Command Chief Master Sergeant
CMSgt James Gregory is a resident of Michigan, and employed as a Deputy Sheriff. Chief has been a member of Civil Air Patrol for 12 years, after serving 10 years active duty with the United States Marine Corps, and 14 years with the Michigan Air National Guard. Currently assigned as the Great Lakes Region Command NCO after previous assignments as the Ohio Wing Command NCO, and previously as the Ohio Wing Vice Commander holding the CAP rank of Major; on Great Lakes Region Staff as the Director of Personnel and Administration; and on Michigan Wing Staff in multiple assignments including Inspector General, Plans and Programs officer, Director Personnel and Administration, and Emergency Services Training Officer. Chief Gregory is an active level 2 Incident Commander, Operations Section Chief, Planning Section Chief, and Air Branch Director. Chief has obtained his CAP pilots rating, Senior Observer rating and Ground Team Leader rating.
CMSgt Gregory is an active Command NCO throughout Great Lakes Region, recently involved in all three CAP missions across the region. He has been an instructor at Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan Wing Encampments. He has participated in ES missions in four of six states in GLR. Chief is frequently engaged as a speaker/instructor at Wing level conferences in leadership and NCO development. Chief is one of the staff directors and instructors for Great Lakes Region Staff College. Chief is an active professional development instructor, mission base and aircrew instructor.
In his role as the Command NCO for Great Lakes Region, Chief provides his decades of military leadership, dedication, and experience to both the GLR NCO’s and Officers, but specifically as a member of the Region Executive Command team. As an “extension of his personal military career” Chief believes that NCO leadership bring a unique value to CAP. While CAP has proven its CAPABILITIES to the Air Force and other agencies, it is the CAP NCO that provides the CREDIBILITY to CAP’s capabilities in being a “Total Force Partner”. Chief is honored to be assigned as the current Command NCO within the NCO corps for Great Lakes Region.