Long Island Group Honors 50 Year CAP Veteran
Captain James Ridley, Sr., PAO

Holbrook, NY – September 6, 2007.  The monthly Long Island Group Commanders’ Call Meeting at the Long Island Group Headquarters gave way to a rare celebration in the Civil Air Patrol.  Major Bob Poggioli of the Col Francis S. Gabreski Squadron was recognized for being a CAP Member for 50 years!

Major Poggioli began his CAP career on April 28, 1957.  He began as a cadet member and rose through the ranks, and several wings, to reach the rank of Major.  During this time period he served his country in the United States Air Force and has held many positions during his career at the squadron, group and wing levels.  Maj Poggioli has recently retired from a career at Japan Airlines and joined the Gabreski Squadron.

Maj Poggioli received an ornate plaque and a “50 Year Pin” from LI Group Commander LtCol Jack Ozer along with the congratulations of the NY Wing Commander Col Ken Andreu.

Major Robert Poggioli receives a plaque for 50 years of service to the Civil Air Patrol
from the Long Island Group Commander, Lt Col Jack Ozer.