844 Norseman Staff for 2017/2018
CAPT Adam Smith – Commanding Officer
2LT Patricia Wilton – Deputy Commanding Officer
CI Auralee Broughton – Administration Officer
CI Derek Mossman – Supply Officer
2LT Brad Gondos – Training Officer
CV Don Rawn – Band Instructor
CV Bradon Ashby – Level 2 Training officer
CV Julia Morrison – Level 3 Training Officer
CI Derek Mossman – Level 4 Training Officer
2Lt Brad Gondos – Level 5 Training Officer
About our Staff
The staff of 844 Squadron are officers within the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC), as well Civilian Instructors (CIs) and Civilian Volunteers (CVs).
The CIC is a sub-component of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve Force, COATS. Our primary duty is the supervision, administration and training of close to 65,000 sea, army and air cadets across Canada.
CIC Officers come from virtually all walks of civilian life. Some are students, others are homemakers, doctors, police officers, accountants, construction workers and ex-Regular Force military. But no matter how diverse their backgrounds, CIC Officers do have one thing in common – their dedication to the development of Canada’s youth.
The training of officers of the CIC is conducted throughout the calendar year by the appropriate Regional CIC Training School. These courses offer a civilian exposure to a military environment while also covering fundamental skills required in training cadets. Upon graduation from the first two courses (Basic Officer Training Course & Occupational Training Course), candidates become commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserves).
It is interesting to note that, with more than 6000 members, the CIC is the largest officer branch in the Canadian Forces.
For more information on the Cadet Instructor Cadre, visit the National Cadet Website.
Be a Volunteer!
Without members and volunteers many activities in a Squadron would not take place. Members and Volunteers give their time in a variety of ways and come from all walks of life with a wealth of experience in both private and ex-military sectors.
The Air Cadet League of Canada welcomes a large number of volunteers at the Squadron level and in the Air Cadet Program as a whole. The Air Cadet League of Canada and its partner, the Department of National Defence (DND) jointly support the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, a premier youth organization.
The Air Cadet program is a comprehensive program, which is run in a structured, disciplined and safe manner. In this context, it is important to ensure all volunteers are appropriately selected, initially supervised, well- intended, offer skills which add value and complement the program, and are good role models for Air Cadets. Knowing the volunteers, their skills and talents, and their intended contribution is very important to the Squadron Officers, staff and Sponsoring Committee. A team effort produces the best results for the greater benefit of the Cadet Movement.