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abysmal
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« on: May 05, 2005, 07:46:29 PM »

Came across this today...

Based on historical information...

If we had 100 Cadets in our squadron, 15% or 15 of them would earn their Mitchell Award.

If we had 100 Cadets in our squadron, 5% or 5 of them would earn their Earhart Award.

If we had 100 Cadets in our squadron, 2% or 2 of them would earn their Eaker Award.

And now comes the BIG Surprise....

If we had 2,000 Cadets in our squadron.
0.05% or ONE SINGLE CADET would earn their SPAATZ Award.

This information comes from...
Robert B. Smith, Lt Col, CAP, Chief, Curriculum Development, Cadet Programs Directorate, Civil Air Patrol National HQ.


Anyone care to speculate on why there is such a HUGE drop off from the cadets that make it to the Eaker to those very very very few who press on to the SPAATZ??
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2LT Christopher M. Parrett
Deputy Commander of Cadets, Cadet Programs Officer
London Bridge Composite Squadron 501
SWR-AZ-112,  Lake Havasu City, Arizona
MIKE
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 08:12:46 PM »

Anyone care to speculate on why there is such a HUGE drop off from the cadets that make it to the Eaker to those very very very few who press on to the SPAATZ??

Because for Spaatz the tests are hard (and are not locally controlled.)... The CPFT used to be harder than it is now... Because you only get three tries... Fail the third time and you are done... Because you need to complete all requirements before you turn 21 and some don't make it in time.  Some cadets just don't want to get Spaatz... It's not the destination, it's the journey.

Besides... Most Spaatzen are dorks!  :o

You said that if you had 100 cadets in your unit 15 would get Mitchell etc... I think could is a more accurate statement.  Goes along with what I have said previously about cadet promotions.

One of the 5% BTW.  :)
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Mike Johnston
abysmal
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 08:21:07 PM »

These numbers are based on actual promotions in CAP over the years.
Could, Would, Should, in this case DID.
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2LT Christopher M. Parrett
Deputy Commander of Cadets, Cadet Programs Officer
London Bridge Composite Squadron 501
SWR-AZ-112,  Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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