Hall of Honor

CAP Milestone Awards Starbase Composite Squadron

HALL OF HONOR

Follow the links below to see the names of Starbase Cadets and Senior Members that have achieved the Highest awards in the Civil Air Patrol professional development program. You will also learn about each CAP Milestone Award.

Cadet Milestones

CAP Milestone Awards Starbase Composite Squadron

Wright Brothers Award

The Wright Brothers Award in the CAP Cadet Program took effect on 1 April 2003, in the centennial of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s historic first flight.

This award is earned after completing Phase I, “The Learning Phase,” consisting of the first three achievements of the cadet program. In addition, the cadet must pass a challenging examination testing leadership knowledge and proficiency in drill and ceremonies.

Once a cadet earns the Wright Brothers Award, they are promoted to the grade of cadet staff sergeant, begin service as cadet noncommissioned officers, and continue to participate and advance as cadets in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol.

STARBASE RECIPIENTS

AWARD ESTABLISHED IN 2003

AWARD NUMBER NAME DATE
12345 Lydia Groves 04/04/2017
33934 Christian Kuerbitz 06/07/2016
33197 Ashley Sutherland 05/03/2016
32846 Kyle Young 03/29/2016
32845 Logan Kuerbitz 03/26/2016
32844 Jeremiah Groves 03/29/2016
32843 Brandon Lunsford Jr. 03/29/2016
33883 Peter Felando 03/01/2016
31457 Bailey Lunsford 10/07/2015
31057 Matthew Sheppard 08/25/2015
31058 Annie Groves 08/25/2015
30375 Bethany Wilson 05/26/2015
28694 Rebecca Wilson 11/25/2014
27846 Shelby Siegmann 07/01/2014
27393 Luc Felando 06/23/2014
26348 Steven Moran 02/18/2014
26118 Joshua Sutherland 01/21/2014
24349 David Felando 06/10/2013
22738 Conlan Miller 01/22/2013
22057 Ela Felando 11/05/2012
20481 Josiah Griffin 04/17/2012
15252 Stephen Leskowat 09/21/2010
13387 Zachariah King 01/19/2010
15905 Joe Stanley 06/24/2008
6048 Benjamin Leskowat 06/20/2006
NA Aaron Bloomingdale NA
NA Ben Krick NA
NA Thomas Ory NA
NA Heather Snow NA
NA Abby Donajkowski NA
NA Michael Leskowat NA
NA Isaac Leskowat NA
NA Weston Horn NA
NA Agatha Lipats NA
NA Walter Riddle NA
NA Jeremy Harmon NA
NA Sydney Snell NA
NA Samuel Embry NA
NA James Devers NA
NA Craig Hunninghake NA
NA Enick Neely NA
NA Joe Carradini NA
NA Chelsea Hagar NA
NA William Bassett NA
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General Billy Mitchell Award

The General Billy Mitchell Award has existed since 1964. This award honors the late General Billy Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate, and staunch supporter of an independent air force for America.

The first milestone of the Cadet Program is the General Billy Mitchell Award, which is earned after the completion of the first eight achievements of the cadet program. In addition, the cadet must pass a comprehensive 100-question examination covering leadership theory and aerospace topics. To further highlight the significance of this accomplishment, the award number represents the number of awards earned since the Mitchell Award’s inception in 1964.

Being such an important milestone in the CAP Cadet Program, the General Billy Mitchell Award is normally presented by a CAP Group Commander or higher, the wing director of cadet programs, or a state or federal government elected official. Once a cadet earns the General Billy Mitchell Award, he or she is promoted to the grade of Cadet 2nd Lieutenant. Any cadet who has received this award, and who later enters CAP’s Senior Member program, is eligible for immediate promotion to CAP 2nd Lieutenant at age 21.

Cadets who receive the General Billy Mitchell Award are also eligible for advanced placement to the grade of E-3 (Airman First Class) should they choose to enter the US Air Force. They are also eligible for advanced credit in AFROTC, various CAP scholarships, and CAP special activity opportunities.

 

STARBASE RECIPIENTS

AWARD ESTABLISHED IN 1964

AWARD NUMBER NAME DATE
67495 Brandon Lunsford Jr. 03/14/2017
67366 Bethany Wilson 01/31/2017
66494 Steven Moran 04/21/2016
66464 Joshua Sutherland 04/13/2016
65538 James Devers 06/23/2015
65455 Josiah Griffin 05/26/2015
64873 Conlan Miller 12/13/2014
64638 Ela Felando 10/13/2014
64621 Heather Snow 07/08/2014
NA Samuel Embry 07/??/2014
62461 Stephen Leskowat 02/12/2013
NA Sydney Snell 12/??/2012
NA Jeremy Harmon 09/??/2012
NA Thomas Ory 06/??/2012
60301 Joe Stanley 06/21/2011
NA Walter Riddle 03/??/2011
NA Abby Donajkowski 12/??//2009
56588 Benjamin Leskowat 03/22/2008
NA Agatha Lipats 05/??/2006
NA Weston Horn 05/??/2005
NA Craig Hunninghake NA
NA Enick Neely NA
NA Joe Carradini NA
NA Chelsea Hagar NA
NA William Bassett NA
CAP Milestone Awards Starbase Composite Squadron

Amelia Earhart Award

The Amelia Earhart Award honors the late Amelia Earhart, aviatrix, advocate, and pioneer, who set many records for women aviators in aviation’s infancy, and who was lost while attempting to be the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.

