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Great Lakes Region is made up of 6 wings; Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Within Great Lakes Region there are over 200 units, and more than 6,000 members. 2800 of these members are cadets ages 12-21.

 

GREAT LAKES REGION COMMANDERS
William M. Joy Jul 51 to May 56
John H. Batten May 56 to Sep 57
Louis A. Edwards Sep 57 to Sep 58
John O. Swarts  Sep 58 to  Oct 62
Lyle W. Castle 16 Oct 62 to 5 Dec 64
Col Robert H. Herweh 5 Dec 64 to 31 Oct 70
Col Dale D. Brannon 31 Oct 70 to 19 Apr 71
Col Richard R. Dooley 19 Apr 71 to 31 Nov 73
Col Robert H. Herweh 1 Dec 73 to 15 Mar 76
Col Edward L. Palka 15 Mar 76 to 30 Aug 81
Col Russell A. Sheibels 30 Aug 81 to 5 Dec 86
Col Jack R. Hornbeck 5 Dec 86 to 16 Mar 91
Col Paul M. Bergman 4 May 91 to 13 Nov 93
Col Robert V. Payton 13 Nov 93 to 6 Mar 95
Col Denzil Allen 6 Mar 95 to 6 Mar 99
Col William S. Charles 6 Mar 99 to 1 Mar 03
Col William W. Webb 1 Mar 03 to 1 Mar 07
Col Charles L. Carr, Jr. 1 Mar 07 to 4 Sep 10
Col Robert M. Karton  4 Sep 10 to 10 Dec 10 (interim)
Col Robert M. Karton 10 Dec 10 to 14 Mar 15
Col Edward D. Phelka 14 Mar 15 – 31 Aug 17
Col Fred R. Rosenberg 31 Aug 17 – 13 Jan 18 (interim)
Col Matthew R. Creed 13 Jan 18 –

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