The TX-388 Phoenix Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol welcomed a new cadet commander at a Change of Command Ball on May 21, 2018 at the Blue Mesa Grill located at 612 Carroll Street in Fort Worth, TX. Cadet 2nd Lt. Brennan Main assumed leadership duties from outgoing cadet commander Cadet Capt. Kirkland Schramm.

Cadet 2nd Lt. Main has served the TX-388th since January 2016 and is the recent recipient of the CAP Tom Monahan Aviation Award. His passion for aviation led him to participate in the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course at Laughlin Air Force Base during the summer of 2017. His training resume’ also includes LESA (Lonestar Emergency Services Academy), NCOA (Non-Commissioned Officer Academy), and the Southwest Region Cadet Honor Academy. He has volunteered over 250 hours at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum (TX-388th Host Organization). Cadet 2nd Lt. Main is a rising Junior at James M. Steele High in Roanoke, Texas.

Cadet Capt. Schramm has served the TX-388th since November 2012 and has enjoyed a stellar CAP career. He has participated in CyberPatriot and attended Cyber Defense Training, gained a rocketry badge, flown numerous orientation flights, served in the Color Guard, and attended the Blue Beret School in Oshkosh, WI. There he had the honor of directing Harrison Ford’s plane and volunteered in service to veterans. However, the adventure that set his life’s course and his love for Emergency Medicine was with LESA (Lone Star Emergency Services Academy). There he was first exposed to and tested in a mass casualty exercise. He continued training at consecutive LESA academies and MOTS (Medical Orientation Training School). In December 2017 Cadet Capt. Schramm accompanied Capt. Jason Quick (TX-388th Squadron Commander) as an instructor for MOTS at LESA South. Cadet Capt. Schramm is leaving the Civil Air Patrol to pursue a service career as a U.S. Navy Corpsman.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this 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 over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit or for more information.

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