2nd Lt Adam L. Labonoski, Squadron Commander, Public Affairs Officer

Lt Labonoski joined the Civil Air Patrol in October 2017. He is the Squadron Commander and Primary Public Affairs Officer. 

Labonoski is a Licensed Practical Nurse for Syracuse University and St. Joseph's Physician's Urgent Care. He's a former EMT and spent many years in volunteer ambulance services and fire services.

Captain Michael Brimhall, Aerospace Education Officer

I have been a CAP member since 2011 serving as Aerospace Education Officer since 2012. My focus is to further the primary mission of Aerospace Education to the Cadets with as many interesting and hands on activities as is possible.

Having had four of my own young adults in the program, I know firsthand what the Cadets enjoy and what we can always do better.

Captain John C. Jensen, Leadership Officer

Captain Jensen joined CAP in 2013.  He has served in various capacities at the Squadron level, most recently as Squadron Commander. He also served as an Assistant Wing Judge Advocate (Legal Officer) assigned to the New York Wing Staff. 


He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 2012 with a J.D. and a Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security and Counterterrorism from the Syracuse University Institute of National Security and Counterterrorism. Captain Jensen also holds a  B.A. in History with a concentration in Middle East and North African Studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Captain Jensen spent several years as a prosecutor before joining a private litigation law firm in Onondaga County.  He lives in Syracuse with his wife Sarah and also volunteers as a firefighter with the East Syracuse Fire Department.

1st Lt. Joyce Abold, Drug Demand Reduction Officer

1st Lt Joshua Czyz, Squadron Chaplain

1st Lt Brian Connor

I am an Emergency Manager at a local hospital, a volunteer firefighter and a career medic. I have participated in several search and rescue missions and disaster relief operations.

I joined CAP as a cadet in 2004. I received the Earhart Award in 2011. I spent two summers at encampment at Stratton ANG base and was Medical Officer in Charge. I also spent three summers in Maryland working with the ISAF Honor Guard at the National Honor Guard Academy.

2nd Lt Lidia Coronel, Administrative Officer; Personell Officer

Flight Officer Emily Kaffenberger

Flight Officer Kaffenberger is the Assistant Emergency Services Officer for the Syracuse Cadet Squadron. Kaffenberger joined CAP in February 2017. Although she hasn't been in the Squadron long, she has come a long way from Cadet Airman to Senior Member.


Kaffenberger graduated from Fayetteville-Manlius High School in 2016 and is now pursuing a major in Medical Office Administration at Morrisville State College.


Aside from CAP, she is very involved in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). She is involved in Sea Scouts and Venture Scouts, which are both co-ed groups of the BSA. In both Sea Scouts and Venture Scouts, she has learned how to tie knots, survival skills, how to start a fire, and many more. Through the scouting program she has earned her Venturing Silver Award which is the highest award given. She has also taught at National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).

Assistant Emergency Services Officer

Senior Member Nathaniel Brimhall

SM Nathaniel Brimhall has been a part of the Syracuse Cadet Squadron since 2010 when he joined with a few of his siblings. Starting  as an Airman Basic and rising to the grade of Cadet Second Lieutenant, Nathaniel has had the full cadet program experience. He has held almost every rank between inflight and Cadet Commander plus numerous duty positions, and has participated in many bivouacs, an encampment and numerous orientation flights. He attends Onondaga Community College for Mechanical Engineering Technology with plans to Graduate from the program in 2018. Nathaniel now serves as a senior member in the squadron in hopes to help mentor, train, and enrich the existing cadet staff, plus the new cadets of the squadron.

Senior Member Glenn Korec, Emergency Services Officer

Senior Member Clara White

Senior Member Thomas Dorn

Senior Member Rebecca Akers

Senior Member Joshua Nelson

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