Don Gentile Composite Squadron 709 (OH-114)
Meeting Location: Sidney Municipal Airport (SCA)
14833 Sidney-Plattsville Rd, Sidney, OH 45365
Meeting Day/Time: Monday's, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Squadron Commander: Capt. John L. Shawver
Deputy Commander: 1st Lt Jonathan Hampton
The Don Gentile Composite Squadron 709 is comprised of both senior and cadet members, conducting both the senior program and cadet program.
The standard weekly meeting schedule is as follows. Please check the unit website calendar for any updates.
|Character Development Instruction
|Aerospace Education and Leadership
|Leadership and Aerospace Education
|Physical Training (PT) and Leadership
|Athletic Apparel (tennis shoes, black shorts, tan shirt)
The focus of OH-114 is to teach the Civil Air Patrol core values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect in conjunction with Character Development, Leadership, Emergency Services, Physical Fitness, and Aerospace activities.
Squadron Point of Contact:
Capt. John L. Shawver
Squadron Commander Bio
Capt John Shawver is a native of Lima, Ohio and joined Civil Air Patrol in 2016. He serves as the Squadron Commander with the Don Gentile Composite Squadron in Miami County.
In addition Capt Shawver serves as the Ohio Wing Assistant Director of Cadet Programs. The Assistant Director of Cadet Programs serves as the senior advisor to the Director of Cadet Programs on personnel, logistics, budget, curriculum, and training. Collaborates with colleagues at the Wing-level and advising lower echelons on best practices in ensuring a healthy environment of cadet learning and progression to provide a seamless approach to leadership, teaching and learning in Ohio Wing.
Capt Shawver has attended several encampments serving as training officer (Ohio 2018, Ohio 2019, Florida 2019-20) and recently Commandant of Cadets for Ohio Wing 2022.