Marco Island Senior Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol
(CAP) is proud to announce that two of its members received multiple
recognition awards on the Florida Wing, Southeastern Region, and National
Major Fred Edwards received the Wing and Region
Communication Officer of the Year awards.
Major Marian Motyl-Szary received the Wing Information Technology
Officer of the Year award as well as the Wing, Region, and National Public
Affairs Officer (PAO) of the Year awards. The CAP uses the annual awards to
encourage its volunteers and set an example for all members.
The squadron commander, Major Robert Corriveau said,
"Awards that go beyond the local and wing levels show that the qualifying
members invest a lot of effort and well-above-average dedication to their
volunteer jobs at the CAP. We are proud of our colleagues and hope that other
members will be inspired to achieve the same distinctions in their
At the Group 5 commanders Call meeting in January, Major
Motyl-Szary thanked his team for allowing him to get to the National level. He
said, "This would not have been possible without the articles, photos, and
new ideas – from my colleagues. This is a team effort and a PAO's success
depends on his teammates contributions. My special appreciation goes to my
mentor PAO-guru Lt Col Jeff Carlson and my commander Maj Robert Corriveau for
their guidance, bias to excellence, and corrections to my prose."
[From left to right] Squadron Commander Maj Robert Corriveau, Maj Marian Motyl-Szary, and FL Group 5 Commander Lt Col Jim Kaletta.
A review of the awards was presented and the members recognized
at the recent Squadron meeting Deputy Commander, 1st Lt Robert Boone
assisted with the presentations. Squadron Commander, Major Robert Corriveau,
also received an Achievement Award Certificate for Outstanding Duty Performance
during the hurricane IRMA recovery associated with the Squadron’s hangar