The Vermont Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) announced today that the Green Mountain Composite Squadron (VT-006) has recently been awarded the National Quality Cadet Unit Award. The Award acknowledges the Squadron’s success in attaining specific goals in several benchmarks, such as cadet achievement, adult leadership, summer encampment attendance, squadron growth, annual retention and participation in STEM projects, aerospace education, emergency services training and aviation activities (e.g., glider orientation flights).
Squadron Deputy Commander for Cadets, Major Barbara Leary, stated, “The Squadron is gratified for the national recognition of the hard work and commitment of all our cadets and adult volunteers, even more so during the historic challenges of the pandemic in 2020.”
Green Mountain Composite Squadron currently has 21 Cadets and 8 senior members on its roster.
“Strong Cadet programming is a pillar of the Vermont Wing, as it has been for the 80 year history of the Civil Air Patrol,” said Col Tom Carello, Vermont Wing Commander. “Each of our Composite Squadrons are challenged every year to achieve this recognition. We are proud that the Green Mountain Composite Squadron, under the leadership of Major Barbara Leary and 1st Lt Michael French, has been judged to be one the best cadet units in Civil Air Patrol nationwide.”
In November the Vermont Wing announced that two Cadets from the Green Mountain Composite Squadron, Cadet 2nd Lieutenant (C/2nd Lt) Ishia Masada and C/2nd Lt Hunter Smith, had been awarded the prestigious Billy Mitchell Award to two Cadets, Only 15 percent of CAP Cadets nationwide earn the Mitchell Award.