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Missouri Wing Cadet Receives Spaatz Award

January 16, 2022

Congratulations on the General Carl A. Spaatz Award presentation for C/Col Reagan Hess of Missouri Wing's Wentzville Composite Squadron! The award was presented to C/Col Hess by Brigadier General Kenneth Eaves, Missouri Assistant Adjutant General - Air and Commander of the Missouri Air National Guard.

Also in attendance were Brigadier General Regena Aye, CAP National Vice Commander, Chief Master Sergeant Robert Dandridge, CAP National Command Chief, and Colonel John O'Neill, North Central Region Commander.

The General Carl A. Spaatz Award is Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor.  It is presented to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education.

Cadets qualify for this prestigious award after devoting an average of five years to progress through sixteen achievements in the CAP Cadet Program.  Along the way, they develop self-discipline, a strong sense of personal responsibility, the ability to lead and persuade, and the foundations necessary for pursuing a career in aviation, space, or technology.

Since its inception in 1964, the Spaatz award has been earned by only about half of 1 percent of CAP cadets.

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