident Command Post including Ground Team Leader, Urban Direction Finding, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Air and Ground Branch Director, Flight Line, Mission Observer, Airborne Photography, and multiple incident command staff ratings.

 

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