Cadet Programs

Cadet Programs
The Cadet Programs section is the region office that is responsible for management and oversight of Cadet Program activities in the Southeast Region. Cadet Program Officers provide education and assistance to subordinate unit's cadet program activities in support of one of CAP's missions.
 
Functional Address:  CAP SER/CP
 

SER Cadet Programs is committed to assisting the 6 Wings (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico) in their administration of the cadet programs.

While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program. The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership. Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic). 

Whatever your interests-survival training, flight training, photography, astronomy-there's a place for you in CAP's cadet program. Each year, cadets have the opportunity to participate in special activities at the local, state, regional or national level. Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy. Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.

What's New?

 Thanks to Air Force support, CAP has special funding available this year to cover encampment fees, uniforms, transportation, and other costs associated with our encampment program, with an emphasis on serving economically disadvantaged cadets.  This is great news and evidence of the Air Force's pride in the accomplishments of CAP cadets and enthusiasm for their future.  If a cadet wants to attend an encampment this summer, financial considerations should not be a factor holding them back.
 
 

Recognition 

"2016 CAP Foundation Scholarship Awardees"

Congratulations to the 14 Southeast Region members from four of our Wings received CAP Foundation scholarships in 2016!   The award winners will receive a separate email from National Headquarters with instructions on how to obtain their scholarship. The 2016 named winners are:
  
Wing Grade Name Award Amount
AL C/2d Lt Antonio Esposito CAP Flight $1,000 
FL C/Col Tyler Belyeu CAP Academic  $1,900 
FL C/Capt James Hockel CAP Academic  $1,900
FL C/Col Robert Ward CAP Flight
$1,000
GA C/Maj Jake Depeiro  CAP Academic
$1,900
GA C/Capt
Noah Little CAP Flight $1,000
MS C/Maj
Noah Bender CAP Academic
$1,900
PR C/Maj
Marcos Lopez CAP Academic $1,900
PR C/Lt Col Jordan Torres CAP Academic $1,900
PR C/Lt Col Orlando Rohena CAP Flight
$1,000
PR C/2nd Lt Eduardo Camareno CAP Flight
$1,000
TN C/Lt Col Joshua Brinegar  CAP Academic  $1,900 
TN  C/Capt  Lexie Higdon  Mary Feik Flight  $1,000 
TN  C/Capt  Blake Burgess  USAA  $1,000 

 
 
Cadet Programs Staff
Deputy Chief of Staff, Cadet Programs
Lt Col Margarita Mesones-Mori
 MMesones@sercap.us
 Master Rating

Development Officer
Lt Col Valerie Brown
 valeriecap@omcast.net
 None

D.D.R. Coordinator
Maj Edithgail Miller
 efmiller@yahoo.com
 Master Rating

Activities Officer
Maj Thomas Miller (Interim)
 TomMiller817@gmail.com
 Senior Rating

Recent Spaatz Award Recipients
C/Col Tyler D. Belyeu, FL-116
C/Col Samuel G. Cockrell, AL-133
C/Col Ryan D. Erskine, AL-113
C/Col Daniel T. Fry, FL-049
C/Col Zelik Abiel Gil, GA-114
C/Col Catherine A. Guthrie, AL-119
C/Col Holly E. Guthrie, AL-119
C/Col Alexander Hanson, GA-116
C/Col Austin W. Holliman,  AL-024
C/Col Ryan S. Howard,  MS-102
C/Col Tiffany E. Jakowczuk, FL-142
C/Col Alec S. Lampasona, FL-458
C/Col Adam L. Pendleton, GA-116
C/Col David J. Twibell, GA-453
C/Col Robert H. Ward, FL-435
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