Cadet Colonel Zachary C. Lam

Assistant Director of Cadet Programs

Assistant Public Affairs Officer

Assistant Personnel Officer

Assistant Administrative Officer


C/Col Zachary Lam is the Assistant Director of Cadet Programs and Assistant PAO in Washington Wing. In the Assistant Director of Cadet Programs position, C/Col Lam assists the Wing Director of Cadet Program in implementing the Cadet Program for the wing by overseeing activities that involve cadets. Additionally, he runs the Wing Cadet Officer Mentorship Program. As an Assistant Public Affairs Officer, he works with the Wing Director of Public Affairs to help other cadets understand how the organization's public image and social media can affect the organization. He also assists in ensuring Washington Wing's objectives and missions are in line with CAP National Headquarters’ public affairs.

Prior to assuming his current position, Cadet Colonel strived to be the best dining facilities (DFAC) member he could be. To accomplish this, he went to the Washington Training Academy to learn the culinary skills necessary to receive a master rating in DFAC. His career culminated when he served on the DFAC team as Cascade Falcon XVI where he helped cook over 125 pounds of bacon. His team's motto was to serve good food on time, every time. After enjoying this experience, he decided to instruct DFAC at the Washington Training Academy. C/Col Lam now spends his days serving as DFAC at fly-ins and other activities.


EXPERIENCE
Feb 2011, Basic DFAC
Aug 2011, Intermediate DFAC
Aug 2011, DFAC, Cascade Falcon XVI, Camp Murray, WA
Nov 2011, DFAC Instructor, Washington Training Academy, Camp Murray, WA
Aug 2016, DFAC, AOPA Fly-In, Bremerton, WA
Jun 2017, DFAC, Olympic Air Show, Olympia, WA
Aug 2017, DFAC, Cadet Officers Retreat, Puyallup, WA
Sept 2017, DFAC, Emergency Services Training Academy, Ephrata, WA

ACHIEVEMENTS
Contributing Most to the Success of the Squadron 2013
Contributing Most to the Success of the Squadron 2014
Contributing Most to the Success of the Squadron 2015

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION

Flight Commander, October 2012


(Current as of 5 September 2017)