Lt Col James R. Sanders Senior Squadron (OH-244)
Blue Ash Air National Guard Armory
10649 McKinley Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Meeting Day/Time: Monthly, First Thursday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Squadron Commander: Lt Col Robert A. Recchiuti
The Lt Col James R. Sanders Senior Squadron is composed entirely of senior members and is always looking to strengthen the squadron with new members interested in serving their community. With a focus on Emergency Services, OH-244 members can serve in aircrew positions, mission base support, ground teams, and even sUAS operations.
We meet monthly on the first Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM EST.
The standard weekly meeting schedule is as follows:
CAP Education (3 minutes), Safety Briefing, Aircraft Status, ES/Safety Lessons Learned/Training/Professional Development
Corporate Working Uniform
The focus of the squadron is on Emergency Services/Cadet Orientation Flights/Member Enrichment/Aerospace Education.
Squadron Point of Contact:
Lt Col Robert A. Recchiuti
Squadron Commander Bio
Lt Col Bob Recchiuti is currently the Squadron Commander for the Lt Col James R. Sanders Senior Squadron. Lt Col Recchiuti has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since 2005 and holds a CAP Senior Observer Rating. Lt Col Recchiuti’s other Civil Air Patrol qualifications include Mission Scanner, Aerial Photographer, Air Operations Branch Director, sUAS Technician, Planning Section Chief, Mission Staff Assistant and he holds a CAP Pilot rating.
Lt Col Recchiuti was commissioned out of ROTC as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University in 1975. He completed his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and then served four years on active duty as a Missile Maintenance Officer and Division Material Management Company Commander. Lt Col Recchiuti completed an additional 24 years in the National Guard and Reserve retiring as a Lt Col from the Ohio Army National Guard.
Lt Col Recchiuti spent 30 years at General Electric; the last 27 years at GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio. He served in various roles at GE Aviation, the most notable was an Aircraft Accident Investigator and Part 25 certification leader. He also spent three years in GE Aviation Military Systems Organization working on services contract with both the US and foreign militaries.
Lt Col Recchiuti has been a volunteer and docent for the National Museum of the US Air Force since December 2014 after retiring from General Electric.
Lt Col Recchiuti and his wife Kathy have three children and four grandchildren.