AFA's CAP Outstanding Squadron Cadet Recognition
The Air & Space Forces Association Education Division Recognizes Outstanding CAP Cadets with the “Civil Air Patrol Outstanding Squadron Cadet of the Year Award”
The AFA is proud to support the accomplishments of cadets at the grassroots level with a CAP cadet award package that includes a silver medal accompanied by a sky-blue ribbon and a downloadable certificate.
Each year, between 1 December and 15 January, each squadron may submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org for an award package to present to one outstanding cadet. (If late, do not worry, a request will be honored for your squadron.)
NOTE: The award will be for the year in which the January date falls.
See list of award requests for the 2023 awards- HERE.
2024 award request list will be posted in January 2024 (and throughout 2024).
For award information/details, click HERE.
For fillable and downloadable certificate for presentation, click HERE.
The AFA has changed to a downloadable certificate and requests the certificate be inscribed by the unit commander before the presentation ceremony.
Please contact the closest AFA chapter and request an AFA representative for the in-person or virtual presentation.
Use the AFA chapter locator HERE.
If a chapter does not respond, please reach out to the state president e-mail address with the request. If there is still no response, forward your request e-mails to email@example.com for further assistance.
For the required after-action report form, click HERE. (When submitting report, please submit photo of presentation with AFA representative, if possible.)
***NOTE: CAPR 39-3 (page 24) still has incorrect info, so, please follow the guidance herein to send all requests via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org- and NOT to the AFA National address. Requests for 39-3 change were submitted when change to CAP award management changed.
Info about this award is found on the AFA Cadet of the Year Awards page HERE.
Info about this award is also found on the CAP Cadet Programs Individual Cadet Award page HERE.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
NOTE: The certificate (below) has been updated to reflect the new AFA name and logo - The Air & Space Forces Association.
Presentations During the COVID Pandemic
Prior to 2019, the AFA sent the awards. As of Jan 2019, CAP NHQ began managing the award requests for the AFA and connecting CAP squadrons with AFA chapters for presentations.