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

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

Current Cadet Commander

Cadet Commander

C/Capt. Maria C. Gerdvil

Previous Cadet Commander

Cadet Commander

C/Sra Noah G. Paquet



Being the Cadet Commander is a big responsibility to the squadron. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Essentially, the Cadet Commander has to plan meetings and squadron events to ensure that everything that needs to get done is done properly and efficiently. This usually requires that I make a schedule and ensure that it is carried out by my cadet staff. The Deputy Cadet Commander and I communicate directly with the Cadet First Sergeant. We say what needs to get done and it is the First Sergeant’s job to figure out how to go about doing it. The First Sergeant then works with the Cadet Element Leaders to carry out the task. This generally means that the Deputy Cadet Commander and I do not deal with the in-flights too much. In addition to planning meetings, the Cadet Commander serves as the bridge between the Cadets and Senior Members. The seniors communicate to the cadets through me. They issue orders to me which I convey to the cadets down the chain of command. Also, if the cadets need to communicate with the seniors, this is generally done through me as well.

Being in the position of Cadet Commander has taught me a lot. The biggest thing that I have learned is that delegating my duties is extremely important to making the squadron work effectively. There is much planning that goes into Squadron meetings and activities. Only by working closely with my Cadet Staff is it possible to ensure everything goes smoothly and all tasks get done. I need to manage my time in order to make certain that squadron functions are always a success.

Being the Cadet Commander is an enjoyable challenge. I am grateful for the opportunity to put my leadership and organizational skills to the test and I look forward to my future experiences as the Cadet Commander of The Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron.

Leroy R. Grumman Cadet Squadron

Upcoming Events (SQ,GRP and Wing)

Saturday, Oct 20 All Day
Sunday, Oct 21 at 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 21 at 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct 23 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Annual ACS Walk at Jones Beach, October 20-21, 2018 (LIG)

This is a MANDATORY Event for all LI Group Members (Details)

Seniors and Cadet Staff who are bivouacing should arrive at Jones Beach between 1300 and 1400 on Saturday October 20th. All others should arrive between 1400 and 1500

ON Sunday October 20th arrive no later than 0530.



You must bring a Valid CAPID, a completed CAPF161 and CAPF32 to check in.

This is a rain or shine event. You must have appropriate clothing/gear or you will sent home.

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Wrealths Across America, October 27, 2018 (Leroy R. Grumman)

Wreaths Across America Fundraiser at Guinta's Meat Farms

October 27, 2018 for Squadron NY-153.

Guinta's Meat Farms

395 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768

Time: 09:00 AM to 1:00PM

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Wrealths Across America, October 28, 2018 (Leroy R. Grumman)

This is the Registration Form for Wreaths Across America Fundraiser at Stop N Shop

October 28, 2018 for Squadron NY-153.

Time: 9:00AM to 1:00 PM

Stop N Shop

454 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768

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Out of the Darkness Community Walk October 28, 2018(SQ10)

October 28, 2018 (Details)

Meet at Jones Beach - Field 5

OIC: Capt Volpe

Cadet OIC: TBD

Safety: TBD

**Van from LIG leaves 6:15 AM

Arrive at LIG: 6:00 AM

Dismissal: 1300


Bring necessary forms, hydration, snacks, jacket.

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Long Island Group Aviation Day, November 10, 2018 at 09:00AG (LIG)

Long Island Group will be Holding an Aviation Day on November 10, 2018.

start time will be at 09:00 AM. If you are interested please sign up ASAP.

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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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