by Capt Brandon Lunsford and Lt Col Scott McCarty, CAP
BROKEN ARROW, Okla (April 14, 2022) – Civil Air Patrol’s Broken Arrow Composite Squadron recognized several members at an awards ceremony held at the Broken Arrow Army National Guard Armory, located at 2401 S 9th Street.
Cadets Second Lt. Grayson Robinson and Allain Tupas became the squadron’s newest cadet officers upon receiving the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award at the ceremony.
The Gen. Billy Mitchell Award has existed since 1964. This award honors the late Brigadier General Billy Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate, and staunch supporter of an independent Air Force for America. The award is earned after completing the first eight achievements of the cadet program. In addition, the cadet must pass a 100-question examination testing leadership theory and aerospace topics. Only 15% of CAP cadets reach this level of the program.