RUTLAND - Michael McDermott was promoted to captain Oct. 29 of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol's new Rutland Squadron. The squadron was created in 2009 for CAP pilots formerly affiliated with the Rutland Composite Squadron
McDermott is a resident of Rutland and the squadron's senior pilot.
McDermott is general manager of Mac's Convenience Stores in the Rutland area.
The Rutland Squadron and the Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol are part of the all-civilian, all-volunteer U.S. Air Force Auxiliary.