Mt Airy Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, met at the Mt Airy VFW, Post 10076, meeting room on the fourth Thursday in August 2018 at 1900. The meeting progressed with opening ceremonies, drill, testing and promotion boards. After a busy summer of National Cadet Special Activities and Encampment, the cadets were ready to promote and exhibit their new leadership abilities. Cadets Micah Mulhern and Conner McGarrah enthusiastically joined the program during this busy summer season and achieved their first promotion. Cadet Conner Snyder achieved his Wright Brothers Award and Cadet Aurora Albertson passed her Billy Mitchell tests (stay tuned for an official award certificate presentation later). Cadet Dimitry Madsen earned the Cadet of the Quarter, for April – June, and promoted to Technical Sergeant. Cadets Snyder and Grasley were recognized for their outstanding performance at summer encampment and Cadet Grasley promoted to Senior Master Sergeant.
Commander Daniel Flanick continues his progress toward Spaatz. Having completed Achievement 16, he delivered an inspirational speech in preparation for the Eaker. Taking advantage of the fine weather, the squadron gathered outside for his delivery. His topic, “How to Continue to Develop personal leadership ability without the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program,” was a three step program that should work given any scenario:
- UPHOLD PERSONAL CORE VALUES
- FIND A MENTOR THAT WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE