Lafayette Composite Squadron
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The Lafayette Composite Squadron, Red Wolves, is one of 15 Squadrons assigned to the Louisiana Wing.  Located in Lafayette, Louisiana, the squadrons’ mission is to provide a well-trained volunteer force to support Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief, Counterdrug and Homeland Security operations in the Acadiana Area and the State of Louisiana.   

Formed in July 1957 as the Lafayette Squadron (Senior) at the Louisiana Wing Headquarters in New Orleans, the squadron quickly set up operations in Lafayette, Louisiana.  In 1958 the Lafayette Squadron received its charter for Cadets, and began training local youth in Leadership, Aerospace, Moral Leadership and Physical Fitness as part of Civil Air Patrols Cadet Programs Mission.

Lafayette Composite Squadron has supported operations during:


During its distinguished history Lafayette Composite Squadron has been recognized for their excellence by garnering numerous awards.  These awards include:






Lieutenant Colonel Jude G. Poirrier

2010 - Present

Major Daniel Lemanczyk

2009 - 2010

Major Jude G. Poirrier

2007 - 2009

Major Michael Wilkinson

2002 - 2007

Captain Dale Leblanc

2000 - 2002

Captain Mike Traylor

1998 - 2000

Lieutenant Colonel Greg Roberts

1996 - 2000

Captain Rick Coleman

1994 - 1996

Lieutenant Colonel Richard E. Junk

1992 - 1994

Captain Steven Derouen

1990 - 1992

Major Ferrell Skelton

1988 - 1990

Major Richard E. Junk

Dates Unknown

Major Terry Alexander

Dates Unknown

Major Ken Yeasts

Dates Unknown


The information contained here is based on interviews of members (Current and Past) conducted by historical staff.  If you have additional information about additional past Commanders or general history of Lafayette Composite Squadron please contact the squadron at . 



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