Spaatz Recipients

 General Carl A Spaatz Award
THE GENERAL CARL A. SPAATZ AWARD is Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. It is presented to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education.
 
Cadets qualify for this prestigious award after devoting an average of five years to progress through sixteen achievements in the CAP Cadet Program. Along the way they develop self-discipline, a strong sense of personal responsibility, the ability to lead and persuade, and the foundation necessary for pursuing a career in aviation, space, or technology.
 
The final step a cadet must complete to earn the Spaatz Award is a rigorous four-part exam consisting of a challenging physical fitness test, an essay exam testing their moral reasoning, a comprehensive written exam on leadership, and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education. Upon passing the Spaatz Award exams, the cadet is promoted to the grade of cadet colonel.
 
The Spaatz Award is named in honor of Carl "Tooey” Spaatz, the first Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. One of the giants in the history of airpower, in 1929 Spaatz, together with another pilot, 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.

NAME

SQUADRON AWARD NUMBER YEAR

ANTONIO NAZARIO

52015 RIO PIEDRAS CADET SQUADRON

144

71

REYNALDO MONTALVO

52015 RIO PIEDRAS CADET SQUADRON

175

72

NANCY MELENDEZ

52006 ISLA GRANDE CADET SQUADRON

297

74

GERARDO TORRES

52066 CABO ROJO CADET SQUADRON

391

76

RICHARD CORREA

52062 CAGUAS CADET SQUADRON

430

77

AWILDA RIVERA

52122 COL CLARA LIVINGSTONE CADET SQDN

462

78

ALFONSO GARCIA

52006 ISLA GRANDE CADET SQUADRON

503

79

ERICH J. HAEUSSLER

52111 BAYAMON # 4 CADET SQUADRON

507

79

RUBEN MENDEZ

52006 ISLA GRANDE CADET SQUADRON

516

79

ALFONSO ILLIDGE

52022 SAN GERMAN CADET SQUADRON

544

80

PEDRO W. TIRADO

52120 SABANA GRANDE CADET SQUADRON

545

80

MIGUEL A. VILLANUEVA

52098 SAN LORENZO CADE SQUADRON

546

80

JUAN RODRIGUEZ-TOLENTINO

52006 ISLA GRANDE CADET SQUADRON

561

80

JOSEPH L. CUBBA

52006 ISLA GRANDE CADET SQUADRON

563

80

PETER D. RAMOS

52105 LEVITTOWN CADET SQUADRON

624

82

PEDRO J. SANTIAGO

52122 COL CLARA LIVINGSTONE CADET SQDN

683

84

RAFAEL MEDINA

52122 COL CLARA LIVINGSTONE CADET SQDN

774

85

ALEX GUTIERREZ

52122 COL CLARA LIVINGSTONE CADET SQDN

879

88

ANABEL LUGO

52068 LAJAS CADET SQUADRON

897

88

WALTER LARA

52017 COAMO CADET SQUADRON

906

88

DANIEL GUADALUPE

52114 ROOSEVELT ROADS CADET SQUADRON

946

89

ELMER ROMAN

52051 YAUCO CADET SQUADRON

961

89

REINALDO MORILLO

52091 BAYAMON #2 CADET SQUADRON

1016

90

WALDEMAR CIMA DE VILLA

52094 BAYAMON #3 CADET SQUADRON

1054

91

ALEX CORTES

52168 VENUS GARDENS CADET SQUADRON

1057

91

KENNETH LOZANO

52123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1162

93

CARLOS G. COLON

52123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1175

93

ERIC M. COLON

52123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1176

93

AXEL A. ZENGOTITA

52123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1177

93

ISMAEL COLLADO

52002 MAYAGUEZ CADET SQUADRON

1240

95

YUSEF SAAD

52122 COL CLARA LIVINGSTONE CADET SQDN

1257

95

TIRSO F. PEÑA

52123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1277

95

RAFAEL SANCHEZ

52123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1355

96

OMAR MALDONADO

52123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1393

99

RAUL MARQUEZ

PR-123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1448

01

JESIKA PAZOL

PR-126 MUÑIZ AIR BASE CADET SQUADRON

1475

02

RAFAEL A. RIVERA

PR-123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1491

03

CARMEN M. RODRIGUEZ

PR-123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1493

03

HILA LEVY

PR-126 MUÑIZ AIR BASE CADET SQUADRON

1523

04

JONATHAN E. VAZQUEZ

PR-123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1539

04

CECILIO R. FANTAUZZI

PR-123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1553

05

ISMAEL J. RODRIGUEZ

PR-123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1566

05

JENNIFER FLORES

PR-126 MUÑIZ AIR BASE CADET SQUADRON

1783

11

IVAN X. MARCANO

PR-123 DR. CESAREO ROSA-NIEVES CADET SQUADRON

1790

11

PAMELA BLANCO

PR-126 MUÑIZ AIR BASE CADET SQUADRON

1836

12

NELLY C. PEREZ MELENDEZ PR-034 ARECIBO CADET SQUADRON 2019 15
RAFAEL O. PEREZ MELENDEZ PR-034 ARECIBO CADET SQUADRON 2026 16

 
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