2011 Quality Cadet Unit Award Winners

quality cadet unit award logoCongratulations to the winners of the 2011 Quality Cadet Unit Award from Pennsylvania Wing!  Any cadet unit that displays strong program fundamentals can earn the Quality Cadet Unit Award. This new award motivates squadrons to pursue goals that we think will inevitably lead to their having a vibrant Cadet Program. The Quality Cadet Unit Award is purely objective. Cadet and composite squadrons who meet the challenging criteria below automatically earn the award. 


The 2011 award recipients from Pennsylvania Wing are:

Allegheny County Composite Squadron 602

Chester County Composite Squadron 1008

Golden Triangle Composite Squadron 603

Willow Grove JRB Squadron 902

Butler Composite Squadron 712

Mt Pocono Composite Squadron 207

Nittany Composite Squadron 338




All cadet and composite squadrons with a minimum of 10 cadets are eligible. 


The award criteria are entirely objective.  Any squadron that meets at least 5 of the 9 criteria listed below, as of 31 December of the preceding year, qualifies:

Adult Leadership: Unit has at least 3 Training Leaders of Cadets graduates on its roster*

Aerospace: Unit earned the Aerospace Excellence Award (AEX) during previous year

Cadet Achievement: 40% of cadets on roster have attained the Wright Brothers Award*

DDR Participation: 20% of cadets on roster have completed DDRx or unit participated in RRLA*

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 during previous year

Orientation Flights: 60% of cadets on roster have participated in at least 1 flight

Retention: Unit retained 40% of first year cadets during previous year

Find out more about the Quality Cadet Unit Award on the official NHQ page: http://www.capmembers.com/cadet_programs/library/quality_cadet_unit_award.cfm