On the 5th of August 2019, San Francisco Bay Group 2 Commander Lt Col Noel Luneau presided over San Jose Senior Squadron 80’s Change of Command Ceremony where 1st Lt Richard West assumed command from Capt David Hartman. 1st Lt Isaac Wilson IV replaces 1st Lt West as the new Deputy Commander of Squadron 80. Congratulations Commander 1st Lt West and Deputy Commander 1st Lt Wilson, we can’t wait to see what you do with our squadron!

After the Change of Command Ceremony, both Capt Hartman and Lt Col Luneau made some speeches before starting the awards & promotions portion. To start the promotions SM Alison Rodriguez was promoted to second lieutenant (2d Lt) followed by SM Kyle Blow, and SM Ondrej Podlaha.

1st Lt West then presented Lt Col Dan Tupper with a 20-year ribbon for 22 years of service with Civil Air Patrol, and Maj Jim Aubuchon was honored for 55 years of service with Civil Air Patrol, standing ovation and all. Next up SM Aaron Huffman, 2d Lt Podlaha, SM Kailash Kalidoss were presented, as a group, their Level I certificates. Capt Stephen Swale received his Grover Loening Award (Level III). 1st Lt Wilson got an Achievement Award for his services at California Wing’s 2019 Encampment. Lt Col Luneau then presented Capt Hartman with a Wing Commander’s Commendation Award and another standing ovation.

Over the last few years, 2d Lt Mary Hartman and Capt Hartman have made such a positive impact on our squadron; it saddens us that they are moving away and we wish them the best in their new lives and new squadron. To give them a proper send-off, 1st Lt Wilson presented 2d Lt Hartman and Capt Hartman with Honorary Lifetime Membership Awards for Squadron 80. 2d Lt Blow also made Capt Hartman the first receipt of the Hartman Award in recognition of all that he has done as our commander. Our squadron would not have achieved as much as it has without Capt Hartman guiding us and without the support of 2d Lt Hartman keeping things running every day. Capt Hartman lead us to become the San Francisco Bay Group 2’s Senior Squadron of the Year while 2d Lt Hartman was responsible for painting the lobby and meeting room of our building last June. They are leaving the Senior Squadron of the Year to 1st Lt West in better shape than ever, thank you, David and Mary.

From left to right: 1st Lt Isaac Wilson, Lt Col Noel Luneau, Capt David Hartman, 1st Lt Richard West. Group 2 Commander Lt Col Noel Luneau is facilitating the Change of Command. Capt David Hartman is relinquishing command of San Jose Senior Squadron 80.
From left to right: 1st Lt Isaac Wilson, Lt Col Noel Luneau, Capt David Hartman, 1st Lt Richard West. Group 2 Commander Lt Col Noel Luneau is facilitating the Change of Command. 1st Lt Richard West is accepting command of San Jose Senior Squadron 80.
From left to right: Lt Col Noel Luneau, 1st Lt Isaac Wilson. Group 2 Commander Lt Col Noel Luneau is facilitating the Change of Command. 1st Lt Isaac Wilson is acting as the Squadron Standard Bearer as the incoming Deputy Commander.
Lt Col Noel Luneau making a speech about Squadron 80 and the ceremony.
Capt David Hartman recognizing 1st Lt Isaac Wilson’s recent Group 2 Unit Staff Member of the Year Award.
Capt David Hartman promoting SM Alison Rodriguez to 2d Lt.
Capt David Hartman promoting SM Alison Rodriguez to 2d Lt.
Capt David Hartman promoting SM Kyle Blow to 2d Lt.
Capt David Hartman promoting SM Kyle Blow to 2d Lt.
Capt David Hartman promoting SM Ondrej Podlaha to 2d Lt.

Capt David Hartman promoting SM Ondrej Podlaha to 2d Lt.
1st Lt Richard West presenting Lt Col Dan Tupper with a 20-year ribbon for 22 years of service with Civil Air Patrol.
1st Lt Richard West presenting Lt Col Dan Tupper with a 20-year ribbon for 22 years of service with Civil Air Patrol.
1st Lt Richard West presenting Maj Jim Aubuchon with an award for 55 years of service with Civil Air Patrol.
1st Lt Richard West presenting Maj Jim Aubuchon with an award for 55 years of service with Civil Air Patrol.
Maj Jim Aubuchon receiving a standing ovation and handshake from Group 2 Commander Lt Col Noel Luneau for his 55 years of service with Civil Air Patrol.
From left to right, SM Aaron Huffman, 2d Lt Ondrej Podlaha, SM Kailash Kalidoss, 1st Lt Richard West. 1st Lt Richard West awarding Squadron 80’s newest members Level 1.
From left to right, SM Aaron Huffman, 2d Lt Ondrej Podlaha, SM Kailash Kalidoss, 1st Lt Richard West. 1st Lt Richard West awarding Squadron 80’s newest members Level 1.
1st Lt Richard West presenting Capt Stephen Swale his Level 3 Award.
1st Lt Richard West presenting Capt Stephen Swale his Level 3 Award.
1st Lt Richard West presenting 1st Lt Isaac Wilson with an Achievement Award.
1st Lt Richard West presenting 1st Lt Isaac Wilson with an Achievement Award.
Lt Col Noel Luneau preparing to present Capt David Hartman with a Commander’s Commendation Award.
Lt Col Noel Luneau presenting Capt David Hartman with a Commander’s Commendation Award.
Lt Col Noel Luneau presenting Capt David Hartman with a Commander’s Commendation Award.
Capt David Hartman’s Commander’s Commendation Award.
1st Lt Isaac Wilson and 2d Lt Kyle Blow prepare to present some awards.
From left to right: 2d Lt Mary Hartman, Capt David Hartman, 1st Lt Isaac Wilson, 2d Lt Kyle Blow. 1st Lt Isaac Wilson presenting 2d Lt Mary Hartman and Capt David Hartman with Honorary Lifetime Membership Awards for Squadron 80.
From left to right: 2d Lt Mary Hartman, Capt David Hartman, 1st Lt Isaac Wilson, 2d Lt Kyle Blow. 1st Lt Isaac Wilson presenting 2d Lt Mary Hartman and Capt David Hartman with Honorary Lifetime Membership Awards for Squadron 80.
2d Lt Kyle Blow presenting the Hartman Award to its first recipient, Capt David Hartman.
2d Lt Kyle Blow presenting the Hartman Award to its first recipient, Capt David Hartman.
Squadron 80’s outgoing commander Capt David Hartman receiving a standing ovation from his squadron.
The Hartman Award. Presented to Capt David Hartman in recognition of dedicated service to San Jose Senior Squadron 80, Civil Air Patrol, and the San Jose Community.
2d Lt Mary Hartman and Capt David Hartman are now Honorary Life Members of San Jose Senior Squadron 80 and are free to visit at any time!
Cake to celebrate Squadron 80 winning the California Wing Group 2, Senior Squadron of the Year Award!

Kyle Blow

2d Lt Kyle Blow is one of the Public Affairs Officers and Historians of San Jose Senior Squadron 80.

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