Cadet Colonel Alexander Fry Earns Spaatz Award

Lt Col Tom McGrath congratulates C/Lt Col Alexander Fry on earning his private pilot's license.  Photo by Lt Col Jonathan Fry.
Lt Col Tom McGrath congratulates C/Lt Col Alexander Fry on earning his private pilot’s license.File Photo by Lt Col Jonathan Fry.

On January 4, 2014, C/Col Alexander Fry earned the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, and along with it promotion to his current rank.

The Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award is the Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor.  It is presented to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education.  Gen. Carl A. Spaatz was the First Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force and first Chairman of the CAP National Board.

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.

C/Col Fry is the 1,918th cadet to earn the award since it was established in 1963.  He has been a member since 2008.