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Martin squadron earned Quality Cadet Unit Award

September 12, 2020

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Middle River, MD. – Martin squadron joins 348 other units nationwide and is one of 12 in Maryland Wing earning this annual award.

Established by CAP National Headquarters in 2010, the award rates cadet and composite squadrons on multiple categories: Enrollment, growth, retention, orientation flights, encampment, aerospace, emergency services, outside activities [ie: CyberPatriot], adult leadership and cadet achievements.

Due to the restrictions in meeting and activity attendance in 2020, units were only required to meet 5 of the 10 categories to earn the award. Martin squadron earned the following:

  • Current membership: As of August 31, 2020, the squadron had 59 cadets on the roster
  • Adult leadership: Seven senior officers completed Training Leaders of Cadets course
  • Outside activities: Our squadron had two teams participate in CyberPatriot in December 2019
  • Aerospace: The squadron earned the Aerospace Education Excellence Award. This is the eleventh time the unit has completed the AEX award
  • Emergency Services: Our squadron has 36 cadets that have completed General Emergency Services, and those cadets are now able to train for other ES specialties

Martin squadron has earned the QCUA for the last three years and also earned it in 2014.

For more details on the QCUA, visit:

Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron meets every Thursday from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Martin State Airport. For information on the squadron, including meeting address and contact information, visit Follow the squadron on Facebook at and on Twitter at

Nearly 1,500 CAP members serve in Maryland. Last year wing members flew 13 search and rescue missions. The wing was credited with four finds. Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland. Members flew 2,245 hours in all mission categories. Volunteers contributed services estimated at $4.6 million. For more information, contact the Maryland Wing at or follow the wing on Facebook at

Established in 1941, Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine Cessna aircraft and 1,550 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and performs about 90% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Often using innovative cellphone forensics and radar analysis software, CAP was credited by the AFRCC with saving 110 lives in fiscal 2019. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. As a nonprofit organization, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace education using national academic standards-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Members also serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. One of the premier public service organizations in America, CAP benefits the nation with an estimated economic impact of $209 million annually. Visit http://www.CAP.News or for more information.



Lt. Col Christopher Roche

Public Affairs Officer

Glenn L. Martin Composite Squadron

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