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Commander's Message

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. I hope you find the information on this site helpful as you consider membership in Civil Air Patrol, the Auxiliary of the United States Air Force.


We at Goddard Cadet Squadron take great pride in our squadron's accomplishments across the spectrum of the three CAP missions we serve: Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education. We are consistently recognized as one of the leading squadrons in the Massachusetts Wing. Our members are dedicated, professional and enjoy what they do! We invite you to become involved with us, contribute your talents and refine your leadership and technical skills as we carry out these very important missions. If you would like to see first hand what Goddard Cadet Squadron is all about then by all means poke around the site. If you like what you see, click the CONTACT US link and we'll take it from there.

Regular meetings are most  Sundays, typically 3:00-6:00 pm.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some meetings may be held virtually. These will appear in the Squadron Calendar.

Thank you for your interest in Civil Air Patrol and Goddard Cadet Squadron.


Semper Vigilans,

Antonio L. Fontes, Capt, CAP
Goddard Cadet Squadron Commander

 

NER-MA-007 Organization Chart

 

 

 

History of NER-MA-007

 

Established as Mount Wachusett Squadron in 1950

Fitchburg Municipal Airport

Commanders:

Maj Charles Musche  1957-1961, 1965-1968, 1970

Robert LeBlanc   1961-1963

Maj Robert Keup 1963-1965

 

Shrewsbury Composite Squadron

Shrewsbury

Commanders:

Capt Edward Romeo

Lt Col Kevin M Stuart 1978-1989

 

Quinsigamond Composite Squadron

Naval and Marine Reserve Center, Worcester

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

Worcester State College

Worcester Airport (1990: old Wyman-Gordon flight office space next to the Radio Shop in the old-hanger.)

Commanders:

Lt Col Kevin M Stuart 1989-1990

Maj David Breck 1990-1991

 

Goddard Composite Squadron

Worcester Regional Airport, Old terminal building

Dates: 1990-2013

Commanders:

Maj Donald Benoit 1992-1994

Capt Carol Canzanelli (Benoit) 1994-1996

Maj Kevin Sullivan 1997-1998

Capt Gareth Hendrickson 1999-2000

Maj Paul Cooke 2000-2001

Maj David Oriol 2001-2004

Maj Keith Robert  (Jan 2005)

Lt Col Earl Shepard (Feb 2005-June 2005)

1st Lt Jeffery Cote (June 2005 - 2006)

Maj Joseph Zwirblia 2006-2008 (brief merger with Worcester Cadet Squadron)

 

Goddard Cadet Squadron

Worcester Regional Airport 1990-2011

LS Stoddard Army Reserve Center 2011-2017

MA National Guard Armory 2017-

Commanders:

Maj David Oriol 2008-2011

Lt Col LouAnn Maffei-Iwuc 2011-2016

Lt Col Kent Hartig 2016-2020

Capt Antonio Fontes 2020-PRESENT

 

 

Former Squadron Commanders

 

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