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Meet the Command Staff

Encampment Commander, Major Charles "Chuck" Beeson

Major Beeson began his Civil Air Patrol adventure in the fall of 2008. Since that time, he has served at both the Squadron and Group levels and participated in both real-world and exercise Emergency Services activities. His absolute favorite CAP activity is Encampment. He served as the 2018 VAWG encampment commander and is serving again as this year's Encampment Commander. He has held numerous positions in his eight previous VAWG Encampments as well! Outside of CAP, Maj Beeson is responsible for VDOT Interstate Safety Service Patrol on a state-wide basis. He loves the mountains, rafting and spending time in the woods with family and friends. "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." Vince Lombardi
































Encampment Vice Commander, Major Michael McCabe

Major McCabe started his Civil Air Patrol adventure at Tidewater Composite Squadron in 1991. In 2018, 
 he served as the Director of Operations for Encampment 2018. At the squadron level, he actively participated in many ELT missions and served in multiple staff positions including Admin Officer, Finance Officer, Operations Officer, Deputy Commander for Seniors and Squadron Commander. Currently he is on wing staff as an assistant to the Wing Director of Communications as well as Advisor to the Commander for Hampton Roads Composite Squadron. Outside of CAP, he is the Engineering Supervisor responsible for managing the repair and modernization of the electrical distribution and control systems for Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier Hull Planning Yard at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA. He enjoys spending time with his family on the weekends and on his spare time he likes to go sailing. "Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence." Colin Powell


Cadet Encampment Commander, C/Capt Benjamin Roose

Cadet Command Chief, C/CMSgt John O'Dorisio