Commander's Welcome

Welcome to the web site of Jack Schweiker Composite Squadron, New Jersey Wing, Civil Air Patrol.

Jack Schweiker Squadron has a long heritage of success and excellence in the history of Civil Air Patrol and in New Jersey Wing (the birthplace of CAP).  Our membership consists of Cadets (aged 12 to 20) and Senior Members (adults) that contribute to all three missions of Civil Air Patrol -- Aerospace Education; Cadet Programs, and; Emergency Services.  Our members are active in the communities we serve, primarily in Camden County, but also in Gloucester and Burlington Counties.  We also participate in activities throughout the state, region and even nationally.

Membership in Civil Air Patrol presents the opportunity to receive professional training and serve our communities, state and nation in many capacities.  The Cadet Program is an amazing experience for young people, and helps prepare them as future leaders in addition to providing functional skills and career orientation in many possible directions -- military service, aviation, technology and emergency management just to name a few.  Our Emergency Services missions have saved lives, brought relief to disaster victims and assisted in the on-going efforts to secure our nation.  Our Aerospace Education efforts continue to educate our members and the general public, promote aviation and aerospace and preserve our country's heritage in flight.

Essentially, there is something in CAP for just about anyone interested in leadership, volunteer service and fun!

I encourage you to visit our meetings, find out what we're about and see if it's a good fit for your aspirations to be more and do more!


1st Lt Renee Messina

Command Section:

Squadron Commander

First Lieutenant Renee Messina, CAP (Bio) is the commander of Jack Schweiker Composite Squadron.

Deputy Commander for Seniors

 The squadron's Deputy Commander for Seniors and functions as the squadron commander when Lieutenant Colonel Andre Ferland is unavailable.

Deputy Commander for Cadets

First Lieutenant Julio Pastoriza is the squadron's Deputy Commander for Cadets, and is responsible for all aspects of the Cadet Program at Schweiker.

Cadet Commander

Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Chance Euchler is the squadron's current cadet commander.

James Plunkett,
Oct 22, 2014, 12:52 PM