Civil Air Patrol
SER-FL-822 –“Tiger Shark Squadron”
Squadron Commander: Captain Johnnie D. Royal
Captain Johnnie D. Royal is the Commander of Squadron 822, home of the “Mighty Tiger Sharks.” Tiger Shark squadron is a United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol cadet program. Captain Royal leads a diverse and multi-talented team of senior staff members who are responsible for the educational development of cadets. The squadron primary missions are Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services training. Capt Royal retired from the United States Air Force and is also a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. His military duty led him to serve in a variety of challenging environments to include Asia and Europe. He led several large F-15 and F-16 aircraft maintenance units guaranteeing their combat success during Operation DESERT STORM, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and Operation ALLIED FORCE. His team received the nation’s highest honor and was awarded the Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award—for the USA’s “Greatest Aeronautical Achievement, 2000.”
Deputy Commander: Captain Richard J. Theriault
Captain Theriault is a former Civil Air Patrol cadet. While serving in the Burlington Composite Squadron (Vermont Wing) 1979-1983 he attained the rank of Cadet Captain earning the ‘Amelia Earhart Award’ He served in many positions within the squadron, was active in the Search and Rescue – Land Rescue Team and eventually became the cadet squadron commander. During his tenure with the squadron he helped his squadron earn the prestigious Unit Citation Award recognizing the cadet squadron’s hard work and outstanding achievements. Civil Air Patrol offered him the opportunity to participate in several summer encampments spending time at Air Force bases, flying in Civil Air Patrol and military aircraft, learning, drilling and training with other cadets from other states in the northeast. He trained with Emergency Services personnel in mock Search and Rescue Missions. Captain Theriault was part of a drill team that competed in a regional drill competition against other teams in the Northeast Region earning the ‘most improved’ award. Currently employed by Oasis Middle School as their Technical Support Rep, Captain Theriault looks forward to bringing his cadet experiences to the newly formed Cadet Squadron in a leadership role.
2nd Lt. Angela Fariello
2nd Lieutenant Angela Fariello is assigned as the Squadron Health Services Officer. She is responsible for advising the commander and squadron personnel on the health, sanitation and hygiene issues relevant to CAP activities. She assists in arranging or providing training in first aid for squadron personnel. She conducts blood borne pathogen protection training to include preventive measures. She assists the commander and the Squadron Leadership Officer in managing the physical fitness program and ensures personnel are medically cleared to perform physical activities.
2nd Lt. Jana Smoker
2nd Lieutenant Jana Smoker is assigned as the Squadron Leadership Officer. She is responsible for the leadership laboratories and physical fitness training of the squadron’s cadets. She instructs cadets on how to properly wear the CAP uniform. She leads class room discussions on military customs and courtesies of the service. She is responsible for working with the cadet leadership staff and teaching them leadership techniques through teambuilding activities. She collaborates with the Squadron Health Services Officer and manages the squadron physical fitness program.
2nd Lt. Bridgett Royal
SM Bridgett Royal is the Squadron Historian and Assistant Personnel/Administrative Officer. She manages and directs historical activities to include developing policies and procedures that relate to the squadron historical activities. She creates and establishes products to inform the general public as to the history of the squadron. She also assists in managing the personnel/administrative programs.