Chief of Staff

Major Samuel Chiodo is the Chief of Staff, Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol. As Chief of Staff, he assists the Wing Commander in managing a staff of over 70 members, as well as all Florida Wing assigned resources. He is also responsible for direct supervision of five Deputy Chiefs of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, Operations, Logistics, Programs, and Information and Communications.

EDUCATION:
1996 - Associate of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services
2011 - Squadron Leadership School, Naples, FL
2012 - Corporate Learning Course, Naples, FL
2013 - Unit Commander Course, Camp Blanding, FL
2015 - Region Staff College, Knoxville, TN
2017 - National Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL

ASSIGNMENTS:
December 2012 - Emergency Services Officer, Hillsborough Senior Squadron, Tampa, FL
March 2013 - Supply Officer, Hillsborough Senior Squadron, Tampa, FL
March 2013 - Commander, Hillsborough Senior Squadron, Tampa, FL
March 2013 - Alerting Officer, Hillsborough Senior Squadron, Tampa, FL
April 2013 - Logistics Officer, Hillsborough Senior Squadron, Tampa, FL
September 2013 - Communications Officer, Hillsborough Senior Squadron, Tampa, FL
May 2014 - Emergency Services Officer, Zephyrhills Airport Cadet Squadron, Zephyrhills, FL
June 2014 - Asst Inspector General, Florida Wing
October 2014 - Deputy Director Counter Drug Operations, South East Region
May 2017 – Chief of Staff, Florida Wing

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Instrument/Commercial Mission Pilot
Flight Hours: 680 
Aircraft flown: Mooney M20-F, Beech Bonanza, C172, C182-G1000, C210, C177R

OPERATIONS QUALIFICATIONS:
Incident Commander, Level 2, Pilot with Mission, Transportation, Orientation, and evaluator ratings, FRO, AOBD, MSA, CUL, FLM, WS, MRO, PSC, FASC, GTL, GTM3, UDF, OSC, LSC, SET, MS, MO, AP

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Gill Robb Wilson Award
Commander's Commendation Award with Bronze Star and Three Clasps
Meritorious Service Award with Two Clasps

SPECIALTY TRACKS:
Logistics, Master Rating
Command Senior, Senior Rating
Emergency Services, Senior Rating
Inspector General, Senior Rating
Safety, Senior Rating
Communications, Technician Rating
Professional Development, Technician Rating
Personnel, Technician Rating

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Senior Member, January 2011
1st Lieutenant, February 2011
Captain, December 2012
Major, December 2015

Last updated: 09 June 2017