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Deputy Commander for Training Officers

Lt. Col. Kimberly Frady, serves her community, state, and nation as the Deputy Commander for Cadets of Prince William Composite Squadron and the Government Relations Advisor to the Virginia Wing Commander. Her ancillary duties include supporting Group 3 as the Cadet Programs Officer and Virginia Wing as the Assistant Director of Cadet Programs focused on training as well as staffing wing and national-level cadet special activities. Outside of CAP, she serves as a Protocol Specialist for the Defense Acquisition University on Ft. Belvoir.  She’s driven to provide opportunities for cadets to explore their interests and form their character through challenges set before them.


“The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Cadet Training Group 1 Commander: C/Lt Col Justin Sweat
C/Lt Col Justin Sweat has served in the Civil Air Patrol for almost five years as a member of Southside Composite Squadron, where he currently serves as the C/Emergency Services Officer. He partakes in almost all elements of the Civil Air Patrol, but his favorite programs are flying, ground search and rescue, and learning to lead other cadets. He has participated in a number of NCSAs including Cadet Officer School, Powered Flight Academy, and the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course. Outside of CAP, C/Lt Col Sweat is a senior at Clover Hill High School, where he participates in wrestling and track. He also enjoys working with computers, playing video games, and making art in any free time he gets. At this Encampment, which will be his fourth, C/Lt Col Sweat looks forward to making sure that all cadets experience an exciting environment that will teach lasting lessons that will serve cadets far into the future.

IMG_20160918_220705-01-01.jpgCadet Training Group 2 Commander: C/Lt Col Dietrich Fassero 
C/Lt Col Dietrich Fassero is from the Lynchburg Composite Squadron, where he serves as the Cadet Commander, Primary Representative to the VAWG CAC, and Honor Guard Instructor. He serves on his squadron's aircrew and has ratings in the Comms and ES Specialty Tracks. Fassero is a senior in high school and in a family of 13. He enjoys working as an Editor-in- Chief and writer for The Odyssey Online. C/Lt Col Fassero has been in CAP for 7 years, and the 2017 VAWG ENC will be his fifth encampment. His favorite part of encampment is seeing cadets overcome obstacles in teamwork, watching them pull together and perform as a crew, and ultimately, leading them across the graduation field to let them show off their newly-acquired skills to their parents, siblings, and friends. C/Lt Col Fassero's advice for cadets attending encampment is, "Focus... Focus on the 
instruction given to you, focus on your tasks, and focus on your team. If you focus on these 
aspects of encampment, you will learn the most you can and have the most fun throughout 

Cadet Training Group 3 Commander: C/Lt Col Sarah Brewster
C/Lt Col Sarah Brewster is from the Monticello Composite Squadron, and has been in CAP for almost five years. This will be her fourth Encampment, and her first as Executive Cadre. In CAP she has participated in a wide variety of activities, from gaining her Medic Rating at Hawk Mountain Ranger School to leading Virginia Wing’s first NCO Academy. Outside of CAP she enjoys running, playing quads in her school’s drumline, and spending time with her friends. She is currently a junior at Western Albemarle High School, and hopes to attend the United States Naval Academy or the University of Virginia. Her advice to students? Give Encampment your all. Take advantage of the opportunities that are given to you and make this year’s Encampment the best one yet!