Meet the Command Staff
Wing Commander: Col Matthew J Valleau
Colonel Matthew J Valleau is a 35 year member of the Civil Air Patrol. He assumed command of the Connecticut Wing in May of 2021. Prior to that he was the Chief of Staff for Connecticut Wing Headquarters and has also held the positions of Vice Commander, Director of Communications, and was the Squadron Communications Officer at the Connecticut Minuteman Composite Squadron in New Haven. He also serviced as the Deputy Chief of Staff – Communications at the Northeast Region Headquarters.
Colonel Valleau has been a Mission Pilot, Mission Pilot Check Pilot, Mission Coordinator, Air Operations and Ground operations Director and Communications Unit Leader. As a VOLU Level V instructor Colonel Valleau has taught numerous courses and been a seminar adviser for the Northeast Region Staff College. He is a 2013 Graduate of the Pacific Region Staff College, and a 2015 Graduate of the National Staff College.
Colonel Valleau Holds a Commercial Pilots certificate with both Single Engine and Multi Engine land and is instrument rated with a High Altitude endorsement.
In his professional Career, Colonel Valleau is one of the Senior Telecommunications Engineers for the State of Connecticut, working at The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protections Connecticut Telecommunications System (CTS). He specializes in Land Mobile Radio, Microwave, Satellite, and HF Communications
Wing Vice Commander: Lt Col James Whitesell
Bio Coming Soon
Last Edited 10 SEP 22