About Us

Welcome to Dallas Composite Squadron TX-391, Civil Air Patrol, chartered in 1996.  Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a non profit organization and an auxiliary of the United States Air Force devoted to emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace education.   Since 1941,  CAP has served America by providing numerous humanitarian, and search and rescue services using volunteer members to the nation.  CAP members are unpaid, concerned citizens doing good works through local community activities.

The Dallas Composite Squadron founded by Captain Roland Jarvis.  It meets at the Business Jet Center, 2nd floor, at Dallas Love Field each Monday night at 19:00 hours (7pm). You are invited to attend and find out more about the Civil Air Patrol and its’ missions of emergency service, cadet programs, and aerospace education.  If you have any questions, please contact us here.

Maj. John Stafford
Squadron Commander
Major John M. Stafford was born and grew up in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and reported to Boot Camp at Parris Island, South Carolina in September of 1987. Following Boot Camp, he completed the Air Support Operations Operator’s Course and was assigned to Marine Air Support Squadron 2 (MASS-2) in Okinawa, Japan. While at MASS-2, he deployed twice to support joint military exercises in South Korea. In March of 1989, he reported to Marine Air Support Squadron 1 (MASS-1) at Cherry Point, North Carolina and in 1990 deployed to Norway for a joint military exercises at the same time that DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM was in progress. While at MASS-1, Major Stafford completed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training and began volunteering with a local rescue squad as well as with American Red Cross as a First Aid and CPR instructor. In September of 1991, he received an Honorable Discharge and began pursuing his college education on a full-time basis while also serving in the Marine Corps Reserves. 

In June of 1994, Major Stafford graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management and was subsequently selected for Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS). In December of 1994, he was commissioned as a Marine Corps Second Lieutenant (2ndLt). After completing The Basic School and the Aviation Supply Officer School, Major Stafford filled a variety of billets at the Squadron, Group, and Brigade levels. He also served as a staff officer at two Navy fleet level commands. Major Stafford has been deployed aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64) with an F/A-18 squadron in support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH in 1997 and to Egypt, in 1998, where he participated in multi-national joint military exercise BRIGHT STAR. In 2002, he deployed as a United Nations Military Observer supporting the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Western Sahara, Africa. From 2006 through 2008, Major Stafford was deployed with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 (MALS-29) to Iraq and deployed to Afghanistan with the 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (2d MEB) in 2009. In 2010, he helped coordinate Disaster Relief efforts in response to the earthquake in Haiti and the Deep Water Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. On October 1, 2010, Major Stafford retired from the Marine Corps having completed 23 years of active and reserve service.

Since retiring from the Marine Corps, Major Stafford has worked as a defense contractor supporting a U.S. Air Force squadron at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico and as a Senior Operations Manager with Aviall Services, Inc. in Dallas, Texas supporting various government contracts. Major Stafford holds a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and joined Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in March of 2011. Since joining CAP, Major Stafford has served as Assistant Aerospace Education Officer, Assistant Finance Officer, Transportation Officer, Emergency Services Officer, and as Deputy Squadron Commander. He is also qualified as a Mission Scanner and Airborne Photographer. Major Stafford was appointed as Dallas Composite Squadron’s Commander on March 10, 2017 and formally accepted command on April 24, 2017.
 Command Legacy of TX-391
  • Maj John Stafford March 2017 to Present
  • Maj Seth Grenke August 2015 to March 2017
  • Capt. Mark Holub June 2014 to August 2015
  • Lt. Col. Bobby Sides - April 2012 to June 2014
  • Capt Ian Jaeger - May 2011 to April 2012
  • Major Nolan S. Teel - 2009 to 2011
  • Major William D Wallace
  • 1st Lt Brendan Goss
  • Capt Eric Martin
  • Lt Col Owen Younger
  • Capt Roland Jarvis
Former and current Squadron Commanders, (L-R) Capt Ian Jeager, Lt Col Bobby Sides, Capt Mark Holub, front Maj Seth Grenke

      Former DCS Squadron Commanders, (L-R) Lt Col Owen Younger, Capt. Brendan Goss, Maj. William Wallace, Maj Nolan Teel, Capt Ian Jaeger