Gen Billy Mitchell advocated for an independent air force. Moreover, he realized that the general public must understand why aviation is important to America. He demonstrated that aircraft could be significant in war fighting by sinking several captured and overage battleships from the air in 1921 and 1923.
HOW TO BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION
1. Pre-Requisite: Be a current CAP cadet, as shown in eServices.
Possess a CAP uniform and wear it properly.
Be capable of reciting the Cadet Oath from memory
(see R52-16 paragraph 5-2 and 1-3).
2. Leadership: Pass a comprehensive Learn to Lead exam, with a grade of 80% or higher, closed-book, 1-hour time limit. The exam questions are drawn from:
3. Aerospace: Pass a comprehensive Aerospace Education exam, with a grade of 80% or higher, closed-book, 1-hour time limit.
4. Character: No requirement
5. Activities: Attend a cadet encampment
6. Fitness: Pass the mile run or shuttle run, plus 2 of the 3 other events in the cadet physical fitness test, as shown below:
|Sit & Reach||25||25||26||26||28||30||30||34|
|Sit & Reach||28||29||30||31||33||36||34||35|
Fulfilling the promotion eligibility requirements above is only half the battle. You also need to show that you have some leadership skills. Look at the goals below and once in a while ask yourself how well you're doing in those areas.
|Attitude||Conscious of own performance; takes initiative to develop new skills; self-|
|motivated and able to motivate others|
|Core ||Fair, just, and consistent in dealing with subordinates; exercises good judgment|
|Values||in knowing which matters should be referred up the chain|
|Communication ||Writes and speaks clearly; presents ideas logically; wins through persuasion|
|Sense of ||Given an assignment, takes project from beginning to end; develops appropriate|
|Responsibility||goals, plans, standards, and follows through in execution; demonstrates|
|sense of ownership in all assignments|
|Interpersonal ||Actively mentors NCOs; resolves conflicts fairly; criticizes constructively dissents|
|Skills||respectfully when disagreeing with superiors|
|Critical ||Thinks in advance and plans ahead to meet the unit’s short-term needs;|
|Thinking||imaginative and not tied to old ideas|
Cadet Leadership or Aerospace Education Officer
NHQ must receive either your completed CAPF 52-2 or your Squadron Commander can approve the promotion through the online promotion system.
Mitchell Award Fact Sheet