Civil Air Patrol
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Chain of Command

The complete Chain of Command is required to be memorized before promoting to phase two in addition to the Memory Work. For promotion to Cadet Airman (C/Amn) Cadets must memorize the Unit Chain of Command only. To become an NCO, Cadets must memorize the entire Chain of Command listed below.

Air Force Chain of Command:
Commander in Chief: The Honorable Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Secretary of Defense: The Honorable Lloyd J. Austin III
Secretary of the Air Force: The Honorable Barbara M. Barrett
Chief of Staff, USAF: General Charles Q. Brown, Jr.
Commander, Air Combat Command: General James M. Holmes
Commander, First Air Force: Lieutenant General Kirk S. Pierce
Commander, CAP-USAF: Colonel Mark A. Wootan
Chief Master Sergeant USAF: CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

Civil Air Patrol Chain of Command:
National Commander: Major General Mark E. Smith / Major General (Select) Edward Phelka
Pacific Region Commander: Colonel George Ishikata
California Wing Commander: Colonel Ross Veta
Group 8 Commander: Maj Jennifer Davenport

Unit Chain of Command:
Squadron Commander: 1Lt Jonathan Reed Maltbie
Deputy Commander for Cadets: Maj Lisa M. Cherry

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