Colonel Richard Greenhut, Commander, Northeast Region, Civil Air Patrol, presented Lieutenant Colonel Stan Skrabut with the Meritorious Service Award at the 2004 Region Conference. This award was for Skrabut's work before, during, and after the 2004 Region Staff College. According to the citation, Skrabut “saved hundreds of dollars, weeks of work for the Staff College.” His marketing campaign increased attendance by 70 percent.
Skrabut has been a member of Civil Air Patrol for more than 20 years, and serves as the Inspector General of the Finger Lakes Group. He also carries out the additional duty of Webmaster for the Northeast Region.
Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit organization with almost 62,000 members nationwide. More than 5,000 of these members are New York residents.
CAP performs 95 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members take a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the almost 27,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for more than 60 years.