Cadets compete at Region competition
Anderson, Ind. – Wisconsin Wing’s Color Guard team was one of five which vied for top honors at the Great Lakes Region Cadet Competition, held Oct. 9 at the Anderson Preparatory Academy in Anderson, Indiana. This year’s competition utilized a new format under the recently revamped National Cadet Competition guidelines.
Teams from Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky also competed. The competition included six events: a uniform inspection, physical fitness, a team leadership problem, a written exam, and posting the colors indoors and outdoors. Teams received scores based on their ability to the varied tasks as well as work as a team in certain challenges. The Wisconsin team had the fastest mile run, the highest written test score and placed second in the inspection.
The Wisconsin team members were: Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Jon Micheal, team commander; Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Samuel Luebbe, Cadet Senior Master Sergeant Connor Kisley, Cadet Technical Sergeant Noah Evans, and Cadet Technical Sergeant Alec Stys. All of the team members hail from the Milwaukee Composite Squadron #5. The Ohio and Michigan teams placed first and second respectively and will advance to the National Cadet Competition, to be held Dec. 27 through Jan. 2 at Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Article and photos by Lt Col Steve Michaels