About the Squadron Commander
The Current Commander of the St Cloud Composite Squadron, is 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 became a Senior Member. Col Warneke held positions such as: Professional Development Officer, Logistics Officer, Senior Officer in Charge of the Color Guard, Lock-in Project Officer, Black CAP Commander (Black CAP 32, 2017), Deputy Commander for Cadets and Deputy Commander for Seniors. In his 23 plus years he has also attended many Professional Development Schools, Emergency Service Training Schools and Courses and Squadron Staff Training and Development Schools.