Civil Air Patrol National Cadet Competition

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The Civil Air Patrol National Cadet Competition was the highest echelon of competition for Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Drill Teams and Color Guards, including all 52 Wings and 8 regions of the CAP. Annually, each of the 52 CAP wings hosted a competition to decide one drill team and one color guard winner to represent their wing to their respective region competition. Wing Competitions were normally held anywhere from December to March and region competitions were usually held anywhere from April to May, with the winning drill team and color guard representing their respective region at the National Cadet Competition held every summer. Only one drill team and one color guard was able to represent their region at the NCC, making NCC the most elite competition CAP had to offer. The winning NCC teams were awarded the United States Air Force Chief of Staff Sweepstakes Award Trophy, with their wing name being added to the trophy's display. To add to its prestige, each NCC winner was awarded a silver star which was added to their drill team or color guard ribbon. The final National Cadet Competition, the 2013 National Cadet Competition (NCC), was held July 17 through July 20 in Dayton, Ohio at Wright State University and Stebbins High School. Since 2013, the NCC has been cancelled and changed to reflect the new direction of the CAP Cadet Program. While the program has changed and been reformed, its tradition and legacy lives on in the hearts of those who competed. For more information on the new NCC program, please visit: https://www.capmembers.com/cadet_programs/activities/national_cadet_competition/


2013 National Drill Team Competition Winners were:

Great Lakes Region - Ohio Wing

Southeast Region - Tennessee Wing

2013 National Color Guard Competition Winners were:

Rocky Mountain Region - Utah Wing

2013 National Drill Team Competition Results
Region Wing Inspection Standard Innovative Written Panel Quiz Mile Run Volleyball Points Overall
SER TN 1 3 1 4 1 1 or 2 2 13 - 14 1st
MER NC 6 4 5 2 2 3 5 27 4th
RMR CO 4 5 6 6 4 5 4 34 5th
PCR CA 2 2 3 3 6 4 3 23 3rd
NER NJ 5 6 4 5 3 6 6 35 6th
GLR OH 3 1 2 1 5 1 or 2 1 14 - 15 1st
SWR None 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 56 8th
NCR None 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 56 8th
2013 National Color Guard Competition Results
Region Wing Inspection Standard Indoor Outdoor Written Panel Quiz Mile Run Points Overall
SER FL 4 7 6 1 6 4 4 32 3rd
MER MD 5 6 1 7 1 8 7 35 7th
RMR UT 1 3 7 5 3 1 2 22 1st
PCR CA 2 8 1 4 7 3 1 26 2nd
NER NJ 3 1 3 8 8 5 5 33 5th
GLR WI 6 5 5 2 4 7 6 35 8th
SWR TX 7 2 4 6 5 6 3 33 4th
NCR NE 8 3 8 3 2 2 8 34 6th

Photos and Full Results from the 2013 NCC can be found here:

2013 NCC Results

The wings who represented their regions to the 2013 National Cadet Competition were as follows:

2013 National Cadet Competition Teams
Region Drill Team Color Guard
Southeast Tennessee Florida
Middle East North Carolina Maryland
Rocky Mountain Colorado Utah
Pacific California California
Northeast New Jersey New Jersey
Great Lakes Ohio Wisconsin
Southwest Texas
North Central Nebraska

2013 Schedule and Directions

The results from the 2012 NCC can be found here: http://www.kalemis.com/ncc/index.html

All previous year's winners can be found here: http://ncsas.com/ncc_winners/

International Drill Competition[edit]

In 1947, based upon the cadet training program which required proficiency in standard drill "without arms," General Lucas V. Beau, Civil Air Patrol's National Commander, instituted the National Drill Competition. Rules were drafted by the US Drill Competition Committee, United States Air Force Ceremonial Detachment located at Bolling AFB, Washington DC and practices used by the Army ROTC program.[1]

Major General Lucas Victor Beau, Commanding General of the Civil Air Patrol, was a well-known figure with countries having aviation cadet programs or showing an interest in establishing one. General Beau was well liked and had a longtime association with the Air Cadet League of Canada, an organization started in 1939 and one that the CAP Cadet program was modeled after when it began in October 1942.

Beau was attending a planning meeting in April 1947 in Canada to help organize the first International Air Cadet Exchange program which was to start in the summer of 1948 between the United States and Canada. When it was mentioned that CAP was establishing a National Drill Competition along the lines of the annual drill competition and exhibition that was held in Canada for the Air League. A point was made that the CAP Cadets were excellent marchers, and the Canadians counted that they too were suburb drill men; thus, a challenge.

