Conroy will fill the remaining 2013 term of the previous commander, who had to step down due to his health. A special election took place June 19, with District Commodore Robert Laurer presiding.
Serving with Conroy on the bridge as vice division commander is Richard Kunz of East Syracuse.
Conroy has been the division's operations officer for a number of years, serving as a liaison with the active duty operations training officer at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo and coordinating search-and-rescue training on Oneida Lake and other waterways. In his role, he also outfitted boat crew members with rescue and survival equipment.
|John Conroy monitors training during|
search-and-rescue exercise on Oneida Lake.
A native of Little Falls, NY, Conroy grew up and attended schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He graduated cum laude from American International College in Springfield, Mass.
Conroy and his wife, Sandy, have three children, Jennifer, Daniel and Shannon.