Middle East Region
Commander (MER-001): Col Bruce B. Heinlein
South Carolina Wing Commander (SC-001): Col Walter L. Safley
Upstate Group Commander (SC-111): Maj Ronald N. Hardgrave
Squadron Commander (SC-014): Capt Karen L. Taylor
Composite Squadron SC014
Civil Air Patrol
Take off with Civil Air Patrol! Our next Open
House for new member enrollment and orientation will be Monday, 09
September, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the hangar at Runway
Cafe at Downtown Airport, 21 Airport Rd. Ext., Greenville. Youths ages 12 and up welcome;
please attend with one or more of your parents. Adults, we have a place for you
To receive a free reminder prior to the event, register for free at
Welcome to the digital home of Greenville Composite
Squadron, a unit of Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official civilian
auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Greenville Composite
Squadron is based in Greenville, South Carolina, and primarily
serves Greenville County, the Upstate and the surrounding region.
Greenville Composite Squadron (SC-014) is a unit of Group 3 (SC-111)
in the South Carolina
Wing, under the Middle East Region of Civil Air Patrol.
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was founded
on December 1, 1941, one week before the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor. It was the vision of more than 150,000 citizens who were concerned about the defense of America's coastline. Under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Forces, CAP pilots flew more than one-half million hours, were credited with sinking two enemy submarines and rescued hundreds of crash survivors during World War II.
On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman established the Civil Air
Patrol as a federally chartered benevolent civilian corporation. On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557, making CAP the auxiliary of the new United States Air Force
(USAF) charged with three primary missions: aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.
Records of Civil Air Patrol
activities in Greenville date back to the early days of WWII. The
squadron's current charter was issued in 1957.