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Squadron Commander

MAJOR ELENA L. MACDERMANT

Major Elena MacDermant is the commander of Civil Air Patrol's Putnam County Composite Squadron.

In this role she is responsible for the command and administration of squadron personnel and squadron assets.

MacDermant began her Civil Air Patrol career in 2000, serving in staff positions up to her current reappointment as squadron commander in December 2015.

Under MacDermant's leadership the Putnam County Composite Squadron has received multiple Civil Air Patrol Quality Cadet Squadron Awards for commendable cadet programs performance.

Above: MacDermant speaks to visitors about Civil Air Patrol during an open house at the Paladin Center in Carmel, NY on 10/21/16. (Photo by Major Peter Milano, New York Wing)
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Mar 2018

Davis Award, Jul. 2018

Loening Award, Jul. 2018

Yeager Award (Aerospace Education), Jul. 2018

CAP EDUCATION

Cadet Protection Program Training, Mar. 2001

Squadron Leadership School, Sep. 2006

Unit Commander’s Course, Apr. 2010

Corporate Learning Course, Jun. 2010.

Training Leaders of Cadets Course, Sep. 2010

CAP Officer Basic Course, Jul. 2018

Yeager (Aerospace Education Course), Jul. 2018

DUTY POSITIONS

Administrative Officer, Jul. 2014 – Oct. 2015

Commander, Dec. 2015 – present; Jan. 2004 – Dec. 2011

Finance Officer, Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2015

Logistics Officer, Dec. 2010 – Sep. 2011

Personnel Officer, Mar. 2015 – Jul. 2019

Professional Development Officer, Aug. 2010 – Mar. 2018

Public Affairs Officer, Jan. 2012 – Dec. 2018

Recruiting and Retention Officer – Jan. 2012 – Mar. 2018

Testing Officer, May 2015 – Dec.2015

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Major, Aug. 2018

Captain, Jul. 2009

First Lieutenant, Mar. 2005

Second Lieutenant, Jun. 2003

(Current as of Sep. 2019)

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