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Maine Warden Service promotes new Chief Pilot

From right to left: Chief Pilot Jeffrey Beach, DIF&W Deputy Commissioner Tim Peabody and Warden Service Colonel Joel Wilkinson.

From the Maine Warden Service:

[Augusta, Maine – May 11, 2017] The Maine Warden Service promoted a new Chief Pilot today in Augusta. Game Warden Pilot Jeffrey Beach, 46, from Fairfield served in the US Air Force for seven years as an aircrew member (loadmaster) on C-5 aircraft.  Additionally, Pilot Beach served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August of 1990 to August of 1991 and was awarded the Air Medal for aerial flight during that conflict.

Pilot Beach attended the University of Connecticut and majored in Natural Resource Economics and English.  A 17-year veteran of the Maine State Police, Pilot Beach attended the 44th Maine State Police Academy which began in November of 1995.  He patrolled Troop C his entire career as a State Trooper with assignments in Somerset County for four-and-a-half years, Interstate 95 for 10 years, and as a patrol supervisor (Sergeant) for two-and-a-half years. Pilot Beach has been an Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC) instructor for nine years for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and led the EVOC Instructor program for one year.

Chief Pilot Beach has been a licensed pilot for 27 years and holds a commercial license with ratings for instrument, multiengine, seaplane as well as a being a certified flight instructor. Chief Pilot Beach has been a game warden pilot for the last three-and-one half years. The position of Game Warden Pilot has many responsibilities to include search and rescue, law enforcement, and assisting with fish and wildlife resource management. Chief Pilot Beach looks forward to his new role as Chief Pilot and is honored to hold this position in the Maine Warden Service Aviation Division.

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