Civil Air Patrol

Two Cadets Reach Milestone Together

Photo by Senior Member Tania Mader - Col. Clarence Peters, Wisconsin Wing commander, presents the Ameilia Earhart Award to Cadet Captain Mitchell Lemons.

Photo by Senior Member Tania Mader - Col. Clarence Peters, Wisconsin Wing commander, presents Cadet Captain Alexander Schultze with the Ameilia Earhart Award.

Saukville, Wis. – Cadets Mitchell Lemons and Alexander Schultze of the Ozaukee Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, were awarded the Amelia Earhart Award and promoted to Cadet Captains on June 14 at a special ceremony during the unit’s weekly meeting.  The awards were presented to them by Wisconsin Wing Commander, Colonel Clarence Peters.

The Amelia Earhart Award is the third milestone of the Cadet Program and represents the completion of the Command Phase.  The award is named in honor of Amelia Earhart, the woman who set many records for females in aviation and was lost while attempting to circumnavigate the globe.  Cadets who achieve this award are viewed as favorable candidates by all U.S. military service academies, especially the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Lemons recently was appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy and will be leaving at the end of June to begin his training.  Schultze is the cadet commander for the Ozaukee Composite Squadron and maintains an important leadership role in the squadron.

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