On 24 March 2020, 1st Lt Karen Padgett took command of the Lake Hood Cadet Squadron. This is her Commander's Intent:
"Our focus is on our people.
The members make the missions possible.
The members of this squadron are the heart of the Alaska Wing and will continue to serve with distinction.
We seek out challenges because we are nimble, creative, resilient, and eager to learn, and because we work together.
We will grow, we will uplift, and we will inspire all those we meet."
About Lake Hood Cadet Squadron:
Cadet Commander: C/Capt Alan Padgett
First Sergeant: C/SMSgt BrewerT
Alpha Flight Commander: C/CMSgt Liam Dupras
Alpha Flight Sergeant: C/CMSgt Cedar Shuler
Bravo Flight Commander: C/Capt Ryan Padgett
Bravo Flight Sergeant: C/TSgt Kaden Cook
Alpha Flight Cadets:
Bravo Flight Cadets:
- Aerospace NCO: C/CMSgt Mellerstig
- Emergency Services NCO:
- IT/Website NCO: C/SMSgt BrewerT
- Safety NCO: C/SMSgt Compton
- PT NCO: C/CMSgt Shuler
- Public Affairs NCO: C/TSgt LeBlanc
Senior Member Organization
Squadron Commander: 1st Lt Karen Padgett
Deputy Commander for Cadets: Capt Trey Griffing
Aerospace Ed Officer: Capt Ben Padgett
Finance Officer: 2d Lt Karen Halliburton
Professional Development Officer: 2d Lt Kerry Adler
Public Affairs Officer: 2d Lt Jason Mellerstig
Safety Officer: FO Samuel Meaders
About Alaska Wing: Alaska Wing of the Civil Air Patrol
About CAP National:
Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.
As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.
Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members — preserving CAP’s 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.
Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.
Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force auxiliary, building the nation's finest force of citizen volunteers serving America.
Integrity, Volunteerism, Excellence and Respect.