Message From The Commander

As the commander of Texoma Composite Squadron, I would like to welcome you to our website. I hope you will enjoy your online visit!

Civil Air Patrol has a proud heritage of service that dates back to December 1941. Our members – all of them unpaid civilian volunteers – devote countless hours performing three missions:

  • Emergency Services (search and rescue, disaster relief, homeland security)
  • Cadet Programs (preparing youth ages 12-20 to become the leaders of tomorrow)
  • Aerospace Education (keeping the public informed of developments in aerospace technology and its importance)

While there is detailed information about our missions in the “What We Do” section of this site, there is one thing those pages do not explain: “why” do we perform these missions? Everyone I have ever met who joined Civil Air Patrol, regardless of age, did so out of the desire to serve their community and to make themselves better persons in the process.

Is there a place for you? Absolutely! Membership is open to anyone ages 12 and up. There are many ways to serve in CAP, some that most people would never think of, but all of them extremely important to our organization’s success. Every member is important to us, from the youngest Cadet to the wisest adult.

  • Are you a young person considering a future career in the military, or one requiring leadership skills?
  • Are you wanting to serve and “give back” to the local community, but don’t know how?
  • Are you a veteran who would like to continue serving your country?

If the answer to any of those questions is “yes”, then I invite you to visit our squadron and see what Civil Air Patrol has to offer. We have a great group filled with enthusiasm and the desire to serve, and we would be delighted to meet you. Our weekly meetings are open to the public, and you don’t need to make an appointment. We’ll be happy to sit down with you and discuss the many volunteer opportunities available.

Once again, thank you for visiting our site, and please do not hesitate to ask any questions.

Michael Bernier, Capt., CAP
Commander, Texoma Composite Squadron
903-786-6227