Commander’s Bio

Tim Richardson is a 1st Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol and currently Commander of the Cornelius R. Coffey Squadron IL-332.

Tim began his relationship with Civil Air Patrol in the late 1970’s as a Cadet in the Harvey Squadron which was latter dissolved. Then he became a Cadet with the Park Forest Squadron. Both squadrons were a part of group 2. As a cadet of the Park Forest Squadron Tim got his first flight experience as a cadet. Later attending the Illinois Wing Power encampment, were he soloed.

Attending Parks Air College in Cahokia Illinois, Tim studied Aviation Administration and Computer Science.

Leaving Parks College, he entered into the US Army and his first three years he served in Germany as an Air Traffic Controller. Being that he wanted a different career path, Tim pursued his passion with computers. Being assigned to Ft. Huachua Arizona Tim held the position of team leader on various projects to include the first generation GPS and UAV. From Team Leader to Project Manager Tim oversaw several successful projects in research and development on communication and computer systems.

Tim currently holds a Masters of Science in Information Technology.

As a member of the Civil Air Patrol Tim’s duties have included IT officer for the Coffey Squadron, Deputy Commander of Cadets for the Coffey Squadron, and Director of IT for the Illinois Wing. Tim now serve as the Commander of the Corneluis R. Coffey Cadet Squadron IL-332

Tim is a well rounded individual who lives with passion, dedication, determination and grace.