Change of Command Ceremony 2017
We bid farewell to Capt Mark La Rouche as Commander of Clover Field Composite Squadron 51. Before the official change of command the Los Angeles Group 1 Commander, Lt Col Marc Cohen, presented Capt Mark La Rouche with a Commander’s Commendation and promoted him to the grade of Major. The official change of command is done by passing of the unit flag between the outgoing and incoming commanders.
Captain Robert Ottenhoff accepted command and will serve a four year term. Since joining CAP in 2012, Capt Ottenhoff has held leadership and command staff positions in several units including, March Field Composite Squadron (Sq 45), Inland Empire Group 3 headquarters, and most recently here at Clover Field Composite Squadron (Sq 51). In addition to his active involvement in the local unit he participates at Wing and National level actives such as encampments and Civil Air Patrol;’s National Blue Beret activity held over 2 weeks in Oshkosh, WI.