Tri-Valley Composite Squadron was re-chartered in 2018 and our initial roster was made up of twenty-four senior members and six cadets. With hard work and a common vision, our squadron has thrived and grown explosively over the past three and a half years to be one of the most rapidly growing, dynamic, and capable squadrons in California Wing. These accomplishments are possible because of the dedication and professionalism of our members, and the support of our families and communities. I am grateful for the tremendous support that we receive for our squadron.
Our focus for the next year will be on readiness in Civil Air Patrol’s three core missions: Emergency Services, the Cadet Program, and Aerospace Education. We will grow, but we will also rebuild the skills and capabilities that became rusty during the long shadow of COVID-19. We will better integrate our new members into our programs so that they can contribute to our missions expeditiously, safely, and effectively. Our members will expand their awesome skill sets to provide deeper and more meaningful services to our communities. We will also improve our ability to have continuity between mission activities through robust, internal training programs and professional development. This will all be done with an eye toward making our volunteer service the most dynamic, rewarding experience possible for our members.
I am honored to be entrusted with the command of Tri-Valley Composite Squadron 156. Our amazing professional volunteers stand ready to serve our community, state, and nation.
Capt Joe Spears, CAP
Commander, Tri-Valley Composite Squadron 156
Unit Charter # PCR-CA-346