10/2/2011–BALTIMORE, MD–This year’s guest speaker at the Civil Air Patrol Maryland Wing’s annual conference will be Brig. Gen. Teresa A.H. Djuric, USAF. Gen. Djuric will speak at the conference banquet to be held on November 12 at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center in Ellicott City, Md.
Brig. Gen. Djuric is currently stationed at the Pentagon, serving as the Deputy Director, Space and Intelligence Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. She was commissioned in 1983 through Officer Training School and has operated space systems at three space wings and Headquarters 14th Air Force. In 2004, she deployed to Southwest Asia as Director of Space Forces for operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. She has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, and has served on staffs at the Air Force Personnel Center, U.S. Strategic Command and Headquarters U.S. Air Force. Prior to her current assignment, she was Commander, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
Gen. Djuric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Mary Washington College and a Masters of Arts degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Colorado. She is a graduate of Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pa., where she earned a Master of Strategic Studies degree. Gen. Djuric is the 2005 recipient of the Gen. Jerome O’Malley Distinguished Space Leadership Award and her military honors include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Meritorious Service Medal.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Celebrating 70 Years of Service” in recognition of Civil Air Patrol’s seventieth anniversary. Details about the conference and registration forms are easily located on the Maryland Wing website at www.mdcap.org.
For more information on this year’s Wing Conference, contact Ms. Sherry McManus, Wing Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 113 lives in fiscal year 2010. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the more than 26,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for nearly 70 years. It is a major partner of Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. For more information on Civil Air Patrol, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com.
More than 1,500 members of CAP serve in Maryland. Last fiscal year wing members flew 42 search and rescue missions and were credited with 31 finds. For more information, visit www.mdcap.org.