John A. Salvador

Chief Operating Officer at Civil Air Patrol

John A. Salvador

John A. Salvador

Chief Operating Officer at Civil Air Patrol

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Mr. John A. Salvador, COO

Mr. John Salvador is the Chief Operating Officer at Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. In this role Mr. Salvador manages the day-to-day operations of the National Headquarters. This includes ensuring compliance with all applicable U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense and Federal grants laws/directives plus centralized procurement of all major equipment, vehicles and aircraft. He also serves as the executive secretary of CAP’s Board of Governors – the organization’s governing body.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a volunteer, nonprofit, benevolent organization with more than 59,000 members nationwide. CAP performs approximately 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 76 years and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 for its service during World War II.

Mr. Salvador was born in Stafford Springs, Conn. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering, later earning a master’s degree in management from Webster University. He served 21 years in the Air Force, devoting much of his career to pilot training and also serving tours at Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, the Pentagon and in Turkey during the first Gulf War. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2000.

Mr. Salvador is a command pilot with more than 3,600 hours in operational support, trainer and light civilian aircraft with nearly 2,000 instructor pilot/flight examiner hours in T-37, T-38 and light civilian aircraft. He is a distinguished graduate of Squadron Officers School and a graduate of Air Command and Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College and Air War College. He has also completed the Grants Management and Nonprofit Board Education Certificate Programs.

His involvement with CAP began in 1995 when he became Director of Operations for Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force, the liaison and oversight organization bridging CAP and the Air Force. In this role, he directed flight activity for all of Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force and provided advice to CAP units nationwide. After Mr. Salvador retired from the Air Force, he became Chief of Aerospace Education at CAP National Headquarters, where he helped CAP and teacher members use aviation- and space-related activities to inspire cadets and schoolchildren to excel in science, technology, engineering and math subjects. He then served as the Missions Director, where Mr. Salvador was responsible for all CAP operational matters nationwide. He also served as Senior Director and was responsible for the National Headquarters public affairs, personnel, membership, cadet programs, aerospace education, professional development, plans, history, publications and special events staff and programs.

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Chief Operating Officer
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Civil Air Patrol is an American private company located in Maxwell AFB, AL, that operates aircraft fleets. Joe Vazquez has been the CEO since 2011.

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For more than 50 years, the Civil Air Patrol has aggressively performed the missions Congress mandated in 1946: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services. Aerospace Education America's love of manned flight started with the Wright brothers and continues unabated during this century. World War II showcased the important role aviation would play in the future and national leaders recognized the importance of stimulating public interest in aerospace activities. CAP, as the civilian Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, was most suited to perform this mission. Their efforts focused on two different audiences - internal CAP members and the general public. Aerospace educators working out of CAP's National Headquarters at Maxwell AFB, Ala., provide materials that are current and reflect the highest standards of educational excellence. The congressional charter also tasked CAP to stimulate public interest in aerospace issues. These external programs are primarily conducted through our nation's education systems. These workshops highlight basic aerospace knowledge and focus on advances in aerospace technology. Textbooks, learning tools, and visual aids geared to stimulate interest in aerospace matters also are provided for teachers to use in their classrooms. Started in 1951, these workshops have reached hundreds of thousands of young people. CAP also plans and executes the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education. NCASE is the premier aerospace education conference held in the nation. The NCASE is designed to promote an understanding of aviation and space education to motivate and encourage teachers to incorporate aerospace education into their curriculum. It also encourages aerospace leaders to speak out on aerospace issues facing our nation today.

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Executive Secretary, Board of Governors
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Civil Air Patrol is a private company headquartered in Maxwell AFB, AL. The firm operates aircraft fleets. Joe Vazquez is the current CEO, occupying that position since 2011.

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John A. Salvador is affiliated with Civil Air Patrol, Civil Air Patrol Group Return, Civil Air Patrol

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