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Commanders Message

Welcome to the website for the Gainesville Composite Squadron. Please take time to look around and get to know more about our squadron and the Florida Wing organization better. As the Squadron Commander, it is my honor to lead our senior officers and cadet members in Civil Air Patrol’s mission.

As you already know, Civil Air Patrol has three primary missions: Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education, and Emergency Services. Indeed, Civil Air Patrol makes a huge impact each day, going above and beyond to make a profound difference in America's communities through these missions. CAP is a dynamic organization with so many talented and dedicated members from all walks of life perpetuating the core values of Civil Air Patrol and the United States AirForce. Our vigilant CAP volunteers save lives and help preserve liberty for all Americans.  

As the official Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, it is incumbent upon all of us to ensure we uphold the most professional image, demeanor, and attitude, as we conduct our daily duties and missions for our communities, our state, and for America. It is as well equally important that we keep Safety as our “watchword” in our everyday lives and in every task we perform. So it is with great humility and honor that I serve the dedicated and talented members of Group 2. I look forward to working with each of you as we face the many challenges before us. 

~ Maj. Thomas S. Beukelman, Commanding