Military News: Legislator receives honorary rank of major in Civil Air Patrol

November 24. 2017 7:10PM

Rep. David Testerman 

CONCORD - State Rep. David Testerman, R-Franklin, has been awarded the honorary rank of major by the New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

The New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol has established a Legislative Wing, which grants membership to state lawmakers and gives them the honorary major rank.

"Any New Hampshire state legislative member can join and be part of this great organization dedicated to serving our community, citizens and our country," Lt. Col. Bruce Determann said in a news release.

Testerman is a member of the State Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.

The Civil Air Patrol, or CAP, is responsible for inland search and rescue missions, fire patrol, disaster relief flights and other missions in the state.

The nonprofit organization has 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members also play a role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to young people in CAP cadet programs.

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