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Seattle Squadron

Seattle 2014

Seattle Composite Squadron actively exercises all three of CAP's primary missions. Our cadet program is managed by a small but dedicated staff of senior members who have built a strong program. Our senior program is weighted toward emergency services, particularly air operations. Aerospace and Safety education are integrated into both the senior and cadet programs through regular agenda items.

Cadet Programs

Our cadet program officers' efforts were recognized by National HQ with the Quality Cadet Unit Award. Cadets are taught the tenets of leadership and given the opportunity to lead their peers as they progress through the program. Moral leadership and the importance of CAP's Core Values are taught regularly. Mathematics, science, engineering and history are taught through regular aerospace education lessons, which may be lectures on aviation and space or hands-on activities over the course of multiple weeks. Ground search and rescue training is given periodically and occasional "camping" weekends are held in the wilderness for practical exercise. Cadets may also take orientation flights in CAP aircraft where CAP pilots teach the cadet about aircraft operations and even allow them to fly the plane. If you have a child between the ages of 12 and 18, he or she is eligible for membership.

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Senior Programs

Most of our seniors (adults) are rated aircrew, a number are pilots and we also have a few rated ground team members and leaders. Our squadron is currently assigned a Cessna 182T Nav III (G1000 avionics). Many seniors also volunteer as emergency workers with WSDOT Aviation since much of the CAP and WSDOT aviation training is held jointly. Pilots have the opportunity to fly cadets on orientation flights, learn search and rescue flying, perform aerial photography missions and more. Senior members need not be pilots. The senior program has roles for people with interest in finance, law, public affairs, recruiting, information technology and more. If you have an interest in serving your community and the dedication to contribute positively to our program, please come visit.

More info about Seattle Senior Programs: for prospective members

Command Staff

Maj Wade Hasbrouck
Squadron Commander

Wade started his CAP career with Malmstrom AFB Cadet Squadron in Great Falls, MT.  As a cadet he earned the Billy Mitchell Award and earned a Solo Scholarship from Montana Wing.  In order to pursue a degree in Computer Science at Montana State University and career as Software Engineer, Wade took a break from CAP in 1990.  Wade rejoined CAP via Seattle Composite Squadron in 2010.  In the squadron he has served in many positions, most notably Deputy Commander for Cadets, and Deputy Commander for Seniors.  He has also earned several emergency services qualifications, including Ground Team Leader, Mission Radio Operator, Mission Observer, and Transport Mission Pilot.  Recently, Wade has pivoted from a career in technology to starting his own photography business, another one of his passions.

1st Lt Sven Freitag
Deputy Commander for Seniors

Lt Freitag is an instrument-rated commercial pilot and joined Civil Air Patrol in 2017. He provides orientation flights to cadets and is working on becoming a CAP mission pilot. Originally from Germany, he has resided in the US since 2000 and worked in various software localization related roles.

Capt Zachary Dawson
Deputy Commander for Cadets

Capt Dawson is a former cadet officer, having risen to the rank of Cadet Captain. A technology enthusiast, he has volunteered with Engineers Without Borders, earned an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon, and is currently a software engineer at private spaceflight company, Blue Origin. He is also a private pilot.

Mailing Address

Seattle Composite Squadron, CAP
P.O. Box 80282
Seattle, WA  98108

Civil Air Patrol federal tax ID: EIN 75-6037853

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