CAP Squadron 388 commander promoted

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Arizona Wing Commander Col. Martha Morris, left, congratulates Lt. Col. Ken Mann, Glendale Civil Air Patrol Squadron 388 commander, on his recent promotion.

Ken Mann, Glendale Civil Air Patrol Squadron 388 commander, was recently promoted from major to lieutenant colonel.
Mann is an accomplished officer with Civil Air Patrol whose volunteer service with the organization began in 1986. He has served as the commanding officer of Glendale Squadron 388 since April 2016 and has attained certifications in operations, recruiting, and as a cadet orientation pilot. Mann is also certified and is a skills evaluator who can test and certify other members as they progress through their training in the following areas: mission pilot, mission observer, mission scanner and transport mission pilot.
Mann averages nearly 100 flight hours per year in the Civil Air Patrol.
The Glendale Composite Squadron 388 has 46 cadets and 51 adult members. Its mission pilots each average more than 75 flight hours annually in support of Civil Air Patrol missions.
The Arizona Wing of the Civil Air Patrol is ranked currently No. 3 in the United States for total flight hours.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s total force. In that role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to more than 25,000 youths participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. For more information, visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news.

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