Lieutenant Colonel Elmer Boyer, Jr. currently serves as Delaware Wing Vice Commander. His area of
responsibility is overseeing all Delaware Wing Squadrons.
He is originally from Myerstown, Pennsylvania where he was a cadet in the Lebanon, Pennsylvania Squadron in the 1960s. He achieved becoming a Pennsylvania Wing Ranger (both winter and summer), and was a member of the drill team.
After moving permanently to Delaware in 1965, he again became interested in Civil Air Patrol when he visited a recruiting booth in 1991 at a Georgetown, Delaware hamfest. He joined the Sussex Cadet Squadron the same year.
Lt Col Boyer served in the Army Reserve in Lewes Delaware where he attended radio school at Fort Knox and achieved a rank of Army Specialist E-5 (Spec 5). After leaving the Army Reserve, he joined the
Air Force Reserve where he served with the Communications Flight for three years on Dover Air Force Base as an E-5 Staff Sergeant.
Lt Col Boyer holds an Advanced Class Amateur Radio license, a Private Pilot Certificate, and is a First Aid, CPR, AED instructor for the American Red Cross and Health and Safety Institute.
Lt Col Boyer has served as Commander of the Sussex Cadet Squadron (twice), and the Dover Composite Squadron. He has also served as the Delaware Wing External Aerospace Education Officer, and most recently Director of Professional Development.
Lt Col Boyer’s awards include the Meritorious Service Award, five Commander’s Commendations,
Level V of CAP’s Professional Development Program with the Gill Robb Wilson Award (2898), and was Senior Member of the Year in 2009.
Lt Col Boyer’s CAP qualifications include being a mission scanner, a communications unit leader, and a flightline supervisor. He has a master rating in communications.
Lt Col Boyer is employed by Security Instrument, Corporation where he has been the Customer Service Manager for over twenty years at their Milton, Delaware branch office and is also the Corporate Director of Safety.