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MG Jeanne M Holm AE Officer of the Year

The Major General Jeanne M. Holm AE Officer of the Year award was named in honor of Major General Jeanne Marjorie Holm, the first female one-star general of the United States Air Force and the first female two-star general in any service branch of the United States. Holm was a driving force behind the expansion of women's roles in the Air Force. 

Purpose: The Civil Air Patrol's Major General Jeanne M. Holm Aerospace Education Officer of the Year award is a national-level award established to recognize and reward any Civil Air Patrol member who is dedicated to promoting and teaching aerospace to the members of Civil Air Patrol and to spreading the excitement of aerospace to their communities. Nomination form is available online HERE.

Nomination Guidelines:

  1. Any Aerospace Education Officer (AEO) in the Squadron, Group, Wing or Region is eligible.

  2. Eligible nominees must be nominated by a professional or personal reference.

  3. Nominees will be judged at the wing level, then progress to the region level, and ultimately end at the national level for final selection.

  4. Wings and Regions will decide how to best recognize the accomplishments of their individual winners. Squadron and Group nominations must be received at the Wing by 15 January; Wing nominations must be received at the Region by 15 February.  Region nominations must be received at NHQ/AE by 15 March

Nomination Package Requirements:

Nomination form, completed with the two justification pages.  Additionally, the nomination package can (and should) include:

  1. One-page overview describing why nominee deserves this award. (Use Justification block on nomination form)

  2. One-page letter of recommendation by person nominating the individual.

  3. Two-page photograph collage with an additional one-page description of activities, field trips, special events, etc. that depicts: 

  • creativity in developing and utilizing aerospace materials for the promotion of aerospace in the squadron, group, wind, and/or region.

  • cadet, senior or community involvement and activities that foster an appreciation of aerospace education and its role in our society.


Three extra pages of documentation that enhance the nomination package. This may include media coverage of nominee's AE events, special recognition received by nominee or nominee's unit for aerospace performance, etc.

Award Elements:

  • Free registration to the Civil Air Patrol's Annual Summer National Board and Conference and Banquet.

  • Commemorative Plaque (to be presented at CAP's Annual Summer National Board and Conference Awards Ceremony)


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