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The Gill Robb Wilson Award is Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) highest award for Senior Member professional development. It recognizes senior members who have dedicated themselves to leadership and personal development in the CAP. The CAP first gave this award in 1964 to honor the late Gill Robb Wilson. He is regarded as the founder of Civil Air Patrol, and served as CAP’s first executive officer.

Civil Air Patrol is the civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has a three-fold mission. It includes emergency services, the cadet program, and aerospace education. CAP professional development provides technical skills and leadership training to senior members age 18 and over to support CAP’s mission. The program enables these adults to develop these skills while providing a public service.

As the member progresses through the program, they complete five increasingly complex training levels. Each level requires the member to become more involved in CAP activities, master skills in one of 23 technical areas, and develop leadership ability. As they complete these levels, the member receives awards, chances for promotion, and selection for more important roles within CAP.

The final milestone is the Wilson Award. It is earned after receiving the Paul E. Garber Award. In addition, members must direct the training of fellow members in a variety of courses. They must also have served in command or leadership positions for at least three years. Finally, they must have completed CAP’s capstone course, the National Staff College, or approved equivalent.

As CAP’s premiere award for senior member professional development, the Gill Robb Wilson Award should be presented by an Air Force or CAP general officer, an elected state or federal official, or other distinguished person.

KANSAS RECIPIENTS

FIRST AWARDED IN 1964

Award #

Name

Date

Unit #

3261

Robert L. Moore

Jun 2015

KS001

3133

Pamela C. Morris

Jun 2014

KS066

3132

Linette M. Lahan

Jun 2014

KS066

3131

Daren K. Jaeger

Jun 2014

KS001

3108

Janet K. Moll

Feb 2014

KS092

3023

Barbara C. Willis

Jun 2013

KS001

2966

Michael H. Mathewson

Dec 2012

KS035

2889

Duane B. Filkins

Nov 2011

KS061

2888

Jerome L. Hanson

Nov 2011

KS061

2855

Michael E. Madden

May 2011

KS035

2854

Shirley A. Rodriguez

May 2011

KS035

2758

Mark W. Lahan

Apr 2010

KS066

2728

Eric J. Shappee

Jan 2010

KS001

2703

Rick G. Franz

Nov 2009

KS001

2636

Jeffrey D. Morris

Feb 2009

KS066

2635

Phillip H. Aye

Feb 2009

KS077

2634

Dennis L. Pearson

Feb 2009

KS061

2267

Regena M. Aye

May 2004

KS077

2234

Bernard F. King

Dec 2003

KS001

2224

John R. Schmidt

Oct 2003

KS124

2195

Howard Williams

Jun 2003

KS092

1986

Edmund G. Hill

Aug 2000

KS001

1943

Chester Peterson Jr

Nov 1999

KS092

1914

Ronald K. Williams

Jul 1999

KS001

1896

E. Blaine Schoolcraft

Feb 1999

KS123

1880

John A. Wolesky

Dec 1998

14092

1871

Luis A. Cubano

Nov 1998

14000

1866

Ronald R. Tremblay

Nov 1998

14092

1768

Charles E. Sharp

Mar 1997

14031

1690

Charles R. Tidd

Oct 1995

14066

1689

Timothy A. Hansen

Oct 1995

14066

1688

Clifford E. White

Oct 1995

14066

1639

Ronald C. Sloan

Feb 1995

14111

1601

Jack T. Vaughn

Oct 1994

14001

1584

Robert K. Docherty II

Aug 1994

14118

1445

Elaine K. Hoch

Aug 1992

14001

1292

Richard B. Sweeney

Feb 1991

14029

1220

John E. Canada

Jul 1990

14001

1219

James M. Moss

Jul 1990

14001

1196

Harry F. Messinger

Mar 1990

14029

1115

Beverly Ann Hoskins

Jun 1989

14001

1103

Albert Behning III

Mar 1989

14029

932

Dominick Italiano

Mar 1988

14123

892

Neil E. Tremayne

Sep 1987

14029

891

Gary E. Summerskill

Sep 1987

14029

857

Burgess W. Rennels Jr.

Sep 1987

14011

700

Charles Tollet

Aug 1986

14001

489

Elver F. Craghead

May 1985

14001

356

Elisabeth E. Dicken

Sep 1984

14001

256

Gregg W. Etter

Apr 1984

14111

240

Patricia A. Lane

Mar 1984

14035

239

Jeffrey R. Guernsey

Mar 1984

14092

25

George M. Boyd

Apr 1982

14001

11

Herbert A. Traulsen

Mar 1980

14001

Robert A. Adams

Jan 1971

14000