Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron, NER-NY-153

Civil Air Patrol - The official auxiliary of the United States Air Force

Leroy R. Grumman Cadets


Click on cadet's last name to go to their bio.

Derik Alek
 
Patrick Argento
Elliott Angus
Aiden Cordero
Katelyn Erthal
Kurt  Erthal
Kirsten Figlo
Quinn Figlo
Joanna Gerdvil
Maria Gerdvil
Peter Gerdvil
Ryan Heinzman
Devon Hindelang
William Kelly
Shayna Lawshe
Katlin Modica
Noah Paquet
Maximillion Pelconen
Ruth Lynn Perez
Nicholas Perry
Frederic Rupnarain
Daniel Saracino
Nicole Schafer
Benjamin Silver
Robert Silverman
Lucas Stamos
Isabella White


Patrick Argento

Patrick joined CAP and our squadron on 19 July, 2005 as a cadet. He rose through the Cadet ranks to the rank of Cadet Captain. He served as Cadet Commander.

He became a Senior Member and was promoted to First Lieutenant on 25 January 2013

He is currently on a LOA in college.

Elliot Angus

Joined CAP and our squadron 6/16/15

Elliott was promoted to Cadet Technical  Sergeant on 11 June, 2017.
He currently holds the position of Alpha Flight Sergeant

Elliott lives in Northport 

Special Training Kung Fu

Interests and Hobbies: aviation, aquanautics, remote operated vehicles, flight simulation, computer coding,gaming and community service

Member of: Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE), EAA, Young Eagles

Accomplishments, Awards, Honors: 1st. place award for presentation for MATE@ ROV Competition, 2nd. Place award for demonstration @ MATE ROV Camp

Aidan Cordero

Aidan Cordero joined CAP and our squadron on June 2, 2016
He was promoted to Cadet Senior Airman 6 March, 2018

Aidan lives in Greenlawn.

His is enjoys gaming, playing drums and reading

He took first place in Suffolk County Math Contest level 5 and Level I

Katelyn Erthal

Katelyn joined CAP and our squadron May 1, 2018.

She is 16 and attends Walt Whitman High School where she is in the Marching Band, Color Guard.and Go Club.
In sports, she is a member of the Field hockey team and Badminton team.
She also is training on the Fancy Drill Team.

Katelyn enjoys skiing, reading and flying (currently taking lessons).

Her awards include High Honor Roll, 4 Year Marching Band and Varsity sports awards.

Kurt Erthal

Kurt joined CAP and our squadron on May 8, 2018.


Kurt lives in Huntington Station and attends Walt Whitman High School

He enjoys just about everything that moves. He lists Drones, Airplanes, Boating, Cars, Snowboarding,  Mountain and Dirt biking.

He was on the Honor Roll in 7th. grade

Kirsten Figlo

Kirsten Figlo joined CAP and our squadron on 20 October, 2017. She was promoted to Cadet Airman First Class on 27 March, 2018

Kirsten lives in Northport and currently attends Northport High School

Her skills include 5 years Varsity swimming, boating and flying. She has a boating license and is taking flight lessons. 

She enjoys playing guitar, flying planes, photography and swimming

Her employment history includes hosting "Sweet Mamas and serving at LaPasta Pizza


Quinn Figlo

Quinn joined CAP and our squadron on 24 October, 2017. He was promoted to Cadet Airman First Class on 20 March, 2018

Quinn lives in Northport and attends North Middle School where he has earned Honors and is in training to be a Captain in sports and learning to dive.

He enjoys swimming, sports ans surfing.

He is a member of the BSA

Joanna Gerdvil

Joanna Gerdvil joined CAP and our squadron March 17, 2017. 
Joanna was assigned as Bravo Element Leader in March of 2018.
She was promoted to Cadet Master Sergeant on 27 March, 2018

She has been a member of the Misssionettes since 2010

Joanna was awarded the Bronze Medal of Achievement

Maria Gerdvil

Maria Gerdvil joined CAP and our squadron in December of 2014.

Maria has made steady progress and was promoted to Cadet Chief Master Sergeant on 11 October, 2016. 

In December, 2016, Maria was chosen as Cadet of the Year

She was promoted to C/1st. Lt. on 28 Nov., 2017

Maria currently serves as Cadet Commander.

Maria enjoys playing the piano and music.

She is home schooled and has won a Bronze Medal of Achievement

She is a member of Girls Ministries

Peter Gerdvil

Peter Gerdvil joined CAP 15 Sep. 2010.

He completed his Goddard Achievement and was promoted to Cadet Major on 03 May 2016

Peter was selected to be Cadet Commander in 2015. He stepped down in June of 2016. 

In November, 2016, Peter earned a Community Service award.

He is currently in college on Leave of Absence.

Ryan Heinzman

Ryan Heinzman joined CAP on his twelth birthday, 5 October, 2013.

On November 15, 2016 he was promoted to Cadet Senior Master Sergeant

Ryan has made great progress in our squadron. He is currently serving as Cadet Deputy Commander

Ryan is interested in competitive swimming, boating, basketball and aerospace and would love to become a pilot

Ryan was a cub scout 2009-2011.

William Kelly

William Kelly joind CAP and our squadron on 8/30/16

On 15 November, 2016 he was promoted to the rank of Cadet Airman

William lives in Cold Spring Harbor and attends St. Anthony High School in South Huntington. He is currently on their Honor Roll and is a member of the National Honor Society.

