Colonel Everett Hume, Northeast Region Commander
Colonel Everett Hume joined Civil Air Patrol in October 1972 as a Cadet in the Massachusetts Wing. He earned his way through the cadet training program receiving the Earhart Award in 1975. He left the program in 1978, when he became an officer in the United States Merchant Marine.
In June of 1985, he returned to CAP and joined the Westover Cadet Squadron. After a brief period, he assumed command of the Squadron and served as its’ commander until 1988. During this period, he served ADY on Northeast Region Staff as the Assistant Director of Safety.
The Westover Cadet Squadron became the Westover Composite Squadron during his command. He was a participant in many additional activities, including combined recruitment with the USAF Recruiting Service to which he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Unit Commander. He was also involved in the initial certification by US Customs and the DEA for the Counter Drug Program.
Colonel Hume has filled many positions during his time with CAP and include:
Group Safety Officer, Group Deputy Commander, Acting Group Commander, Group Vice Commander, Wing Chief of Staff, Wing Vice Commander and Wing Commander.
He holds a Master’s Rating in Logistics, Safety, Emergency Services, Cadet Programs, Command and Finance.
Everett is active in the CAP ES Mission and is currently qualified as a Master Mission Observer, Incident Commander, Ground Team Member, UDF Team Member, Mission Safety Officer, Mission Staff Assistant, and Counter Drug Mission Qualified. He hs received numerous awards which include Exceptional Service Award, Meritorious Service Award, Commander’s Commendation (Wing, Region and National) Achievement Award. His Professional Development Awards include the Paul Garber Award with Silver Star, Grover Loening Award, General Benjamin O. Davis Leadership Award, and Chuck Yeager Award.
Colonel Hume graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in April 1978, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering. He is a Staff Vice President with FM Global Engineering and Research in Norwood Massachusetts.
He is married to his wife Barbara, and has three children, Brett, Kyle and Courtney and granddaughters Rylee and Willow and resides in Belchertown, MA.