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Encampment Commander. Lt. Col Tim Day 
Lt Col 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, Deputy Commander for Seniors. He has also served as the Wing Information Technologies Officer and was recently appointed as the Director of Cadet programs. Outside of CAP he serves on the Chief of Naval Operations staff as the Deputy, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Branch. Lt Col Day looks forward to seeing cadets learn to serve their wingmen, community, state, and Nation as leaders of integrity, respect, excellence, and volunteer service.

Encampment Deputy Commander. Lt. Col Liz Sydow
Lt. Col. Elizabeth Sydow grew up in CAP, with her dad joining the month she was born! All four of her brothers and sisters were cadets, and now two of her children, their cousin, and two of their second cousins are also cadets. Her father and one brother are still currently active in CAP. You can easily say that for Lt. Col. Sydow, CAP is a 'family affair'. "CAP shaped my life, prepared me to do well in school, and started my path on my Air Force career." Lt. Col. Elizabeth Sydow is currently assigned to Virginia Wing Headquarters as Chief of Staff. She most looks forward to seeing the students come together as a team and get even more excited about CAP and the opportunities it brings.

Commandant of Cadets. Capt. Ryan Blanding

Capt. Ryan Blanding is excited to be serving for a second year as Encampment Commandant of Cadets. Originally from Rhode Island, he worked his way through the cadet ranks, earning his Mitchell and serving as Encampment Cadet Operations Support Squadron Commander among other roles. He earned his private pilot certificate with CAP and went on to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he studied Human Factors Psychology. He is currently a member of the Fredericksburg Composite Squadron where he serves as Deputy Commander for Cadets and Safety Officer. When he has the time, he also flies O-Flights for his own and other squadrons. 

Encampment First Sergeant, TSgt Trevor Coady
     11 years ago TSgt Trevor Coady begun his Civil Air Patrol career as a cadet of the Illinois Wing.  He had the opportunity to attend several events within all three missions of CAP to include three encampments, KC-135 O-flights, and two national disasters.  In 2009 TSgt Coady was able to attend THE BEST national cadet special activity CAP has to offer, National Blue Beret.  Soon after TSgt Coady enlisted into the Air Force where he continues to serve as a Security Forces Craftsman.  Along side his military profession TSgt Coady still actively participates in CAP as the Leadership NCO of Andrews Composite Squadron, National Capital Wing.


Cadet Commander, C/Lt Col Julie Demyonavich 
C/Lt Col. Julie Demyanovich is from Burke Composite Squadron, where she is currently the cadet commander. She goes to West Springfield High School and will be graduating on June 17th, the day before day 0! Her hobbies include Girl Scouts, in which she has achieved the Gold award, running on her high school track team, and swimming. (She is the top female swimmer on her team!)  She plays many musical interments such as the clarinet,(which is her favorite)  guitar, ukulele, trumpet, flute, and piano. In her free time, she enjoys baking, crocheting and doing puzzles. Major Demyonovich has been in CAP for almost six years.  Her favorite part of encampment is being given the opportunity to grow as a leader all while working and growing with others. Her vision for cadets at encampment is "for them to be inspired and develop into outstanding leaders. I want them to take something meaningful back to their home squadrons and impact their lives". She can't wait to see all of the cadets at the 2016 encampment!