Central Florida Chapter

The Central Florida Chapter is made up of former Aviation Soldiers and volunteers mostly with ties to Simulation because of the proximity of PEO STRI. Our footprint includes Orlando, Tampa and Miami and everything in between. We support mainly two aviation locations Clearwater and Brooksville where both USAR and ARNG reside. The chapter's success is based on a core of volunteers and social attendees with Vietnam and Desert Storm roots who attend every social. Our battle rhythm has been tweaked over the years but routine and continuity though Google drives and a savvy social media campaign truly is the reason for our success.

Time to get social!

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cflaaaa
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/cflquada/
Twitter - @CFLQuadA 
Instagram - cflquada

Annual Events

  • Annual Golf Tournament - tournament to raise money for Scholarships, linked with TSIS and Army Ball
  • Food Baskets - Thanksgiving & Christmas baskets for needy Soldiers / Soldier families
  • Toys for Tots - community focal point for annual Marine Corps Drive
  • Student Scholarships - awarded 8 $3,000 scholarships last year
  • ROTC Honorarium - award to UCF Senior that goes "Aviation"
  • Monthly Socials - network opportunity with Sponsors & support Scholarship / Membership drives

Chapter Officers

Full NamePosition
Mr. Michael G. YouncePresident
Mr. Chris C. WanitshkaSeniorVP
CW4 Steve T. Grady, Ret.Secretary
Mr. Robert M. PuglisiTreasurer
COL Kevin A. Vizzarri, Ret.Past President
MAJ Daniel E. Gallagher, Ret.VP Scholarship
Mr. Robert BiggersVP Industry Affairs
COL John M. Ferrell, Ret.VP MembEnrollment
MSGT Sean OsmondVP Publicity
COL Marcus L. Varnadore, USAR Ret.VP STRI Affairs
LTC Steven D. Beltson, Ret.Advisor

Chapter Meetings & Events