Monday, June 27, 2011

New SATERN Director Named

Retired SATERN National Director
Maj. Pat McPherson, WW9E

Salvation Army Major Richard Shirran, VE3NUZ, has been appointed as the new head of SATERN, the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network. He succeeds Major Pat McPherson, WW9E, who retires with the new appointment, 23 years and one day after the first SATERN net was held. The announcement was made by Colonel David Jeffrey, the National Chief Secretary of the Salvation Army.
McPherson applauded the choice, saying Shirran "has been a long time proponent of Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services and its SATERN component. He understands well the culture of amateur radio and The Salvation Army, and he has proven … expertise in every field of disaster endeavor."