NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – Col. Robert K. Todd, who commanded the Nebraska Wing for nearly five years, has been named commander of the North Central Region.
Todd headed the Nebraska Wing until March 2010, serving as commander for four years and two months after five months as interim commander. He has held numerous other wing staff positions, including vice commander, director of operations, emergency services officer and finance officer.
As a Civil Air Patrol member, he has served as a mission check pilot examiner, a check pilot, a command pilot, and a cadet and ROTC cadet orientation flight pilot. He holds 18 qualifications in emergency services, including incident commander level 1 and mission pilot, and has flown numerous missions in response to disasters and missing or overdue aircraft.
Todd’s CAP awards include one Exceptional Service Award, two Meritorious Service Awards and numerous Commander’s Commendations.
He has been a pilot for 54 years, including 40 years as a certified flight instructor.
Outside Civil Air Patrol, Todd has served as president and treasurer for five different volunteer organizations, rewriting and/or revising the bylaws for two of them. He worked 19 years for Northern Natural Gas, InterNorth and Enron— different incarnations of the same company – with experience in software development, operations and strategic planning. He also taught high school chemistry and physics for six years.
He holds bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering from Drexel University and education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a Master of Business Administration degree from Creighton University.
The North Central Region consists of the Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and North and South Dakota wings.