Beau donated in 1948 for presentation at the first meet held in conjunction with the New York City Jubilee at Idlewild Airport Jamaica, Long Island, a heavy Sterling Silver trophy which is shaped in the form of the circular CAP Shoulder patch, it is 12 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick, the top of the circle is an arc with engraved relief block letters that spell out the words "CIVIL AIR PATROL". The trophy center piece is a highly polished raised isosceles triangle set on a circular blue background with raised 14-inch border; within its center is a raised red three-bladed propeller, and the raised block letters "US" is centered on the lower half of the blue. The circular emblem is mounted on an 18-inch-long (460 mm) by 6-inch-wide (150 mm) and 2-inch-high (51 mm) base, which has across its front and back sides three raised triangles, each end has two triangles, for a total of 10 triangles all around, on each of these triangles is engraved the year (above) and the country (below) of the winner, i.e. "1949 CANADA".

Winners of the IDC[edit]

Winners of the International Drill Competition
Year Location City/State Team Score Team Commander
1948 Idlewild Airport exhibition Long Island, NY CAN 28.5 F/Sgt Ralph Cyr
US 26.5 Sgt George Cohn
1949 Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, Ontario CAN 358 WO1 Williams Stewart
US 347 Sgt Arthur Barton
1950 Canadian National Exhibition Des Moines, IA CAN 374 WO2 John Morrison
US 367
1951 Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, Ontario UK 367 F/Sgt R. Kyle Exhibition
CAN 362 L. Tighe
US 360 Capt I. B. Abrams
1952 Canadian National Exhibition St. Paul, MN 123 US 1143 Capt Jorge Luis Montalvo
CAN 1108 WO Donald G. Barnes
1953 Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, Ontario CAN Sgt. R.J. Chalmers
US Capt David Payne
1954 Minnesota State Fair Minneapolis, MN US 1012 Capt Gomez
CAN 966 WO P.R. Murray
1955 Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, Ontario CAN 1130 WO James Goodhand
US 1114 Capt Rafael Lugo
1956 Minnesota State Fair Minneapolis, MN CAN WO Roy Lauritsen
US Capt Edwin Lopez
1957 Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, Ontario US Capt David Kilani
CAN WO James Jackson

Winners of the National Competition[edit]

The National Drill Competition was governed by its original rules from 1948 to 1965. Between 1948 and 1959, the winners of the competition were awarded the Colonel George A. Stone CAP Trophy. From 1960, until the final National Drill Competition under the original rules was held in 1965, the trophy was given no name.

The winners of the National Drill Competition under its original rules are listed below.

National Drill Competition
Year Location City State Winning Region Winning Wing Team Commander
1948 Mitchell, AFB Long Island NY Northeast Region New York Wing C/Sgt George Cohn
1949 Lowry AFB Denver CO Northeast Region New Jersey Wing C/Sgt Arthur Barton
1950 Lowry AFB Denver CO Rocky Mountain Region Utah Wing C/Sgt
1951 Andrews AFB Prince George's Co MD Northeast Region New York Wing C/Capt I. B. Abrams
1952 Mitchell, AFB Long Island NY Southeast Region Puerto Rico Wing C/Capt Jorge Montalvo
1953 Mitchell, AFB Long Island NY Northeast Region New York Wing C/Capt Andrew O'Rourke
1954 Minneapolis-St. Paul AFB Minneapolis MN Southeast Region Puerto Rico Wing C/Capt Francisco Toledo
1955 Clinton County AFB Willmington OH Southeast Region Puerto Rico Wing C/Capt Samuel Colon
1956 Amarillo AFB Amarillo TX Rocky Mountain Region Utah Wing C/Lt Roy Cundick
1957 Rockefeller Center New York NY Pacific Region Hawaii Wing C/Capt David P. Kalani III
1958 Rockefeller Center New York NY Northeast Region New York Wing C/Capt Henry Olynik
1959 Rockefeller Center New York NY Pacific Region Hawaii Wing C/Capt David P. Kalani III
1960 USAF Academy Colorado Springs CO Rocky Mountain Region Colorado Wing C/MSgt Barbara Sell
1961 USAF Academy Colorado Springs CO Rocky Mountain Region Colorado Wing C/Lt Barbara Sell
1962 USAF Academy Colorado Springs CO Great Lakes Region Michigan Wing C/Col Douglas C. Roach
1963 USAF Academy Colorado Springs CO Great Lakes Region Michigan Wing C/Daniel Weaver
1964 USAF Academy Colorado Springs CO Southwest Region Texas Wing C/Alex Rocha
1965 USAF Academy Colorado Springs CO Great Lakes Region Michigan Wing C/Martin Smith

From 1966 to 1973, no National Drill Competition was held. The efforts of the National Commander's Committee on Cadet Programs (1971 to 1975) was instrumental in reestablishing and developing the National Cadet Competition, which besides drill and inspection added physical fitness, and knowledge of aerospace education to it curriculum. Originally it was to be called the National Cadet Olympics and later renamed in 1975 to the National Cadet Competition. The first was held in Dallas, Texas in 1974.

