Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Congratulations to our newest 2nd Lieutenant!

Long Beach Senior Squadron 150 is pleased to announce the promotion of SM Craig Roalf to the grade of 2nd Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol. Roalf joined Civil Air Patrol in June 2017 out of a desire "to use my interest and knowledge in aviation to further the means, methods and ability to serve my country."

From L to R 1st Lt. Rommel Anacan, Deputy Commander, 2d Lt. Craig Roalf and Maj. David Powell, Commander
(Photo by: 2d Lt. Carl Yoshioka)
Roalf currently serves as an Assistant Emergency Services Officer, is a Mission Scanner and is a Mission Observer trainee. He says that, "As a member of CAP my favorite aspect is having the ability to acquire life-saving knowledge and skills."

"2nd Lieutenant Roalf has made a positive impact on Squadron 150 since joining in June 2017" said 1st Lt. Rommel Anacan, Squadron 150's Deputy Commander. "He was instrumental in the success of Civil Air Patrol's role at the 2017 Huntington Beach Airshow-and he has already become qualified in an emergency services role in such a short period of time. 2nd Lieutenant Roalf is a tremendous asset and his promotion is well deserved."


Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and 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 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com for more information