LIMA — Cadets of Lieutenant Jacob Parrott Composite Squadron have received promotions to Cadet Airman.
Cadets Burden, Conrad, Shawver, Snider and Voreis have performed in an exemplary manner meriting this promotion, completing promotion eligibility requirements of Leadership, Character, Activity and Fitness.
Advancement to Cadet Airman requires completion of four eligibility requirements, Leadership, Character, Activities and Fitness. This promotion marks the first step in progression in Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.
These Cadets are students in local middle and high schools, including Ada, Allen East, Shawnee and Vantage Career Center.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 58,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs.