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WAWG's Newest Spaatz Cadet

posted Sep 29, 2018, 3:07 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Sep 29, 2018, 3:34 PM ]


Photo courtesy C/Col Quinn
Eastern Washington's Cadet Cameron Quinn Joins Prestigious Top .5% with Promotion to Cadet Colonel

September 29, 2017

Omak, Wash. – Congratulations are in order for Cadet Colonel Cameron Quinn on receiving his General Carl A. Spaatz Award (#2208) and becoming Washington Wing's newest Spaatz cadet. He has joined the elite group of cadets of which only 0.5% of cadets enter.

C/Col Quinn started out in the Pangborn Squadron in 2013 and transferred to Northern Desert Squadron in 2015. Throughout his years in Civil Air Patrol, C/Col Quinn has served as the Cadet Commander at ESTA, Desert Eagle Flight Academy, and has been serving as the Cadet Commander at his squadron for almost a year. He has attended two National Cadet Special Activities including Cadet Officer School and Air Force Space Command-Familiarization Course. Currently, he is a student at Seattle University where he plans to double major in computer science and math. In addition, he plans to join Air Force ROTC next year and commission into the U.S. Air Force. Congratulations to Cadet Colonel Quinn!

About General Spaatz

Carl “Tooey” Spaatz was the first to serve as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. One of the giants in the history of airpower, in 1929 Spaatz, together with a crew that included Ira C. Eaker, set an important flight endurance record of 150 hours and 40 minutes in the early days of aviation. During World War II, he commanded the Allied air campaign against the Nazis. In the Pacific Theater, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki took place under his command. After retiring from the Air Force, General Spaatz served as the first chairman of the Civil Air Patrol National Board. Civil Air Patrol / From Stripes to Diamonds / Spaatz Award - Click to learn more