 

The second milestone of the Cadet Program is the Amelia Earhart Award, which is earned after the receipt of the General Billy Mitchell Award and the completion of the first eleven achievements of the Cadet Program. In addition, the cadet must pass a comprehensive 100-question examination covering aerospace topics, leadership theory and staff duties.

In accordance with its importance within the Cadet Program, the Amelia Earhart Award is normally presented by a CAP Wing Commander (or higher) or a state or federal government elected official.

Once a cadet earns the Earhart Award, he or she is promoted to the grade of Cadet Captain. Any cadet who has received this award, and who later enters CAP’s Senior Member program, is eligible for immediate promotion to CAP 1st Lieutenant at age 21.

Cadets who receive the Amelia Earhart Award also enjoy all the benefits gained from earning the General Billy Mitchell Award. Additionally, these Earhart Award cadets are now eligible to apply for participation in the International Air Cadet Exchange.

 

STARBASE RECIPIENTS

AWARD ESTABLISHED IN 1964

AWARD NUMBER NAME DATE
15597 Benjamin Leskowat 03/13/2012
NA Abby Donajkowski 12/??/2010
NA Isaac Leskowat 12/??/2008
NA Weston Horn 04/??/2006
NA Michael Leskowat ??/??/??
     
     
     
     
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General Ira C. Eaker Award

The General Ira C. Eaker Award denotes successful completion of all of the achievements of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.

This is CAP’s newest award for cadet achievement, implemented in December 1995. This award honors the late Air Force General Ira C. Eaker, aviation pioneer, career military officer, and one of the chief architects and visionaries of the US Air Force.

The General Ira C. Eaker Award is the third milestone in the Cadet Program. This award is earned after the receipt of the Amelia Earhart Award, completing all of the achievements in the cadet program, completing the Cadet Officer School (or equivalent), and passing a writing and speech requirement. Approximately 200 cadets per year receive this Award.

In recognizing the accomplishments of cadets who receive the General Ira C. Eaker Award, CAP recommends that it is presented by a CAP Region Commander (or higher), or a state or federal government elected official. Once this award is earned, the cadet is promoted to the grade of Cadet Lieutenant Colonel and is then eligible to test for the General Carl A. Spaatz Award.

STARBASE RECIPIENTS

AWARD ESTABLISHED IN 1964

AWARD NUMBER NAME DATE
NA Abby Donajkowski 03/??/2013
NA Michael Leskowat 01/??/2009
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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General Carl A. Spaatz Award

THE GENERAL CARL A. SPAATZ AWARD is Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. It is presented to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education.

Cadets qualify for this prestigious award after devoting an average of five years to progress through sixteen achievements in the CAP Cadet Program. Along the way they develop self-discipline, a strong sense of personal responsibility, the ability to lead and persuade, and the foundation necessary for pursuing a career in aviation, space, or technology.

The final step a cadet must complete to earn the Spaatz Award is a rigorous four-part exam consisting of a challenging physical fitness test, an essay exam testing their moral reasoning, a comprehensive written exam on leadership, and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education. Upon passing the Spaatz Award exams, the cadet is promoted to the grade of cadet colonel.

The Spaatz Award is named in honor of Carl “Tooey” Spaatz, the first Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. One of the giants in the history of airpower, in 1929 Spaatz, together with another pilot, set an important flight endurance record of 150 hours and 40 minutes in the early days of aviation. During World War II, he commanded the Allied air campaign against the Nazis. In the Pacific Theater, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki took place under his command. After retiring from the Air Force, General Spaatz served as the first chairman of the Civil Air Patrol National Board.

On average, only two cadets in one thousand earn the Spaatz Award. Since the award’s inception in 1964, Civil Air Patrol has presented the Spaatz Award to just over 1,500 cadets.

Spaatz Cadets are expected to serve as role models for junior cadets, and become leaders in their communities as they enter adulthood. The first recipient of the Spaatz Award, Michigan’s Douglas C. Roach, became a pilot with the Air Force Thunderbirds.

STARBASE RECIPIENTS

AWARD ESTABLISHED IN 1964

AWARD NUMBER NAME DATE
1719 Michael Leskowat 01/20/2009
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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