Cadet Colonel David Feig – Wisconsin’s newest Spaatz Cadet!
In starting off 2015, where 2014 left off with Spaatz Awards, Cadet Colonel David Feig has earned Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. Cadet Feig earned Spaatz Award #1,982.
The award honors General Carl “Tooey” Spaatz, the first Chief of Staff of the United states Air Force and the first Chairman of the Civil Air Patrol National Board. During World War II, Spaatz commanded the allied air campaign against Nazi Germany.
Feig, a native of Marshfield, has been a member of the squadron since 2007 and served as the cadet commander from 2011 to 2013. He also received the Wisconsin Wing Cadet of the Year award in 2013.
On average, only one out of every 200 cadets earns the Spaatz Award, which dates back to 1964. Cadets who earn the Spaatz award must pass a rigorous four-part exam, which includes a challenging physical fitness test, an essay testing the candidate’s moral leadership, and comprehensive exams on leadership and aerospace.
Feig has been serving as a Firefighter with the Richfield Rural Fire Department and Firefighter/First Responder with the Arpin Volunteer Fire Department.
This month, he will be returning to Texas to complete his training in the Air Land Emergency Resource Team (ALERT) Reserve Corps in Texas. ALERT is a post-high-school Christian training and service program that trains young men for search and rescue, disaster relief, and humanitarian aid.
His future plans include seeking a Firefighter/Paramedic position with a local city fire department, remaining a responder for the Air Land Emergency Resource Team, and volunteering in Civil Air Patrol.