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Cadets to be Awarded the Billy Mitchell Award

Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell to present Billy Mitchell Awards to Granbury Civil Air Patrol Cadets

November 7, 2022 – Granbury, TX

On Monday November 7, 2022, The Honorable Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell will be the guest speaker and will present the Billy Mitchell Award to two exemplary cadet members of the Granbury 441st Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron (CAP).

Cadet Second Lieutenant Isaac Moris and Cadet Second Lieutenant Cooper Roberts will be presented The Billy Mitchell Award.  The Billy Mitchell Award is the culmination of Phase Two, The Leadership phase, of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program. With this promotion the cadets now progress on to the more challenging Phase Three, The Command Phase.  The program includes leadership, aerospace, physical fitness, character development, drill and ceremony, and public speaking requirements. To further highlight the significance of this accomplishment, only about 3,600 cadets out of approximately 26,000 have earned the award since the Mitchell Award’s inception in 1964.

The Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, has three primary missions: Aerospace Education of the American people, Emergency Services, and the Cadet Program. The Cadet Program provides opportunities for learning, maturing, accepting, and nurturing of leadership to over 26,000 young Americans from 12 to 20 years of age. With the advice and assistance from CAP Senior Members and the United States Air Force, cadets are exposed to a structured program comprised of aerospace, education, leadership, special activities, physical fitness, and moral and ethical values through group and individual activities.

This structured Cadet Program is divided into four phases. These four phases are broken down further into sixteen segments called achievements, involving study and performance in the five program areas. Upon completion of each achievement, the cadet earns increased responsibility, decorations, awards, eligibility to apply for national special activities, and opportunities for both flight and academic scholarships.

Cadets who receive the General Billy Mitchell Award are eligible for advanced placement to the grade of E-3 (Airman First Class) should they choose to enter the United States Air Force. They are also eligible for advanced credit in AFROTC, various CAP scholarships, and CAP special activity opportunities.

Cadet Second Lieutenants Moris and Roberts have shown their dedication, leadership, and responsibility to the 441st Granbury Composite Squadron and community are above and beyond the required standards of a Civil Air Patrol cadet.

The ceremony will be held at the Grace Bible Church 201 E Clifton Rd, Granbury, TX 76049 starting at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend.

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