Commander's Bio


COMMANDER, WESTOVER COMPOSITE SQUADRON

Captain Brian Freeman is the squadron commander, Westover Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. 

He has served Civil Air Patrol in a variety of specialty tracks, beginning as the primary Aerospace Education Officer with Westover Composite. While continuing to serve in this capacity, he later added assistant Emergency Services Officer, then primary Recruiting and Retention Officer. He has also served as project officer for Westover's presence at many high-profile events including Springfield's Parade of the Big Balloons and Wreaths Across America. He received Westover's Officer of the Year Award in 2014.

In Emergency Services, he is currently a rated Ground Team and Urban Direction Finding member, Mission Radio Operator, Mission Staff Assistant, and Mission Scanner, and Mission Observer. He has participated in exercises and real-world missions in numerous capacities. 

Captain Freeman assumed the squadron commander position at the Westover Composite Squadron in February 2015. 

EDUCATION 
2008 Bachelor's in English with license in Secondary Education, Westfield State University, Massachusetts. 

2012 Master's in English Education, Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts

2013 Squadron Leadership School, Camp Niantic, Connecticut

2013 Corporate Leadership Course, Westover, Massachusetts

2014 Pacific Region National Staff College, Nellis AFB, Nevada

2015 Unit Commanders Course, Camp Niantic, Connecticut

2016 Training Leaders of Cadets, Stoddard Army Reserve Center, Massachusetts

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Oct 2012 - Feb 2015, Aerospace Education Officer, Master rating

2. Oct 2013 - present, Emergency Services Officer, Technician rating

3. Oct 2013 - Feb 2015, Recruiting and Retention Officer

4. Feb 2015 - present, Commander

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rated Mission Observer: 17 hours, C182T

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Civil Air Patrol Achievement Award
Paul E. Garber Award
Grover Loening Aerospace Award
Leadership Award with silver star and bronze star 
CAP Membership Award
A. Scott Crossfield Award
Yeager Aerospace Education Award
Command Service Ribbon
Red Service Ribbon
Community Service Ribbon with two silver propellers 
Cadet Special Activity Ribbon
Senior Recruiter Ribbon
Encampment Ribbon

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