Civil Air Patrol's Woodfield Composite Squadron Appoints Deputy Commander of Seniors

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2Lt. Craig Knickerbocker appointed Deputy Commander of Seniors. To fulfill increasing opportunity, a growing Civil Air Patrol unit deserves additional leadership from proven officers like Craig Knickerbocker.

Civil Air Patrol Commander, Capt. Steven Snyder, appointed 2Lt. Craig Knickerbocker to the position of Deputy Commander of Seniors for Civil Air Patrol’s Woodfield Composite Squadron.

The appointment marks the first assignment of a Deputy Commander of Seniors to the squadron and stems from a substantial increase in senior member activity especially in the various areas of emergency services. As Deputy Commander of Seniors 2Lt. Knickerbocker’s primary objectives are that of selecting quality personnel to fill authorized staff positions, ensure improvements to fully develop officers for positions of greater responsibility, build a strong senior member program and advance the initiatives of the squadron.

2Lt. Knickerbocker has served as the first Emergency Services Officer for the squadron since 2003, actively participating in Civil Air Patrol missions and has been a private pilot for thirteen years.

The Woodfield Composite Squadron has been in operation since 1992 and is based out of suburban Chicago’s Schaumburg Regional Airport.

Civil Air Patrol, the official Air Force Auxiliary, is a nonprofit organization performing more than 85 percent of inland search and rescue missions in the continental U.S. as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Our volunteers take a leading role in aerospace education around our community and serve as mentors to America's youth through CAP cadet programs.

For more information about Civil Air Patrol and its various programs, go online to or call 630-472-0365.

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