Civil Air Patrol

Pinckard Named Next AZ Wing Commander

On December 3, 2019, Southwest Region Commander Col. Joe Smith announced the selection of Lt. Col. Robert C. Pinckard to serve as the next Arizona Wing commander. Pinckard, an 18-year member of CAP, served most recently as the wing vice-commander.

Pinckard joined Willie Composite Squadron in Chandler, Arizona, in 2001 and served as the squadron finance officer and cadet programs officer. In 2007, he assumed command of the squadron. Subsequently, he was promoted to group and sector commander positions before becoming the chief of staff in January 2016 and vice-commander in July 2018.

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