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Maj Jason A. Hudak

Maj Jason A. Hudak

“Major Doctor” Jason A. Hudak first joined CAP in 1992 as a cadet in the Jon A. McBride Composite Squadron, now known as the Beckley Composite Squadron, and re-joined as an adult member in 2019.  Since that time, he has served in multiple capacities including Commander of the Mid-Valley Composite Squadron and WV Wing Medical Officer, Character Development Instructor, and Director of Administration and Personnel, as well as in multiple squadron staff positions.

Maj Hudak is active in all three mission areas of CAP, but particularly so in Emergency Services, which was a focus of his time as Commander at Mid-Valley, starting up the squadron’s first ground team.  He has multiple ES ratings in aircrew, ground team, and mission base staff roles, and continues to expand these as opportunities allow.  He actively pursues advancement across more than a dozen specialty tracks, was awarded the Gill Robb Wilson Award #4074 in 2022, and serves as an instructor for Volunteer University. 

As the Wing Medical officer, Maj Hudak has served as an instructor in first aid/CPR/AED with the American Red Cross, and as an instructor in Wilderness and Remote First aid, beginning a program of instruction in WRFA for the WV Wing in 2022, for which he received a Commander's Commendation in 2021.  He has staffed multiple activities as an HSO, including several encampments, Wing-level training activities, WV Wing’s annual Aerospace Education Weekend, and the MAR Honor Guard Academy.  In 2020, he established the cadet First Aid Response Team (FAST) for the WV Wing Encampment, and mentors several cadets in that role yearly.  He and his wife Terri established the WV Wing Health Services Scholarship in 2020 for both adult and cadet members to pursue training in the health sciences.  He was awarded the Meritorious Service Award in 2019 for his work on the COVID-19 Remobilization Team for the WV Wing.  In 2022, he was named both the WV Wing and the Mid-Atlantic Region Health Services Officer of the Year, and in 2023 earned distinction with the National level award.

“Major Doctor” Hudak graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences in 2001, the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in 2005, and completed his residency in Family Medicine in 2007, being accepted into the residency program a year early on an accelerated track.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Marshall University and has since been granted recognition with academy fellowships in Family Medicine and Wilderness Medicine.  He also serves as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner and Employee Examiner for the FAA and does so at no cost to pilots and cadets of the WV Wing.  He is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management and serves a large community of first responders on the Cabell County CISM team.  Maj Hudak is also a member of the ethics committee at his local hospital and brings that experience back to serve the WV Wing as a Character Development Instructor.   He enjoys teaching and regularly contributes to meetings and conferences with presentations such as “Aviation Physiology,” “Health Hazards of Human Spaceflight,” “Activity Planning for HSOs,” and producing a revision of CAPs “Fit to Fly” Drug Demand Reduction presentation.  In recognition of his diverse service to community, state, and nation, in 2023 he was named an Honorable Kentucky Colonel by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear.  He is in private practice in Huntington, WV.

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