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Squadron Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Waller was selected to command the Bowie Composite Squadron, Maryland Wing of Civil Air Patrol on 11 April 2024, after serving as the Bowie Squadron deputy commander for two years.  He joined CAP in 2017 and this is his second tour as a CAP squadron commander. Additionally, Lt Col Waller is a retired Air Force officer with more than 20 years of service in the Air Force/Air National Guard with technical aircraft experience on the F-4C/D, F-15A/B and the F-16C/D.  He has served as a civilian military analyst for the Air Force Directorate of Operations and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) at the Pentagon.  As an analyst, he provided acquisition, command and control, and intelligence support for the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar (Joint STARS) and the Cheyenne Mountain Space Surveillance System. Lt Col Waller was born in Cambridge, Maryland and spent his youth in nearby Vienna, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.


 
 
EDUCATION:
1989 A.S. Aircraft Maintenance Tech, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL
1991 B.S. Aeronautics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
1993 Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Officer Course, Sheppard AFB, TX
1993 Air National Guard Academy of Military Science, McGee Tyson ANGB, TN
1993 Private Pilot, Single Engine Land, Andrews AFB, MD 
1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2002 Introduction to Flight Test & Evaluation, USN Test Pilot School, NAS Patuxent River, MD
2005 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2021 M.S. Information Technology and Systems Engineering, University of Maryland Global Campus, Adelphi MD    
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal, three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal, one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, eleven oak leaf clusters
Army Superior Unit Award
Air Force Good Conduct Medal, one oak leaf cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, one oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
Maj. Gen. Charles J. Southward Leadership Award
Distinguished Graduate (DG) Award, ANG Academy of Military Science
Commander's Commendation Award (Wing)-2022
Crisis Service Award-2021
Charles Yeager Aerospace Education Award-2020
Red Service Ribbon-2019
Command Service Ribbon-2018
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