Colonel Stacy Haruguchi is the Commander of the Hawaii Wing headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is responsible for the execution of the three primary missions of CAP. In its role as the Air Force auxiliary, CAP is a member of the Total Force, filling a critical role in Defense Support of Civil Authorities that includes preserving life, relieving suffering, and providing training support. As the commander, he provides readiness, education, and training opportunities for members and represents the members of the Hawaii Wing to external agencies across the state.
Colonel Haruguchi is a local boy from Hawaii. He graduated from Pearl City High School and later attended and was commissioned at the U.S. Air Force Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Sciences. He also earned a Master of Science Degree in Management Information Systems from Nova Southern University. In his 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Colonel Haruguchi was an F-15E Weapons System Officer, an exchange officer with the US Navy, and a staff officer with Air Combat Command. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2010.
Colonel Haruguchi joined the Nevada Wing of Civil Air Patrol in April 2015 and transferred to the Hawaii Wing in 2019. He had held many duty positions during his CAP career including being an Aerospace Education Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Seach & Rescue Officer, Director of Logistics, Director of Emergency Services, and Chief-of-Staff. In 2022, Colonel Haruguchi became the 20th wing commander of the Hawaii wing and continues to support CAP's three primary missions as well as build valuable community partnerships to increase visibility and awareness in the State of Hawaii.
He currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife and children, one of which is also a CAP cadet.
Current as of 17 June 2023