Spaatz & Eaker Awards



GENERAL CARL A. SPAATZ AWARD

The General Carl A. Spaatz Award is the Civil Air Patrol's highest cadet honor.  It is presented to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education.  

The fifth, and final, Milestone in the cadet program, the Spaatz Award is the result of years of effort and service.  To earn the General Carl A. Spaatz Award and the grade of Cadet Colonel a cadet must complete a rigorous four-part exam consisting of a challenging physical fitness test, an essay exam testing their moral reasoning, a comprehensive written exam on leadership, and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education.  

Any cadet who has earned this award, and who later enters CAP's Senior Member program, is eligible for promotion to captain, credit for a Cadet Programs Office senior rating, and the Yeager Award at age 21.

Only 0.5% of cadets, or only two cadets in one thousand, earn the Spaatz Award.  Be sure to congratulate them on their outstanding achievement!

WESLEY CHAPEL CADET SQUADRON RECIPIENTS:

Captain Alec Lampasona

 

 


GENERAL IRA C. EAKER AWARD

 The General Ira Eaker Award is the fourth Milestone in the cadet program and marks the completion of Phase IV, the Executive Phase.  To earn the General Ira Eaker Award and the grade of Cadet Lieutenant Colonel a cadet must complete the promotion eligibility requirements.  This cadet has attended a Leadership Academy, written an essay, given a speech to their unit, written a Staff Duty Analysis, completed the Cadet Physical Fitness Test and met specific leadership expectations.  

Any cadet who has earned this award, and who later enters CAP's Senior Member program, is credited with Squadron Leadership School and completion of Level II.

Only 2% of all Civil Air Patrol cadets will obtain the Eaker Award.  Be sure to congratulate them on their achievement!
 

WESLEY CHAPEL CADET SQUADRON RECIPIENTS:

C/Lt Col Kyle Curabba

First Lieutenant Elena Lee, CAP


 
divider