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Meet the Command Staff


COMMANDER

MAJ MICHAEL McCABE, VIRGINIA WING

Maj McCabe started his CAP adventure at Tidewater Composite Squadron in 1991. In 2018, he served as the Director of Support for Encampment 2018. At the squadron level, he actively participated in many ELT missions and served in multiple staff positions including Admin Officer, Finance Officer, Operations Officer, Deputy Commander for Seniors and Squadron Commander. Currently he is on wing staff as an assistant to the Wing Director of Communications as well as Advisor to the Commander for Hampton Roads Composite Squadron. Outside of CAP, he is the Engineering Supervisor responsible for managing the repair and modernization of the electrical distribution and control systems for Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier Hull Planning Yard at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA. He enjoys spending time with his family on the weekends and on his spare time he likes to go sailing.


"Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence."

-Colin Powell


VICE COMMANDER
TO BE ANNOUNCED



DEPUTY COMMANDER FOR OPERATIONS
LT COL SCOTT NICHOLSEN, LEESBURG COMPOSITE SQUADRON

DEPUTY COMMANDER FOR SUPPORT
2D LT TIM ANDERSON, HAMPTON ROADS COMPOSITE SQUADRON

Meet the Cadet Command Staff
CADET COMMANDER

C/LT COL JULIA McGEE

LEESBURG COMPOSITE SQUADRON


C/Lt Col Julia Mcgee has been part of the Civil Air Patrol in the Leesburg Composite Squadron for almost five years. She is a Junior at Broad Run High School in Ashburn and is looking to study Atmospheric Science and Meteorology in college. She has been to four prior Encampments, serving previously as Cadet Deputy Commander of Support as well as serving in leadership and public affairs positions. She has attended three NCSAs, including National Glider Academy and SUPT-FC, focusing on her passion for flight, she is continuing her flight training and is on track to earn her private Gliders License in 2020. At her home squadron, she currently serves as the Executive Leadership Officer and Chief Pilot, as well as recently serving as the Cadet Commander.  She is looking forward to working with the staff and students for this year’s Encampment and is honored to serve as your Cadet Commander.

“Dream- believe in yourself and never give up, Belief- Think positive and always give your best, Achieve- always encourage and dream big!” ~Anonymous



CADET DEPUTY COMMANDER FOR SUPPORT
C/1ST LT CALEB SONG
NEWPORT NEWS COMPOSITE SQUADRON
Cadet First Lieutenant Caleb Song has been in the Civil Air Patrol for 3 years. He is currently serving as the Deputy of Support at the 2020 VAWG Encampment. He went as a student in Squadron 1 at the 2017 VAWG Encampment, First Sergeant for Squadron 2 at the 2018 VAWG Encampment, and Squadron Commander for Squadron 2 at the 2019 VAWG Summer Encampment. At his home squadron, Newport News Composite Squadron, he has served as Flight Sergeant and First Sergeant, Deputy of Operations, and is currently serving as the Cadet Commander. Outside of CAP he plays tennis for Jamestown High School and plays the violin in the Williamsburg Youth Orchestra.




CADET DEPUTY COMMANDER FOR OPERATIONS

C/LT COL WILLIAM HEPPDING

LYNCHBURG COMPOSITE SQUADRON


C/Lt Col Heppding started his CAP journey in July 2015 with the Lynchburg Composite Squadron. He did his basic VAWG Encampment in 2016 as a member of Bravo flight. Since then, he attended ATS in 2017, served as Echo Flight Commander in 2018, and Squadron 3 Commander in 2019. At his squadron, C/Lt Col Heppding is currently the Cadet Commander. C/Lt Col Heppding also enjoys working as the VAWG Cadet Advisory Council Chairman. Outside of Civil Air Patrol, he is a full-time dual enrollment student at Liberty University. In his free time, he enjoys reading, exercising, and learning about history, business and government. 

“A minute of thought is greater than an hour of talk.” - John C. Maxwell 


CADET COMMAND CHIEF
C/CMSgt JACOB HOLINGER
COASTAL COMPOSITE SQUADRON

C/CMSgt Holinger is going into his fourth year in CAP after joining Coastal Composite Squadron in 2016 and has served as a Flight Sergeant, Flight Commander, as well as the Drill and Ceremonies Officer for his home squadron. Last year at ENC19 he served as the Squadron 7 First Sergeant making sure everything ran smoothly for his cadets. He has also attended the Regional Cadet Leadership School in South Carolina as well as the Honor Guard College at Langley AFB. 


“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” - JFK