About the Commander
1stLt Corinne Savena has been a member of CAP since 2009, when she joined the program as a cadet.
During her time as a cadet in Lawrence County Composite Squadron 123, she served in many positions, including Aerospace Officer and Flight Commander, before becoming the Cadet Commander in 2014. Outside of the squadron, she staffed at Cadet Training Schools for four years, attended multiple group field training exercises, and staffed the Butler Farm Show and Big Butler Fair parking details. She earned her Ira C. Eaker award in 2017 before becoming a senior member in July 2018.
1st Lt Savena took command of the squadron in November 2019. While a senior member, she has continued to staff the Butler Farm Show parking detail and has mentored cadet staff as they continue to develop their leadership skills. In February 2020, she participated in National Legislative Days in Washington, D.C., where she had the opportunity to speak with representatives about Civil Air Patrol.
Outside of CAP, she attended Slippery Rock University, where she graduated from in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Social Studies Education. She currently works as a substitute teacher at Shenango Junior/Senior High School in New Castle.
Note from the Commander
When I first joined Civil Air Patrol in July of 2009, I had no idea how far I would go with CAP. I rose through the ranks to become the Cadet Commander, attended Legislative Days, where I was able to lobby to congressmen about CAP, and earned my Ira C. Eaker award, to name a few of the incredible achievements and opportunities I have had with this program. I have over ten years of experience with the program, and I do not intend on letting that go to waste.
As a program designed for cadets, I know first-hand how beneficial CAP can be to cadets when they are given the opportunity to lead and learn from their mistakes so they can become the best leader they can be, both during CAP events and in their everyday lives. After all, the cadet oath states that a cadet must “Continue my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state and nation.” The best way for cadets to do this is to take on leadership roles and gain experience leading and mentoring others, along with participating in events outside of the regular Thursday night meetings. I know from experience that Civil Air Patrol is truly a program where you get what you give, meaning you will get out of the program what you put in. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, you will have some of the best times of your life in Civil Air Patrol.