The 2018 Tri-Wing Encampment Senior Executive Cadre is so excited to announce the selection of the 2018 Cadet Executive Cadre. These cadets bring extensive experience and knowledge to their roles and we have no doubt that they will be an excellent team working together to serve the students at the 2018 Tri-Wing Encampment.
Cadet Commander: C/Capt Meagan Collins, CAP
Cadet Captain Meagan Collins has been in Civil Air Patrol for four years. She joined the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron in June of 2013. After a brief stint in Bravo Flight, during which she participated in B-CC’s Color Guard, C/Capt Collins joined Cadet Staff, where she held the positions of Delayed Entry Program Training Instructor, Basic Training Cycle Primary Training Instructor, Cadet Deputy Commander, and Cadet Commander. In 2015, C/Capt Collins was named B-CC’s Cadet of the Year.
This will be her fourth year staffing Tri-Wing Encampment. Most recently, C/Capt Collins served as a Senior Medic. In 2016, she was Echo Flight Commander, helping Squadron 3 earn the distinction of Honor Squadron. In 2015, she served as Bravo Flight Sergeant, where her flight won the Volleyball championship. Both years, the flights under C/Capt Collins’ charge won the distinction of Academic Champions.
C/Capt Collins is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at the Catholic University of America and hopes to attend medical school with the ultimate goal of becoming certified in Aerospace Medicine. She is also a Student Teacher through Jumpstart, an Americorps program, where she teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) preschoolers in low-resource DC classrooms.
C/Captain Collins is honored and completely humbled to be serving as Cadet Commander of Tri Wing Encampment 2018, and is looking forward to executing the best Encampment experience possible for Cadet Cadre and Students alike.
Cadet Deputy Commander for Support: C/1st Lt Kanyika Mswia, CAP
Cadet First Lieutenant Kanyika Mswia joined the Civil Air Patrol in Maryland Wing’s Towson Composite Squadron before moving to the Griffin Composite Squadron in Georgia Wing. In his current squadron he serves as an active member of the Ground Team and Operations Officer. He previously served as the squadron's first sergeant. He is also a graduate of several NCSAs including Blue Beret and Pararescue and Survival Orientation Course. Though CAP he has earned his private pilot's license and is currently working on his instrument certification.
C/1st Lt Mswia graduated Tri-Wing Encampment and most recently served as Health Services Officer. Previously at other encampments he has served as a first sergeant, flight commander, and health services NCO. Outside of CAP, C/1st Lt Mswia was the student body president of his high school and the captain of his soccer team. He also enjoys jujitsu and playing lacrosse and is studying Biology with the goal of becoming an Air Force Combat Rescue Officer and later becoming a pediatrician.
C/1st Lt Mswia is excited to be given the opportunity to serve as this year’s Cadet Deputy Commander of Support bringing in knowledge from multiple wings and to help in educating the next generation of leaders at Tri-Wing Encampment.
Cadet Deputy Commander for Operations: C/Capt Greggor M. Hines, CAP
Cadet Captain Greggor M. Hines joined Civil Air Patrol in 2012 as a cadet in Oregon Wing’s Salem Composite Squadron, but soon transitioned to Maryland Wings Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron where he is now the Cadet Commander. Capt. Hines rose through the ranks, was named Glenn L. Martin Cadet of the Year in 2015 and was given Glenn L. Martin Most Dedicated Award. As well as being the cadet commander, he is an active member of the Ground Team and ensures the Color Guard runs well. He also has had the opportunity to attended several NCSAs including Hawk Mountain, Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course, Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing Academy and Cadet Officer School.
C/Capt Hines has attended 4 Tri-Wing Encampments, where he served as a Flight Sergeant, Flight Commander, and most recently a Squadron Commander. As a member of the cadet cadre, he was recognized as the 2105 Honor Line NCO.
Outside CAP, C/Capt Hines is a licensed glider pilot, plays baseball, and enjoys rock climbing, scuba diving, and surfing. C/Capt Hines is both honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to serve as the Cadet Deputy Commander of Operations for the 2018 Tri-Wing Encampment.
Cadet Executive Officer: C/Capt Nicholas M. Schardt, CAP
Cadet Captain Nicholas M. Schardt has served in the Civil Air Patrol for almost five years as a member of the Colonel Mary S. Feik Composite Squadron. He has served many different positions at his squadron and is currently the Cadet Director of Operations. He has also served several years on the Honor guard after attending the MER Honor Guard Academy in 2014.
C/Capt Schardt has been to a total of four Tri-Wing Encampments including his basic encampment in 2014. During that time, he served as a Flight Sergeant, Flight Commander, and Squadron Commander. During the 2017 Tri-Wing Encampment he served as squadron commander, overseeing the flight that won Honor Flight. The squadron as a whole won Honor Squadron. C/Capt Schardt earned the Commandant's Mentorship Award for his service to his squadron that year.
Outside of CAP, C/Capt Schardt spends his time volunteering in his community and wrestling for his high school. He is eager to use his experience and leadership skills to make the 2018 Tri-Wing Encampment successful.