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History of Civil Air Patrol

CAP has a very long history. Take a look about how CAP got its start and how we have changed over the decades.

Old photos

A collection of old photographs have been scanned and uploaded to our Flickr page.

Some of them are dated, but most of them are not. If you recognize someone in a photo, let us know.

Squadron awards

The squadron has earned many awards throughout its long history.

A complete list of awards can be found on our Squadron Awards page.

Photos of the awards are uploaded on our Facebook page.

Old news articles

Our squadron’s old Google site website included a host of outstanding news articles.

Those articles have been archived and republished on our archive news articles page.

Old Martin Flyer news letters

Our Martin Flyer newsletter from 2012 – 2014 highlighted our activities, promotions and special events.

Links to view these are available on our news letter archive page.

Squadron commanders

(Rank indicates last known rank of member)

NAME DATE ASSIGNED
Lieutenant Colonel Walter Coats
Captain Greg Bolyard
Major Keith Spraker
Colonel William ‘Bill’ Parris
Major Jeffrey Thomas
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Roche
Lieutenant Colonel Earl ‘Rock’ Williams
Captain Philip Vogelgesang
? – ?
24 April 1996  – ?
? – December 2003
December 2003 – ?
? – 19 November 2010
19 November 2010 – 16 July 2014
16 July 2014 – 23 January 2017
23 January 2017 – present

 

 

 

 

 

Cadet commanders

(Rank indicates highest known cadet rank achieved)

NAME DATE ASSIGNED
Cadet Captain Joel Loftus
Cadet Nathan Lober
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Richard Trujillo
Cadet Captain James Fitch
Cadet Major Matthew Yoor
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Jason Dotterweich
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Michael Gentle
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Bart Bartgis
Cadet Colonel Wyatt Hartman
Cadet Major Greggor Hines
Cadet Captain Valerie Purdie
Cadet Major Robert Miner
07 April 2005 – ?
06 September 2006 – ?
? – ?
03 May 2007 – ? [interim]
? – 11 December 2010
11 December 2010 – December 2012
December 2012 – ?
? – 1 June 2015
1 June 2015 – 2 February 2017
2 February 2017 – 5 July 2018
5 July 2018 – 6 June 2019
6 June 2019 – Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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