Monday, June 06, 2016

Congratulations to Squadron 150's New Commanding Officer

Capt. David Powell assumed command of Civil Air Patrol Long Beach Senior Squadron 150 from Capt. Lloyd Bumanglag in a change of command ceremony held on 2 June, 2016 at Squadron 150 Headquarters on Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, California.

Capt. David Powell receiving the Unit Guidon from Lt. Col. Jim Robertson
South Coast Group 7 Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Jim Robertson presided over the time-honored ceremony signifying the transfer of authority from one commander to another, as he received the unit guidon from Capt. Bumanglag, who relinquished command, and handed it to Capt. Powell who assumed command of Squadron 150.

Capt. Powell joined Civil Air Patrol in 2014, out of a desire to serve his community and because of his interest in aviation. A licensed pilot, Capt. Powell is an aircrew Mission Observer and is also qualified as a Mission Radio Operator, and Mission Staff Assistant. Capt. Powell was appointed the squadron’s Deputy Commander in January 2015 and has also served as the Squadron's Finance Officer.

Capt. David Powell making his first remarks as Squadron Commander

Capt. Powell said, “I am excited to lead our squadron with vigilance and commitment…to make our squadron relevant through disaster relief, search and rescue, airborne photography, and counter drug operations and to work with all of you.”

Outgoing Commander Capt. Bumanglag will be assuming new duties at the Group level and will be serving as the South Coast Group 7 Professional Development Officer in addition to working on several projects assigned by California Wing. Capt. Bumanglag has been a member of CAP since 2008 and has held positions such as Public Affairs Officer, Professional Development Offficer, along with serving as Unit Commander.

(L to R) Outgoing Commander Capt. Lloyd Bumanglag, Group 7 Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Jim Robertson, Incoming Commander Capt. David Powell
The Airmen of Squadron 150 thank Capt. Bumanglag for his service and wish him the best in his future role at South Coast Group 7 and we congratulate Capt. Powell on his new command and wish him Semper Vigilans!