Col. Gregory L. Mathews Appointed To The Post
Col. Gregory L. Mathews, CAP, has been assigned to serve as the
Ohio Wing Commander. Prior to his appointment, Mathews served as
the wing’s Inspector General. The official change of command
ceremony was presided over by CAP Vice Commander, Brig. Gen.
Charles L. Carr, Jr., and Great Lakes Region Commander, Col. Robert
Col. Mathews (right) receives the Ohio Wing flag from Col.
Karton, Great Lakes Region Commander
Following the ceremony, Mathews described why CAP members
volunteer their services, “First, we take pride in providing
our communities with an important public service as members of an
organization that has a long, rich history. Second, our work gives
us a higher level of personal satisfaction and
Over the past 25 years, Mathews functioned as the Ohio Wing
Government Relations Advisor, Group Commander, and at the squadron
level, Operations Officer and Professional Development Officer.
CAP’s National Headquarters recruited Mathews to serve as an
Inspector General College staff member. He is currently qualified
in search and rescue as a mission observer and CAP pilot.
Mathews’ first exposure to CAP was as a cadet in 1968 when he
was instrumental in forming a new squadron in Kenton, Ohio.
In the public sector, Mathews received his Ph.D. from Ohio State
University in Developmental Disabilities Psychology. At present, he
is the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Professional
Development and School Improvement for the State Support Team (SST)
Region 11: Educational Service Center of Central Ohio. SST 11
provides services and assistance to school districts, educational
service centers, community schools, early childhood centers and
families in: school improvement; special education compliance;
literacy services, and early learning and school readiness.
Mathews is a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve
and Pennsylvania Air National Guard. His responsibilities focused
on health services administration and aeromedical operations.
Besides his commitment to CAP, Mathews is a member of the
American Psychological Association, U.S. Military Reserve
Officer’s Association, American Legion, Knights of Columbus,
Ohio State Grange, and is a ham radio enthusiast. He resides in the
Columbus metro area and has been married to his wife, Kathleen, for
the past 30 years. The couple has two daughters and a son.