Long Beach Senior Squadron 150 is pleased to announce the promotion of SM Gary N. Mathieson to the grade of Captain in Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Mathieson became a member of CAP in 2016 to, "Continue my service to the nation; to be with other committed professionals and to continue wearing an Air Force Uniform."
|Capt. Gary Mathieson (C) receiving his new grade insignia from Squadron 150 Commander Capt, David Powell (R) and Deputy Commander 2d Lt. Rommel Anacan (L)|
In addition to his service in CAP Mathieson is currently a Staff Sergeant in the USAF Reserves, where he has served for 12 years. During his tenure in the USAFR Mathieson has served for three years as a C-141 Loadmaster, six years as a C-17 Loadmaster and four years in Combat Camera. Prior to his service in the USAFR, Mathieson was a Seabee for eight years in the US Navy Reserves.
In his civilian life Mathieson has been a teacher for 23 years-having taught both physical education and special education during his career. Mathieson holds a Masters Degree in Special Education, which combined with his squadron role as an Aerospace Education Officer, qualified him for a advanced promotion from Senior Member to Captain.
Mathieson also serves as Squadron 150's historian and is currently in training as an aircrew Mission Scanner.
Congratulations Captain Mathieson!