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Cadet Chief Lane Herbst has earned his Mitchell Award!

May 14, 2019

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Cadet Chief Lane Herbst has successfully passed all requirements for the Brigadier General Billy Michell Award and has been promoted from Cadet Chief Master Sergeant to Cadet Second Lieutenant.  

Because this is the first grade in the Cadet Officer corps, the award is highly sought after and can be difficult to attain. In order to promote, he must pass a cumulative exam on eight chapters of leadership and 6 modules of aerospace. Additionally, he must wear the uniform properly according to Civil Air Patrol and Air Force standards, pass a rigorous physical fitness test, and demonstrate personality expectations associated with the grade of Cadet 2nd Lieutenant. Being a Cadet officer is challenging. Only those with the highest character and tireless motivation can achieve this award. Upon becoming a Cadet Officer, one must continue to show superior leadership skills, effective time management, and academic excellence. 

Cadet Second Lieutenant Herbst has been an active member of Gallatin Composite Squadron for almost two and a half years. He has held Cadet staff positions such as Wing CAC representative, Flight Sergeant, and currently Cadet Commander. Lieutenant Herbst is the first active Cadet Officer the squadron has had in one year. Lieutenant Herbst has said that wants to become a Spaatz Cadet and then enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

For More Information:

1st Lt Austin Troth, CAP

Squadron Commander

Gallatin Composite Squadron

(C) 406.599.2462


Written by:

C/Chief Master Sergeant Survoy

Cadet Public Affairs NCO

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