RUTLAND, Vt. - Capt. William Godair, PhD., assumed command Oct. 29 of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol's Rutland Composite Squadron.
Dr. Godair, a resident of Rutland and the squadron's aerospace education officer, replaces Capt. Steve Rabedeau, who has accepted an emergency planning position with the Civil Air Patrol in Vermont. He is director of the Business Studies Program at Landmark College in Putney, Vt.
The Rutland Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is part of the all civilian, all volunteer U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.
The squadron recently received several citations as one of outstanding squadrons in the northeastern U.S. Operating 530 single engine aircraft and 63 sailplanes, the Civil Air Patrol performs more than 90 percent of all U.S. Air Force-directed search and rescue missions utilizing aircraft and ground teams and an extensive radio communications network.