NCClogoJuly 14 marks the start of Civil Air Patrol’s National Cadet Competition, with more than 100 cadets on 16  teams from 14 wings representing all eight Civil Air Patrol regions at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

The three-day competition for the U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Outstanding Team Championship Trophy tests cadets’ performances in physical challenges as well as their  knowledge of aviation and leadership and their demonstrations of precision and teamwork in posting the colors.

The cadets train for months and sometimes years to demonstrate excellence in a wide range of activities in leadership, aerospace, physical fitness,  and character.

The teams finished first and second in their respective regional competitions after emerging as top finishers at the wing level.

Nearly half – seven – of the squadrons represented are making return trips to the national stage: the Boise, Chevy Chase, Kodiak Island, Maj. Thomas B. McGuire Jr., and Viking composite squadrons and the Dr. Cesareo Rosa-Nieves and Tangipahoa cadet squadrons.

The teams are:

Great Lakes Region

  • Anderson Composite Squadron, Indiana Wing 
  • Shelbyville Composite Squadron, Indiana Wing 

Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron, Maryland Wing 
  • 111th Search and Rescue Composite Squadron, North Carolina 

North Central Region

  • Table Rock Lake Composite Squadron, Missouri Wing 
  • Viking Composite Squadron, Minnesota Wing 

Northeast Region

  • Maj. Thomas B. McGuire Composite Squadron, New Jersey Wing 
  • Twin Pine Composite Squadron, New Jersey Wing 

Pacific Region

  • Overlake Composite Squadron, Washington Wing 
  • Kodiak Island Composite Squadron, Alaska Wing 

Rocky Mountain Region

  • Broomfield Composite Squadron, Colorado Wing 
  • Boise Composite Squadron, Idaho Wing 

Southeast Region

  • Dr. Cesareo Rosa-Nieves Cadet Squadron, Puerto Rico Wing 
  • Brandon Cadet Squadron, Florida Wing 

Southwest Region

  • Tangipahoa Cadet Squadron, Louisiana Wing 
  • Thunderbolt Composite Squadron, Texas Wing 



Great Lakes Region Great Lakes Region

INwingIndiana Wing – Anderson Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 1st Lts. Elliot Dearing and Cameron Milleman
  • Cadet 2nd Lts. Keira Orth and Benjamin Mast
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Mast
  • Cadet Staff Sgt. Carson Tice

Indiana Wing – Shelbyville Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Lt. Col. Trevor Bagnall
  • Cadet Maj. John Zwirn
  • Cadet 1st Lt. Zoe Bagnall
  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Isaac Zwirn
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Jediael Allender
  • Cadet Tech. Sgt. Jabin Mexin
  • Cadet Senior Airman Layla Bagnall


Mid-Atlantic Region Mid-Atlantic Region

mdwing2Maryland Wing – Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 2nd Lts. Amelia L. Lutz and Dylan Rosia 
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgts. Hanna Antonina Syska and Elias Whitcomb Wigle
  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Myra Boppana 
  • Cadet Master Sgt. A. Ucles 

NCwingNorth Carolina Wing – 111th Search and Rescue Composite Squadron

  • Cadet 1st Lts. Velamir Karnaukh, Clayton Thompson, and Joseph Whitney
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Grayson Afshar
  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Ethan Carr
  • Cadet Tech. Sgt. Elijah Fath


North Central RegionNorth Central Region

MOwingMissouri Wing – Table Rock Lake Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Lt. Cols. Taran Fletcher and Bradley Henderson
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgts. Allison Dillon and Rhian Fletcher
  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Abigael Nievar
  • Cadet Master Sgt. Clyde Cassady   

MNwingMinnesota Wing – Viking Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Saisree Dhavileswarapu 
  • Cadet Master Sgts. Bennet Nii and Devon Wyatt 
  • Cadet Airman 1st Class Akshay Jampuram 
  • Cadet Airmen Adam Colainni and William Thompson



Northeast RegionNERegion

NJwingNew Jersey Wing – Maj.. Thomas B. McGuire Composite Squadron, Twin Pine Composite Squadron




PCR graphicPacific Region

WAWG_Patch_ED96413BA0269Washington Wing – Overlake Composite Squadron





Alaska Wing – Kodiak Island CompositeAKWG graphic Squadron

Rocky Mountain RegionRocky Mountain Region

IDWG shieldIdaho Wing – Boise Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Maj. Spencer McConnell
  • Cadet 1st Lt. Sihu Hwang
  • Cadet 2nd Lt, Ethan Alexander
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Nathan Pearl
  • Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Hudson Rocke
  • Cadet Tech. Sgts. Amber Doolittle and Derek Greenwood
  • Cadet Senior Airman Hailey Darling

Colorado WingCOwing -- new – Broomfield Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Capt. Micah Jungling 
  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Gavin Carter
  • Cadet Chief Master Sgts. Kaia Pope and Mateo Pope
  • Cadet Master Sgt. Abigail Barreaux
  • Cadet Tech. Sgt. Sadie Schwartz




Southeast RegionSERegion

PRwingPuerto Rico Wing – Dr. Cesareo Rosa-Nieves Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Lt. Col. Rayesh Figueroa
  • Cadet Capts. Jarielys M. Rosario and Mary E. Rosario
  • Cadet 1st Lt. Saul G. Andino
  • Cadet 2nd Lts. Ian Y. Acosta,  Andres A. Casiano, and Jose L. Medero

FLwingFlorida Wing – Brandon Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Maj. Suzi L. Meldrum-Green
  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Jean-Carlos Zapata
  • Cadet Staff Sgt. Ricky J. Zeng
  • Cadet Tech. Sgt. Lila S. Morgan
  • Cadet Airman 1st Class Jayna Filakosky
  • Cadet Senior Airman Leah N. Rill




Southwest RegionSouthwest Region

LAWG graphicLouisiana Wing – Tangipahoa Cadet Squadron

  • Cadet Lt. Col. Seth Herrington Cadet Maj. Josiah May
  • Cadet 1st Lts. Dave DeMatteo and Katherine Price
  • Cadet 2nd Lt. Andrea Sherman
  • Cadet Tech. Sgt. Sarah Strickland


TXwingTexas Wing – Thunderbolt Composite Squadron

  • Cadet Chief Master Sgts. Jashwanth Bandlamudi, Athindra Sathishkumar, Lennon Medina, Tara Schroeder, Daksha Srinivasan, and Logan Vasquez