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Meet Your Innovation Leaders




Meet Your Innovation Leaders

Colonel Arlinda Bailey

Overseas Group Commander and Innovation Team Member

Col Bailey served as the CAP/XO under Maj. Gen. Mark Smith and has been a member of the Innovation Team since its inception in early 2020. Her desire to see CAP build a culture of innovation stems from former employment with companies that exist mainly due to their innovative nature....

Chief Master Sergeant Robert Dandridge

Innovation Team Member

CMSgt Dandridge has served over 15 years with the CAP. He brings a unique perspective to his current role and is energized to bring together people and ideas to act as a catalyst of positive change. His introduction to innovation began forty years ago working in environmental fields when he...

Lt Colonel David Dlugiewicz

National IT Manager

Lt Col Dlugiewicz is currently the National IT Manager and Vice Commander of the Ohio Wing. He is a 21 year veteran of the USAF. Lt Col Dlugiewicz, then SMSgt Dlugiewicz was hand-picked to implement the $150,000 Wing Technology Exploitation Facility supporting innovation with the testing and development of both...

Ms. Kathy Conyers MBA, CGEIT, CISM

CAP Chief Information Officer

Ms. Conyers has served in her current role as CAP Chief Information Officer for over 5 years. She is a leader in both technology and non-technical business transformation initiatives including leading Lean/Six Sigma/Theory of Constraints transformation teams in support of USN/USMC aviation repair command. Favorite Innovation Memory: Envisioning and standing...

Mr. Joseph Hall, Jr., CISM

Deputy CAP Chief Information Officer/ Information Security Manager (ISM)

Mr. Hall has served in his current role as Deputy CAP Chief Information Officer for over 13 years of his 20 current years at HQ Civil Air Patrol. He is a transformational leader with a myriad of experiences in innovation, security, and IT solutions. He also serves as HQ CAP...

Meet Your Innovation Pit Crew

Lt Col Kevin Houser

Pit Crew Chief

Lt Col Houser has been in Civil Air Patrol for over 12 years and has participated in many of the core missions of CAP. He is a Senior Flight Release Officer, a Mission Pilot/Observer/Scanner and Airborne Photographer as well as having served as Squadron Commander, Finance Officer and Aerospace Education...

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