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Spaatz Association

Texas Wing Spaatz Association

Comprised of current and former Spaatz cadets, the Texas Wing Spaatz Association aims to provide an easy way for younger cadets to find experienced mentors. The association also hosts an annual town hall where the Spaatz cadets share advice and cadets can ask questions.

About the Spaatz Award

Taken from the Spaatz Milestone Award Fact Sheet, published by CAP NHQ.

THE GENERAL CARL A. SPAATZ AWARD is Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. It is presented to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education. 

Cadets qualify for this prestigious award after devoting an average of four years to progress through sixteen achievements in the CAP Cadet Program. Along the way they develop self-discipline, a strong sense of personal responsibility, the ability to lead and persuade, and the foundation necessary for pursuing a career in aviation, space, or technology. 

The final step a cadet must complete to earn the Spaatz Award is a rigorous four-part exam consisting of a challenging physical fitness test, an essay exam testing their moral reasoning, a comprehensive written exam on leadership, and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education. Upon passing the Spaatz Award exams, the cadet is promoted to the grade of cadet colonel. 

The Spaatz Award is named in honor of Carl “Tooey” Spaatz, the first Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. One of the giants in the history of airpower, in 1929 Spaatz, together with another pilot, set an important flight endurance record of 150 hours and 40 minutes in the early days of aviation. During World War II, he commanded the Allied air campaign against the Nazis. In the Pacific Theater, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki took place under his command. After retiring from the Air Force, General Spaatz served as the first chairman of the Civil Air Patrol National Board. 

Spaatz Cadets are expected to serve as role models for junior cadets, and become leaders in their communities as they enter adulthood. The first recipient of the Spaatz Award, Michigan’s Douglas C. Roach, served as a pilot with the Air Force Thunderbirds.

Members

Bold indicates that the Spaatz cadet is still active. Italicized indicates that the member is still active, but has transitioned to become a Senior Member. Regular font face indicates that the Spaatz cadet is no longer a CAP member.

Name Number Date Unit
Cleveland Brown 2327 February 27, 2021 428
Hannah Denison 2324 February 8, 2021 371
Zoe Denison 2323 February 8, 2021 371
Marissa Hormell 2314 December 22, 2020 334
Josh Klopfenstein 2309 November 23, 2020 142
Jacob Brown 2298 August 22, 2020 428
Lee McDonald 2290 July 25, 2020 442
Melina Peters 2289 July 25, 2020 214
Dava Flowers 2281 June 28, 2020 435
Tomas Maldonado 2271 January 11, 2020 334
Jackson Baker 2232 April 29, 2019 435
Jackson Reed 2205 August 28, 2018 413
Andrew Fuller 2203 August 23, 2018 376
Andrew Allison 2185 July 8, 2018 293
Owen Shortt 2176 May 27, 2018 334
Laura Turpen 2142 December 21, 2017 334
Christopher Baker 2134 October 13, 2017 435
Holly Fieglein 2133 October 1, 2017 179
Leo Cheshire 2106 May 22, 2017 051
Jacob Branum 2092 February 21, 2017  
Jeffrey Neal 2074 November 19, 2016  
Michael Seymour 2069 October 10, 2016  
Kara Mcelhaney 2016 December 12, 2015  
Graham Andre 2009 August 30, 2015  
Kellin Tompkins 2001 July 16, 2015  
Danielle Lamphear 1968 August 4, 2014  
James Stevens 1948 May 24, 2014  
Rand Fowler 1929 November 19, 2013  
Kenneth Griffing 1891 June 2, 2013  
Brandon Cambio 1886 May 5, 2013  
Michael Fraire 1872 February 24, 2013  
Colleen Rojas 1858 September 1, 2012  
Joshua Pravel 1857 August 11, 2012  
John Gomez-Simmons 1855 August 11, 2012  
Blake Orth 1847 June 28, 2012  
Lincoln Andre 1827 January 30, 2012  
Daniel Shellhouse 1825 January 8, 2012  
Forest Allen 1824 January 5, 2012  
Kaden Andre 1817 November 26, 2011  
Jamie Douglas 1815 October 25, 2011  
Evan Salisbury 1800 July 26, 2011  
Matthew Norman 1799 July 9, 2011  
Collin Carstens 1778 December 17, 2010  
Daryl Fariza 1735 June 19, 2009  
Nathan Carey 1734 June 14, 2009  
Robert Basaldu 1674 December 12, 2007  
Lauren Ostrov 1657 July 13, 2007  
Caitlin Cima 1625 January 22, 2007  
Anna Finn 1613 August 23, 2006  
Paul Kapavik 1610 August 6, 2006  
Michael Maloy 1596 April 13, 2006  
Jeremy Lamonte 1542 August 27, 2004  
Joseph Leano 1540 August 25, 2004  
Benjamin Broussard 1532 June 1, 2004  
Kevin Lawhon 1511 July 8, 2003  
Jonathan Sundman 1483 December 29, 2002  
Eric Dekelbaum 1446 August 20, 2001  
Frank Urbanic III 1445 June 29, 2001  
Michael Turner 1439 May 24, 2001  
Jennifer Lamonte 1424 March 29, 2000  
Paul Wilson 1407 July 6, 1999  
Samuel Sexton 1404 July 15, 1999  
Franschesca Malzahn 1261 May 31, 1995  
Catherine Maglothin 1169 June 1, 1993  
Gregory Dumond 1165 April 29, 1993  
William Stover 1145 November 19, 1992  
Gena Slaughter 1144 November 12, 1992  
Douglas Eaton 1114 June 8, 1992  
Stuart Myers 1108 March 11, 1992  
Kevin Sonnier 1049 February 1, 1991  
James Bilyeau 989 March 22, 1990  
Stephen McIntosh 987 March 19, 1990  
Corey Redmond 945 June 22, 1989  
James Horton Jr. 934 March 24, 1989  
Charles Bushong 926 January 27, 1989  
Travis Downing 923 January 23, 1989  
Christopher Bahl 915 December 2, 1988  
Tamara Floyd 898 August 3, 1988  
Michelle Malone 872 January 21, 1988  
Christopher Rogers 871 January 21, 1988  
Richard Kern 868 December 16, 1987  
Tracy Downing 812 August 27, 1986  
Chris Scott 808 July 1, 1986  
John Askine 800 May 22, 1986  
Michael Mendoza III 757 July 3, 1985  
Scott Harris 753 June 10, 1985  
David Ellis 737 February 28, 1985  
Donald Blasingame 658 August 22, 1983  
David Blasingame 645 June 14, 1983  
Eddy Billman 419 January 27, 1977  
Robert Herd 283 August 9, 1974  
Peter Shull Jr. 233 August 21, 1973  
Janet Prestridge 107 January 14, 1970  
Mike McClendon 106 January 14, 1970  
Phillip Barr 93 September 15, 1969  
Mario Zuniga 31 December 22, 1966  
William Rasch 30 November 19, 1966  
Michael Pliner 28 October 15, 1966  
Patrick Remy 25 September 6, 1966  
Frank Gonzales, Jr 12 April 11, 1966  
James Belk 4 July 21, 1965  

 
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