Captain Michael A. Llamas
Captain Llamas is a Sonoma County native who joined Civil Air Patrol as a cadet member in 2009 with Squadron 157. During his cadet career, he participated as this squadron’s Cadet Commander, Team Captain for the Squadron 157 Color Guard, and as Cadet First Sergeant at several Group 5 events. Captain Llamas left the cadet program as a C/Chief Master Sergeant when he changed to Senior Member status in 2011.
In 2017, Captain Llamas left CAP for a short while to attend law school and become an attorney. He attended the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law where he competed as a member of the USF Maritime Moot Court Competition Team, became the Editor-in-Chief of the USF Maritime Law Journal, and tutored other law students in a multitude of substantive legal topics. Captain Llamas also worked for a cyber finance firm in San Francisco while in school, where he helped the company develop an AI software product which could recognize financial and legal contexts in published documents. Since graduating law school, Captain Llamas began his legal career in public service by becoming a Deputy District Attorney for Contra Costa County handling misdemeanor criminal trials and appeals. He simultaneously worked for a civil firm, Mosaic Law PC, where he represented private clients in business, construction, real estate, and general civil litigation matters in Santa Clara County. In January 2022, Captain Llamas brought his legal experience back to Sonoma County where he currently serves the community as a Deputy District Attorney for the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.
In 2021, Captain Llamas rejoined CAP with his home squadron and was selected to serve as Squadron Commander in October 2023. Captain Llamas' vision is to establish Squadron 157 as the premier volunteer service organization of Sonoma County by creating a team of the most well-trained, best equipped, and most experienced youth and adult leaders in CAP.