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Greenville Composite Squadron




               

HISTORY OF CIVIL AIR PATROL

Piper Cub 1966In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country. As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Thousands of volunteer members answered America's call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented. 

After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies. On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force. Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.  

Types of Squadrons:
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SENIOR
Senior squadrons only have an adult program for senior members 18 years of age and older. Cadets are not accepted into senior squadrons.

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CADET
Cadet squadrons only have a youth program for cadets. There are senior members in this program, but their purpose is to manage the youth program. Adults join if their primary interest is working with the cadets.

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COMPOSITE
Composite squadrons have both a senior and a cadet program.

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GROUP
A group is a special administrative unit and does not usually accept new CAP members.

Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters are located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

                      


 

GREENVILLE COMPOSITE SQUADRON (SC-014)

The Greenville squadron was chartered June 4, 1957. Initially it comprised Senior members only. Later the squadron was expanded to include Cadet programs, at which time it became known as Greenville Composite Squadron. The squadron is a component of the South Carolina Wing, which is part of the Middle East Region of Civil Air Patrol.

Squadron meetings take place most Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the squadron headquarters, 11 Airport Road Extension, Greenville, on the South Ramp of Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) and adjacent to the Runway Cafe and Runway Park. Some Monday holidays are excluded. Please view the Squadron Calendar for the current schedule of meetings.

 
 
     

To Contact Us:


 


Greenville Composite Squadron
11 Airport Road Extension
Greenville SC 29607
(864) 271-7726

 

KEY STAFF CONTACTS

Squadron Commander: Maj Ronald Hardgrave
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Deputy Commander: Maj Charles Morris
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Deputy Commander for Cadets: Capt Roger Sayers
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Emergency Services Officer: 1st Lt Christopher Chapman 
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Recruiting & Retention Officer: Maj Charles Morris
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Public Affairs Officer: Capt Orville Eastland III 
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