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Our Cadet Commander

Cadet 1st Lt Timothy Samuel Gelfer


Timothy Gelfer was born on March the 6th, 2003. Cadet Gelfer joined Civil Air Patrol at the recommendation of a family friend. Cadet Gelfer was interested in aviation, and wanted a program that would allow him to talk to like minded people, as well as prepare me to go into an aviation career. He later received an email about the program taking place at my school, prompting him to go to his first meeting.

Cadet Gelfer has a goal to make sure cadets are motivated to participate in the cadet program at the squadron and wing level. With that he wants to fully solidify and implement a Cadet Orientation Academy, focusing on basic material such as Customs and Courtesies and Nevada Wing activities to get them fully enriched in the program.Through the years with Civil Air Patrol Cadet Gelfer has had many duty positions started with Flight Commander, ensuring goals set by the Cadet Commander and Squadron Commander are met. Working with the Flight Sergeant to ensure basic functions of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, such as drill and customs and courtesies, are met. Later moved up to Cadet Deputy Commander to now Commander. As Cadet Commander he is ensuring all cadets in the squadron  get the proper education and training needed to be fully enriched in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program; Ensuring Cadet Staff is upholding the standards set for the cadet program, and ensuring squadron goals are followed through with effectively. Current Cadet Gelfer holds three titles, Cadet Commander, Nevada Wing CAC Vice-Chair and CAC Primary representative.With CAC Gelfer is making sure the cadet corps of the squadron is well represented on the Wing Level, and CAC goals for the Wing are followed through on a squadron level. While holding all of these titles he also in the summer of 2019 was staff for the Nevada Wing Encampment as ATS Flight Commander.

Cadet Gelfer is currently a student at Coral Academy of Science, where he is taking AP Seminar, AP English Language and Composition, U.S. History, Physics, Algebra 2 Honors, and AP Psychology. At Coral Academy he is in FRC Robotics club which he is Assistant Captain of Engineering Department, he helps with planning and fundraising to compete in a field robotics game with other high school teams. Also a member of the CMLP (College Mentorship and Leadership Program).

During his "Personal" time he is part of a Youth Hockey League at the Las Vegas Ice Center. He also volunteers with Dignity Health, working the front desk, running lab samples, and doing patient discharges. Also helps out at the African Community Center organizing a warehouse and taking inventory on items for new refugees to the United States. Lastly at Enterpris Library helps with kindergarten through 5th grade read by themselves with the reading buddies and mentoring 6-8th graders get in to STEM related programs through interactive technology based learning tools.

Duty Positions

Cadet Commander [July 2019 - Present]

Nevada Wing CAC Vice-Chair [Sept 2019 - Present]

CAC Primary Representative [Aug 2019 - Present]

Cadet Leadership Officer [Mar 2019 - Present]

Cadet Deputy Commander [Mar 2019 - Jul 2019]

Cadet Leadership NCO [ Mar 2019 - Mar 2019]

Flight Commander [Jul 2018 - Mar 2019]


Cadet 1st Lieutenant [Dec 2019 - Present]

Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Sustained [Oct 2019 - Dec 2019]

Cadet 2nd Lieutenant [Feb 2019 - Oct 2019]

Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Sustained [Oct 2018 - Feb 2019]

Cadet Chief Master Sergeant [Jul 2018 - Oct 2018]

Cadet Senior Master Sergeant [Apr 2018 - Jul 2018]

Cadet Master Sergeant [Feb 2018 - Apr 2018]

Cadet Technical Sergeant [Dec 2017 - Feb 2018]

Cadet Staff Sergeant [Jul 2017 - Dec 2017]

Cadet Senior Airman [May 2017 - Jul 2017]

Cadet Airman First Class [Mar 2017 - May 2017]

Cadet Airman [Dec 2016 - Mar 2017]

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