Cadet Change of Command

Apex Cadet Squadron change of command ceremony

By: 1st Lt Shelly Willis, PAO

July 9, 2015

Civil Air Patrol North Carolina Wing’s Apex Cadet Squadron held a change of command ceremony on July 9, 2015.  The evening was presided over by Capt Michael Willis and attended by many supportive family and friends.  C/Capt James Barrow accepted command from C/1st Lt. Jack Torborg.

C/Capt Barrow has supported Apex Cadet Squadron previously as a Cadet Commander. After accepting command, he gave a speech including his desires to see lots of promotions for cadets and participation for events outside of regular meetings. There are many opportunities for cadets within Apex Squadron and he is hoping to encourage the cadets to take advantage of as many as they can during his time as Cadet Commander.

Outgoing Cadet Commander C/1st Lt Jack Torborg is heading off to college at Clemson University in just a few weeks and so he bid farewell to Apex Cadet Squadron after the meeting and ceremony. Capt Willis presented C/1st Lt Torborg with the Civil Air Patrol achievement award for his outstanding service by serving as Cadet Deputy Commander and Cadet Commander at Apex Cadet Squadron.

Apex Cadet Squadron also recognized the Cadet of the Quarter C/SrA Nicole Pendergraft. C/SrA Pendergraft was recognized for her outstanding performance and dedication to Civil Air Patrol core values.

Change of command photo #1   Capt Michael Willis, C/SMsgt Caroline Baldauff, C/1st Lt Jack Torborg, C/Capt James Barrow,  Photo credit: C/Capt Kyra Willis, Fayetteville Composite Squadron

Change of command group photo #2  Capt. Michael Willis, C/1st Lt Jack Torborg, C/Capt James Barrow Photo credit: C/Capt Kyra Willis, Fayetteville Composite Squadron

New Cadet Commander photo #3  C/Maj  James Barrow, Photo credit: C/Capt Kyra Willis, Fayetteville Composite Squadron

Award for outstanding service photo #4   Capt Michael Willis, C/1st Lt Jack Torborg ,Photo credit: C/Capt Kyra Willis, Fayetteville Composite Squadron

Pinning for CAP Achievement Award photo #5  Capt Michael Willis, C/1st Lt Jack Torborg ,Photo credit: C/Capt Kyra Willis, Fayetteville Composite Squadron

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