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Deputy - Counterdrug and Homeland Security (DOMH) 

Counterdrug (CDO) - Lt Col James Hottois

  Deputy Counterdrug Officer - Maj Barbre, Thomas R., (IAOD)
Asst CD Officer - U.S. Customs - Maj Barbre, Thomas R. (IAOD)
Asst CD Officer - U.S. Coast Guard - Maj Redmon, James R. (IAOD)
Asst CD Officer - U.S. DEA - Maj Hamill, Zachary A. (IAOD)
Asst CD Officer - Administration - Maj Waite, Jennifer A.
Asst CD Officer - Training - Maj Newton, Craig E. (IAOD)
Asst CD Officer - Transportation - Lt Col McDermott, James R.
Asst CD Officer - Lt Col Osargent, Dee K (IAOD)

Counterdrug Mission Directors (CMD)
Lt Col McDermott, James R.
Lt Col Hamill, Zach A. (IAOD)
Lt Col Hottois, James W.
Lt Col Meyer, Jon (IAOD)
Lt Col Krause, Eric L. (IAOD)
Maj Knight, Roy A. (IAOD)
Maj Barbre, Thomas (IAOD)
Maj Newton, Craig E. (IAOD)
Maj Boyd, Bill (IAOD)
Maj Redmon, James R. (IAOD)
Capt Watt, John S. (IAOD)
1st Lt Yogurtcugil, Mustafa K. (IAOD)



The California Wing Counter Drug Section provides management and over-site of services provided to Law Enforcement Agencies that are tasked with drug enforcement operations in the state of California.

CAP is limited to air operations. Cadet and Ground team operations are not authorized.

Application for Counterdrug Participation

Members wishing to participate must have been a CAP member for a minimum of 2 years.

The application process starts with the member submitting a form 83 to the Wing CDO. This document is reviewed and approved by the Wing Commander and forwarded to National for FBI review and National approval. This process takes approximately 8 weeks.

The Form 83 is to be a computer filled on a single sheet (double sided) with a wet signature.

Additional pages may be attached if explanations for answers are required.

The completed form should be mailed to the Wing Counterdrug Officer:

Lt Col Jim Hottois
80537 Avenida Camarillo
Indio, CA  92203
Once approved, the approval will show up on the members SQTR. The member then needs to take the online training and test. Once passed, the members SQTR will show as qualified and the member is cleared to participate on CD missions.
Member Participation

USBP mission staffing at Imperial is coordinated by the Group Counterdrug Officer. A Group rotation schedule is established at the beginning of the year and members wishing to participate should contact their Group CD Officer for assigned operations dates. Crews are generally a pilot, and one or two observers or scanners.
USCG and DEA mission crews are selected by the Counterdrug Officer for the specific operation.


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