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Lt Col James R. Sanders Senior Squadron (OH-244)

    Meeting Location:

    United States Army Aviation Facility

    6000 W Airport Drive N., Canton, OH

    Meeting Day/Time: Monthly, First Thursday

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Squadron Commander: Maj Russell L. Finney

Email: russell.finney@ohwg.cap.gov

Website: http://oh244.cap.gov


The Lt Col James R. Sanders Senior Squadron is composed exclusively of senior members, and have staff requirements for Aerospace Education (AE), Emergency Service (ES; Operations), and Professional Development (PD).  

The standard weekly meeting schedule is as follows.

Thursday      Agenda UOD
1st CAP Education, ES Training, Aircraft Status, Member Enrichment/Development     Corporate Working Uniform 
2nd No Meeting  N/A
3rd No Meeting N/A
4th No Meeting N/A
5th No Meeting     N/A






The focus of the squadron is on Emergency Services/Cadet Orientation Flights/Member Enrichment/Aerospace Education.

Squadron Point of Contact:

Maj Russell L. Finney



Squadron Commander Bio

Maj. Russ Finney is currently the Squadron Commander for the Lt Col James R. Sanders Senior Squadron. Maj Finney has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since 2006 and is a Civil Air Patrol Command Pilot with over 3,200 flying hours. Maj Finney's Civil Air Patrol qualifications include serving as a Mission Pilot, Cadet Orientation Pilot and Airborne Photographer. Maj Finney was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force flying the F-16, RF-4 and T-38. Maj Finney attended college at the United States Air Force Academy and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California.

Maj Finney is active in his community and also volunteers with the National Exchange Club, a community service volunteer organization with 18,000 members. Maj Finney was the National Exchange Club President from July 1, 2019 – July 1, 2020.

Maj Finney also belongs to the West Chester and Northwest Cincinnati Exchange Clubs and was very active in the Fairfield, OH Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman of the Board in 2004. Maj Finney is the co-owner of Capital Advisory Services, LLC, an investment advisory and financial planning firm. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ Professional, CFP®.

Maj Finney and his wife, Kathie, have two children and four granddaughters.

Squadron Photos


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