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Illinois Wing Commanders


At the 21 January 2012 Illinois Wing Change of Command Ceremony, six former Illinois Wing Commanders gathered along with current Commander, Col Rickey Oeth to celebrate his promotion and instillation as Wing  Commander

The commanders gathered in the wing headquarters' hangar for a group picture: (left to right)
Col. Gordy Larson (2008-2012), Col Bob Karton (2001-2002) (Now GLR Commander),
Col. Steve Peters (1991-1994),  Col. Rickey Oeth (2012-Present), Col Maurice Givens (2005-2008),
and Col Jay Burrell (2002-2005).


Col Rickey L. Oeth (2012-Present)


Col Gordon "Gordy" Larson (2008-2012)


Col Maurice Givens (2005-2008)


 

Col Jay Burrell (2002-2005)


 

Col Bob Karton (2001-2002)


Col Joe King (1998-2001)


 

Col Ron Westholm (1994-1998)


 

Col Steve Peters (1991-1994)


 

Col Larry Lis (1986-1991)


Lt Col Ronald C. Dryfus

(Acting Wing Commander)

1953-1954


Col Henry J. Beutel

1952-1953


December 2006

At the December Wing Staff meeting, six former Illinois Wing Commanders gathered along with current Commander, Col Maurice Givens, to honor Col Larry Lis' 50th Anniversary as a member of CAP.  Col Lis joined CAP as a cadet along with former wing vice commander Lt Col Tom O'Shea.

The commanders gathered in the wing headquarters' hangar for a group picture: (left to right) Col Larry Lis (1986-1991), Col Steve Peters (1991-1994), Col Ron Westholm (1994-1998), Col Joe King (1998-2001), Col Bob Karton (2001-2002), Col Jay Burrell (2002-2005) and Col Maurice Givens (2005-2008).

Col Lis was presented a plaque from National Headquarters honoring his years of service to CAP.


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Last revised: 21 November 2012.