He plays violin, bagpipes and drums

William runs cross country and is interested in all aspects of aviation. He hopes to go to the Air Force Accademy and become a pilot.

He has also expressed interest in Emergency Services

Shena Lawshe

Shena Lawshe joined CAP and our squadron July 30, 2012

After achieving Cadet Chief Master Sergeant, in June 2016 she transferred the Gabreki squadron. 

After helping to create a new squadron in Brentwood, she transferred to it May 5, 2017 and served as Cadet Commander achieving the rank of Cadet First Lieutenant.

On 8 August 2017, Shena returned to our squadron and accepted the positions of Cadet Executive Officer and Cadet Recruiting Officer. 
In February, 2018 she was assigned the position of Alpha Flight Leader

Shena attends Brentwood Sonderling Center

Her interests are in acting and Law

She is secretary of the Drama Club, Manager of  Brentwood Lacrosse and First Sergeant of her Air Force Junior ROTC unit.

Her work  history includes Brentwood Freshman Center as Secretary, associate in 7-Eleven, Associate in J C Penny.
She is currently an associate at Wilson's Leather

Katlin Modica

Katlin  joined CAP and our squadron on 1 February, 2018. 
She was promoted to Cadet Airman on 27 March, 2018.

Katlin lives in Centerport and attends Harborfields High School.

She is certified in scuba diving and sailing

Kaitlin enjoys singing, writing  and playing piano, volleyball and soccer.

She is a member of the Centerport United Methodist Church Youth Group

Noah Paquet

     Noah Paquet joined CAP in March of 2013.  Noah was named Cadet of he Year in 2015

     Noah was promoted to Cadet Master Sergeant on 7 June, 2016. 

    He took over as Cadet Commander in June, 2016 He turned over command in July of 2017.

     Noah lives nearby in East Northport where he is on the honor roll at the Middle School. He has "been involved" in 3 Middle School plays and played one season of lacrosse. He is a member of the YDA home work Club, the YDA Boys Club and the VA Volunteer Group. 

     When not tinkering or just relaxing, Noah is interested in reading about and building combat aircraft especially those involved in WWII air battles. These  have brought him to a desire to be in the Air Force. 

    Noah is currently on Leave of Absence as he attends college.

Maximillion Pellkonen

Max joined CAP and our squadron 15 March 2016

 On 7 November, 2017, he was promoted to the rank of Cadet Staff Sergeant.

Max lives in Greenlawn and attends Old Field Middle School.

His Interests and Hobbies include piano, RC planes & aviation

He is a member of the Edgewood Flyers with whom he flies RC aircraft

Nicholas Perry

Nick joined CAP and our squadron Aug. 8, 2017

He attends H H H High School West

His interests are audio production, football, video games fencing, airsoft and rugby

He is a publicist at One World Youth Organization and Event Manager at Robotics 

Frederick Rupnarain

Fred joined our squadron in November, 2016.
He was promoted to Cadet Airman on 17 August, 2017

Fred lives in Melville and attends St. Anthony's High School where he has earned the Duns Scotus Award and nomination to the National Honor Society.

Fred enjoys tennis, running and swimming and is interested in Physics and aerospace

Daniel Saracino

Daniel joined CAP and our squadron January 31, 2017. 
He was promoted to Cadet Senior Airman on 6 March, 2018

Dan was born in Madrid, Spain and currently attends Northport Middle School

He is interested in football, basketball and contact sports.

Nicole Schafer

Nicole Schafer joined CAP and or Squadron in November of 2014 

On 3 October, Nicole was promoted to Cadet Chief  Master Sergeant

She currently serves as First Sergeant

Benjamin Silver

Ben joined CAP and our squadron in March of 2018

He is currently 16 and attends Locust Valley High School

He enjoys Lacrosse, Basketball and Sailing

He has been employed by the Sewanhaka Yacht Club as dock attendant since 2016

Robert Silverman

Robert joined CAP and our squadron 8 August, 2017

Robert attends Harborfields High School

He is interested in all sports and reading

Robert is a member of Nextgen Politics, Chapter Leader for Harborfields and a member of the Academic Team since 2016

He currently works as an attendant at Crab Meadow Beach

Lucas Stamos

Lucas joined CAP and our squadron on 20 October, 2017. 
He was promoted to Cadet Airman First Class 20 March, 2018.
He was promoted to Cadet Senior Airman 15 May, 2018

Lucas is a member of the Police Explorers Academy where he is trained in organizational skills, discipline, and critical thinking. 

He enjoys running, swimming, reading, basketball and inventing.

He is currently a member of the Police Academy, Smokeaters and 4H Club.

His awards and honors include 4H oral presentation certificates in 2017-18 and SCPD Explorers Academy Certificate of Honor for Outstanding Performance.

Isabella White

Isabella joined CAP and our squadron on 19 December, 2017. 
She was promoted to C/Airman on 1 May, 2018.

She lives in Greenlawn and is in Middle School where she is on the Honor Roll

She enjoys reading and "learning new things". She has earned a Blue Belt in Tae Kwan Do.

Isabella is a member of the Girl Scouts.

She took 1st Place in the 5th. grade "Battle of the Books" and ranked 5th out of 30 in the Spelling Bee.

Cadet Flying


C130 Orientation Flight

Cadet Encampment



Emergency Services GTM Training


Balloon Festival

Cadet Activity

Cadet Flightline Crew