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Col Linette Lahan


Col Lahan was appointed as Kansas Wing Commander on 28 May 2016. Col Lahan joined Civil Air Patrol in 2005 in the Flint Hills Composite Squadron.  She has served as the squadron's Finance Officer, Administrative & Personnel Officer, Testing Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Emergency Services Officer, and Squadron Commander.  She also has served as the Kansas Wing Director of Administration and Chief of Staff.

In her professional life, she is a Family Readiness Support Assistant for the Department of the Army. 

Formal Education:
  • Dublin High School
  • Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center diploma
  • Goodfellow Air Force Base Electronic Warfare Voice Intercept
  • Squadron Officer School
  • Corporate Learning Course 
  • Region Staff College June 
  • National Staff College May 
  • Inspector General Course, Senior 
  • Wing Commanders College

Major Awards and Decorations:
  • Exceptional Service Award
  • Commander's Commendations with bronze clasps
  • Achievement Award
  • Lifesaving Award with Silver Star 
  • Paul A. Garber Award
  • Grover C. Loening Award
  • Charles O. Davis Award with three silver stars
  • Find Ribbon
  • Search and Rescue Ribbon
  • Disaster Relief Ribbon with V
  • CAP Master Ground Team Badge
  • CAP Basic Emergency Services Qualification Badge
  • Air Crew 
  • Incident Commander
Specialty Qualifications:
  • Administration - Master
  • Finance - Master
  • Personnel - Master
  • Emergency Services - Senior
  • Inspector General - Senior
  • Command - Senior
  • Safety - Technician
  • Cadet Programs - Technician

Effective Dates of Promotion in CAP:
  • 2nd Lieutenant 2006
  • 1st Lieutenant 2007
  • Captain 2008
  • Major 2011
  • Lieutenant Colonel 2015
  • Colonel 2016