Civil Air Patrol

Martin Squadron cadet presented Earhart Award

Middle River, Md. – Glenn L. Martin Squadron cadet presented the Amelia Earhart Award on 4 April 2013.

c/Capt Joseph Mancini earned Amelia Earhart Award 16014 in March 2013. LtCol Bill Parris, Maryland Wing vice-commander and LtCol Chris Howell, Group 2 commander, presented Cadet Mancini his award. The Amelia Earhart Award marked the completion of phase 3 of the CAP Cadet Program, with the ultimate goal of earning the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.


In addition, other cadets earned their promotions this week. Tyler Lewis earned his first award, the Gen John F Curry Award and promotion to c/Amn. Amber Williams promoted to c/A1C and earned the Gen Hap Arnold Award. Deyvon Brooks earned the Mary Feik Award and promotion to c/SrA.

John Brezinski earned the Capt Eddie Rickenbacker Award and promotion to c/TSgt. George Eliss promoted to c/MSgt and earned the Charles Lindbergh Award. Kelly Greiser earned the Gen Jimmy Doolittle Award and promotion to c/SMSgt. Britton Irechukwu and Deserae Williams earned the Gen Hap Arnold Award and promotion to c/CMSgt.

Cadet Irechukwu also earned his cadet recruiter award. Cadet Steven Williams is selected as the next cadet of the quarter and will be the squadron guidon bearer for the next 3 months.

Sm Alicia Burley promoted to 2Lt at the end of the night.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and has been credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives in annually. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 70 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor, and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit or for more information.

Over 1,600 members of CAP serve in Maryland. Last fiscal year wing members flew 13 search and rescue missions and were credited with five finds and one life saved. Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland totaling 2,106 hours flown. Volunteers contributed services estimated at 4.6 million dollars. For more information contact the Maryland Wing at

Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron meets every Thursday from 1900-2100 at Martin State Airport.

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Maj. Christopher Roche

Squadron Commander

Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron