Wright
          Brothers 282nd Aero Composite Squadron - Civil Air Patrol

MAJ CHRISTOPHER A. VECCHI, CAP

Squadron Commander
Major Christopher A. Vecchi, CAP
1 Oct 07 - 21 Oct 10

 

Capt
              Vecchi

 

Maj Vecchi first joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1996, as a cadet member of the Wright Brothers 282nd Aero Composite Squadron in New Lebanon, Ohio.

As a cadet, Maj Vecchi:
- Earned the Amelia Earhart Award.
- Participated in the National Ground Search and Rescue school 1998-1999.
- Participated as a primary delegate to the Ohio Wing CAC from 1998-1999.
- Named the 1999 Group VII, Ohio Wing Phase III Cadet of the Year.
- Served as the squadron's Cadet Commander

After becoming a senior officer in 2003, Maj Vecchi:
- Completed the Aerospace Education Program for Senior Members.
- Achieved qualification as a FAA private pilot and a rated CAP Pilot.
- Achieved qualification as a Mission Scanner and Ground Branch Director
- Served as course director for the 2009 OHWG Squadron Leadership School.

Under Maj Vecchi's command, the squadron was honored with a Unit Citation award in 2008 and was named the 2008 and 2009 "Group VII Mark N Shirk Squadron of the Year". The unit was also recognized with a unit citation for the period of 1 JAN 08 through 31 DEC 08.

 

Cadet
                          Vecchi
Maj Vecchi as a cadet in 1998.

Capt
                          Vecchi
Maj Vecchi in 2009.

 

 

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