Col James H Kasler Senior Squadron
     Indiana Wing,  Civil Air Patrol U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

The emblem's creation was a collective effort of a few unit members, primarily driven by Capt Tim Turner. The design contains several items symbolic to the squadron and to Civil Air Patrol. The emblem was approved by Squadron Commander, Lt Col Larry Lopshire, and authorized for wear by Indiana Wing Commander, Col Charles Greenwood.

  • The upper ribbon contains the Latin motto, "Viam Ostendere", meaning to lead the way or to show the way. It is the squadron’s goal to set new standards for excellence.
  • The lower ribbon contains the squadron name "Col James H Kasler Senior Squadron".
  • There are a total of 19 stars, representing Indiana’s place as the 19th state admitted to the Union.
  • The light blue half-circle is representative of a directional gyroscope found in aircraft. This image reminds us to always be aware of our direction and keep it properly focused.
  • The eagle represents strength and power and is a symbol of our country. In addition, the eagle is situated to represent the aircraft normally found in a directional gyroscope.
  • There are three images found in the lower half of the patch. These three images represent the three congressionally chartered missions of CAP.
    • The aircraft represents CAP’s Emergency Services (ES). Most of our ES missions, whether it is SAR, DR, or homeland security, that utilize our aircraft.
    • The compass symbolizes cadet programs. One goal of CAP’s cadet program is to provide direction for young people. In addition, a large percentage of CAP ground teams are made up of our fine cadets.
    • You might recognize the center image as one of the early symbols of Civil Air Patrol. It is the traditional civil defense triangle with a three-blade propeller. This image represents the aerospace education mission of CAP.