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Commander of SCCS

Lt Col Shawn Warneke St Cloud Composite Squadron CommanderAbout the Squadron Commander

Current Commander of the St Cloud Composite Squadron, Lt Col Shawn Warneke

Col. Warneke joined the Civil Air Patrol as a Cadet in 1996.  He joined primarily because of his love for aviation but soon took a liking to the other opportunities that the Civil Air Patrol had to offer.  

As a prior Cadet, Col Warneke held many positions including; Cadet Flight Ops, Cadet Logistics, Cadet Element Leader, Cadet Flight Sergeant, Cadet Flight Commander, Cadet Color Guard Commander, Cadet Executive Officer, Cadet Deputy Commander, and Cadet Commander.  Col Warneke finished his Cadet Career as a Cadet Major.  In Oct 2002 Col Warneke transitioned to Senior Member status.  

As a Senior Member Col Warneke has held the positions of Professional Development Officer, Logistics Officer, Senior Officer in Charge of the Color Guard, SCCS Lock-In Project Officer, Black CAP Commander for Black CAP 32, 2017, Deputy Commander for Cadets and Deputy Commander for Seniors prior to his appointment as the Commander of the St Cloud Composite Squadron on 27 Mar 2019.  

In his 23 plus year in CAP he has also attended many Professional Development Schools, Emergency Service Training Schools and Courses, Squadron Staff Training and Development Schools.

His exemplary performance of his duty as the St Cloud Composite Squadron has earned him the Command Ribbon for his dedicated service to the Civil Air Patrol.

He continues to operate the Squadron, according to the CAP Regulations set forth by the Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters, and to promote the Civil Air Patrol by setting an example of excellence for others to follow. 

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