A recently retired U.S. Air Force general and a longtime Civil Air Patrol member have been selected to serve on CAP’s Board of Governors. The secretary of the Air Force appointed Maj Gen Sandra (Sandy) Finan of Colbert, Washington, to join the board, effective immediately. She succeeds retired Air Force Brig Gen Leon Johnson, the president of Tuskegee Airmen Inc., who completed a six-year term on the board Oct 26.
The Board of Governors consists of four 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. The CAP inspector general, command chief, chief operating officer and CAP-U.S. Air Force (CAP-USAF) commander are nonvoting members of the CSAG.
The 11-member BoG generates strategic policies, plans and programs designed to guide and support the volunteer service of the organization’s 52 wings. CAP’s national commander and chief executive officer, the organization’s chief operating officer and the CAP-USAF commander serve as advisers to the BoG.