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Abegg Joseph2Joe Abegg joined CAP as a cadet in Illinois Wing in 1973. By 1977 he had earned the Spaatz Award, Ranger Expert, the Blue Beret (original school), CAP pilot's wings, an Air Force Academy nomination and an Air Force ROTC scholarship. By 1981 he was an Aerospace Engineer, an Air Force Pilot and a CAP Squadron Commander. His military career spanned 26 years as an officer where he served in numerous flying, command and control, and leadership assignments to include his last assignment as the CAP-USAF Northeast Liaison Region Director of Reserve Forces and twice chair of the National Reserve Forces Working Group. His CAP career continued when he transferred to the New Jersey Wing in 1981. There he served as Wing Director of Cadet Programs, Squadron Commander again, Chief Check Pilot, Chief of Stan/Eval, Chair of the Flight Evaluation Board, CAC Advisor, as lead pilot for the winning team at the 1986 CAP National SAR Competition and as a Group Commander.

From 2005 through 2009 he served at CAP National Headquarters as the National Director of Emergency Services and led 26 national projects, chaired the National Emergency Services Committee and was a member of the National Operations Committee, the National Home Land Security Committee, and the National Coast Guard Subcommittee. From 2009 through 2010 he served as the Northeast Region Director of Operations and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.

During his spare time he has been on staff at 24 Cadet Encampments, 21 Region Staff Colleges and five National Cadet Special Activities. He is a graduate of the Air War College, the Inland SAR School, the CAP IG School, the CAP C4 School and the CAP PAO Academy.

In 1987 he started his civilian career as a pilot for Pan Am. After the demise of Pan Am he was hired at United Airlines. While at United he has served as a Line Check Airman and Captain on Boeing 757s/767s, and he is currently a Captain flying Airbus 319s/320s with over 23,000 flying hours.

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Lieutenant Colonel Roysetta Bruner joined Lebanon (Pennsylvania) VFW Cadet Squadron 307 in 1976. She was appointed as the squadron's Public Affairs Officer and was honored that year as National Public Affairs Officer of the Year. She served as squadron commander, as commander of Group 30 and later Group 2 in Pennsylvania Wing, and as wing Director of Cadet Programs.

In October 2001 she joined Northeast Region Staff as DCS for Cadet Programs She holds a master rating in public affairs.

She has received the meritorious service award and the Paul E. Garber award The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania has awarded her the Pennsylvania Commendation Medal four times for her support of the youth programs of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

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Col Burns got involved in CAP in July 1981 when his daughter, then a cadet, told him her squadron needed more Senior Members. In 1982 he became the Commander of the Lone Eagle Comp Sqdn, a position he held until April 1988. He then joined Group 221 as Deputy Group Commander and held that position until 1994. As demands for his time increased because of his responsibilities at work, he became Group Finance Officer and in 2002, Group IG until the end of 2006. He next served as NER IG until October 2008 and then became Assistant Deputy CAP-IG for Training (CAP/IGTA) in October 2008. In that position he was responsible for developing and implementing the Inspector General online Basic Course, teaching the IG Senior Level Course, Curriculum Director for the biennial IG College and Team Chief for the CAP/CAP-USAF Joint Compliance Inspection Team.

Col Burns holds Master ratings in Finance and Inspector General. He is a licensed Private Pilot and was an Air Crew member as an Observer in 1986 when Northeast Region won the National SAR Competition at Whiteman AFB.

He is a graduate of St. Peter's University with a BS in Chemistry and Education and also earned an MBA (Management) from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He spent 36 years in IT-related positions with IBM, Beneficial Corporation, International Paper, Warner Lambert and the CIT Group from which he retired as Sr. Vice President of Global Infrastructure Services. He is currently a Professor with Thomas Edison State College and teaches online courses in the Information Technology field.

He served in the military from July 1959 to Dec 1968. His active duty assignments included Firing Platoon Leader, 5th Battalion, 73rd Field Artillery (Sergeant Missile) (Germany), Commander, Nurnburg Equipment Maintenance Center (Germany) and General Staff Officer, 1st Logistical Command HQ (RVN). He was awarded a Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal. He is also the 1st Vice Commander of American Legion Post 157 (ME) and a member of the Maine Troop Greeters. He and his wife Pat now reside in Stockton Springs, ME.

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Flattery JohnMaj Flattery's career with the Civil Air Patrol began in 1972 as a cadet in the Brockton Composite Squadron in Massachusetts. Captain Flattery left Civil Air Patrol after receiving his Mitchell award, and rejoined as a senior member in 2002.

Flattery has served in several positions throughout his career in Civil Air Patrol, primarily as a Health Service Officer. Currently Captain Flattery is assigned as Director of Health Services Programs at Northeast Region since July 2012. Flattery is also working with a National group of Health Service Officers to develop a Specialty Track and curriculum for Civil Air Patrol Health Service Officers.

He is also assigned ADY since 2011, to the National Headquarters for the National Communications Team. He serves as a National Communications Officer and is the Curriculum and Instructional Development Coordinator for the Team. Flattery and the team were responsible for the development and implementation of ICUT. Flattery has worked with the National Communications Team and other National staff bringing communications education online to all CAP members. Captain Flattery was awarded a National Commanders Commendation for his work on ICUT and other educational programs.

Captain Flattery is active in Massachusetts Wing and other wings in the region as a Mission Scanner and Observer, as well as a Mission Radio Operator. Flattery is an active participant in the area SAREX's and missions. He operates VHF and HF ALE stations for Civil Air Patrol providing support for its various missions.

Flattery is a Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree in Nursing Informatics. He has worked in numerous nursing positions in Massachusetts, most recently as a clinical educator at a small community hospital in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Presently he is employed as the Senior Clinical Analyst for Physicians Services at Cape Cod Healthcare as well as an independent Healthcare IT consultant.

He works directly with the Chief Medical Information Officer, as well as other providers and clinicians, helping to develop and maintain (EMR) electronic medical records, and (CPOE) computerized physician order entry. As an independent consultant he assists hospitals and physician practices in designing and developing networks, both hardware and virtual systems.

Captain Flattery is active in the nursing field providing consulting for Legal nursing, and educational programs and curriculum for nurses and providers. He authors courses and evaluates curriculum for nursing and other healthcare providers.