In his five years of service, Randy Smith has become a mission scanner, observer, accomplished airborne photographer, radio operator, assistant IT and web page contributor and received four awards. He has now also received a well-deserved promotion to the rank of Captain. While squadron safety officer, Smith used his graphic design skills to present a required but memorable safety briefing at each monthly meeting. He has completed three of five levels for advancement and is now safety officer for Group IV serving five squadrons in Southeast Georgia.
Smith’s current duty as professional development officer for the Brunswick Squadron allows him to guide recruits and new members through the procedures and levels of training required to serve. His enthusiasm is contagious and he always offers encouragement to fellow senior members.
Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and the Brunswick Senior Squadron has been active in the Golden Isles for more than 70 years.