Bowie Cadet Chosen as 2011 Tri-Wing Encampment Commander

Bowie Squadron's Cadet Col. John Brennan  has been chosen as the 2011 Tri-Wing Encampment Commander. “I received the position of Cadet Commander, the cadet in charge of running the encampment,” Brennan said.

In order to be selected, he had to compete with other cadets by submitting a resume and a letter of intent to the review board. He said he was chosen based on his general CAP as well as his prior encampment experience. He has been a part of the staff for the past four years.

Brennan also recently received the Spaatz Award by Brig General Richard Anderson. “I had to pass a 50 question comprehensive aerospace test, a leadership test, a Physical Fitness Exam, and write an essay on a moral leadership topic,” Brennan said. He is the 1,765th recipient of this award, since it first started in 1962. Brig General Richard Anderson was the 193rd.

Brennan has been with CAP since January 2006. During this time, he has obtained several other leadership roles to include Vice Chair of  the Middle Eastern Region Cadet Advisory Council (CAC), of which he is currently an active member. Previously, Brennan served as Chair of the Maryland CAC and served as Cadet Commander of Bowie Composite Squadron.

For other Cadets who would like to accomplish such awards as the Spaatz, he offers the advice of "don’t fall behind in your cadet promotion schedule; take the time to make friends outside of your squadron. "

As for future goals with CAP, Brennan would like to help teach other cadets. “Since I have reached the highest cadet achievement in CAP, I want to use that experience to be a mentor to other cadets.”

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