Pine-Miramar Composite Squadron hosted Change of Command Ceremony
By Capt Gabriel Parra, Group 6 PAO, Group 6, Florida Wing | Publish: 2/10/2018

Photo: From left to right: Former Squadron Commander 1st Lt Humberto Molgora, Group 6 Commander Lt. Col Jaime Lichi and Squadron Commander 1st Lt Jeff Awve

Miramar, Fla. --

1st Lt Jeff Awve assumed command, February 8th, 2018 of the Civil Air Patrolís Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron from 1St Lt Humberto Molgora. Present, officiating the change of command was Lt Col Jaime Lichi, Commander of Group 6 of the Florida Wing.

1St Lt Humberto Molgora stepped down as Commander. He has been commander for 3 years and has been a great asset to the Pines-Miramar Composite squadron as well as the Civil Air Patrol.

1st Lt. Jeff Awve has taken on the job as the new commander. He brings with him 4 years of experience in various duty positions within the squadron to include Deputy Commander for the squadron, Deputy Commander for Cadets, Professional Officers and Drug Demand Reduction Officer. He has developed an excellent working rapport with the senior staff and cadets. The Pines-Miramar Composite Squadron welcomes 1st LT Awve and offers him their full support.

The squadron meets on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Everglades High School in Miramar. We welcome interested youth and adults, male and female, ages 12 and above from the Cities of Miramar and Pembroke Pines. See what you can do for your community and yourself. Contact 2nd Lt Christine Lambert at for access to the CAP area or more information.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Forceís 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. CAPís 57,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAPís Cadet Programs. Visit for more information.

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