Change of Command
On Monday 21 May 2018, Lt Col Gerry Baumgartner assumed command of the Col Shorty Powers Composite Squadron. Lt Col Baumgartner is serving as the interim commander until the next commander is selected. Capt Valerie Espinili replaces Lt Col Baumgartner as Deputy Commander for Seniors and Lt Col Joshua Cunningham replaces Capt Espinili as Deputy Commander for Cadets.
Col Shorty Powers Composite Squadron wishes to thank Maj Curt Kmiecek for his dedication to Civil Air Patrol while serving as its previous commander. During Maj Kmiecek’s tenure as commander, the squadron was awarded Squadron Of Merit for showing excellence in member strength, growth, cadet achievement, encampment attendance and orientation flight participation.