Anderson to lead Civil Air Patrol
Woodbridge, Va. –– Richard L. Anderson has accepted a high-ranking position in with the Civil Air Patrol.
The republican delegate from Virginia’s 51nd District, which includes Woodbridge and Lake Ridge, was appointed chairman of the organization’s board of governors this fall.
He will assume his new role in February.
Anderson, a retired Air Force Colonel, brings with him more than 30 years of experience working with defense missile and space command.
He joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1969 and has served the organization as both a cadet and senior member.
“It is truly a privilege to be elected chairman of the Board of Governors,” Anderson said in a press release. “I look forward to this new opportunity to continue to serve this outstanding organization, one of the premier community service organizations in America.”
Later in his CAP career, Anderson from 1993 until 96 was one of the youngest national commanders ever to serve in the organization.
He retired from the Air Force last year to mount a successful run for the Virginia House of Delegates, unseating Democratic incumbent Paul F. Nichols.
Serving a two-year term, Anderson will be up for reelection to the House of Delegates in 2011.