Lt Col Dave Druga, Commander
Lt Col Druga has been a member of Hanscom Composite Squadron since joining Civil Air Patrol as a cadet in 1998. He has held numerous leadership and staff positions within the squadron including Cadet First Sergeant, Cadet Commander, Aerospace Education Officer, Deputy Commander for Cadets (2010-2017), and Squadron Commander (2017-Present). He is a recipient of the Gill Robb Wilson Award, having completed all five levels of the senior member education and training program and holds master ratings in the Aerospace Education and Cadet Programs specialty tracks. Operationally, he is qualified as a Cadet Orientation Pilot, Transport Mission Pilot, Mission Observer, and Mission Scanner. Outside of Civil Air Patrol, Lt Col Druga works as an emergency medicine physician and has worked for many years as an EMT/paramedic.
Lt Col Phil Haberlen, Deputy Commander for Seniors
Lt Col Haberlen has been a member of Hanscom Composite Squadron since 2014. He joined CAP in 2008 and volunteered in the Alabama Wing before moving to New England. He was previously the Operations officer for Hanscom Composite Squadron before being appointed the Deputy Commander for Seniors in March 2018. He is a recipient of the Gill Robb Wilson Award, having completed all five levels of the senior member education and training program and holds a master rating in the Logistics specialty track. Operationally, he is qualified as a Cadet Orientation Pilot, Mission Pilot, Planning Section Chief, Logistics Section Chief, Air Operations Branch Director, Mission Radio Operator, Instructor Pilot, Mission Observer, and Mission Scanner. Outside of Civil Air Patrol, Lt Col Haberlen works as an aerospace engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration as a specialist for a variety of regulations that govern aircraft engine and propeller certification.
1st Lt Martin Lessem, Deputy Commander for Cadets
1st Lt Martin A. Lessem is currently in his third year with Civil Air Patrol, having been a member once before, about 20 years ago in New Jersey. He currently serves as the Squadron Deputy Commander for Cadets, the Public Affairs Officer, as well as the Recruiting and Retention Officer for Cadets. In 2021 he was also the Public Affairs Officer for the Massachusetts Wing Encampment, for which he earned an Achievement Award. He has completed the Grover C. Loening Level and holds a senior rating in Public Affairs Technician. Operationally, he is Urban Direction Finding qualified, Mission Scanner qualified, and Mission Staff Assistant qualified, as well as having sUAS Technician, sUAS Mission Pilot, sUAS Instructor, and sUAS Check pilot ratings. He is currently working on his Public Information Officer qualification. Being originally Swedish, prior to joining Civil Air Patrol, he served 12 years as an officer with the Swedish Navy, where he served onboard both Submarines and Corvettes before serving as a Deputy Naval Attaché. He resigned his Commission at the rank of Kommendörkapten (Commander) in 2009 to become a U.S. Citizen. In his professional life, 1st Lt Lessem earned his Law Degree in 2007 from Widener University, and works as a Regulatory Affairs Consultant for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Political Science remotely through the University of Illinois at Springfield, and working on his next Belt in Kenpo Karate. In addition to the Civil Air Patrol, he also volunteers with the Coast Guard Auxiliary where he is a Weather Specialist, Flotilla Staff Officer, and Coast Guard Academy Admissions Partner, and currently is working on his Communications Specialist rating.
C/Capt Alan Chen, Cadet Commander
C/Capt Alan Chen has been a cadet member of the Civil Air Patrol since 2018. He is a graduate of Hawk Mountain Ranger School and has staffed at the 2021 MAWG encampment as the Cadet 1st Sgt. He has held numerous leadership positions at the squadron, including flight sergeant, flight commander, safety officer, activities officer, and deputy commander for support. His favorite benefits of the program are the skills gained from public speaking, the leadership practiced during meetings, and the friendships made at encampment. C/Capt Chen is currently a senior in high school, and in his free time, he enjoys cycling, running track, flying drones, and contemplating the intricacies of civil government and public policy.