Staff Contact Info

Welcome to the MER Cadet Program! The The MER Cadet Program Team is made up of dedicated senior members and cadets who oversee the administrative, operational, and educational initiatives for cadet programs in the Region. If you're not sure who to contact about a cadet programs issue, you can email the alias  and it will get to the right person.


Region Cadet Programs Staff


Deputy Chief of Staff for Cadet Programs
Capt Patricia G. Overman

DDR Program Officer
Maj Juanita Sanchez-Carter

Cadet Advisory Council Senior Advisor
Capt Patricia G. Overman

Cadet Advisory Council Chair
C/Capt Abhishek Mogili, VAWG


Cadet Programs Activity Directors

Cadet Competition
Capt. Eric Muse

Honor Guard Academy
Lt Col Jett Mayhew

Powered Flight Academy
Col Gene Hartman

Wreaths Across America (D.C. area events)
Col William "Ziggy" Bernfeld

2017 Cadet Leadership School - North
Maj Stacey McManus

2017 Cadet Leadership School - South
Lt Col Shelley Gonzales

Wing Directors of Cadet Programs

National Capital Wing
Maj Joe Frech
NATCAPWG Cadet Programs

Delaware Wing
Lt Col
John W Lierenz
DEWG Cadet Programs

Maryland Wing
Lt Col James Keohane
MDWG Cadet Programs

North Carolina Wing
1st Lt Kate Maxfield
NCWG Cadet Programs

South Carolina Wing
Capt George E. Davis
SCWG Cadet Programs

Virginia Wing
Capt Jacob D Bixler
VAWG Cadet Programs

West Virginia Wing
Maj David J. Terris
WVWG Cadet Programs