2022 Connecticut Wing New Jersey Wing Encampment
Thank you to all who attended the 2022 CTWG/NJWG Basic Encampment. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Encampment is one of the highlights of the cadet program. Every summer, the Connecticut Wing hosts an encampment, which is a one week cadet training program designed to provide cadets with the experience of a lifetime. Cadets will study a variety of leadership topics, learn about CAP and it's history, and also participate in a plethora of unique opportunities, such as flying in a US Army Chinook or Blackhawk helicopter and participating in the US Army's Leadership Reaction Course.
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Meet the Command Staff for 2022
Senior Executive Staff
Encampment Commander: Lt Col Meghan Brownell
Commandant of Cadets: Lt Col Ashley LaPlante
Deputy Commander of Operations: Maj James Steer
Cadet Executive Staff
Cadet Commander: C/Lt Col Tabitha Bonet
C/Lt Col Tabitha Bonet is a member of the New Jersey Wing, Civil Air Patrol, where she is currently the cadet commander of Civil Air Patrol - Bayshore Composite Squadron.
Her CAP experience includes staffing encampment, attending Mid-Atlantic Region Honor Guard Academy, and attending NJWG GSAR.
She is very excited to have the opportunity to serve as cadet commander for encampment and start working with the rest of staff towards making this encampment a great one.
Deputy Cadet Commander: C/1st Lt Andrew Serrazina
C/1st Lt Andrew Serrazina is currently a Junior at Pope Francis Preparatory School in Springfield, Massachusetts. In CAP, he serves as the Chairman of the Connecticut Wing Cadet Advisory Council, as well as the Deputy Cadet Commander of the Connecticut Composite Squadron 103, Civil Air Patrol in East Granby, Connecticut. He brings a variety of experience into this encampment from these roles, as well from the NERCLS, which he has attended as both a student and as staff.
He is ecstatic to have been selected as the Cadet Deputy Commander for the 2022 CTWG-NJWG Encampment, and he can't wait to work with a diverse group of individuals from across both of these wings.
Executive Officer: C/Capt Pranav Shankar
C/Capt Shankar is a junior at South Windsor High School in South Windsor, CT, and the Cadet Executive Officer at the Royal Charter Composite Squadron in Hartford, CT. He also serves as the Recorder for the Connecticut Wing Cadet Advisory Council. He aspires to pursue a career in aerospace engineering.
He is honored to serve as the Cadet Executive Officer for the CTWG-NJWG Joint Summer Encampment and looks forward to working with the staff to plan an excellent encampment for all the cadets.