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Squadron gets a new commander

by 1st Lt Timothy Vaughan, Public Affairs Officer, 6 November 2019

Civil Air Patrol Nevada Wing Commander, Col. Deborah Pierce, is proud to announce the appointment of Lt. Col. Stephan “Ski” Woytowicz as the new commander for the Humboldt County Composite Squadron, effective 6 November 2019.  Lt Col Woytowicz is relieving Maj. Diana Jones, who has been the squadron’s commander for the past two years, while also concurrently serving as the commander of Elko Composite Squadron 29 (Silver Eagles) since 2008. 

Lt. Col. Woytowicz is no stranger to the squadron, a former squadron member who recently returned to take charge of it’s rebuilding campaign.  Woytowicz has been a Civil Air Patrol member for over 27 years.  Beginning in 1970 as a cadet and advancing to Cadet Lieutenant Colonel before moving into the senior member ranks.  He has served in various capacities as an aircrew member, ground team member, Nevada Wing deputy director for professional development and other staff officer assignments in multiple squadrons and at the Wing level. 

Looking to the immediate future, the new commander said, “We need energetic and committed community members that want to take advantage of the exciting opportunities to serve our community and nation through Civil Air Patrol.”  He continued, “There has never been a better time to be a CAP volunteer. We have programs for small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs), ground search team training, computer security training through our CyberPatriot program, radio communications, aerospace education, youth leadership, aircrew training, and much more. There is something for everyone.”

The new leader concluded with this message, “I feel honored in being selected for this leadership position.  I will do my utmost to continue the legacy started twenty years ago in Winnemucca.  It is time for a renewed effort to gather new members and their skill sets to advance the Civil Air Patrol mission.”    



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