Cadet Colonel Samuel A Ward – Spaatz Award Winner!
Cadet Colonel Samuel A Ward has earned the highest award for Cadets in Civil Air Patrol. This accomplishment is only accomplished by the top 1% of all Cadets. We are honored to cheer his accomplishments.
Carl “Tooey” Spaatz was the first to serve as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. One of the giants in the history of airpower, in 1929 Spaatz, together with a crew that included Ira C. Eaker, set an important flight endurance record of 150 hours and 40 minutes in the early days of aviation. During World War II, he commanded the Allied air campaign against the Nazis. In the Pacific Theater, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki took place under his command. After retiring from the Air Force, General Spaatz served as the first chairman of the Civil Air Patrol National Board.
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