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Cadet Programs Award Nominations: Due NLT Jan 15th 2012

It’s the season for awards! Grab a blank CAPF 58 or CAPF 120 and submit your nominations for the following awards: Cadet of the Year, Air Force Association Award, DDR Member of the Year, Outstanding DDR Wing of the Year, and Sorenson Cadet Programs Officer of the Year. Your deadline to submit nominations for most awards to your Wing HQ is January 15; additional award information is listed below.

Cadet of the Year

– recognizes an outstanding cadet who has earned the Earhart award or higher and is a high school junior or older
– one nominee from each cadet unit is submitted on CAPF 58 to wing selection committee by 15 January
– one winner selected at each level: wing, region, and national
– see details in CAPR 39-3

Air Force Association Award

– one cadet (at any achievement level) per unit per year is chosen to recognize superior performance
– unit commander requests nomination package from local AFA chapter and submits in December – January
– award consists of silver medal, sky blue ribbon, and certificate
– see www.afa.org/aef/medals.asp for more details

DDR Member of the Year Award

– annual award at national level
– recognizes the cadet or senior member who contributed to the success of CAP’s DDR program at the wing, region and/or national level
– any CAP member may nominate another member (does not have to be a DDR officer) through chain to NHQ
– Submit on CAPF 120 by 15 January to wing
– Presented at summer National Board & Annual Conference

Outstanding DDR Wing of the Year

– annual award at national level
– recognizes the wing with the strongest commitment to establishing a drug-free America
– wing must have an assigned DDR Administrator to be eligible
– any CAP member may nominate any wing through chain to NHQ
– Submit on CAPF 120 by 15 January to wing
– Presented at summer National Board & Annual Conference

John V. “Jack” Sorenson Cadet Programs Officer of the Year Award

– annual award at wing, region, and national levels
– any CAP member may nominate any Cadet Programs Officer to the wing by 15 January
– see details in CAPR 52-16

Quality Cadet Unit Award

– objective award for cadet units based on data entered into eServices
– winners chosen automatically and announced each January
– 8 criteria: Cadet Achievement, Orientation Flights, Encampment, Growth, Retention, Enrollment, Aerospace, and Adult Leadership
– see details at www.capmembers.com/qcua

You can’t win if you don’t apply! Unit Commanders, Cadet Programs Officers, and individual members are responsible for award submissions. Special awards are a great way to reward and motivate every member of your cadet unit. See www.capmembers.com/specialcadetawards for more details.

Thanks for all you do for CAP,

Becci Sundhagen
Education Manager, Cadet Programs/DDR
Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters
(877)227-9142, ext 413

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