Puerto Rico Wing
Puerto Rico Wing Headquarters is one of wings in the Civil Air Patrol. The Wing reports directly to the Southeast Region Headquarters as part of the command structure. The geographic command jurisdiction encompasses the island of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This wing is chartered at the direction of the Civil Air Patrol.
To be emulated for its excellence in Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services.
The Puerto Rico Wing is charged with the management of Civil Air Patrol congressionally mandated missions as carried out by the wing. Headquarter staff are considered the most talented professionals in their area of specialty. Through this knowledge, staff lends support to groups and squadrons through their counterparts.
The Puerto Rico Wing command is further divided into six groups. These six groups are command assigned geographical areas within the island of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Each group has its own headquarters and command. Group personnel are charged with the operation of Civil Air Patrol missions. This is performed by the additional subdivisions of each group in the form of squadrons. The wing has a total of 36 squadrons performing hundreds of search and rescue mission and homeland security missions per year. Additionally, over 1,000 cadets are educated and an estimated 215 aerospace classes are conducted.
Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic
Total: 13,791 sq km
Land: 8,870 sq km
Water: 4,921 sq km
Personnel and Resources
Seniors Wing: 345
Ground assets: 12
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm