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Capt Kurt Johnson

Kurt JohnsonCapt. Kurt Johnson joined the Civil Air Patrol in April 2011 and has served as the Commander of the Sioux Falls Composite Squadron (SFCS) since May 2020.  During his CAP tenure he has served in numerous Emergency Services roles with his favorite being that of Search and Rescue / Disaster Recovery Mission Pilot which he has held since May 2013. 

He has also served as Deputy Commander of SFCS under two Commanders as well as served as the squadrons Safety Officer and Assistant Operations Officer.  Johnson also earned his Commercial Pilot and Multi-Engine Land ratings as well as his Commercial sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) Remote Pilot rating with CAP sUAS Instructor and Check Pilot ratings in the Summer of 2019.  Safe to say if it will defy gravity, he is a fan!

Johnson has learned his CAP Duties through “on the job” training, CAP Wing Conference courses and locally hosted CAP seminars that have also been augmented by numerous Incident Command System courses sponsored by FEMA and local first responder organizations.  He will say don’t let all the regulations and red tape discourage you.  All the hard work is so worth it in the end!

Capt Johnson and his lovely bride Jessica live in Sioux Falls, SD.  He owns his own Banking Consulting business and also volunteers with the Carroll Institute as well as is a board member / treasurer of the Mockingbird Flying Club.  They have two young adult children in College as well as a home full (yet still under the City’s legal limit) of pets.

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