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Lt Col Tyler Leaf

Tyler C. Leaf is the Director of Administration, Director of Information Technology, Personnel Officer, and Assistant Inspector General, New Mexico Wing, Civil Air Patrol, New Mexico.

Lt Col Leaf has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration with a Minor in Project Management from Southern New Hampshire University.

Prior to his current positions, Lt Col Leaf was Deputy Commander of 811 LBJ Middle School Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, New Mexico.


2007 Squadron Leadership School, Scott AFB, Belleville, I.L.
2009 Airman Leadership School, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque N.M.
2013 Officer Basic Course, by correspondence
2014 Training Leaders of Cadets, Edgewood, N.M.
2015 Corporate Learning Course, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N.M.
2015 Unit Commanders Course, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N.M.
2015 Region Staff College, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N.M.
2017 IG Senior Course, San Antonio, T.X.
2020 National Staff College, online seminar


July 2001—September 2006, Cadet, Quad City Composite Squadron, Moline I.L.
September 2006—April 2009, Squadron Leadership Officer, Quad City Composite Squadron, Moline I.L.
July 2009—August 2011, Deputy Commander for Cadets, Falcon Composite Squadron, Rio Rancho, N.M.
November 2013—July 2016, Administration/Personnel Officer, LBJ Middle School Cadet Squadron, Albuquerque N.M.
May 2014—July 2016, Deputy Commander, LBJ Middle School Cadet Squadron, Albuquerque N.M.
October 2015—Current, Director of Administration, NM Wing, Albuquerque N.M.
August 2016—Current, Personnel Officer, NM Wing, Albuquerque N.M.
October 2016 – January 2023, Asst. Director of IT, NM Wing, Albuquerque N.M.
August 2017 – Current, Asst. Inspector General, NM Wing, Albuquerque N.M.
November 2020 – Current, Asst. Director of Professional Development, NM Wing, Albuquerque N.M.
January 2023 - Current, Director of IT, NM Wing, Albuquerque, N.M.


Benjamin Davis Award November 14, 2013
Chuck Yeager Award November 10, 2013
Grover Loening Award November 24, 2015
Paul E. Garber Award November 27, 2015
Commanders Commendation (Wing) August 21, 2016
NM Wing Staff Member of the Year November 2016
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award March 02, 2018
Commanders Commendation (Wing) October 25, 2018
Achievement Award November 19, 2018
Commander’s Commendation (Wing) April 16, 2019
Exceptional Service Award June 21, 2019
Commander’s Commendation (Region) July 20, 2019
Disaster Relief Ribbon with “V” device  January 01, 2021
Senior Member of the Year (SW Region) February 15, 2021
Meritorious Service Award  August 27, 2021
Crisis Service Award  December 01, 2021
Achievement Award January 30, 2022
Commanders Commendation (Wing) October 07, 2022


Cadet July 17, 2001
c/Staff Sergeant September 1, 2003
c/Second Lieutenant September 13, 2006
Technical Flight Officer March 17, 2007
First Lieutenant March 17, 2009
Captain November 14, 2013
Major November 14, 2016
Lieutenant Colonel November 15, 2021



Emergency Dispatcher, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, NM


Covenant Harbor Bible Camp – Program Counselor
Quad Cities International Airport Disaster Drill
Kirtland AFB Rising 6
Tour de Albuquerque
Run for the Zoo

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