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2022 Squadron Awards Banquet

Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol

United States Air Force Auxiliary

Annual Awards Dinner

April 9, 2022


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Command staff

Squadron Commander  -  Captain Joseph Morales
Deputy Commander - Major Charles Kendzierski
Deputy Commander for Cadets  -  Second Lieutenant Aaron Hartlove
Assistant Deputy Commander for Cadets - First Lieutenant Amy Sparks
Deputy Commander for Seniors  -  Captain Brent Hippert


Cadet Commander  -  Cadet Major Matthew Gray
Cadet Deputy Commander of Operations - Cadet Major Blaidd Wilt
Cadet Deputy Commander for Staff – Cadet Captain Nathaniel Rohm


Squadron statistics

93 Members     48 Cadets     45 Seniors

Our newest cadet member:
Joined March 3, 2022 [37 days]


Our oldest senior officer:
Joined July 23, 1951 [70 years]


Total time of membership: 459 years


Cadets have flown 71 power orientation flights

and 98 glider orientation flights

The squadron has 3 powered orientation flight pilots


Promotion data since January 20, 2020
*Date of last awards banquet

There were 129 cadet promotions including 18 milestone awards

There were 16 senior member promotions 

Professional Development Ratings for senior members [all inclusive]
9 Master     12 Senior      31 Technician


Our members are ready to support our community, state and nation in the event of an emergency

We currently have [qualified or in training]:

1 Ground branch director

2 Senior flight release officers

4 Flight release officers

1 Flight line marshaller

7 Mission radio operators

42 members have completed Intermediate Communications User Training

4 Mission staff assistants

5 Ground team leaders

27 Ground team members

3 Mission pilots

11 Mission observers

16 Mission scanners



Program Schedule

Welcome - Cadet Major Matthew Gray


Presentation of the Colors - Squadron color guard

Cadet Airman First Class Camden Jones
Cadet Senior Airman Jason Bransby
Cadet Staff Sergeant John Bransby
Cadet Staff Sergeant Liam Watson


Invocation - Major Brent Hippert


Introductions of staff and guests - Cadet Major Matthew Gray

Special guests:
Colonel Drew E. Dougherty, Director of Operations, Maryland Air National Guard
Colonel Wes LaPre, Commander, Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol
Lieutenant Colonel Frank Jarosinski, Commander, Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol Group 2
Lieutenant Colonel Jon Royer, Civil Air Patrol Deputy Inspector General for Information Technology and Rosedale Post 180 Commander
Chief of Staff Paul M. Blitz on behalf of Delegate Ric Metzger


Dinner - Hosted by Mission BBQ, Joppa MD


Awards and Promotions

Region Commander Commendations - COVID support
Red Service Awards for members in service for 2, 5 and 10 years

Special recognition: Lieutenant Colonel Gus Gostomski, 70 years


Cadet promotions


General Carl A. Spaatz Award presentations
for Captain Robert Miner and Senior Officer Greggor Hines

Special recognition, previous Spaatz award recipients:

Captain Wyatt Hartman
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Kukucka
Former Cadet Colonel Brian Coats



Presentation of citations and proclamations

Larry Hogan - Governor, Maryland
Barry Glassman - County Executive, Harford County Maryland
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger - Maryland District 2
Brian Frosh - Attorney General, Maryland
Steve Biscotti - Owner, Baltimore Ravens
Delegate Johnny Ray Salling - Baltimore County District 6
President George W. Bush
President Jimmy Carter
Archbishop Christophe Pierre - Apostolic Nunciature, United States
Carroll County Board of County Commisioners
Anne Arundel County Council
Veterans of Foreign Wars Non-Commisioned Officer Award



Of the Year Awards - Captain Joseph Morales




Retiring of the Colors - Squadron color guard



Special thanks:

Mission BBQ

Open Bible Christian Academy

175th Maryland Air National Guard - Warfield

Martin State Airport

Holly Hill Memorial Gardens

Eastern Soaring Center - Brian Collins



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