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AFA's CAP Outstanding Squadron Cadet Recognition


The Air Force Association 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 for an award package to present to one outstanding cadet.

  • NOTE: The award will be for the year in which the January date falls.


For award information/details, click HERE

For award request/order form, click HERE. (Please submit form to

For downloadable and fillable certificate, click HERE.

  • The AFA has changed to a downloadable form and requests the certificate be inscribed by the unit commander before the presentation ceremony.  


* * * Please contact the closest AFA chapter (using the AFA chapter locator HERE) and request a representative for the in-person or virtual presentation. If a chapter does not respond, please reach out to the state president e-mail address with the request.

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 old, incorrect info, so, please follow the guidance herein to send all requests via e-mail to and NOT to the AFA National address. A request for 39-3 change has been submitted.
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