Maryland Wing Pathfinder Program

What Is A Pathfinder?

A Maryland Wing Pathfinder is a member of the Maryland Wing trained to take an active role in Emergency Services, one of our most important primary missions of  Civil Air Patrol.  A Pathfinder can be either a senior or cadet who has taken the personal initiative to seek the training necessary to be of service during times of National, State, and Local need.

“I am a pathfinder. I seek excellence in all that I do.  I understand the importance of the charge placed before me and accept this responsibility with honor and pride.   It is my duty to respond to emergencies safely, quickly and efficiently. I will adapt and overcome all challenges, protect life and property, and conduct myself to the highest degree of professionalism at all times.  These things I do that others may live!”

Pathfinder Creed

Why Pathfinder?

The Pathfinder program was created to:

  • Recognize excellence within our Ground Operations Community
  • Provide a common training resource for local squadrons
  • Develop Emergency Services expertise that goes beyond basic ELT Searches and Ground Search and Rescue
  • Prepare to meet mission needs both today and in the future



Contact the ES Officer for questions related to renewing an ES specialty.