Matthew Congrove, Major, CAP

Maj. Congrove was selected as the Texas Wing Public Affairs Officer of the Year in 2015 and 2016, and received the same award from Florida Wing in 2006. He served as a member of the working group that edited the public affairs regulation in 2017, and the group that developed the Civil Air Patrol brand guide that same year.

He has served in public affairs for one squadron and one group in Texas Wing, three squadrons and two groups in Florida Wing, and served as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for Headquarters Florida Wing. He also served as the Deputy Director of Information Technology in Florida Wing. During his time with Headquarters Florida Wing he designed the Florida Wing patch.

Previously, Maj. Congrove was a squadron commander for the Texas Wing 435th in San Marcos, TX, where his unit was selected as the Texas Wing Squadron of Merit and awarded a Unit Citation in 2016.

Maj. Congrove joined the Civil Air Patrol in 1999 as a cadet, re-joining as an officer in 2006. He is a mission-rated Public Information Officer with FEMA NIMS/ICS training, and has served on various high-profile missions including Hurricane Harvey, Falcon Virgo supporting Super Bowl LI, Falcon Virgo supporting National Capital Region defense, a Florida Wing and Texas Wing USAF OPSEVAL, and NASA-Kennedy Space Center support operations.

Additionally, Maj. Congrove is a commercial-rated pilot with multi-engine and instrument endorsements.


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