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Squadron Commander

Major Grayson Grantham is the commander of the Seacoast Composite Squadron, New Hampshire Wing, Civil Air Patrol. Major Grantham leads over 75 volunteers who provide leadership training, aerospace education, and emergency services support to the over 600 men and women of the New Hampshire Wing and NH Seacoast area.

Major Grantham joined Civil Air Patrol as a cadet in 2004 with the Essex County Composite Squadron in Massachusetts where he received the Billy Mitchell Award and attended the National Blue Beret Academy in Oshkosh, WI. in 2009. From 2011 to 2014 Major Grantham was involved in Nevada Wing CAP programs as Deputy Commander for Seniors and Director of Cadet Programs. He later became a member of Seacoast Composite Squadron in 2014 and has been very active in both Emergency Services and Cadet Programs. Major Grantham currently serves as the Summer Academy Encampment Commander and state Ground Branch Director for NH Wing. Prior to taking command of the Seacoast Composite Squadron, Major Grantham was the squadron Deputy Commander for Cadets.



2010 Air Force Basic Training

2011 Squadron Leadership School

2013 CAP Officer Basic Course

2013 Unit Commanders Course

2014 Corporate Leadership Course

2015 USAF Airman Leadership School

2017 USAFR Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Development Course

2019 USAF Non-Commissioned Officer Academy



2004 - 2009, Cadet, MA070 Essex County Composite Squadron, North Andover, MA

2009 - 2010, Cadet, IA043 Dubuque County Composite Squadron, Dubuque, MA

2010 - 2013, Deputy Commander for Seniors, NV069 Nellis Composite Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV

2011 - 2014, Director of Training, Southern Nevada Search & Rescue Academy, Nevada Wing, NV

2013 - 2014, Director of Cadet Programs, NV-001, Nevada Wing, NV

2014 - 2017, Emergency Services Officer, NH-010 Seacoast Composite Squadron, Pease ANGB, NH

2017 - 2018, Deputy Commander for Cadets, NH010 Seacoast Composite Squadron, Pease ANGB, NH

2017 - 2019, Encampment Commander, NH Wing Summer Academy, Norwich University, VT

2018 - Present, Commander, NH010 Seacoast Composite Squadron, Pease ANGB, NH


Major Awards and Decorations

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Civil Air Patrol Achievement Medal with one silver star

Certificate of Recognition for Lifesaving

Commanders Commendation


Effective Dates of Promotion

Second Lieutenant, 2011

First Lieutenant, 2012

Captain, 2014

Major, 2017

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