What is the Spaatz Award?

What is the Spaatz Award?

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How long does it take to get the Spaatz Award?

Cadets qualify for this prestigious award after devoting an average of five years to progress through sixteen achievements in the CAP Cadet Program.

How do you rank up in caps?

To progress, cadets must (1) participate actively; (2) pass a written leadership test; (3) pass a written aerospace test; (4) pass a physical fitness test; (5) participate in character development forums; and most of all (6) demonstrate they have the maturity to accept increased responsibility.

How many Spaatz cadets are there?

Since the award’s inception in 1964, Civil Air Patrol has presented the Spaatz Award to only 2,000 cadets nation-wide (as of August 2015). Spaatz Cadets are expected to serve as role models for junior cadets, and become leaders in their communities as they enter adulthood.

Does Civil Air Patrol have ranks?

Members of Civil Air Patrol are assigned various ranks, the titles and insignia of which are based on those used by the United States Air Force. Each grade and insignia corresponds to an equivalent United States Air Force enlisted rank insignia and an equivalent officer rank insignia.

What is a cadet staff sergeant?

C/SSG – Cadet Staff Sergeant Also, commands a squad (9 to 10 Cadets). Often has one or more SGTs under their leadership. – Squad Leader (5-11 cadets), Company Clerk/Guidon Bearer, Battalion Staff NCO.

When was the Spaatz award created?

On average, only five cadets in one thousand earn the Spaatz Award. Since the award’s inception in 1964, Civil Air Patrol has presented the Spaatz Award to only 2,000 cadets nation-wide (as of August 2015).

Does Civil Air Patrol get paid?

No, you are a volunteer member of Civil Air Patrol. All activities you do are donations of your time and expertise to help your country and community.

What do adults do in the Civil Air Patrol?

CAP supports a variety of missions that require adults from all walks of life. In emergency services and operations CAP not only need aircrew members, but also ground team members to aid in the rescue of survivors or to assess damage after a disaster.

Do you salute Civil Air Patrol officers?

When in formation, do not salute unless commanded to present arms. The commander salutes for the unit if an officer approaches. When in uniform, salute officers upon recognition, regardless of what the officer is wearing. It is customary for CAP members to salute these international officers as a sign of goodwill.

What does the General Carl Spaatz Award mean?

THE GENERAL CARL A. SPAATZ AWARD is Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. It is presented to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education.

When did Carl Spaatz graduate from the Air Force?

He graduated in June 1936, and then served at Langley Field on the staff of Major General Frank M. Andrews, commander of General Headquarters Air Force, until January 1939, when he returned to the Office of the Chief of Air Corps at Washington as assistant executive officer.

Where is the Carl Spaatz Air Force Museum?

Carl A. Spaatz Center for Officer Education, Air University (AU) at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Spaatz is the exemplar for the United States Air Force Academy’s Class of 2006. National Museum of the United States Air Force is located at 1100 Spaatz Street on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Why did Nicole Khattar get the Spaatz Award?

The Spaatz Award is arguably the most difficult honor to earn in CAP, with less than 1% of all cadets ever reaching this milestone. This is testament to the quality of the CAWG Cadet Program and to Nicole Khattar and her supportive family.