Colonel David Plum was appointed Chief of Staff North Central Region in May 2016 after serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff Operation since March 2015.

Col Plum served as Nebraska Wing Commander, North Central Region Director of Safety, and North Central Region Director of Standards and Evaluations before joining the NCR Command Team.  In his professional life, he is an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector.

Col Plum joined Civil Air Patrol in 2002 as a founding member of the Pony Express Composite Squadron in St. Joseph, MO.

He holds master ratings in Command, Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education, Standards and Evaluations, and Health Service Officer.
He holds senior ratings in Safety and Operations.

Col Plum is active in emergency services and is qualified as a Incident Commander, Mission Pilot and Scanner,
Safety Officer, Archer Operator, Archer Track Operator and Air Operations Branch Director.

Col Plum holds Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City.

He lives in Savannah, MO.