Former Arizona Wing Commander Col. Brian Ready has been selected to serve on the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors. Since completing his four-year term as wing commander in 2016, Ready has served as vice-commander (west) for Southwest Region and also on the national level as a member of CAP’s Information Technology Steering Committee.
Ready, who lives in Phoenix, was chosen June 25 by the CAP Senior Advisory Group to succeed Col. Dale Newell as an at-large member of the board. Ready’s term begins Aug. 28.
“All I have ever wanted to do in CAP is give back to our members and make a difference,” Ready said. “There is no greater calling than to be part of the team that develops the vision and future for the organization you serve. In CAP, the Board of Governors is that team.”
Ready said CAP’s volunteers are “the best in the country.”
“I am grateful for this opportunity to support them,” he added. “They are the best group of volunteers I have ever had the honor to be associated with. … I’m also thankful to be able to help the youth of today who will be our leaders of tomorrow.”
Ready’s new leadership role will be as a member of CAP’s top governing body. The Board of Governors generates strategic policies, plans and programs designed to guide and support the volunteer service of the organization’s eight regions and 52 wings.
The Board of Governors consists of four U.S. Air Force appointees, three members appointed jointly by the secretary of the Air Force and CAP’s national commander, and four members-at-large selected by the CAP Senior Advisory Group (CSAG). CAP’s national commander, national vice commander, executive officer and eight region commanders serve as voting members on the CSAG.
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