Lt. Col. Chip Ingersoll of Amherst stepped down Jan. 5 as commander of the Civil Air Patrol’s Lorain County Composite Squadron. Capt. Matt Carey of Lorain stepped in to take charge.
Ingersoll, who has been with CAP for nearly 15 years, has been squadron commander since 2012 and previously served in that capacity from 2006-2011. Past squadron assignments include logistics officer and operations officer. Ingersoll serves as deputy commander for Group IV of the Ohio Wing.
Carey first joined CAP in 1992. He most recently served as the deputy commander for seniors. His previous squadron positions include supply officer and transportation officer. Carey also serves as communications officer for Group IV of the Ohio Wing.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees.