On Thursday Dec. 12, Sedalia Cadet Squadron #009, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), promoted Cadet Aaron D. Hensley to the grade of Cadet Senior Master Sergeant. Hensley also received a Certificate of Appreciation for assisting in making the Model Rocketry Symposium weekend in November a success.
He was valuable in the “day-to-day” scenarios that needed managing, and his support was greatly appreciated. At the squadron Christmas Party held at the Golden Corral in Sedalia, C/SMSgt Hensley was honored with the Cadet of the Quarter Award for his promotions, leadership qualities and involvement in squadron activities.
Civil Air Patrol, the official Air Force Auxiliary, is a civilian, volunteer, nonprofit organization. Members perform more than 95 percent of inland search and rescue missions in the United States as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.
Volunteers also take a leading role in aerospace education, serve as mentors to America’s finest youth program via the CAP Cadet Program, and perform Disaster Relief and Homeland Security missions.
For more information on local volunteer opportunities with Civil Air Patrol, contact LtCol Dennis L. Pearson, Commander, (913) 680-4102, or email@example.com. Submitted photo and story by Capt Karen R. Pearson, CAP Public Affairs Officer.