From 1974 to 1977, the winners of the competition were presented a trophy given under no name. In 1978 the CAP-USAF Commander, Brigadier General Paul E. Gardner, USAF, in a memorandum recommended the use of Civil Air Patrol Corporate funds in the amount of $1,000 to rename and establish the USAF Chief of Staff Sweepstakes Award Trophy as recognition of the national champions. The National Executive Committee of CAP approved on 4 March 1978.

The Air Force Chief of Staff at the time, General David C. Jones, USAF, approved of this award and authorized it in the name of all Air Force Chiefs of Staff on 26 April 1978.

In 1996, the National Cadet Competition was split into two distinct competitions; the National Drill Team Competition, and the National Color Guard Competition.

The winners of the modern National Drill Team Competition are listed below.

National Drill Team Competition
Year Location City State Winning Region Winning Wing Team Commander
1974 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Middle East Region North Carolina Wing
1975 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Southwest Region Texas Wing
1976 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Southeast Region Georgia Wing C/Capt Tim Dearman
1977 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Southeast Region Georgia Wing C/Mark Bebo
1978 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Middle East Region North Carolina Wing C/Col William McGalliard
1979 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Middle East Region North Carolina Wing C/Capt Hugh W. Carter
1980 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New York Wing C/Lt Michael Spencer
1981 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Pacific Region California Wing C/Maj Amy Creczyn
1982 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New York Wing C/Capt Hector Marcayda
1983 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Great Lakes Region Illinois Wing C/Lt Col Drew Savage
1984 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New York Wing C/Capt Mark Springer
1985 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New York Wing C/Capt Domingo Torres
1986 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Pacific Region California Wing
1987 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Pacific Region California Wing C/Capt Robert Hagberg
1988 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New York Wing C/Lt Col Clement Stewart
1989 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New Jersey Wing C/Capt Darin Ford
1990 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New Jersey Wing C/Col Steven H. Drollinger
1991 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New York Wing C/Col Sayedoul Rahman
1992 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New Jersey Wing C/Col Jose M. Figueroa
1993 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New Jersey Wing C/Col Jose M. Figueroa
1994 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New Jersey Wing C/Col Jose M. Figueroa
1995 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Southwest Region Louisiana Wing C/Col Richard Muffoletto
1996 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Great Lakes Region Illinois Wing C/Col Joseph Martinez
1997 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Northeast Region New Jersey Wing C/FO Walead Latif
1998 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Southwest Region Louisiana Wing C/Brior Lecompte
1999 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Southwest Region Louisiana Wing C/Maj Michele Robichaux
2000 Rescheduled
2001 USAF Academy Colorado Springs CO Northeast Region Massachusetts Wing C/Col Peter Amaral
2002 USAF Academy Colorado Springs CO Northeast Region New York Wing C/Lt Col Adam Cucchiara
2003 Wright State University Dayton OH Middle East Region Delaware Wing C/Col Jonathan Offen
2004 Wright State University Dayton OH Southeast Region Puerto Rico Wing C/Col Jonathan Vazquez
2005 Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Museum Washington DC Northeast Region New York Wing C/Lt Col Erik Johnson
2006 Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Museum Washington DC Southwest Region Arizona Wing C/Col Cameron Philips
2007 National Museum of the United States Air Force Dayton OH Southeast Region Puerto Rico Wing C/Lt Col Luis Colon
2008 Wright State University Dayton OH Southwest Region Arizona Wing C/Col Jamie Hurley
2009 Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum McMinnville OR Rocky Mountain Region Utah Wing C/Lt Col Cheston Newhall
2010 Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum McMinnville OR Rocky Mountain Region Utah Wing C/1stLt Zach Hopkins
2011 Wright State University Dayton OH Southeast Region Puerto Rico Wing C/Lt Col Hector J. Rodriguez
2012 Wright State University Dayton OH Southwest Region Texas Wing C/Maj Joshua Phillips
2013 Wright State University Dayton OH Southeast Region

Great Lakes Region

Tennessee Wing

Ohio Wing

C/Lt Col Caleb Brinegar

C/Capt Nathaniel Forrider

The winners of the National Color Guard Competition are listed below.

