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Col Andrew Selph - Commander, New Mexico Wing

Colonel Andrew F. Selph joined CAP as a Cadet in October 1978, has been a member of five New Mexico Wing Squadrons and held a number of NMWG staff positions. He has earned Master ratings in the Command, Cadet Programs, Inspector General, Personnel, and Administration specialty tracks; Senior ratings in Professional Development and Emergency Services; and Technician ratings in Aerospace Education, Logistics and Safety. Selph has achieved emergency services ratings as Mission Observer and Ground Branch Director. He supported NMWG’s year-long COVID mitigation mission between Apr 2020 and Jun 2021. 

Colonel Selph earned a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree in 1987 and a Master of Criminal Justice degree in 1990 at New Mexico State University. He worked six years as a Juvenile Probation Officer for the State of New Mexico, and twenty-two years as a Probation Officer with a specialization in Pretrial Services and Electronic Monitoring for the federal judiciary.

 

EDUCATION 

Squadron Leadership School - 15 Apr 1984 
Corporate Learning Course - 24 Feb 1985 
Southwest Region Staff College - 24 Jul 1994 
National Inspector General College - 17 Jun 2000 and 29 Jun 2002 
National Staff College - 22 Oct 2004 
Wing Commanders College – 9 Nov 2023

 

CIVIL AIR PATROL ASSIGNMENTS 

Rio Rancho Falcon Composite Squadron Commander - 1 Nov 1995 - 18 Apr 1998 
New Mexico Wing Inspector General - 27 Sep 1999 - 8 Sep 2004 
Eagle Cadet Squadron Commander - 8 Oct 2010 - 10 Jan 2013 
New Mexico Wing Director of Cadet Programs - 11 Jan 2013 - 1 Mar 2016 and 5 Mar 2018 - present 
New Mexico Northern Group Commander – 23 Jun 2019 - 23 Mar 2023
New Mexico Wing Vice Commander - 5 Dec 2021 – 22 July 2023
New Mexico Wing Commander - 22 Jul 2023 - Present 

 

MAJOR CIVIL AIR PATROL AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 

Carl A. Spaatz Award 18 Apr 1983
Certificate of Recognition for Lifesaving 10 Nov 1984
Counter Drug Ribbon 30 Apr 1998
Chuck Yeager Award 15 Nov 2004
Gill Robb Wilson Award 4 Feb 2005
Command Service Ribbon (3) 18 Apr 1998, 10 Jan 2013, 23 Mar 2022
Search Find Ribbon (3) 10 Nov 1984 and 28 Aug 2014, 8 Sep 2022
Achievement Award (3) 28 Oct 2018, 2 Nov 2022, 11 May 2023
Commander’s Commendation (10) 1984, 1985, 1985, 1992, 1995, 2010, 2011, 2019, 2022(R), 2023
Meritorious Service Award (6) 1998, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2022
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award 2 Mar 2018
Red Service Ribbon (40 years) 27 Oct 2018
Disaster Relief Ribbon with Silver V device 1 Jan 2021 
Crisis Service Award 1 Dec 2021
Exceptional Service Award 21 Jul 2023
Red Service Ribbon (45 years) 27 Oct 2023

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION 

Captain 31 Aug 1984
Major 28 Feb 1993 
Lieutenant Colonel 11 May 1998
Colonel 22 Jul 2023

 

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 

Senior United States Probation Officer (retired) 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE   

Albuquerque Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

 

(Current as of Nov 2023)

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