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June 25, 2018

Commuter Air Technology Receives Pro Patria Award: Highest U.S. Government Honor for Employers

Darryl Wilkerson, Meta Special Aerospace President

Commuter Air Technology (CAT), a Meta Special Aerospace (MSA) company and global provider of customized aircraft modifications for commercial and government applications, was recently honored with the Pro Patria Award.  Presented by the Oklahoma State’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) committee, the Pro Patria is the highest honor given to employers for support of Guard and Reserve employees.

“We are pleased to be recognized by the ESGR with the Pro Patria Award and proud to employ members of the Guard and Reserve,” said Darryl Wilkerson, Meta Special Aerospace President.  “CAT’s strength is in its employees, especially those who are current and former military members.  Their talents support our mission-focused integrations and manned airborne ISR programs for customers around the globe.” 

On behalf of the Secretary of Defense, the Oklahoma ESGR committee presents the Pro Patria Award as the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. Almost one-half of the U.S. military is comprised of the Guard and Reserve. The Department of Defense shares these citizen warriors with their civilian employers, many of whom provide significant support to their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. 

ESGR’s Pro Patria Award is presented annual by each State Committee to one small, one large, and one public sector employer in their state or territory.  Recipients have demonstrated the greatest support of Guard and Reserve employees through their leadership and practices, including adopting personnel policies that make it easier for employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserve.

About Commuter Air Technology
Commuter Air Technology delivers certified aircraft and customized aircraft modifications for commercial and government applications around the globe. Modifications range from flight performance enhancements and high-density passenger systems to cargo conversions and corporate reconfigurations. With nearly 30 years of experience, Commuter Air Technology offers a full line of technical support services, such as crew provision, training, program management, aircraft maintenance, engineering as well as STC process management and Airworthiness certifications. Commuter Air Technology is a Meta Special Aerospace company.  Learn more at

About Meta Special Aerospace
Meta Special Aerospace is a fully integrated and agile enterprise of aerospace and defense companies.  MSA responds quickly and efficiently to government and commercial operators of mission-optimized aircraft with specialized aircraft performance enhancing products and contracted defense special mission services. MSA offers key services within its core operating markets of Manned Airborne ISR, Special Mission Training and Exercise Support, and Aviation Services.  The MSA portfolio of companies includes Commuter Air Technology, Valair Aviation, Mission Transportation and Alpha28.  Learn more at