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Squadron Commander

MAJOR ELENA L. MACDERMANT

Squadron Commander Elena MacDermant (Photo by Major Peter Milano, New York Wing)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.

Under MacDermant's leadership the Putnam County Composite Squadron has received multiple Civil Air Patrol Quality Cadet Squadron Awards for commendable cadet programs performance. The unit also earned the 2021 Aerospace Education Achievement Award

   Squadron Commander
     Elena MacDermant
 
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Achievement Award, Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 8, 2021

Crisis Service Award, Mar. 2020

Achievement Award, Dec. 2020

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 – Jan. 2022

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Major, Aug. 2018

Captain, Jul. 2009

First Lieutenant, Mar. 2005

Second Lieutenant, Jun. 2003

(Current as of Jan. 2022)

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