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Established in 1941, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a public service organization chartered by Congress that functions both as a nonprofit and the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

Operating as a nonprofit, CAP provides an array of K-12 aerospace and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum and educational products for members and teachers; offers youth character, leadership, and career development opportunities; and provides essential community service for federal, state, and local agencies in the air and on the ground.

In its capacity as the auxiliary of the Air Force, CAP operates the world’s largest fleet of single-engine aircraft. The Air Force assigns missions to the auxiliary to facilitate 90% of the inland search and rescue missions in the United States searching for missing or overdue aircraft, lost or injured hikers, stranded boaters, missing persons, and more.

Under its charter and public laws, CAP performs a variety of emergency and operational missions on demand for federal, state, and local agencies as requested through the National Operations Center (NOC) at Maxwell Air Force Base. The NOC can be reached at or 888-211-1812.

Civil Air Patrol’s mission statement is “Volunteers Serving America’s Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures.” This encompasses the organization’s three major programs: emergency services, aerospace education, and cadet programs.

Pennsylvania Wing and Groups

Map of the six Pennsylvania Wing Groups


Pennsylvania Wing Chain of Command

Title Name
President of the United States Joseph Biden
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III
National Commander Major General Edward Phelka
Northeast Region Commander Colonel Everett Hume
Pennsylvania Wing Commander Colonel William Schlosser
Group 1 Commander Major Uri Shatten
Group 2 Commander Major Christopher Porter
Group 3 Commander Major Timothy Case
Group 4 Commander Major Tom Quinn
Group 5 Commander Major Dale Williams
Group 6 Commander Col Gary Fleming
Your Squadron Commander  
Your Squadron Deputy Commander  
Your Deputy Commander Of Cadets, or  
Your Deputy Commander For Seniors,  
Your Cadet Commander  
Your Cadet Deputy Commander  
Your Cadet First Sergeant  
Your Cadet Alpha Flight Commander  
Your Cadet Bravo Flight Commander  
Your Wingman  

Become a Cadet (Ages 12-18)

Become an Adult Volunteer

Become a Cadet Sponsor

Become an Aerospace Education Member




Volunteers Serving America’s Communities, Saving Lives, and Shaping Futures.




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