Encampment Commander, Lt. Col Tim Day
Lt. Col. Tim Day began his Civil Air Patrol career in the Beverly Composite Squadron, Massachusetts Wing in 1984. After 20 years of service as a Naval Aviator, he rejoined CAP in 2012 with his son, serving with Prince William Composite Squadron as the Deputy Commander for Cadets and Deputy Commander for Seniors. He assumed command of Prince William Composite Squadron on February 21, 2017. He has also served as the Wing Information Technologies Officer and the Director of Cadet Programs. Outside of CAP, he serves on the Chief of Naval Operations staff as the Air Warfare Capability Integration Branch Head. Lt. Col. Day enjoys supporting cadets and senior members as each develops his or her leadership skills in service to our community, state, and Nation.
Commandant of Cadets, Capt. Ryan Blanding is excited to be serving for a third year as Encampment Commandant of Cadets. Originally from Rhode Island, he worked his way through the cadet grades, earning his Mitchell Award and serving as a cadet cadre member at his local Encampment. He earned his private pilot certificate with CAP and went on to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he studied Human Factors Psychology; he now works as a safety analyst with the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a member of the Fredericksburg Composite Squadron where he serves as Deputy Commander for Cadets. One of his favorite aspects of the CAP program is getting the opportunity to fly Orientation Flights for cadets in the Virginia Wing.
Cadet Training Wing Commander, C/Lt Col Julie Demyonavich
C/Lt Col Julie Demyanovich joined Civil Air Patrol on her twelfth birthday in 2010, providing her the opportunity to serve and attend four previous Virginia Wing Encampments as a student and a member of Cadre. Her other Civil Air Patrol experience includes serving as Cadet Commander for VA-130 for a year, in addition to being Executive Officer, First Sergeant, Flight Sergeant, Recruitment and Retention Officer, and Public Affairs Officer. After graduating in the Class of 2016 from West Springfield High School, she joined the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, one of six senior military colleges in the nation, and the Highty Tighties, the regimental marching band. Her intended major is Creative Technologies with minors in leadership, computer science, and music. C/Lt Col Demyanovich was an active Girl Scout, in which she achieved the Gold award and is now a member for life. In addition to her volunteer service in Girl Scouts and Civil Air Patrol, C/Lt Col Demyanovich served as a coach for her local swim team for several winter and summer seasons and served as drum major for her high school marching band. Some of her hobbies include writing music, playing various instruments, doing puzzles, and working on CAP! Her favorite part of encampment is having the opportunity to work with some of the finest cadets in the Wing and creating an environment in which everyone can learn. Her vision for cadets at encampment is for students, cadre, and staff to take away meaningful experiences and memories that they take back to their home units and grow from. She looks forward to serving as the Cadet Training Wing Commander of Virginia Wing Encampment 2017!
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