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Wing Commander - Annette Peters

 

Col Annette Peters
New Mexico Wing Commander

Col Peters joined Civil Air Patrol in October 2001. At that time, she was assigned as the Test Control Officer for Los Alamos Composite Squadron and Administrative Officer. In 2005, she became the Deputy Commander for Seniors, and in August 2007 she became the Squadron Commander until June 2015. She has held the position of Deputy Commander for Cadets, Public Affairs Officer, Supply Officer, and Transportation Officer at the unit level. Prior to her current position Col Peters was the Vice Commander for Northern New Mexico from 2015-2019. She is the first female Wing Commander for New Mexico Wing.


Col Peters’ areas of focus are Emergency Services and Cadet Programs. She is currently a qualified Mission Scanner/Observer, Mission Radio Operator, Mission Staff Assistant, Flight Release Officer and CD qualified. She holds a Master Rating in Command and Cadet Programs and holds a Technician Rating in Emergency Services, Administration and Logistics.

 

Education

Graduate from the University of New Mexico

CAP Instructor

Unit Commanders' Course – 2011
Squadron Leadership School – 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Corporate Learning Course – 2014, 2016
Seminar Advisor for Southwest Region Staff College 2013


Awards and Decorations    
Commander’s Commendation – 2001, 2003, 2019
Membership Ribbon – 2001   
Leadership Ribbon – 2003   
Red Service Ribbon – 2003 
Recruiter Ribbon – 2004      
Air Search & Rescue Ribbon – 2005   
Search and Rescue Find Ribbon – 2010
Looney Family of the Year – 2005
Benjamin O. Davis Award – 2011
Grover Loening Award – 2011
Yeager Award – 2012
Paul E. Garber Award – 2013
Squadron Commander of the Year – 2014
Abbot Memorial Decade of Dedication – 2016
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award – 2018
Commander’s Commendation – 2019
Exceptional Service Award – 2019
Meritorious Service Award – 2020
Disaster Relief Ribbon with Silver V device – 2021
Crisis Service Award – 2021

Effective Dates of Promotion
Second Lieutenant – 2002
First Lieutenant – 2007
Captain – 2008
Major – 2011
Lt Col – 2015
Col – 2019

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