3/16/2018 10:10:00 AM Civil Air Patrol Cadets Promoted
The Cadets of the Charlotte County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol continue to achieve distinguished promotions. Two of the promotions earned highly distinguished awards. C/2dLt Justin McDonald earned the Billy Mitchell Award which is earned by Civil Air Patrol cadets who have successfully completed the second phase of the cadet program. It marks the end of the enlisted phase of the cadet program; cadets are promoted to Cadet Second Lieutenant upon receipt and, by extension, Cadet Officers. C/SSgt Elizabeth Gregory earned the Wright Brothers award for successfully completing the Phase I of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program. It marks the transition of a cadet to the non-commissioned officer status in the CAP cadet program, and accompanies promotion to the grade of Cadet Staff Sergeant. CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Cadets may train and participate in SAR (Search and Rescue) missions, enjoy orientation flights and attend encampments, all designed to develop leadership qualities in youth with an inspiring vision of the future. Congratulations to the newly promoted cadets! Pictured with their new rank are: Cadets listed left to right: C/2dLt Justin McDonald, C/SSgt Elizabeth Gregory, C/MSgt Autumn Rhodes, C/A1C Alexandrea Mulvaney, C/SrA Jonathan Hemingway, and C/SrA Justin Hemingway.