Change of Command
391st Composite Squadron
Civil Air Patrol
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
8611 Lemmon Avenue Dalllas, TX 75209
31 May 2011
For immediate Release
30 May 2011
Group III of the Civil Air Patrol an Auxiliary of the United States Air Force held dual change of command ceremonies at Dallas Business Jet facilities conference room. The Memorial Day ceremony began promptly at 7pm with Posting of the colors by the 391st Cadet Unit. Visitors were welcomed first by Colonel Graham master of ceremonies. Posting of the colors was followed by The pledge of allegiance and opening remarks by Major Nolan Teel outgoing Commander of the 391st Composite Squadron. His remarks were followed by presentation of Achievement Awards for outstanding duty performance to Major John Krogstad, Captain Joe Kaplan, Captain Alfred B. Cercone, First Lieutenant Harold R. Garcia Lieutenant Robert R. Bruton, Lieutenant David Shrader, and Senior Member Winston Cutshall.
Seninor members Lt. Colonel Bobby Sides, Major Charles R. Becek, Captain Ian Jaeger, Captain Andrew Theisman, Captain Joe Kaplor, Captain Seth Grenke, First Lieutenant Susanne Kaplor, First Lieutenant. Wesley E. Schlenker, Lieutenant Jared W Deisinger were each presented with the Commanders Achievement Award for outstanding service to the Squadron by Major Nolan Teel.
Retiring Group III Commander Lt Colonel Owen Younger conducted the change of Command ceremonies where by the old Squadron Commander, (Major Teel) surrenders the squadron Guide on (colors) to the Group Commander, (Colonel Younger) who then presents the Squadron colors to the new squadron Commander (Captain Ian Jaeger). Lieutenant Jaeger was promoted to the rank of Captain at the close of the ceremonies.
Following closing remarks by out going Group Commander Owen Younger , about Fifty guest including wives, girl friends, proud parents and fellow senior members were treated to delicious cakes cookies and punch provided by Captain Kaplor and his wife First Lieutenant Suzanne Kaplor.
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