About the CAP Rutland Composite Squadron
As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.
The Rutland Composite Squadron, like other Vermont squadrons, is the lowest level in the organization; it is the organization that provides services in and near Rutland County, Vermont. It is the unit that individual members in this area join.
"Composite" means that there are both adult (senior) members and cadets (age 12 to 18, with the option of continuing to age 21 to complete the cadet programs). New members may be of any gender, and anyone age 12 or above may join (as long as they are US citizens, Permanent Residents, or have another acceptable long-term commitment to the US).