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.
At this week’s meeting, 1st Lt Richard West will provide a summary of California Wing’s AE/STEM Leadership Symposium held at Squadron 188 on 9/10 Nov, and 1st Lt Jeff Silverstein will host a round of Read more…
At tonight’s meeting, SM Kailash Kalidoss will discuss his trip to Moffett to see the B747 flying SOFIA earlier this month. Squadron Commander 1st Lt Richard West would also like to discuss some goals for Read more…
This is an official CAP internet operation conducted in accordance with CAPR 120-1. Links or references to individuals or companies do not constitute an endorsement of any information, product, or service you may receive from such sources.Accept