Commander (MAR-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
Welcome to the web site 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 is a component of the South Carolina
Wing, under the Middle East Region of Civil Air Patrol.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was founded one week before the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor in December, 1941. 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 CAP 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). CAP was then charged with three primary missions – aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.