National Vice-Commander Visits Ft McHenry Squadron PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 August 2011 00:00

CATONSVILLE, MD - The Fort McHenry Composite Squadron recently had the honor of receiving a visit from the national vice-commander, Brigadier General Charles Carr. Brig. Gen. Carr has been a strong proponent of the Drug Demand Reduction mission, and traveled to Maryland to recognize the positive impact the program has had for senior member Captain Rose Reeder. Other distinguished guests at the meeting included National Drug Demand Reducation Team Leader Lieutenant Colonel Jett Mayhew, Middle East Region Chief of Staff Lt. Col. Phyllis Griffin, Maryland Wing Commander Colonel John Knowles, MD Group II Commander Lt. Col. Bill Paris, and Col. Mary Feik.


The meeting agenda was modified to give cadets and senior members the opportunity to mingle and interact with the distinguished guests. The second half of the meeting was devoted to the unit’s promotion and awards ceremony. There were two promotions, seniors Captain Rose Reeder to Major and Second Lieutenant Will Kool to First Lieutenant. Brig. Gen. Carr assisted with changing the epaulets for both promotions.  Col. Mary Feik was on hand to personally present C/Senior Airman Sennsa Imhotep the Mary Feik award.

Following the promotions portion, Brig. Gen. Carr addressed the squadron, commending them on their service, and encouraging them to continue to aspire in excellence in all they do. Brig. Gen. Carr then opened the floor for questions, and patiently took time to answer each member. Topics were wide-ranging, from Aircraft modernization to CAP-USAF relations to future directions in Emergency Services.  The meeting concluded with light refreshments and additional time to interact with the guests.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 61,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 113 lives in fiscal year 2010. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the more than 26,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 69 years. For more information on Civil Air Patrol, visit or

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