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MAJOR ED SILASSY, GROUP 1 COMMANDER
Major Silassy
Major Silassy serves as the PAWG Group 1 Commander and began his role in March 2015. Major Silassy joins his wife and two daughters as CAP members. He has completed Level 3 of the Senior Member professional development program, and his CAP resume includes staffing the Unit Commander's Course, Squadron Leadership School, Corporate Learning Course, Training Leaders of Cadets, and several P
AWG encampments and conferences. He also holds an Achievement Medal, Leadership Ribbon with two bronze stars, Commander Service Ribbon with bronze star, Chuck Yeager Award, and an Air Search and Rescue Medal. Professionally, Major Silassy works for Nationwide Auto Insurance as a supervisor. In his down time, he is a wine connoisseur and likes to work on Ford Mustangs, and is also known across PAWG Group 1 for taking the occasional banquet or SAREX selfie.





MAJOR EARL GARDNER, GROUP 1 VICE-COMMANDER
Captain Gardner
Major Gardner served in the U.S. Air Force and has served CAP for many years as a previous Squadron Comma
nder. His CAP training includes the Unit Commander's Course and Corporate Learning Course, and he has also staffed multiple encampments, Training Leaders of Cadets, and Squadron Leadership School sessions. Major Gardner holds the Senior rating in Cadet Programs and has completed Level 3 of the Senior Member professional development curriculum. He has been awarded a Region Commander's Commendation, Wing Commander's Commendation, Achievement Medal, Chuck Yeager Award, and several Encampment Ribbons.