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Seattle Squadron Earns 2018 Quality Cadet Unit Award

October 20, 2018

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Seattle Squadron has once again earned the Quality Cadet Unit Award! Seattle Squadron met 6 of the 10 requirements set by National HQ related to maintaining a strong cadet program. About 43% of just over 1,000 units nationwide earn this award. See more at

The award criteria are listed below, with those Seattle Squadron earned marked with a star.

  • Enrollment: Unit has at least 35 cadets listed on its roster
  • Growth: Unit’s cadet roster increased by 10% or 10 cadets during previous year
  • *Retention: Unit retained 50% of first year cadets during previous year
  • *Cadet Achievement: 40% of cadets on roster have attained the Wright Brothers Award
  • *Orientation Flights: 70% of cadets on roster have participated in at least 1 flight
  • *Encampment: 50% of cadets on roster have completed encampment
  • *Adult Leadership: Unit has at least 3 Training Leaders of Cadets graduates on its roster
  • Outside Activities: Unit participated in CyberPatriot, CAP Academic Bowl, or hosted a Red Ribbon Leadership Academy
  • *Aerospace: Unit earned the Aerospace Excellence Award (AEX) during previous year or unit sent in an AAR after ordering a STEM Kit
  • Emergency Services: 60% of cadets on roster have GES certification

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