Lieutenant Colonel Patrick A. Courtney
Director of Operations

Lieutenant Colonel Patrick A. Courtney joined Civil Air Patrol in 2002 and has been an active member at the Seattle Composite Squadron and Wing Headquarters since that time, having held multiple positions with each.

Lt. Col. Courtney is a Mission Pilot, Mission Check Pilot, and a Mission Observer & Scanner that has worked at multiple Missing Aircraft Mission Bases over the years. In addition, he has multiple ELT finds as both a ground team and aircrew member. He has served as the Squadron Maintenance Officer, Safety Officer, and filled the role of Squadron Commander for one year.

At the Wing, he has served as the Deputy Maintenance Officer supporting the Wing Maintenance Officer to ensure that the Wing aircraft are properly maintained and Mission Ready to the maximum degree possible. He was also responsible for the coordination and implementation of the FAA mandated ADS-B* installation in all WAWG Cessna aircraft.

Lt. Col. Courtney is also a Mission Safety Officer and Air Operations Branch Director (AOBD) and training for the mission Base positions of Planning Section Chief (PSC) and Incident Commander Level 3 (IC3) is ongoing.

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Sep 2006 - Feb 2015, Safety Officer, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Wash.

  2. Oct 2009 - Jan 2016, Maintenance Officer, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Wash.

  3. Jan 2012 - Jul 2017, Assistant Maintenance Officer, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Wash.

  4. Jul 2012 - Oct 2012, Assistant Maintenance Officer, Washington Wing, JBLM, Wash.

  5. Jan 2014 - present, Assistant Maintenance Officer, Washington Wing, JBLM, Wash.

  6. Jan 2015 - present, Assistant Safety Officer, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Wash.

  7. Jun 2017 - Jan 2018, Maintenance Officer, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Wash.

  8. Nov 2017 - present, Assistant Director of Operations, Washington Wing, JBLM, Wash.

  9. Jan 2018 - present, Assistant Maintenance Officer, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Wash.


COMMITTEES

  1. Jul 2014 - present, Unit Finance Committee, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Wash.


OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2014 Senior of the Year, Seattle Composite Squadron, Seattle, Wash.

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Senior Member, Dec 4, 2002 Second Lieutenant, Apr 08, 2003 First Lieutenant, May 12, 2004 Captain, Nov 14, 2005
Major, Feb 16, 2009
Lieutenant Colonel, February 02, 2014

(Current as of 13-Nov-18)