Walco Composite Squadron recognized
ELKHORN The Walco Composite Squadron, based in Elkhorn, has been awarded the Quality Cadet Unit Award by Civil Air Patrol’s national headquarters.
Units must meet the minimum requirements of five out of the eight categories to receive the award: adult leadership, unit has two training leaders of cadets graduates on its roster; aerospace, unit earned the Aerospace Excellence Award during previous year; cadet achievement, 30 percent on roster have attained the Wright Brothers Award; encampment, 50 percent of cadets on roster have completed encampment; enrollment, unit has at least 35 cadets listed on its roster; growth, unit’s cadet roster increased by 10 percent or 10 cadets during previous year; orientation flights, 60 percent of cadets on roster have participated in at least one flight; and retention, unit retained 40 percent of first-year cadets during previous year.
Walco, which currently has 23 cadets, was one of the 80 squadrons nationwide that met or exceeded the criteria in six of the eight categories.
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