Col Arlinda Bailey
Colonel Arlinda C. Bailey, National Executive Officer
Bailey, a 19½-year member of CAP, is in her third year as the first female commander of the Tennessee Wing. A resident of Johnson City, Tennessee, she previously commanded the wing’s Group 1 in east Tennessee after serving as deputy group commander and commander of the Kingsport Composite Squadron. She was honored as the wing’s squadron commander of the year in 2006. Bailey graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and worked as an electronic sales representative for Texas Instruments and as a merchandise representative for the Procter and Gamble Corp. She became a full-time mom after the birth of two sons, Ed and Sam. Sam eventually enrolled as a cadet in the Kingsport squadron, which prompted Bailey’s lengthy volunteer service in CAP.