Civil Air Patrol’s Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron invites the public to attend the Cadet Promotion Ceremony taking place April 27 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Bowling Green/Warren County Airport terminal building.
The Squadron is honoring Cadet Joshua Martin who has earned the Civil Air Patrol’s Billy Mitchell Award and will be promoted to Cadet 2nd Lieutenant.
This promotion marks a milestone achievement in CAP when a cadet becomes an officer after a minimum of nearly 2 years in the program and passing at least 30 tests in aerospace, drill and ceremony, leadership and physical fitness and public speaking.
Only 10 Kentucky cadets received Mitchell awards in 2022 and nationally only 15% of all cadets earn Mitchell Awards.
Mitchell Awardees are eligible for advanced placement in the grade of E-3 if they enlist in 5 branches of the U.S. military (E-2 for Marines) and are also eligible for advanced credit in the Air Force ROTC program.
Martin, a Bowling Green High School junior, says “Civil Air Patrol has developed my character and leadership skills and helped me to learn responsibility in the face of adversity while providing a broad range of opportunities.”
Martin joined CAP in 2019 and has participated in Encampment at the Army National Guard’s Wendell H. Ford Training Center, Hawk Mountain Ranger School in Kempton, PA, National Blue Beret at the world’s largest airshow in Oshkosh, WI, and E-Tech Academy at Middle Tennessee State University. Martin has served on the Kentucky Wing Cadet Advisory Council. Some of his Operations Qualifications include Ranger Level 2, Flight Line Marshaller, Ground Team Member Level 2, Mission Radio Operator, and Urban Direction Finding.
Martin aspires to study Computer Information Systems, Cyber security, or aviation in college.
For more information about the CAP Southern Kentucky Cadet Squadron, contact Major Jordan Jent, email@example.com 270-303-0027.
Established in 1941, Civil Air Patrol is the longtime auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a valued member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine aircraft and 1,550 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). It performs about 90% 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 82 lives annually. CAP’s 66,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Operating as a nonprofit organization, CAP also plays a leading role in STEM/aerospace education, and its members serve as mentors to 28,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.CAP.News or www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.