Denton Squadron Rates “Highly Sucessful” During Unit Inspection

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The Nighthawk Composite Squadron, stationed at Denton Municipal Airport, received an overall “Highly Successful” rating on its Subordinate Unit Inspection, July 6, 2013. Inspectors from the Texas Wing Group 6 IG Team graded the squadron on five major areas — Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, Emergency Services, Mission Support, and Command.  Command, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education areas each also received a “Highly Successful” rating and Emergency Services and Mission Support areas received a “Successful” rating.

The IG team identified ten areas for additional “Commendable” ratings in Cadet Programs, Operational Mission Management, Public Affairs, and Command.

The IG team stated in their report summary, “This Squadron is a well oiled machine, which is a product of a Great leadership and a group of squadron members who are Willing to GO The EXTRA MILE.”.

The purpose of a Subordinate Unit Inspection is determine how effectively, efficiently, and safely the unit accomplished its mission(s) and responsibilities, identify obstacles which impacted mission accomplishments, eliminate waste, improve moral, and increase readiness, the degree to which leadership enhances the unit, and provide information to other units for use in improving their operations.  The assessment included an examination of leadership and management procedures at all levels and in all functions to determine the unit’s ability to accomplish its assigned missions and responsibilities efficiently, effectively, and safely.  The men and women of the Nighthawk Composite Squadron are justifiably proud of their accomplishment.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft.  CAP, in its Air Force Auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of all 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 54 lives in fiscal year 2011.  Its’ volunteers also perform Homeland Security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs.

CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 70 years.  Congress has nominated the service to receive the Congressional Medal in recognition of  its’ wartime service. 

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