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Civil Air Patrol- Polk County Composite Squadron

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The Civil Air Patrol seeks volunteers with an interest in assisting our units in Aerospace Education.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide. In its Air Force Auxiliary role, CAP performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in CAP's Cadet Program. Visit for more information.

The Civil Air Patrol- Group 3 has fourteen units in the Tampa Bay area. Our units are dedicated to assisting our local community through a myriad of emergency services and operational missions. We also focus on teaching a new generation about aerospace and its impact on our future. A variety of other positions are available as well.

Location: 14 locations across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando & Citrus County

Duration: Ongoing

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per month

The Aerospace Education Officer is expected to:

  • Possess a basic knowledge of the Aerospace Education Programs.
  • Implement aerospace education programs for cadets and senior members at the squadron level and promote Aerospace Education in local schools.
  • Develop into a highly motivated and trained AEO who will conduct and promote effective internal and external aerospace education programs.
  • Strong writing, editing, and public speaking skills.
  • Age 18 or older.
  • Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol and comply with all internal regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Enthusiasm for community service and working with youth.
  • Access to leadership training and opportunities.
  • Formal recognition of training, qualification, and experience through CAP's AE Specialty Track.
  • Training and mentoring available from Wing, Region, and National members.
  • Networking and training at Wing, Region, and National Conferences.In addition to position-specific duties, all members are encouraged to participate in Civil Air Patrol’s Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Program missions. A wide variety of Emergency Services and other training opportunities are available if desired, though participation is not required.To apply, please email a letter of interest to Lt. James Chamberland at with the subject line "CAP-AE".

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About Civil Air Patrol- Polk County Composite Squadron


40 N Lake Idylwild Dr, Winter Haven, FL 33881, US

Mission Statement

Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power.


Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Do you want to honor and serve America? Then become a volunteer in the Civil Air Patrol.
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Polk County Composite Squadron36 N Lake Idylwild Dr.Winter Haven, FL 33881



  • Mentoring
  • STEM
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Astronomy
  • Aviation
  • Youth Services


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per month
  • Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol and comply with all regulations & procedures.

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