SDCDP North Coastal and North Inland Areas, CDP Region 18
President Rob Knecht is a Reserve U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officer and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan. Rob resides in Escondido with their spouse, child, and two dogs. Rob is currently a full-time Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies student at the University of San Diego.
The Vice President position is currently open. A Special Election is anticipated for April 2022 in order to fill the vacancy.
Secretary Jim Cassidy is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Hospital Corpsman. After retiring, Jim settled in the San Diego area and has been here for eighteen years. He currently holds the position of Director of Programs with Being Alive San Diego, a local nonprofit that works with individuals with HIV/AIDS. He serves nationally on the Board of The Modern Military Association of America the nation’s largest organization of LGBTQ service members, military spouses, veterans, their families and allies. He also serves on local committees within the County of San Diego and City of San Diego.