Civil Air Patrol

Wisconsin Color Guard to represent Great Lakes Region in National Competition

By Lt. Col. Stephen Michaels – The 2013 Wisconsin Wing Color Guard – L-R: C/TSgt Samuel Grayson - Alternate, C/SSgt Christopher Sorenson, C/SMSgt Xavier Correa - Commander, C/SMSgt Samantha Albright, C/SSgt Jon Micheal.

By Lt. Col. Stephen Michaels – The 2013 Great Lakes Region Color Guard – L-R: C/SSgt Samuel Grayson – Alternate, C/MSgt Christopher Sorenson, C/CMSgt Xavier Correa – Commander, C/CMSgt Samantha Albright, C/TSgt Jon Micheal; all from Milwaukee Composite Squadron #5.

Madison, Wis. – Civil Air Patrol’s Wisconsin Wing is wishing the Milwaukee Composite Squadron #5 Color Guard the best of luck as they leave today for the CAP National Cadet Competition at Wright State University, located in Dayton, Ohio.

National Cadet Competition, a highlight of the Cadet Program in CAP, is a multi-day event in which the best color guards and drill teams from each of the eight Regions throughout the United States come together to compete for the national title.   Each team must first win their respective state and region competitions and spend a significant amount of time practicing and studying for the events in order to advance to the national level.

The color guard team members from Wisconsin representing the Great Lakes Region are:

  • Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Samantha Albright
  • Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Xavier Correa
  • Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Samuel Grayson
  • Cadet Master Sergeant Christopher Sorenson
  • Cadet Technical Sergeant Jon Micheal
  • Team escorts:  Lieutenant Colonels Danielle and Stephen Michaels

The Color Guard teams compete in Standard Drill, Indoor Practical, Outdoor Practical, Inspection, Mile Run, Written Exam and Panel Quiz.  The Drill Teams compete in Standard Drill, Innovative Drill, Inspection, Volleyball, Mile Run, Written Exam and Panel Quiz.  The states representing their regions this year are:

Color Guard Competition

  • Great Lakes Region – Wisconsin
  • Middle East Region – Maryland
  • North Central Region – Nebraska
  • Northeast Region – New Jersey
  • Pacific Region – Nevada
  • Rocky Mountain Region – Utah
  • Southeast Region – Florida
  • Southwest Region – Texas

Drill Team Competition

  • Great Lakes Region – Ohio
  • Middle East Region – North Carolina
  • Pacific Region – California
  • Northeast Region – New Jersey
  • Rocky Mountain– Colorado
  • Southeast Region – Tennessee
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