Executive Committee

The Squadron Executive Committee is made up of elected officers, assistants, and appointees.

The committee consists of the squadron bridge officers including the most recent past commander willing and able to serve as provided by the squadron bylaws, and members qualified to vote from the general membership of the squadron (members–at-large). The number of members-at-large is specified by the squadron bylaws.

A Change of Watch ceremony takes place each year to induct newly elected officers. The current officers and committee's are listed here along with a description of the executive positions. Board meetings are held the first Thursday of the month, check the Calendar for dates and location. As a unit of the USPS organization, each leadership position has defined roles and responsibilities, and each member has a grade associated with their educational proficiency.

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Organizational Chart
Bridge Officers & Assistants for 2020
Position Name Insignia
Commander Cdr Rick Gulick, AP Insignia
Past Commander P/C Anne Hammond, JN Insignia
Executive Officer Lt/C Ron Schwiesow, JN Insignia
Administrative Officer Lt/C Chris Ferris, S Insignia
Education Officer Lt/C Arnie Strasser, AP Insignia
    Assistant to Education 1st/Lt Vince Comella
Secretary Lt/C Bill Buffum
Treasurer Lt/C John Paul Harris
    Assistant to Treasurer David Davies, P Insignia
Positions Reporting to Executive Officer
Vessel Safety Check Lt/C Ron Schwiesow, JN Insignia
Positions Reporting to Adminstrative Officer
Assistant Administrative Officer Denisse Allaire, S Insignia
Member Benefits Lt Norm Brown, JN Insignia
Membership Lt Mo Diliza, AP Insignia
Positions Reporting to the Secretary
Assistant Secretary Jen Pierce, AP Insignia
Information Technology Lt Harry Hammond, JN Insignia
Editor Lt/C Bill Buffum
Assistant Editor Peter Baumgartner, S Insignia
Public Contact Lt Mo Diliza, AP Insignia
Squadron Webmaster Lt Brian Jones, AP Insignia
General Positions
Nominating Committee Lt Carol B. Kolesnikoff, S Insignia
Historian P/Lt/C Jo Davies, P Insignia
On-The-Water Coordinator Diana Bliss
Member at Large Mary Anne Strasser, P Insignia
Member at Large Peter Galvin, P Insignia
Member at Large Larry Stoddard, AP Insignia
Organizational Chart
Bridge Officers & Assistants for 2020
Position Name Insignia
Commander Cdr Rick Gulick, AP Insignia
Past Commander P/C Anne Hammond, JN Insignia
Administrative Officer Lt/C Chris Ferris, S Insignia
Education Officer Lt/C Arnie Strasser, AP Insignia
Assistant to Education 1st/Lt Vince Comella
Executive Officer Lt/C Ron Schwiesow, JN Insignia
Secretary Lt/C Bill Buffum
Treasurer Lt/C John Paul Harris
Assistant Treasurer David Davies, P Insignia
Positions Reporting to Executive Officer
Vessel Safety Check Lt/C Ron Schwiesow, JN Insignia
Positions Reporting to Adminstrative Officer
Assistant Administrative Denisse Allaire, S Insignia
Member Benefits Lt Norm Brown, JN Insignia
Membership Lt Mo Diliza, AP Insignia
Positions Reporting to the Secretary
Assistant Secretary Jen Pierce, AP Insignia
Information Technology Lt Harry Hammond, JN Insignia
Editor Lt/C Bill Buffum
Assistant Editor Peter Baumgartner, S Insignia
Public Contact Lt Mo Diliza, AP Insignia
Squadron Webmaster Lt Brian Jones, AP Insignia
General Positions
Nominating Committee Lt Carol B. Kolesnikoff, S Insignia
Historian P/Lt/C Jo Davies, P Insignia
On-The-Water Coordinator Diana Bliss
Member at Large Mary Anne Strasser, P Insignia
Member at Large Peter Galvin, P Insignia
Member at Large Larry Stoddard, AP Insignia

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USPS Grades
Designation Grade Insignia Description
S Seaman Completed Seamanship Course
P Pilot Completed Piloting Course
AP Advanced Pilot Completed Advanced Piloting Course
AP Advanced Pilot Advanced Pilot with Educational Proficiency
JN Junior Navigator Completed Junior Navigation Course
JN Junior Navigator Junior Navigator with Educational Proficiency
N Navigator Completed Navigation Course
N Navigator Navigator with Educational Proficiency
SN Senior Navigator Educational Achievement - Completed N and 6 Elective Courses
USPS Grades
Rank Grade Insignia Description
S Seaman USPS Seaman Completed Seamanship Course
P Pilot USPS Pilot Completed Piloting Course
AP Advanced Pilot USPS Advance Pilot Completed Advanced Piloting Course
AP Advanced Pilot USPS Advanced Pilot Advanced Pilot with Educational Proficiency
JN Junior Navigator USPS Junior Navigator Completed Junior Navigation Course
JN Junior Navigator USPS Junior Navigator Junior Navigator with Educational Proficiency
N Navigator USPS Navigator Completed Navigation Course
N Navigator USPS Navigator Navigator with Educational Proficiency
SN Senior Navigator USPS Senior Navigator Educational Achievement - Completed N and 6 Elective Courses

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