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Oct 1, 2017

Squadron 44 Receives Quality Cadet Unit Award for 2017


CONCORD - This national award objectively measures all squadrons based on categories that demonstrate strong program fundamentals that lead to having a vibrant and successful Cadet Program.
Category: Cadet Programs
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This national award objectively measures all squadrons based on categories that demonstrate strong program fundamentals that lead to having a vibrant and successful Cadet Program.

In the California Wing, which has 57 Cadet units, only 14 achieved this award—Squadron 44 being one of them.

The Quality Cadet Unit Award is based on meeting at least 6 of the following 10 challenging metrics and criteria:

  • Adult Leadership: Unit has at least 3 Training Leaders of Cadets graduates on its roster
  • Aerospace: Unit earned the Aerospace Excellence Award (AEX) or sent in an after-action report on a STEM Kit during the school year
  • Cadet Achievement: 40% of cadets on roster have attained the Wright Brothers Award
  • DDR Participation: Unit hosted a Red Ribbon Leadership Academy
  • Encampment: 50% of cadets on roster have completed encampment
  • Enrollment: Unit has at least 35 cadets listed on its roster
  • Growth: Unit’s cadet roster increased by 10%, or 10 cadets (since 1 SEP 2016)
  • Orientation Flights: 70% of cadets on roster have participated in at least 1 flight
  • Retention: Unit retained 50% of first year cadets
  • CyberPatriot: Members that actively participate in CyberPatriot during the 2016-2017 competition will earn their squadron credit

Congratulations to the Senior Members and Cadets who diligently work hard to make Squadron 44 a successful and distinguished unit.


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