CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The appointment of Lt. Col. Dennis D. Barron of Martinsburg, W.Va., as commander of Civil Air Patrol's West Virginia Wing became official Oct. 25.
Barron took over command during a change of command ceremony held during the West Virginia Wing of Civil Air Patrol's Conference and Banquet in Charleston.
Barron joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1965, as a cadet member of the Martinsburg Composite Squadron.
He is concluding four years of service as the Wing's chief of staff. He also held the positions of Wing DDR administrator, Wing inspector general, and was a commander of the Martinsburg Composite Squadron for 20 years.
He is a pilot and an incident commander, and has commanded more than 45 summer encampments for the West Virginia Wing.