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Old 01-22-2004, 17:26   #10
Skyhook
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CAP Pilots Sq. commander eight years
CAP Group Commander Two years

I had seventy cadets (avg) and many of those went into the service or ROTC programs after high school.
Those kids learned how to work together, assume responsibility as leaders, and act as ladies and gentlemen. The Cadet Corp did some things for the poorer kids they might have not found elsewhere- we managed to find uniforms for all of those willing to stay around and accept discipline and display good judgement and manners. Encampments were trying but rewarding and there was always something enjoyable to experience.
The SAR business for CAP went into the crapper about the time the NYSP took over.
The Cadet mission stayed the same and is the most valuable part of the entire program.
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