"Tex" Hill Squadron Earns Top Honors in Texas

A graphic illustration commemorating the David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron, winners of the 2016 Texas Wing Squadron of Merit award. (Photo by N/A)

San Marcos, Texas — The San Marcos Civil Air Patrol squadron was on Thursday named the 2016 Texas Wing Squadron of Merit. The award, eligible to any squadron with a cadet program, is given for high marks across a number of metrics including membership growth and retention, cadet milestone achievements, and the number of cadets who participate in flying activities.

  • Texas Wing Holds Second Annual Aircrew Competition

    February 26th, 2017

    The skies over San Marcos were filled with aircraft from the Civil Air Patrol on Saturday as five teams from around the state competed in the second annual Texas Wing Aircrew Competition. The three-person crew from Group 3, which encompasses Dallas, Irving and Waco, took home the trophy after a hectic day of flying, inspections and tests.

  • San Marcos Unit Prepares for Annual Flight Competition

    February 9th, 2017

    Aircrews made of up volunteers from all around the state will once again descend upon San Marcos Regional Airport later this month. The teams will be participating in the Civil Air Patrol's second annual Texas Wing Flight Competition, with the winners taking home a year's worth of bragging rights and a very large trophy.

  • Civil Air Patrol Presents Award to San Marcos City Manager, Airport Board

    December 12th, 2016

    City Manager Jared Miller was honored by the local Civil Air Patrol unit on Monday. The ceremony, held at the San Marcos Regional Airport, was put together to thank Mr. Miller, his staff, and the city for their support of the squadron over the past two decades.

  • San Marcos Cadet Earns Achievement Award

    October 27th, 2016

    It was certainly a night to remember for one local Civil Air Patrol cadet. Standing in front of his peers, Cadet Chuck Baker had his new rank pinned onto his shoulders by his mother and father, listened to squadron leaders talk about his character, and was given a Texas state flag that flew over the capitol by Texas State Representative Jason Isaac. There was cake, too.

  • San Marcos Wins Unit Award, Participates in Joint Region and Wing Conference

    April 17th, 2016

    Although taking home a Quality Cadet Unit Award was a great moment for members of the David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron, their participation at the joint conference for Southwest Region and Texas Wing, along with a CAP Board of Governors meeting, afforded them moments that won't soon be forgotten.

  • Texas Wing Cadets Tells Board of Governors About CAP's Positive Impact

    April 16th, 2016

    Three Texas Wing cadets and the wing's director of cadet programs appeared before Civil Air Patrol's Board of Governors this morning in San Antonio to give moving and inspirational testimonials regarding the impact of CAP's Cadet Programs on their lives.

  • Austin Police Air Unit Visits Local Cadets

    April 5th, 2016

    A group of young aviation enthusiasts received a special visit today from the Austin Police Department's Air Support Unit. Three APD officers dropped by the weekly Civil Air Patrol meeting in San Marcos, arriving by Air 1, the newest of three helicopters in the APD fleet.

  • Two "Tex" Hill Squadron Officers Win Wing Awards

    March 1st, 2016

    Two officers of the David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron took home Texas Wing awards on Monday. Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ferguson, the Deputy Commander for Cadets, was awarded as Cadet Programs Officer of the Year, while Major Matthew Congrove, Squadron Commander and Public Affairs Officer, was selected as the Texas Public Affairs Officer of the Year.

  • San Marcos Hosts Wing Competition, Takes Home Trophy

    February 29th, 2016

    The plan to shine within Texas Wing proved to be two-fold this weekend as the David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron not only hosted the first annual Texas Wing Flight Competition, but also helped take home the first place trophy.


Lt. Col. Ron Diana

Squadron Commander

Welcome to "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron in San Marcos, TX.

Take a look around and see what we have to offer, some of the programs on our calendar, and then come and check us out in person. I think you'll find a group of dedicated, caring individuals who are looking to better themselves and their community, and will welcome you with open arms. We have an active cadet program with great adult leadership, an active officer program, and are fortunate to have an assigned aircraft based here where we are trained and ready to fly a number of assigned missions. We pride ourselves on our diversity of membership and while we are always looking for aircrew, we have even more opportunity to offer for those who are not pilots. Check out our Joining CAP page or GoCivilAirPatrol.com to learn more about Civil Air Patrol.

I am proud to serve as the commander of David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron and the quality people who volunteer their time here. We have much to live up to in our name, and our members do that every day.