Civil Air Patrol

Cadet from Sheboygan Composite Squadron achieves Mitchell Award

Sheboygan, Wis. – Civil Air Patrol’s Sheboygan Composite Squadron awarded Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Emmitt Henkel, with his General Billy Mitchell Award recently at a ceremony held for this momentous occasion.

East-Central Group commander, Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Kridler was on hand to present Henkel with his award.  Having joined Civil Air Patrol in 2006, Henkel has been at the squadron from the time he became a member.

When asked what his thoughts were about his six years in CAP, he stated “It has been a great experience and has taught me leadership skills for life.”

The Mitchell Award, established in 1964, honors the late General Billy Mitchell, an aviation pioneer and advocate of an independent U.S. Air Force. The award is the second major milestone of the cadet program and according to national headquarters, only 15% of cadets obtain this achievement.

Cadets who receive the Mitchell award are eligible to receive advanced placement to the grade of E-3 (Airman First Class) should they choose to enter the U.S. Air Force as well as advanced placement in other branches of the service.  In addition, Mitchell cadets are eligible for advance credit in the AFROTC program, various CAP academic scholarships, as well as participate in special National Cadet Specialized Activities (NCSA).

The Civil Air Patrol provides great experiences for youth 12 years of age and older.  The Squadron meets weekly at the Plymouth Armory.  Cadets learn about aerospace education, emergency services and leadership skills.  If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Major Richard Merz’s at (920) 528-7779.

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