Commander's Message


Welcome to Cape May County Composite Squadron of the New Jersey Wing, Civil Air Patrol. CAP is a national, benevolent, nonprofit organization with over 57,000 members, and Civil Air Patrol is the Official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The Cape May Squadron consists of Senior Members who must be over twenty-one years old, and Cadets, who are between twelve and twenty-one years old. Our members come from all walks of life and most have an interest in aviation, emergency services, and enjoy helping our cadets become leaders of tomorrow.

Civil Air Patrol has three missions....Cadet Programs, Emergency Services and Aerospace Education. As a result of September 11, 2001, we are now involved with Homeland Security missions for America as well.  We here at the Cape May County Composite Squadron encourage and actively participate in all 3 of the Civil Air Patrol Missions and are a very active squadron.

Civil Air Patrol offers numerous training opportunities for all members in specialties such as communications, aerospace education, emergency services, public affairs, and many more.

I believe in what the Civil Air Patrol is doing to help the youth of our Nation in their development as young adults and have seen what these cadets can do if they put an effort into learning what is being offered.  You can not put a price tag on the amount of training these young adult receive in Leadership, Teamwork, physical conditioning, and friendship with their peers.  CAP offers a safe and structured environment to nurture and guide our young adults, without all the distractions of peer pressure and stress of their normal lives in a drug free and positive manner.

Our members come from all walks of life, from housewives to doctors to pilots.  We have a lot of opportunities for you to serve our youth of tomorrow become Leaders.  Please stop by for a visit to our squadron and see how you can become a Mentor for our youth in the community. 

For more information about Civil Air Patrol, please visit our website and feel free to look around, or consult our recruiting officer at the squadron. We meet on Thursday nights at 7PM at the Building 7, Langley Road, Cape May County Airport.

Map can be found at:-

Link to Map of Location


Andrew Baron, Capt, CAP
Commander, NER-NJ-009

Telephone: (609) 231-6127