Squadron Meeting and Cadet Promotion Ceremony

Last Thursday night Lt. Col. Tom McGrath presided at our regular squadron meeting.  Lt. Col. Terry Pricer presented a safety brief on seasonal topics.  McGrath presented an aerospace education video covering the basic aerodynamics concepts of lift, weight, thrust, and drag.  Here is that video (approximately 30 minutes) if you missed the meeting, or are interested:

A number of new senior attendees were introduced and McGrath convened a question and answer session following the training presentations to answer any questions prospective members might have about CAP.

Our cadets then formed for a promotion and awards ceremony presided over by Capt. Joseph Murphy.

Four cadets were promoted to Cadet Airman (Maj. Gen. John Curry Achievement), one to Cadet Airman First Class (Hap Arnold Achievement), one to Cadet Technical Sergeant (Eddie Rickenbacker Achievement), and two to Cadet Senior Master Sergeant (Gen. Jimmy Doolittle Achievement.)  Senior members and parents of cadets attended the ceremony with parents pinning on new collar devices in many cases.

C/Amn Zane Brunsman is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/Amn Zane Brunsman is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/Amn Ethan Boyer is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/Amn Ethan Boyer is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/Amn Sam Selby is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/Amn Sam Selby is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/Amn Ronyn Orrell is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/Amn Ronyn Orrell is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/A1C Tariq Beval is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/A1C Tariq Beval is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/TSgt Stephen Hamilton is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/TSgt Stephen Hamilton is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/SMSgt Ryan Kilby is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/SMSgt Ryan Kilby is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/SMSgt Stephen Gordon is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.
C/SMSgt Stephen Gordon is promoted. Photo by Lt Col Mark Patrick.