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

Civil Air Patrol - The Official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force

CAC - Overview



“Provide an organization where cadets gain leadership experience at higher organizational levels.”


In their home squadron, a cadet’s leadership experience is limited to local concerns and is mostly tactical in nature. CAC service is an opportunity for cadet officers to develop a more extensive approach to problem solving and a broader perspective on CAP issues. By influencing decisions that affect multiple squadrons, wings, or CAP as a whole, cadets are introduced to the strategic arena of leadership, and develop long-term goal-setting and indirect leadership skills.


 “Aid the commander in monitoring and implementing the Cadet Program.”


The CAC provides a venue where the unit commander may gain a thoughtful perspective, representative of the Cadet Corps, on matters involving cadets. CACs work for their echelon commander; therefore, senior leaders may task councils with examining cadet-related topics of interest to the commander. Conversely, the CAC is also a cadet forum where cadets may discuss their CAP experiences, work together toward mutual goals, and use their collective insight to help the commander gauge the effectiveness of the local Cadet Program.


“Make recommendations for improving and running the Cadet Program.”


As an advisory body, the CAC affords cadet officers opportunities to assist the echelon commander in leading the Cadet Corps. CAC representatives examine cadet-related issues, develop a consensus, craft well-reasoned recommendations in writing, and forward them to their commander for his or her consideration. CAC service is a great way for cadets to enhance their oral and written communication skills. And while the CAC has no authority to implement policy, when its members speak persuasively and in unison, the council can influence senior leaders and help improve the Cadet Program and CAP.


Long Island Group - Cadet Advisory Council

Long Island Group                                              

Civil Air Patrol New York Wing

United States Air Force Auxiliary


From: C/2d Lt Jonathan Millings


Subject: CAC meetings minutes from 19 August


1. Listed below are the minutes of the LIG Cadet Advisory Council meeting of 19 August which was held at Group HQ from 1920 to 2050 hours.         


2. OPENING BUISNESS: C/2d Lt Joshua Millings called the meeting to order at 1920, seconded by C/Lt Col Darin Mihalik.


 A. Roll call: 

C/2d Lt Joshua Millings-Squadron 10- Chairman-present

                        C/Lt Col Darin Mihalik-Squadron 6- Vice Chairman-present

                        C/2d Lt Jonathan Millings-Squadron 10-Recorder-present

                                 C/Capt Kory Gatley-LIG Primary for NYWG-not present 

                                 C/Capt Kevin Grosshandler-LIG Secondary for NYWg-not present

                        C/SSgt Nicholas Grottola- Squadron 5-Primary – not present

            C/SSgt Cory Clark-Squadron 5-Assistant – not present

                        C/2d Lt Ian Kuhn-Squadron 6- Primary- not present

                        C/2d Lt Edward Mullen-Squadron 7-Primary- not present

                        C/Capt Christopher Rollins-Squadron 8-Primary- not present

                        C/1st Lt Justin Gonzalez-Squadron 8-Assistant-not present

                        C/CMSgt Raymond MacQuill- Squadron 9- Primary- not present

                        C/SSgt Patrick Erwin-Squadron 9-Assistant – not present

                        C/2d Lt James Grippe-Squadron 10-Primary – not present                     

                        Capt Christina Reynolds-Senior Adviser   




B.  Reading and approval of minutes- Motion to approve July CAC Minutes for issue to squadrons.

Seconded by C/TSgt Maxwell Feuerstein at 1929 


C. Squadron and Senior Advisors Reports: 


I.   C/2d Lt Jonathan Millings-Suffolk Cadet Squadron 10-NY328


      A) On MML:  89

            Cadets: 53

                        Seniors: 35

            B) Active:  35

                        Cadets: 24

                        Seniors: 11

            C) # Cadets who left:  1

            D) # Cadets who joined:  2

1.      Promotions: N/A


2.      Past Activities: NYWg Encampment


3.      Future Activities: LIGSAR,Maritime Museum, Squadron ES Bivouac, Squadron Picnic Pumpkin Fest


4.      # of Orientation Rides for the month: N/A


5.      Problems: C/Staff is getting used to responsibilities


6.      Special Awards: Encampment ribbons and clasps


7.      Milestone Award Information(Cadet: Name, Grade, CAPID, Milestone Received): 



 Old Business: 

NYWg Encampment- a little too much flight time and classes. There should be more activities. Needs to be more rigorous on in-flights. Staff was competent and confident.



New Business:

Maritime Museum-more information will be forthcoming.

August LIGSAR-small amount of students. Application will be open until start of Academy. Keep pushing cadets to attend.   

Pumpkin Fest- more information will be forthcoming. 


Open Floor: 

Capt Reynolds- new CAC advisor-1st Mike Hirsch


Results of elections:  Chairman: C/Lt Col Darin Mihalik

 Vice-Chairman: C/2d Lt Joshua Millings

 Recorder:   C/2d Lt Jonathan Millings 


New Primaries: Primary                                                       Assistant

Squadron 5

              C/MSgt Cory Clark                                           C/MSgt Nicholas Grottola


Squadron 6



                                                                   Squadron 7   

C/TSgt Maxwell Feuerstein                                           C/TSgt Alexander Bennett    


                                                                 Squadron 8



                                                                 Squadron 9 

C/SMSgt Shaun Enright                                                   C/SSgt Matt Nielsen


                                                               Squadron 10




C/TSgt Alex Bennett- Questions on recruiting.





Commanders visit:

Nothing to report 


Closing: Meeting was adjourned at 2047 seconded by C/Lt Col Darin Mihalik.

New York Time


Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron (NER-NY-153)

Meet on Tuesday, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768

Upcoming Events (SQ,GRP and Wing)

Tuesday, Mar 31 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, Apr 7 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, Apr 14 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, Apr 21 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Long Island Group Wreaths Across America, Dec 15, 2018

Wreaths Across America

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10:00 AM 2:30 PM

Long Island National Cemetery (map)

Join us for the Wreaths Across America Memorial Ceremony. This moving ceremony allows us to honor those that have served our country while teaching others of their sacrifice. Parents, friends, family and the general public are welcome!

Uniform - BDU / ABU or Alternate Cadet Uniform. NOTE THAT THIS IS A COLD WEATHER EVENT - warm coat (civilian ok), gloves & hats are required.


Required Items - CAP Form 60-80 and two CAP Form 161's as well as bottled water and a snack. PLEASE make sure you have eaten prior to the event.

OIC - Capt. Mark Del Orfano, CAP Safety Officer - TBD

Squadron Holiday Party on December 18th, 2018

Leroy R. Grumman Holiday Party on December 18th,2018

at VA Hospital Squadron Meeting Hall

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30PM

Family and Friends are invited

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