Medina County Skyhawks Composite Squadron (OH-219)
A.I. Root Middle School
333 W Sturbridge Dr, Medina, OH 44256
Meeting Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Squadron Commander: Maj Ryan McNeilly
The Medina County Skyhawks composite squadron 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.
|2nd||PT and Character Development Instruction||Athletic Apparel (tennis shoes, black shorts, CAP t-shirt)|
|3rd||Leadership and Aerospace||ABU|
|4th||Leadership and Aerospace||ABU|
Weekly meetings are intended to provide cadet staff members the opportunity to perform various leadership roles and serve as mentors to junior cadets by leading/facilitating cadet training activities. Meetings vary week-to-week to provide a number of training experiences based on the squadron's training plan and strategic unit goals.
Squadron Point of Contact:
Maj Ryan McNeilly
Quality Cadet Unit Award (2013 - 2016; 2019 - 2023)
Squadron of Merit (2021)
Aerospace Education Excellence Award (2011 - 2022)
Squadron Commander Bio
Maj McNeilly joined Civil Air Patrol in April 2015 with his first assignment as Leadership Education Officer. In October 2015, he was appointed as Deputy Commander for Cadets and oversaw the squadron's implementation of its first cohort recruit training program, Basic Cadet Training, in 2016. In January 2017, he was appointed as Safety Officer while remaining in oversight of the unit's Cadet Detachment. In 2018, Maj McNeilly served dually as a Training Officer and Logistics Officer at the Ohio Wing Encampment for which he was recognized as the Support Officer of the Year. He joined the Ohio Wing Cadet Programs staff in October 2018 as the Cadet Special Activities Officer. Maj McNeilly was appointed as the Director of Cadet Programs for Ohio Wing in April 2020 and was named Ohio Wing's Cadet Programs Officer of the Year. In February 2021, he served as a member of the Ohio Wing congressional delegation for CAP's Legislative Day. Maj McNeilly assumed command of the Medina County Skyhawks Composite Squadron in June 2021. In addition to his command service, Maj McNeilly also serves as the unit's Aerospace Education Officer and Public Affairs Officer.
Maj McNeilly grew up on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio and is a 2011 graduate of Kent State University's College of Technology, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics; his focus of study was Aviation Management. He completed his graduate studies at Kent State University in 2013 with a Master of Technology degree with a focus in Aviation Safety & Human Error. In college, Maj McNeilly served as the President of Students Supporting Military Personnel, a volunteer student organization dedicated to supporting military families. He is also a private pilot.