Squadron Leadership

 

Squadron Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Darin Ninness, CAP
Lt Col Ninness assumed command of the Concord Squadron in February 2017 as the squadron’s 11th commander since re-activation in 1997.  Lt Col Ninness is a 36 year veteran of Civil Air Patrol, joining as a cadet in 1981, and serving as the Concord Squadron Commander previously from 1999-2004 and 2006-2009. He holds specialty track ratings in Cadet Programs, Emergency Services, Logistics and Recruiting and Retention, and is a graduate of Squadron Leadership School, Corporate Learning Course, Training Leaders of Cadets, Unit Commanders Course, and Region Staff College. His decorations include the CAP Meritorious Service Award and 7 Commander’s Commendations.

Deputy Commander for Senior Programs

Capt Geoff Saucier
Captain Geoff Saucier oversees and implements the functions of the senior (adult) members of the Concord Composite Squadron. Capt Saucier is technician-rated in Cadet Programs, and is also involved with Emergency Services and Communications. He is a graduate of Squadron Leadership School and the Training Leaders of Cadets Course.

Capt Hullinger

Deputy Commander for Cadet Programs

2nd Lt Mike Rizzi
2dLt Cheung currently oversees and implements the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program in Concord. Lt Rizzi is a unit pilot and holds a Technican rating in Cadet Program.

Capt Laboe

Aerospace Education Officer

Capt JR Stephens
Capt Stephens serves the squadron as Aerospace Education Officer as well as the coordinator for our Cyber Patriot team. Capt Stephens holds a technician-rating in both Aerospace Education & Logistics. He is a graduate of the Basic Officer’s Course and Squadron Leadership School.

 

Leadership Officer

2d Lt Mike Lally
Lt Lally is the squadron’s leadership officer, tasked with mentoring cadet officers and non-commissioned officers in matters of leadership and also implementing the squadron’s physical fitness training and tests.  He holds a Technician rating in Cadet Programs, along with assignments in Safety and Recruiting and Retention. He has attended 2 Summer Encampments. His decorations include the Achievement Award.

Lt Col Lamontagne

Safety Officer

Lt Col Ron Lamontagne
As the squadron safety officer, Lt Col Lamontagne is responsible for the implementation of the CAP Safety Program at the unit level. He is also a former commander of the Concord Squadron.

 

Cadet Leadership

C/Capt Loll

Cadet Commander

C/Capt Elizabeth Saucier
Cadet Captain Saucier is the senior-ranking cadet for the squadron. As Cadet Commander, she supervises the cadets and mentors several cadet non-commissioned officers (NCO’s). She has been a cadet since 2012, earning the Gen Billy Mitchell Award in February 2016 and the Amelia Earhart Award in November 2016. Her training includes three New Hampshire Wing Encampments. Her decorations include the Red Service Ribbon.

C/SMSgt Hillyer

First Sergeant

C/CMSgt Elijah Stringer
Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Stringer serves as First Sergeant, the Cadet Squadron’s senior non-commissioned officer. Sgt Stringer earned the Wright Brothers Award in October of 2014 and has participated in the New Hampshire Wing Encampment. Sgt Stringer joined Civil Air Patrol in October 2013.