Civil Air Patrol

Aerospace Education

New Mexico Wing Aerospace Education Staff:
Director of Aerospace Education: Lt. Col.  Roland Dewing

Internal Aerospace Education: Cpt. Rene Larricq              
External Aerospace Education: 2 Lt. Dylan Bryant              
Assistant: Lt. Col. Ted Spitzmiller

Southwest Region AE Chief of Staff: Lt. Col. Levent Vural CAP
Lt. Col. Levent is a Aerospace Engineer by profession

NEW MEXICO SQUADRON AEO’S as listed in e-services dated 12 Dec. 2020
SWR-NM-006 477795 Torres , David A (A) Lt Col
SWR-NM-012 526324 McKelvey , James E Capt
SWR-NM-012 617762 Skrzypek , Joseph E (A)
SWR-NM-016 673145 Akhadov , Elshan A SM
SWR-NM-018 666363 Kane , Barry C 2d Lt
SWR-NM-018 596582 Wood , Allan W (A) Capt
SWR-NM-024 679411 Salome , Shannon Capt
SWR-NM-030 656640 Lukas-Drouillard , Joseph G (A)
SWR-NM-030 591460 Pung , Aaron J (A) Capt
SWR-NM-033 641441 Foster , Elena K (A) Capt (
SWR-NM-033 619149 Slack , Martin W 2d Lt
SWR-NM-060 420589 Flores , Jude M Lt Col
SWR-NM-060 535231 Larson , Christopher S (A) Maj
SWR-NM-068 475407 Everson , Mark J Capt
SWR-NM-068 682835 Lewis , Wray A (A) SM
SWR-NM-068 399527 Zenonian , Alta (A) Lt Col
SWR-NM-073 576982 Poole , Kaila A (A) Capt
SWR-NM-073 329927 Prosser , Dustin L Capt
SWR-NM-077 595845 Dirsa , Keith J 1st Lt
SWR-NM-082 406590 Akins , Dennis C (A) Maj
SWR-NM-082 595136 Lavolpa , Frank J (A) 2d Lt
SWR-NM-083 537367 Chappell , Mark K (A) 1st Lt
SWR-NM-083 494163 Fox , Mary Ann (A) Maj
SWR-NM-083 664362 Fried , Michael T 2d Lt
SWR-NM-084 649247 Quarrie , Avelonia V 1st Lt
SWR-NM-085 439180 Lenard , Roger X Lt Col
SWR-NM-800 546315 Price , Jessica D Maj
SWR-NM-811 636819 Armstrong , Gabriel M 1st Lt
SWR-NM-811 546315 Price , Jessica D (A) Maj
SWR-NM-818 114786 Selph , Andrew F (A) Lt Col
SWR-NM-818 207682 Torres , Anthony M 1st Lt
SWR-NM-822 610633 Armijo , William C 1st Lt
SWR-NM-823 622494 DeBusk , Laura J Capt
SWR-NM-823 601521 East , Eran C Capt

New Mexico Aerospace Education advisors:

CAP Maj.  John English (Space Science)
(Data engineer on Mariner mission to Mars)
CAP Capt. Ken Johnston (Apollo Specialist)
(Trained Apollo Astronauts to fly lunar module,)
AEM Jerald Cross (Model Rocket Specialist)

Mini Aerospace Extravaganza
Speakers, rockets and airplanes  TBA

Aerospace Officer workshop TBA

AEO’s AEROSPACE EDUCATION Squadron Activity reports are  completed in e-services
REPORTS due Oct. 15

NOMINATED AWARDS Due Wing   Dec 15 through e-services ,

  Anyone member  (Cadet or Senior) can summit a nomination. Please take the time to nominate cadets and seniors for the award they deserve!  The Wing AE awards  are forward to Region to compete for AE Region awards, Regions forwards their selection on to National for the selection of AE National Awards. (Click on award to be directed to National AE about AE awards

Frank G. Brewer – Civil Air Patrol Memorial Aerospace Awards 
(Wing AE Cadet of the year) is Category I – Civil Air Patrol Cadet Member
(Wing AE Senior of the year) is Category II – Civil Air Patrol Senior Member
Category III – Individual or Organization outside of Civil Air Patrol
Category IV – Lifetime Achievement

Wing Aerospace Education Officer of the Year
Wing Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year


Squadron Aerospace Education Excellence Award  every squadron should be working on getting the AE excellence award. Complete six aerospace activities and one two-hour or longer field experience (space day, trip to the airport or museum, etc.) between Oct 31 2019- Sept 2020,to earn  receive color certificates for your squadron and students.

Yeager Award Every senior should work to get the Yeager Award, the on line test for “Aerospace the Journey of Flight” the book can be downloaded in eservices, AE downloads and resources.

 Mary Fiek 1924-2016  ( Cadet Achievement 3)
Attended several New Mexico Wing conferences and our Aerospace Extravaganza.


19 year old Mary Fiek inspecting her design of a Captivair for a WWII P-51

  National Headquarters Aerospace Education

AEO Schools, reports Awards for senior, cadets and Teachers, AEX Awards Program,
AFA Grants, Teacher TOP, Model Rocketry Program, Publications

Links to other Aerospace Related Web Sites:

Air Force Association AFA
Air&Space Smithsonian
We Choose the Moon
Starship Schemtics
Free Flightsimulators  Article on X-Plane, FlightGear and Orbiter – view information, screenshots and download directly from the article.

Aerospace Company Web Sites:

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