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Squadron members receive promotions

posted Sep 16, 2018, 7:35 PM by William Petzinger   [ updated Sep 16, 2018, 7:43 PM ]

MCGUIRE AFB (Sept. 10, 2018) - The Civil Air Patrol’s McGuire Composite Squadron celebrated the promotion of six cadets and two senior members during its weekly meeting at JBMDL.

The six cadets who received awards or promotions:  

C/A1C Lea Burton

C/SSgt Lorenzo Diventura

C/1stLt Nathan Jones

C/CMSgt Hayden McCullough

C/Amn Maici Mintchwarner

C/A1C Dwayne Phelps

Two senior members were also promoted:

Maj Bill Petzinger

1st Lt Pamela Jones

SM Daniel Riordan received the Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Award. The award is given to Civil Air Patrol members who complete Level Two of the Senior Member Professional Development Program. It recognizes those members who have dedicated themselves to leadership and personal development in the CAP.

For a cadet to get promoted, they must learn Leadership, Aerospace, Character Development, Emergency Services, Drill and Ceremony, and Physical Training. They must pass tests as well as demonstrate our core values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect.

In the cadet program, young adults get to experience flying, missions with emergency services, develop leadership skills, and so much more.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 57,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 90 lives in fiscal year 2008. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 22,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for 67 years. For more information, visit www.mcguire.njwg.cap.gov/.