The Mount Vernon Composite Squadron was recognized today as a Quality Cadet Unit by the Middle East Region of the Civil Air Patrol.
The MER vice commander, Col Rick Moseley, released the list of this year’s award winners, which included a total of 35 units in the MER. This is the second year in a row that the Mount Vernon Squadron has been recognized for this award.
Thanks go to our squadron commander, Capt John Held, to the leader of the cadet programs, Capt Joe Frech, and to all the volunteer officers and cadets whose dedication and performance have made this award possible. Great job!
In recognition of this achievement, the squadron will receive the Quality Cadet Unit Award streamer for display with the unit flag. Units that receive the award may also display the 2012 Quality Logo on their unit website and in squadron publications.
All cadet and composite squadrons and flights with a minimum of 10 cadets are eligible. Each squadron is evaluated on various criteria including cadet achievements, orientation flights, cadet retention and encampment completion.
More information on the CAP Quality Cadet Unit award program can be found here – Cadet Quality Unit Program