Colonel David Small, Jr assumed command of the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol in June 2016.
Small has served as SD Wing Chief of Staff and the Squadron Commander of the Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron in Spearfish among other CAP staff positions.
In the area of Emergency Services, Small has also held the position of the Incident Commander per NIMS standards and is qualified on numerous other staff, ground and aircrew positions.
Having earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, he is also a graduate of Loma Linda University with a Bachelor of Science in History and Political Science.
Small and his wife have two grown sons. He owns a dental supply business and lives in Piedmont.