Group Staff

The Group staff is made up of dedicated volunteers who oversee the administrative, operational, and educational missions of CAP in Central New York. If you see a vacancy on the staff that you would be interested in, or if you want to serve as an assistant to any of the occupied positions, please contact Lt Col Jones.

Group Commander
Lt Col John Jones

Safety Officer
Capt Rob O’Neal

Finance Officer
2d Lt Ben Scott

Emergency Services Officer
1st Lt Mark Swing

Cadet Programs Officer
Lt Col Fritz Koennecke

Public Affairs Officer
Capt Robert Stronach

Communications Officer
Lt Col Bill Shafer

Aircraft Maintenance Officer
Lt Col Steven Perta

Counterdrug Officer
Lt Col Edwin Kopp

Deputy Commander
Capt Matt Mallory

Safety Officer (Asst)
1st Lt Mark Swing

Operations Officer
Maj Chuck Hereth

Emergency Services Officer (Asst)
Maj Robert Ormsbee

CAC Advisor
Lt Col Fritz Koennecke

Aerospace Education Officer
2d Lt Joe Gallo

Administrative Officer


Logistics Officer
1st Lt David Mackintosh

Professional Development Officer
Maj Robert Ormsbee