Hernando County Composite CAP Squadron

Squadron Command


Major John Brown

Squadron Commander


Major Vernie Robbins

Deputy Commander for Seniors/Chaplain Corps CDI/Crisis Intervention - Army Veteran Military Police/Special Operations

Major Robert Robbins

Command Pilot - Army Veteran Infantry

Captain Joseph Barzyz

Aerospace Education Officer - Navy Veteran  Aviation

SSG Thomas Sharp

Deputy Commander for Cadets/Ground Team Leader - Air Force Veteran Security Police

What is Civil Air Patrol?

Civil Air Patrol is America’s premier public service organization for carrying out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide.

Serving America for over 75 years

On July 1, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed Public Law 79-476, incorporating the organization. Following the creation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate branch of the armed services, Truman signed Public Law 80-557, establishing CAP as the Air Force’s civilian auxiliary on May 26, 1948.

Nonprofit Humanitarian Organization

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 education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.

Civilian Auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force

As the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP’s vigilant citizen volunteers are there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe.

Federally Chartered

The SER FL 301 Squadron has been chartered by the Civil Air Patrol organization since 1973.

What Does Civil Air Patrol Actually Do?

CAP Has Three Core Missions:

Emergency Services

Always prepared, both in the air and on the ground, members of the Civil Air Patrol perform emergency services for state and local agencies as well as the federal government as the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and for states/local communities as a nonprofit organization.

Aerospace Education

Civil Air Patrol’s awarding-winning aerospace education program promotes aerospace, aviation and STEM-related careers with engaging, standards-based, hands-on curriculum and activities. It shapes the experiences and aspirations of youth both in and outside of CAP’s cadet program.

Cadet Programs

Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness and character. As cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way.

Best known for their work in search and rescue and disaster relief missions, CAP is expanding its role in the 21st century to include an increasing number of homeland security operations and exercises. CAP also performs counterdrug reconnaissance missions and counter terrorism missions at the request of law enforcement agencies and can do radiological monitoring and damage assessment. CAP members undergo rigorous training to perform these missions safely and cost-effectively.

CAP - A Cost Effective Solution

A volunteer organization since 1941, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.

Force Multiplier

Because our organization is driven by over 60,000 volunteers, it's proven to be a cost effective solution to answer the needs of a growing American population.


With over 500 planes in service across the United States, CAP platforms are light are proven to be cheaper to fly than typical military aircrafts.



Watch the videos below to find out more about Civil Air Patrol and their commitment to serve this great nation.

Story On CAP by CNN's Anderson Cooper
Civil Air Patrol: Tactical to Practical (History Channel)
Take Flight Hernando Composite Squadron
CAP 75th Tribute Video
Take Flight Hernando Composite Squadron
CAP 75th Tribute Video

Ready To Join The Most Successful Civilian Air Squadron In History?

CAP Is Looking For Junior Cadets & Senior Members, And Joining Civil Air Patrol Involves Four Easy Steps:

Step 1: Map Out The CAP HQ

Map out the Hernando County CAP HQ and come to their next meeting Tuesday at 1900 hours (7pm) at 3151 Air Commerce Blvd in Brooksville, FL 34604
(Map & Directions)

Step 2: Attend

Attend (3) Meetings as a Civil Air Patrol cadet candidate or (1) meeting as a candidate senior member.

Step 3: Apply

Fill out your application online or mail-in your application to join Civil Air Patrol, including your paid dues ($47 juniors & $69 seniors).

Step 4: Serve

Get your Civil Air Patrol uniform and you'll be placed on the active roster and begin serving our great nation as a member of Civil Air Patrol.

Do you have questions that were not answered on this website? If so, we invite you to use the contact form below to get in touch with Civil Air Patrol SER FL 301.

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