Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Judith Fedder receives the Board of Governors gavel from her predecessor as the panel's chair, Col. Jayson Altieri, symbolizing the change in leadership.
Photo by Susan Schneider, National Headquarters
Former U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Judith Fedder is the new chair of Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors, succeeding Col. Jayson Altieri, who becomes vice chair.
Fedder joined the BoG, CAP’s governing body, in July 2015, shortly after retiring as deputy chief of staff for logistics, installations and mission support with the Air Force. Before that she handled numerous Air Force assignments both stateside and overseas.
She served as the officer in charge for several aircraft maintenance units and as the chief of logistics management for operations out of Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. She later commanded units at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, as well as in Italy, Portugal and Oklahoma.
In Washington, D.C., she served as director of legislative liaison in the office of the secretary of the Air Force and then as the director of logistics at the Pentagon.
Altieri, the Chief of Staff of the Army's Chair at the National War College, became BoG chair in February 2015. An active-duty U.S. Army colonel, he previously commanded the 110th Aviation Brigade at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
The 11-member BoG consists of four Air Force appointees, three members appointed jointly by the secretary of the Air Force and CAP’s national commander, and four members-at-large selected by CAP’s Senior Advisory Group.
The BoG moves CAP forward through collective decision-making to generate strategic policies, plans and programs designed to guide it both today and tomorrow. It is assisted by CAP’s national commander and chief executive officer, the organization’s chief operating officer and the CAP-U.S. Air Force commander, who act as advisers.