Md. Wing Cadet Achieves Spaatz Award
Lt. Col. Christopher Roche
Public Affairs Officer
Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron
Cadet Col. Greggor Hines of the Maryland Wing’s Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron has earned Civil Air Patrol’s highest honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.
Hines joined the Martin squadron in July 2014. His involvement in CAP began nearly two years earlier when he joined the Oregon Wing’s Salem Composite Squadron in October 2012.
He served on the cadet staff for the Tri-Wing Encampment in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, then served as cadet commander for the activity this summer. He participated in Hawk Mountain Ranger School in 2014, the Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course in 2016 and Cadet Officer School and the Aviation Maintenance and Manufacturing Course in 2017.
Hines is a qualified ground team member and urban direction-finding team member, and he received his glider pilot’s certificate in July 2016. He begins his senior year at Towson University this fall and looks forward to being sworn in as an Air Force officer.
Earning the Spaatz award, achieved by less than one-half of 1% of cadets, requires passing a comprehensive leadership and aerospace test on topics learned throughout the cadet program and a physical fitness test and writing e an essay on a specific topic.