National Color Guard Competition (1996–Present)
Year Location City State Winning Wing Winning Region Team Commander
1996 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Oklahoma Wing Southwest Region
1997 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Indiana Wing Great Lakes Region
1998 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL West Virginia Wing Middle East Region
1999 Maxwell AFB Montgomery AL Puerto Rico Wing Southeast Region
2000 Rescheduled
2001 USAF Academy Colorado Springs CO Virginia Wing Middle East Region
2002 USAF Academy Colorado Springs CO Florida Wing Southeast Region C/CMSgt Marissa Streifel
2003 Wright State University Dayton OH California Wing Pacific Region C/SMSgt Laura Borenstein
2004 Wright State University Dayton OH Florida Wing Southeast Region C/MSgt Jessica Aubuchon
2005 Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Museum Washington DC Florida Wing Southeast Region C/CMSgt Casey Culp
2006 Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian Museum Washington DC California Wing Pacific Region C/SrA Jesse Almanza
2007 National Museum of the Air Force Dayton OH Arizona Wing Southwest Region C/SSgt Isaiah Huen
2008 Wright State University Dayton OH Florida Wing Southeast Region C/CMSgt Tim Lhota
2009 Evergreen Aviation Museum McMinnville OR New York Wing Northeast Region C/CMSgt Thomas Macrini
2010 Evergreen Aviation Museum McMinnville OR Florida Wing Southeast Region C/CMSgt Tyler Gwynn
2011 Wright State University Dayton OH California Wing Pacific Region C/CMSgt Nicholas Chun
2012 Wright State University Dayton OH Puerto Rico Wing Southeast Region C/CMSgt Bryan Chavez
2013 Wright State University Dayton OH Utah Wing Rocky Mountain Region C/CMSgt Rosalyn Carlisi

Statistics of the National Cadet Competition (1974 - 2013)[edit]

The following table shows the number of national championships won since the recreation of the National Cadet Competition in 1974 until the discontinuation of NCC in 2013, by region.

National Championships Won by Region
Region Drill Team

Championships Won

Color Guard

Championships Won

Total
Northeast Region 15 0 15
Southeast Region 6 7 13
Southwest Region 7 2 9
Middle East Region 4 2 6
Pacific Region 3 3 6
Great Lakes Region 3 1 4
Rocky Mountain Region 2 1 3
North Central Region 0 0 0

[2]

National Drill Team Championships Won by Wing
Titles Won Wing Championship Years
8 New York 2005, 2002, 1991, 1988, 1985, 1984, 1982, 1980
6 New Jersey 1997, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1989
3 Puerto Rico 2011, 2007, 2004
Louisiana 1999, 1998, 1995
California 1987, 1986, 1981
North Carolina 1979, 1978, 1974
2 Texas 2012, 1975
Utah 2010, 2009
Arizona 2008, 2006
Illinois 1996, 1983
Georgia 1977, 1976
1 Ohio 2013
Tennessee 2013
Delaware 2003
Massachusetts 2001

[2]

National Color Guard Championships Won by Wing
Titles Won Wing Championship Years
5 Florida 2010, 2008, 2005, 2004, 2002
3 California 2011, 2006, 2003
2 Puerto Rico 2012, 1999
1 Utah 2013
New York 2009
Arizona 2007
Virginia 2001
West Virginia 1998
Indiana 1997
Oklahoma 1996

[2]

  • To date, the 2002 Florida Wing Color Guard was the only team to win first place in every event at NCC.[3]
  • Only five wings in history have been home to BOTH a NDTC and a NCGC Champion Team; Puerto Rico, Arizona, California, New York and Utah.
  • Only one squadron has be home to both a National Champion Drill Team and National Champion Color Guard. That is the Dr. Cesareo Rosa Nieves Cadet Squadron, from the Puerto Rico Wing, in the Southeast Region (SER-PR-123). (Drill team in 2004, 2007, and 2011. Color Guard in 2012.)
  • Only one cadet has commanded more than one team to a National Drill Team Championship. That was C/Col Jose Figueroa, from NER-NJWG, in 1992, 1993, and 1994.
  • Only one team has won three consecutive National Championships. That team was NER-NJWG in 1992, 1993, and 1994.

References[edit]

This article incorporates material and text originally from a Civil Air Patrol website. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the material is in the public domain.
  1. ^ "International Drill Competition". Leonard A. Blascovich, Col, CAP. 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  2. ^ a b c [1]
  3. ^ [2]

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