Cleveland County Composite Squadron Heraldry (OK074)
CLEVELAND COUNTY COMPOSITE SQUADRON
OKLAHOMA WING, CIVIL AIR PATROL
U.S. AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
Purpose: To establish and maintain compliance with CAP heraldic standards for unit emblems as established in CAPR 110-3, Civil Air Patrol Heraldry Program.
Historical Significance: The unit returns to incorporating the colors from its original patch which utilized the colors of red and white dominantly as well as blue. The unit has always been known as the “Golden Eagles” and as such the mascot imagery has been maintained but modernized.
Heraldry: The components of this new design and their symbolism are described below.
Golden Eagle Head: The golden eagle head represents the unit mascot “Golden Eagles” which also represents the unit’s emphasis on aviation-based programs.
Red and White Checker Ring: The red and white checker ring incorporates the unofficial colors of the University of Oklahoma; derivative of the Crimson and Cream. The University of Oklahoma owns Max Westheimer Airport. The checker pattern is a common element found on many buildings throughout airfields across the country, including that of Max Westheimer Municipal Airport, where the Cleveland County Composite Squadron has called it’s home for over three decades.
Gold Border with Black Background: Gold (Air Force yellow) represents the Sun according to the United States Air Force as well as continuing a tradition of excellence. The black background represents that while even in the brilliance of the sun, Cleveland County Composite Squadron stands ready to serve the community state and nation during its darkest hours.
Done on this day, the twentieth day of August, two thousand twenty-one and of the Independence of the United States of America, two hundred and forty-five.
Design and Artwork: Maj. Robert J. Maucere
Reviewed by NHQ Historian Staff: Maj. Timothy Thornton, 20 Aug 2021
Coordinated Through Oklahoma Wing Commander: Col. Aaron E. Oliver, 20 Aug 2021
Approved by Southwest Region Commander: Col Martha C. Morris, 20 Aug 2021