October brings the new fiscal year and because our activities can be impacted by delayed funding streams, October always requires some careful planning. I finished my last F40 with the wing commanders on the 4th. This allowed me to focus my attention on two very important topics—recruiting and retention. While I had started reading articles […]

September began a little slower than August and I was thankful for the time to work with the staff and commanders on goals, planning, and budgeting. The work we do now in these areas will provide a solid foundation for our work over the next year. As Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, […]

Thanks for visiting North Central Region.  This is the administrative headquarters for the Civil Air Patrol Wings in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The role of the region headquarters is to enhance the programs and capabilities in our wings and to provide education and resources to our members. You may […]

August brings the start of school and as an academic dean, it is a busy time at the college. In August, I dropped in on a Kansas Wing conference call to congratulation Col Lahan on some excellent numbers in Recruiting and Retention. After attending the college’s Board of Trustees meeting in Iola, Kansas on Tuesday […]

I began July with a trip to the National Flight Academy in Fremont, Nebraska. I joined Col David Plum and his amazing team at Midlands University. What a delight! Col Plum and his team were able to instruct and solo 24 new cadet pilots! The university is a wonderful partner for CAP and the facilities […]

  The change of command on 28 May in Wichita, KS was very meaningful for me. Twenty-five years before, I had received Kansas Wing Cadet of the Year Honors from Col Rich Anderson at a Kansas Wing Conference in Wichita. BG Larry Myrick conducted the change of command and it was both special and humbling. […]

My first few months as your region commander have flown by at an alarming rate.  I enjoy meeting the amazing volunteers of the North Central Region and learning about all the good work you do as I travel to events.  I may be biased but I think that NCR has some of the finest volunteer […]

Col Aye is pleased to announce that Lt Col Robert Moore will direct the December 2016 Region Staff College and Col Steve Kuddes has agreed to become the director for Summer 2017.