On September 14th 2002, Col Margie Sambold became commander of New Hampshire Wing Civil Air Patrol.
She was born November 22nd, 1935 in West Park, Pennsylvania. She started her career as a professional banker beginning to work as a teller at age 16 with Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Pa. She moved from Nebraska to New Hampshire in 1966 and retired as a Vice President of the former Bank Meridian of Hampton. She was also co-owner of the former Fitts Photo & Hobby of North Hampton for many years.
Always willing to lead and mentor other women, she believes in helping them achieve their many goals both professionally and personally. Involvement with the young cadets of the Civil Air Patrol and their aerospace education is one of her greatest joys.
Margie is the wife of the late Albert J. Sambold, Sr who passed away in 1998.
Albert J. Sambold was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served three tours of duty in Vietnam as a navigator. He retired in 1974. He held the rank of colonel in the Civic Air Patrol (CAP) and was in command of the New Hampshire Wing of the CAP’s Northeast Region. He taught Aerospace Education for the Seacoast Composite of the CAP.
Records on New Hampshire Wing Civil Air Patrol commanders of the past appear to be incomplete. One listing, a composite, appears as follows:
New Hampshire Wing Civil Air Patrol Commanders
Maj. William Russell Hilliard 1 Dec 41 to 31 Aug 42
Col. John F. Brown 31 Aug 42 to 20 Nov 48
Col. George G. Wilson to 13 Sep 54
Col. Philip D. Labombarde 13 Sep 54 to
Col. Harry M. Rodd Col. Conrad A. Lacaillade 1 Jul 60 to
Col. Americo L. Novo 22 Mar 63 to
Col. Kenneth F. McLaughlin to 26 Oct 69
Col. Donald R. Defoe 26 Oct 69 to 1 Jun 72
Col. John M. Piane, Jr. 1 Jun 72 to 2 Jun 73
Col. Donald R. Defoe 2 Jun 73 to 1 Dec 73
Lt. Col. Herbert F. Gray 1 Dec 73 to 16 Mar 74
Lt. Col. Philip M. Polhemus 16 Mar 74 to 24 Oct 74
Col. John M. Piane, Jr. 24 Oct 74 to 15 Apr 78
Col. Edward J. Tenney II 15 Apr 78 to 12 Mar 80
Col. Kenneth C. Jameson 12 Mar 80 to 1 Sep 83
Col. Andrew H. Amitrano 1 Sep 83 to 20 Feb 84 (Deceased)
Col. George G. Heald 20 Feb 84 to 18 Feb 89
Col. Dale V. Hardy 18 Feb 89 to 30 May 92
Col. Keith N. Briere 30 May 92 to 30 May 94
Col. Albert J. Sambold 30 May 94 to 9 Nov 96
Col. Dale V. Hardy 9 Nov 96 to 7 Nov 98
Col. Kenneth J. Herman 7 Nov 98 to 14 Sep 2002
Col. Margie L. Sambold 14 Sep 2002 to