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OFFICER MILESTONE AWARDS

Brig. General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager Award

This element is a self-paced study based on the CAP text, Aerospace: The Journey of Flight. All officers have the responsibility to read and become knowledgeable with the content of this text. Once members are ready to take the Yeager test, they have three options, open book, closed book, or on-line. Members completing any of the options will receive the Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award and are authorized to wear the Yeager ribbon.

Name

MITCHELL III, JOSEPH L.

SPURLING, NORMAN S.

SMITH, JEFFREY R.

HUTCHINS, ERIC C.

PRICE, PHIL G.

RODRIGUEZ, JASON D.

VECCHI, CHRISTOPHER A.

HANSHEW, DONNA L.

BOREL-DONOHUE, CHRISTOPH C.

HEINS, MICHELLE R.

TINCH, LORA R.

FRANK, KEITH F

PUGH, LISA M.

BROWN, DAVID R.

SPIRES, SCOTT B.

HICKS, JENNIFER A.

KING, JEFFREY D.

KING, MELISSA D.

PRISTAS, DERECK M.

BEZICH, ANTHONY E.

ADAM, STEPHENS P.

HOWARD, MICHAEL W.

AKERS, MATTHEW D.

HOWARD, JOSEPH H.

FECHER, LANAE M.

DIX, GEORGE C.

LAINHART, TANDA L.

DEAVERS, DONALD M.

KOELLER, TIMOTHY L.

Date

MAR 1989

SEP 1994

MAR 2006

MAY 2006

MAY 2006

MAY 2006

MAY 2006

JUN 2006

JUN 2006

JUN 2006

SEP 2006

SEP 2006

NOV 2006

APR 2007

AUG 2007

FEB 2009

APR 2009

APR 2009

OCT 2009

DEC 2009

AUG 2010

AUG 2010

SEP 2010

SEP 2010

OCT 2010

DEC 2010

JAN 2011

MAY 2011

JUN 2011


General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Award

The Gen. Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. Award is the newest of the Civil Air Patrol Officer Program awards, so added in March of 2006. This award is presented to those officer members that have completed Level II of the officer program. This award replaces what was previously called the "Certificate of Proficiency".

Gen. Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. (December 18, 1912 – July 4, 2002) was a very notable American general, and commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen. Davis was the first African-American general in the United States Air Force. During World War II Davis was commander of the 332nd Fighter Group, which escorted bombers on air combat missions over Europe. Davis himself flew sixty missions in P-39, P-40, P-47, and P-51 fighters.

Name

VECCHI, CHRISTOPHER A.

PRICE, PHIL G.

RODRIGUEZ, JASON D.

BEZICH, ANTHONY E.

PRISTAS, DERECK M.

KING, JEFFREY D.

SMITH, JAMES H.

HICKS, JENNIFER A.

MITCHELL, LISA M.

DEAVERS, DONALD M.

Date

AUG 2006

AUG 2007

FEB 2009

FEB 2010

MAY 2010

JUL 2010

JUL 2010

AUG 2010

NOV 2010

JUL 2011


Grover Loening Award

The Grover Loening Award is given to Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members who complete Level III of the Officer Professional Development Program. It recognizes those members who have dedicated themselves to leadership and personal development in the CAP. This award was first given in 1964 and honors the late Grover Loening. A noted aviation pioneer, he was the first civilian member of the National Air and Space Museum's Advisory Board.

Civil Air Patrol is the Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has a three-fold mission. It includes emergency services, the cadet program, and aerospace education. CAP professional development provides technical skills and leadership training to officer members age 18 and over to support CAP's mission. The program enables these adults to develop these skills while providing a vital public service to our nation.

As the member progresses through the program, he or she completes five increasingly complex training levels. Each level requires the member to become more involved in CAP activities, master skills in one of 23 technical areas, and develop leadership ability. As he or she completes these levels, the member receives awards, chances for promotion, and selection for more important roles within CAP.

The third milestone is the Loening Award. Members must have received the CAP Certificate of Proficiency, and have served in staff or command assignments over at least one year. Members must also complete the Corporate Learning Course, and attend two wing, region, or national conferences.

Of CAP's 35,000 officer members, only about 350 earn the Grover Loening Award each year. Receipt of the award and completion of rank and time-in-grade requirements also makes the member eligible for promotion to CAP Major.

Name

BAIRD, LLOYD E.

MITCHELL III, JOSEPH L.

SPURLING, NORMAN S.

CLARK II, GARY A.

WISE, ALAN R.

VECCHI, CHRISTOPHER A

PRICE, PHIL G.

Date

AUG 1989

JAN 1993

JUN 1994

JAN 2002

NOV 2005

JUN 2009

AUG 2009


Paul E. Garber Award

The Paul E. Garber Award is given to Civil Air Patrol members who complete Level IV of the Officer Professional Development Program. It recognizes those members who have dedicated themselves to leadership and personal development in the CAP. This award was first given in 1964 and honors the late Paul E. Garber. Mr. Garber was a noted aviation pioneer, curator emeritus of the National Air and Space Museum, and early champion of Civil Air Patrol.

Civil Air Patrol is the Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has a three-fold mission. It includes emergency services, the cadet program, and aerospace education. CAP professional development provides technical skills and leadership training to officer members age 18 and over to support CAP's mission. The program enables these adults to develop these skills while providing a vital public service to our nation.

As the member progresses through the program, he or she completes five increasingly complex training levels. Each level requires the member to become more involved in CAP activities, master skills in one of 23 technical areas, and develop leadership ability. As he or she completes these levels, the member receives awards, chances for promotion, and selection for more important roles within CAP.

The fourth milestone is the Garber Award. It is earned after receiving the Grover Loening Award. In addition, members must inform their communities about CAP. They must train fellow members in a variety of courses. They must serve in command or leadership positions for at least two years. Finally, they must complete CAP's mid-level leadership course, Region Staff College, or approved equivalent.

Of CAP's 35,000 officer members, less than 200 earn the Paul E. Garber Award annually. Receipt of the award and completion of rank and time-in-grade requirements also makes the member eligible for promotion to CAP Lieutenant Colonel.

Name

MERRICK, BRIAN F.

MITCHELL III, JOSEPH L.

SPURLING, NORMAN S.

Date

DEC 1996

OCT 2006

FEB 2007


Gill Rob Wilson Award

The Gill Robb Wilson Award is Civil Air Patrol's (CAP) highest award for officer member professional development. It recognizes officers who have dedicated themselves to leadership and personal development in the CAP. This award was first given in 1964 and honors the late Gill Robb Wilson. He is regarded as the founder of Civil Air Patrol, and served as CAP's first executive officer.

Civil Air Patrol is the Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. CAP has a three-fold mission. It includes emergency services, the cadet program, and aerospace education. CAP professional development provides technical skills and leadership training to officer members age 18 and over to support CAP's mission. The program enables these adults to develop these skills while providing a vital public service to our nation.

As the member progresses through the program, he or she completes five increasingly complex training levels. Each level requires the member to become more involved in CAP activities, master skills in one of 23 technical areas, and develop leadership ability. As he or she completes these levels, the member receives awards, chances for promotion, and selection for more important roles within CAP.

The final milestone is the Wilson Award. It is earned after receiving the Paul E. Garber Award. In addition, members must direct the training of fellow members in a variety of courses. He or she must also have served in command or leadership positions for at least three years. Finally, he or she must have completed CAP's capstone course, the National Staff College, or approved equivalent.

As CAP's premiere award for officer member professional development, the Gill Robb Wilson Award should be presented by an Air Force or CAP general officer, an elected state or federal official, or other distinguished person.

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