Master Sergeant Frank D'Angelo
About MSgt D'Angelo
Master Sergeant Frank D’Angelo is the Command Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Illinois Wing of Civil Air Patrol. He was appointed to this position by Illinois Wing Commander Col. Robert Dempsey and transitioned from the CAP officer corps to the CAP NCO corps during the 2019 Illinois Wing Conference.
Frank D’Angelo enlisted in the Air Force in 1999 as a Security Forces specialist and cross-trained into the Information Management field during his first re-enlistment. In October 2010, he joined Civil Air Patrol as an officer while stationed at Strategic Command Headquarters, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. During his 20-year career, Frank was assigned to Mountain Home AFB, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Offutt AFB, Scott AFB, and Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. He also deployed several times to Kuwait, Qatar, and Afghanistan in support of Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, & Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He retired from the Air Force on the 1st of April, 2019 as a technical sergeant and relocated to Champaign, Illinois to continue pursuing a degree in photography at Parkland College. He transferred his CAP membership to the Champaign Composite Squadron. On September 14th, 2019, then Captain D’Angelo returned to his non-commissioned officer roots. He was promoted to master sergeant and was appointed as the Illinois Wing Command NCO.
The Command NCO serves at the leisure of the Wing Commander. As Command NCO, MSgt D’Angelo advises the Wing commander, aids in decisions and policy making, advocates for the NCOs under his purview, and promotes recruiting of enlisted service members into the CAP NCO corps.