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Vice Commander - North


Colonel Eugene (Gene) L. Egry III, is the Vice Commander / North of Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region, serving in this role since October 2018.  Col Egry joined CAP as a cadet in June 1979 and completed the cadet program, earning the General Ira C. Eaker Award. 

As a cadet, he held various cadet command and staff positions throughout his CAP career:  cadet commander, Squadron 805; member of Pennsylvania Wing Ranger staff since 1980, holding various cadet leadership and command positions in the Ranger program.  He served as the cadet commander of the 1983 Pennsylvania Wing Encampment for which he received his first Commander’s Commendation.  As a senior member, he held various command and staff positions.  Squadron 805 Commander (recognized as the 1992 Northeast Region “Squadron of Distinction”), Deputy Group 80 Commander, Group 80 Commander, Deputy Group 3 Commander / North, Group 3 Commander, Member at Large for the Pennsylvania Wing Standards and Planning Committee for Ground Search and Rescue, Pennsylvania Wing Director of Ranger Staff Training, Member of the Pennsylvania Wing Executive Committee, Pennsylvania Wing Director of Operations, Pennsylvania Wing Vice Commander, Delaware Wing Vice Commander and Middle East Region Chief of Staff.

He served as the Commander of the Delaware Wing from September 2007 to September 2011.  As Wing Commander, he was responsible to carry out CAP’s missions with the over 500 members, 8 aircraft and 10 vehicles in his Wing.  He gained valuable knowledge regarding the financial processes and importance of being a steward of corporate assets during his tenure in CAP.  He served as the Chief of Staff of the Middle East Region from October 2004 to October 2008.

He is an active participant in the emergency services mission of CAP, holding several mission qualifications which include:  Incident Commander, Ground Team Leader and Mission Observer.  He is a certified Emergency Responder in Maryland.

(February 9, 2021)

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