Operations

Director of Operations:
Capt Jerry Eichelberger
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The Director of Operations (DO) manages and directs all operations activities. As such they,

  • Develop and implement Operations plans, programs and directives
  • Establish reporting procedures to determine the success of operations programs.
  • Coordinate operations matters with other staff agencies or interested agencies.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for the control and operation of CAP aircraft.
  • Develop necessary operations policies and procedures to ensure mission accomplishment and to provide adequate guidance to subordinate personnel and units.
  • Request the issuance of transportation and mission authorizations as requested.
Mississippi Wing Operations

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) conducts a variety of operational missions primarily in the areas of Emergency Services (Search and Rescue (SAR), Disaster Relief (DR)), Counterdrug (CD), and Homeland Security (HLS).  Most of this is done in CAP's role as the United States Air Force Auxiliary as Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) under Title 10, but CAP also provides assistance to State and Local authorities in many cases before there is a defined Federal interest under Title 36 as well.  In order to conduct these missions, there are many programs and personnel that provide Operations Support.