By 1stLt Eric Perquin, Aerospace Education Officer
Upon resuming the task of the Squadron Aerospace Education Officer (AEO) one of the first tasks was to meet with the Cadet Staff and get their input on what they would like to achieve for the year. One of the goals they set forth was to achieve the Civil Air Patrols Aerospace Excellence Award. Another request was to start the Model Rocketry Program. Their wish was my challenge.
The next step was to let the Cadets know what was expected of them and how much effort would be required to complete our objectives, and they did not disappoint. We chose some of the AEX activities to tie in with Model Rocketry in an effort to achieve both goals. Enthusiasm filled the classroom during every meeting.
Cadet Aerospace Officer C/LtCol Christopher Pineda was instrumental in the program’s success along with assistance from C/Majors Henry and Norrie. Their ability to maintain discipline in the classroom and their knowledge of the subjects at hand were invaluable.
Congratulations to the Cadets of Omaha Composite Squadron, the Cadet Staff and the Senior Members who made this award possible. Excellence indeed.