Thanks to the hard work of our cadet and senior staff, Squadron 50 has won the Quality Cadet Unit Award for the 6th straight year. This award has only been in existence for 7 years and we only missed the first. This is a major accomplishment because only 480 units in the entire nation received this award in 2018.
Any cadet unit that displays strong program fundamentals can earn the Quality Cadet Unit Award. This award motivates squadrons to pursue goals that will inevitably lead to their having a vibrant Cadet Program. The award is purely objective. Cadet and composite squadrons who meet the challenging criteria below automatically earn the award. The award can serve as a helpful management tool. Local leaders can use its award criteria to gauge the relative health of their Cadet Program. Wing leaders can use the program data to identify squadrons that are flourishing, and perhaps use leaders of those outstanding units to mentor leaders in nearby units that did not earn the award