Any cadet unit that displays strong program fundamentals can earn the Quality Cadet Unit Award. This award motivates squadrons to pursue goals that will inevitably lead to their having a vibrant Cadet Program. The Quality Cadet Unit Award is purely objective. Cadet and composite squadrons who meet the challenging criteria below automatically earn the award.
All cadet and composite squadrons and flights with a minimum of 10 cadets are eligible.
2015-2016 CRITERIA (Data from 1 September 2015 through 31 August 2016)
The award criteria are entirely objective. Any unit that meets at least 6 of the 10 criteria listed below, as of 31 August, qualifies:
Pull the redesigned Quality Cadet Unit Report from Member Reports to see how your unit is doing.
Cadet and composite squadrons that qualify for the Quality Cadet Unit Award will receive the following:
If you cannot resolve the issue with one of the above links, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. How does the Quality Cadet Unit Award affect the Squadron of Merit Award program?
The Squadron of Merit Award remains in effect, but only one squadron per wing wins that award each year. The SOM program allows the wing commander to make subjective judgments about which unit is the “best” in the wing, while the Quality Cadet Unit Award is purely objective. One would hope that the SOM winner would also be a QCUA winner, but that is not a pre-requisite.
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