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The Lookout Mountain Composite Squadron has been serving communities in the Black Hills and surrounding areas since 1987. Our adult leadership is comprised of military and civilian pilots, combat veterans, and local business leaders who share their broad experience and donate their personal time to provide emergency services, cadet programs, and aerospace education.

Unit Awards & Recognition

1990 - Squadron of the Year

1991 - South Dakota Human Services' Humanitarian of the Year

1991 - Certificate of Achievement (Safety) 

1992 - Unit Citation Award

1992 - Certificate of Achievement (Safety) 

1993 - Certificate of Achievement (Safety) 

1994 - Unit Citation Award

1997 - Squadron of the Year

2003 - Squadron of the Year

2004 - Unit Citation Award

2004 - Squadron of the Year

2009 - Squadron of Merit (Cadet)

2012 - Quality Cadet Unit Award

2013 - Quality Cadet Unit Award

2014 - Quality Cadet Unit Award

Squadron Commanders

James "Jim" Charles, 1987

Dennis C. Dean, 1987-1988 

Sidney Glenn Foltz, 1988-1990 

James “Jim” H. Ingenthron, 1990-1993

R. Keith Collins, 1993-1996

Rodney “Rod” L. Horn, circa 1996-1999? 

James “Jim” H. Ingenthron, February 4, 1999 - February 16, 2001

Rodney A. “Buck” DeWeese, February 16, 2001 - October 1, 2003 

Gerald E. Kirk, October 1, 2003 - April 12, 2005

LaVerne J. Hermanson, April 12, 2005 - July 28, 2005

Norman R. “Rick” Goeringer, July 28, 2005 - March 28, 2008

Rodney A. “Buck” DeWeese, March 28, 2008 - June 28, 2010

David G. Small, Jr., June 28, 2010 - June 27, 2014

William A. Collister, June 27, 2014 - July 18, 2018

William J. Hopewell III, July 18, 2018 - January 24, 2019

Russell M. Limke, January 24, 2019 - Present

 

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