Lieutenant Colonel Shelly J. Norman
Inspector General

Lt. Col. Shelly J. Norman joined the Civil Air Patrol in Feb. 2002 and is currently serving as the Washington Wing Inspector General. Previous positions have been Health Services Officer and Assistant IG for Pacific Region; Squadron Commander at Mt. St. Helen’s Composite Squadron in Kelso, WA, Deputy Commander for Senior’s, Deputy Commander for Cadets, Professional Development Officer, Medical Officer, and Emergency Services Training Officer. She was born and raised in California before relocating to Washington in 1981. She considers WA State her home and lives in Winlock, WA with her two sons.

Professional education includes a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and two Master of Science in Nursing degrees. She is licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Washington and holds two national board certifications to practice Family Medicine. She is a member of several Nurse Practitioner Organizations and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

As an active CAP senior member, Lt. Col. Norman has served as Medical Officer at numerous WA Wing summer and winter cadet encampments, and at the joint WA/OR winter encampment, where her primary goals were to promote both a healthy and safe cadet activity. At the region level, Shelly has served on the staff for the Pacific Region Staff College as a Co-Director, Seminar Advisor, Medical Officer and Evaluations Officer. Group level activities include co-directing two Professional Development Weekends offering both SLS & CLC trainings. At the wing level, she has been on the conference planning committee and was on a work group to form the first Critical Incident Stress Management Team in WA Wing.

Mission Qualifications have included Ground Team Leader, Radio Operator, Scanner & Observer for missions and Counter Drug, and Air Operations Branch Director, Mission Staff Assistant, and has been a CISM Team Member in WA Wing. She has attended numerous SAREX’s and actual missions working on both ground and aircrews and participated on an Air Ops Branch Team at a graded Sar-Eval where the team earned the grade of Excellent.

Senior level training includes completion of Level 5 of the Professional Development Program with Wilson Award number 2429. Additional courses include the Unit Commander’s Course, Training Leaders of Cadets Course, IG College, ORM and Safety courses to name a few. Senior Specialty Track Levels include a Master in IG, Health Services and Professional Development, a Senior rating in Cadet Programs and a Technician rating in Drug Demand Reduction.

Civil Air Patrol Awards and decorations include IG College Distinguished Graduate, Commanders Commendations, Charles Yeager Aerospace Education Award, WA Wing 2005 Outstanding Senior of the Year, Find Ribbon with propeller device, and at the squadron level the Rising Star, Righteous Award and Outstanding Senior of the Year Awards at two different squadrons.

(Current as of 29-Apr-16)