Civil Air Patrol - Thompson Valley Composite Squadron

Change of Command Ceremony February 12, 2002

Not everyone gets to start their ceremony with a re-creation of the Olympic Torch run!  Our very own Mike Wilkinson and his cadet escorts provide an inspirational touch (or is that torch?)!

Mike extolling the tradition of the Olympics.

Col. Buschmann providing a three minute perspective on the proud history of the CAP.  How many times did we restart the three-minute timer?

The real reason for the ceremony: a transfer of command from Capt. Karl Schultz to 2Lt. Mike Fassi.  Mike, do you have any idea what you just got yourself into???

Karl receives a Meritorious Service Award for his four years as squadron commander from Col. Buschmann. Thank you, Karl!

Mike presents Karl with a plaque from the squadron to remind him of our appreciation for his years of service with TVCS.

The cadets waiting patiently for...




Mike is already practicing, "I want YOU for the CAP!"