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Maryland Wing Drill Team


2008 Drill Team Members

  • C/2d Lt Matthew Bevard
  • C/2d Lt Abbi Jo Bonanno
  • C/1st Lt Brandon Brooks
  • C/MSgt Perry Bryant
  • C/Capt Matthew Herten
  • C/2d Lt Jon Moorman
  • C/2d Lt Melanie Perkins
  • C/Col Elizabeth Peters
  • C/SSgt Sarah Peters
  • C/Col Jake Reed, Commander
  • C/TSgt Zuleyma Ruiz
  • C/Lt Col David Trick
  • C/2d Lt Peter Webster


Event Description:

  1. Purposes of the Cadet Competition:
    1. To provide incentive and motivation for cadets to train and attain goals in leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness and teamwork.
    2. To provide an opportunity for cadets to increase esprit de corps through excellence in training and performance.
    3. To provide a public validation of the objectives of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Program.
  2. Objectives of the Cadet Competition:
    1. To provide a competitive venue in which cadets can display their training and leadership skills.
    2. To recognize and reward cadets whose training and performance is determined to be the best in the CAP Cadet Program.
    3. To establish clearly defined standards for performance, which can be used at all CAP levels.
    4. To provide a tool for measuring the success of the Cadet Program at all levels.
    5. To provide an event that can be used in publicizing the Civil Air Patrol and can be used as a recruitment tool.
  3. Target group for the Cadet Competition.
    1. All cadets in the CAP Cadet Program should be targeted at the unit level. All cadets should be challenged to train and achieve at their highest possible level.
    2. All senior members who have contact with cadets should be targeted at the unit level. They should be encouraged to teach, train and assist the cadets in their endeavors to be a part of the Cadet Competition Teams.
    3. All senior members in command positions above the unit level who have decision-making power in matters that affect the cadets’ chances to participate in the Cadet Competition should be targeted.
    4. Using publicity about the Cadet Competition Team and lower unit competitions as recruiting material should target the general public.
  4. Results of the Cadet Competition Team.
    1. Cadets who compete at any level develop pride, esprit de corps and a sense of accomplishment.
    2. Cadets and senior members have the reward of knowing what the cadets' skill and abilities are when they are “put to the test” in areas required by the Cadet Competition.
    3. Cadets and senior members have fun and communicate that to others, providing motivation for other members to raise their level of performance and providing a recruitment tool to attract new members.
  5. Desired outcomes of the Cadet Competition.
    1. Cadets increase their training and skills in leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness and teamwork.
    2. Cadets use their increased skills and knowledge to get more involved in the Cadet Program at the unit level, thus creating a stronger program.
    3. Outstanding teams and cadets are recognized and rewarded for achieving the goals and objectives set before them by various higher commands.
    4. High standards of training and performance are established and taught to other cadets, thus increasing the level of training throughout the program.
    5. Cadets and senior members gain a sense of belonging to a large organization by interaction with other members outside of their regular area of contact.
  6. Training Schedule: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month in preparation for April 2008 MER Cadet Competition
  7. Transportation: Transportation to and from such activity is not the responsibility of CAP and is provided as available. Privately owned vehicles travel to or from such activity is performed strictly at the members own risk (reference CAPR 77-1, para 6c and CAPR 52-16, para 8-10) and is not under CAP direction and control.