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Available AE Awards for Individuals and Units

Squadrons, groups, wings, and regions are encouraged to work toward and achieve recognition and awards for the units themselves, or for individuals.  The following are the current AE awards for:

  1. Squadrons

  2. Squadron AEOs

  3.  AEOs, Cadets, and Individuals/Organizations Associated with CAP


1- Squadron AE Awards:


2- Squadron AEO Achievements:


3- INDIVIDUAL AEROSPACE EDUCATION AWARDS for AEOs, Cadets, Teachers, Individuals/Organizations:

a- Nominated from Squadrons and/or Groups- first level of nominations due to wing by 15 January each year

b- Selected and presented at the wing, region, and national levels (according to guidelines for each award)




The 2022 Maj Gen Jeanne Holm National AEO is Capt Leslie Kneipfer of the Bridgewater State University Composite Squadron, Massachusetts Wing.  Read about Capt Kneipfer HERE


The 2022 National Frank G. Brewer National Memorial Aerospace Awardee, Sr Member category, is Lieutenant Colonel Revone R. Bauwens of the Show Low Squadron 210, Arizona Wing. Read about Lt Col Bauwens HERE


The 2022 National Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Awardee, Cadet category, is Cadet Major Rylee Jean Schmuck, River City Cadet Squadron, Indiana Wing Read about Cadet Schmuck HERE


The 2022 AFA National CAP Aerospace Education Cadet awardee is C/Lt Col Taran Fletcher, 

Table Rock Composite Squadron, Missouri Wing. Read about Cadet Fletcher HERE. 

Individuals or Organizations Working with CAP (Not a CAP Member):


The 2022 Frank G. Brewer National Memorial Aerospace Award, Organization category, is Retired Air Force Colonel Joseph Kittinger, Orlando, FL.  Read more about Col Kittinger and his work with CAP HERE. Col Kittinger died 9 December 2022. This 2022 award is in his memory. 

Lifetime Achievement in AE for CAP Member:


The 2022 Frank G. Brewer National Memorial Aerospace Award, Lifetime Achievement of CAP member category: not awarded due to an eligible, worthy member not identified in 2022. 

CAP National Aerospace Teacher of the Year:

  • Don't forget to reach out to AE members or educators in your squadrons who are formal educators and encourage nomination of this award which is presented at the annual national conference banquet. 

  • Find all info HERE.

Nomination form for the National CAP AE Teacher of the Year (For teachers)

Nomination form for AE officer/Directors of AE with instructions to upload nomination package to online CAPF 120 in eServices


The 2022 National CAP Aerospace Teacher of the Year is Dennis J. Borgerding,
Old Donation School, Virginia Beach, VA.  Read about Borgerding's work HERE



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