The General Ira C. Eaker Award denotes successful completion of all of the achievements of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. This is CAP’s newest award for cadet achievement, implemented in December 1995. This award honors the late Air Force General Ira C. Eaker, aviation pioneer, career military officer, and one of the chief architects and visionaries of the US Air Force.
The General Ira C. Eaker Award is the third milestone in the Cadet Program. This award is earned after the receipt of the Amelia Earhart Award, completing all of the achievements in the cadet program, completing the Cadet Officer School (or equivalent), and passing a writing and speech requirement. Approximately 200 cadets per year receive this Award.
Once this award is earned, the cadet is promoted to the grade of Cadet Lieutenant Colonel and is then eligible to test for the General Carl A. Spaatz
Lebanon Cadets are having a great time at Encampment and the NCO Leadership School! For more pictures, go to the NH Cadet Academy website: http://nhvtencampment.nhcapcadets.org/2017-daily-updates.html
As in previous years, the Lebanon squadron will be supporting the Prouty this year on Saturday, 8 July.
If you have signed up to help out with the Prouty, please arrive at the Richmond Middle School at 0600. Check in at the volunteer tent and pick up a volunteer shirt.
Meet at the following locations by 0600:
- Rain gear (the event runs rain or shine)
- Cell phone if you have one you can use for the day
- Please send your number to Maj. Rangi Keen before the event
- We can provide a cell phone and/or radio as needed
BDUs (preferred) or other CAP uniform. Cadets please wear your PT shirt. Seniors please wear your Prouty volunteer shirt.
- Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Prouty at the main venue
- If you are driving, you can get food at the rest stops (although you may want to bring your own as this is basic fare)
- Bring your own water and snacks
- You can fill up a the rest stops as needed, but it’s always good to have your own
Thank you for your help this year.
The General Billy Mitchell Award is the second Milestone in the cadet program and marks the completion of Phase II, the Leadership Phase. To earn the Billy Mitchell Award and the grade of Cadet Second Lieutenant, a cadet must complete the promotion eligibility requirements. C/2nd Lt Moss has passed two comprehensive exams covering leadership theory and aerospace topics, completed the Cadet Physical Fitness Test, gone to an Encampment and met specific leadership expectations.
Within Civil Air Patrol, Mitchell Award winners are eligible for scholarships, Cadet Officer School and Civic Leadership Academy. Any cadet who has earned this award, and who later enters CAP’s Senior Member program, is eligible for immediate promotion to CAP Second Lieutenant at age 21. Cadets who receive the Billy Mitchell Award are also eligible for advanced placement to the grade of E-3 (Airman First Class) should they choose to enter the US Air Force.
Only 15% of Civil Air Patrol cadets will obtain the General Billy Mitchell Award. Be sure to congratulate him on his achievement!