Three Cadets Earn Mitchell Award
San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson presented the Billy Mitchell Award to three cadets from the David Lee "Tex" Hill Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol in San Marcos, Texas on Tuesday evening, March 23, 2021. Cadet 2nd Lieutenants Lincoln Brewer, Connor Hawkins and Jeremiah Wood received the award at a ceremony at the squadron building adjacent to the San Marcos Airport.
The Mitchell Award marks completion of Phase II of the CAP Cadet Program, recognizing sustained excellence in all four areas of cadet life: leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character. It marks the end of the enlisted phase of the cadet program when cadets are promoted to Cadet Second Lieutenants upon receipt and, by extension, Cadet Officers. Further, Mitchell cadets must have passed comprehensive examinations on leadership and aerospace topics and have completed a weeklong encampment immersing them in a challenging Core Values and Stem environment. The award is given in honor of Maj Gen William "Billy" Mitchell, former Deputy Chief of the Army Air Service and military aviation visionary.
Also receiving rank advancements at this ceremony were
Airman: Madelyn Coriell and Ethan Pennington
Airman First Class: Noah Coriell and Garret Roberts
Senior Airman: Ethan Harrison
Also participating in the ceremony were San Marcos Councilman Shane Scott, CAP Lt. Col. Stan Trull, Texas Wing Director of Cadet Programs and CAP Capt. Mauricio Urquiola, Deputy Commander for Cadets, San Marcos CAP Squadron. Cadet 2nd Lt. Sarah Janicki was the Master of Ceremonies for the event.
Note, if anyone would like high-res copies of any of the images below, contact 1st Lt Roger Aylstock.
UPDATE: An article about this event was published 31 Mar 2021 in the San Marcos Record.