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Des Moines Squadron Merger

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Des Moines Squadron Merger

2nd Lt Sara Mutchler

Public Affairs Officer  


Des Moines, IA–On February 10, 2014 the Des Moines Metro Cadet Squadron and Des Moines Senior Squadron merged into the Des Moines Composite Squadron (NCR-IA-002). To recognize this merger a change of command ceremony was held at the Easton Baptist Church on February 22, 2014.  Lt Col Anita Elliott relinquished command to Capt Ron Mutchler.  Lt Col Anita Elliott served as the interim commander for the Des Moines Metro Cadet Squadron.

“Over the last 3 months, the squadron has come a long way.  Lets continue to build on that foundation and strive to be the best”, stated Incoming Commander Capt Mutchler during the ceremony.

Capt Ron Mutchler joined CAP in 2010 and has served in a number of positions, including Assistant Director of IT for the Iowa Wing and the Commander of the Des Moines Senior Squadron.  Capt Mutchler is a Mission Observer and private pilot.

Presiding over the ceremony was the Iowa Wing Chief of Staff Lt Col Roger Elliott.  Lt Col Elliott passed the ceremonial banner from Lt Col Anita Elliott to Capt Mutchler.

The Des Moines Composite Squadron Senior members meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Exec One Aviation at the Ankeny Regional Airport. The Cadets meet on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Easton Baptist Church. 



Front: Lt Col Roger Elliott, Capt Ron Mutchler, Lt Col Anita Elliott

Back: C/SMSgt Seth Strohmeyer 

Picture taken by 2nd Lt Sara Mutchler 


Written by Iowa Wing CAP

February 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm

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