Last week, Tyler Robinson, Class of 2022, was promoted to Cadet Airman First Class with the DeKalb County Cadet Squadron. Tyler commits three hours each Thursday to volunteer with the squadron, in addition to his flight time.

Over the summer, Tyler participated in Encampment at Fort Stewart. This week-long training program builds character and leadership, while also focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and fitness.

The Civil Air Patrol is for 12 to 18 year olds who are interested in learning more about aviation, aerospace, leadership, search and rescue, first aid, and character development. The squadron also does community service together, and participates in aircraft orientation flights.

The following Q & A pulled from the DeKalb County Cadet Squadron Facebook

1. Why did you join this program, what made it stand out to you?
Being someone who one day hopes to go into the Air Force, I saw cap as the perfect opportunity to learn about the basics of leadership and military customs and courtesies.

2. How do you feel about your promotion, are you ready to take on the responsibility?
I always strive to better myself as a leader in my day to day life. CAP has taught me to take charge in my life and step up as a leader.

3. How do you plan to improve yourself in the future?
One way of improving myself in the future is by scheduling myself differently. In the past, my scheduling and time management skills have needed major improvements and now feels like the time to do it.

4. Where do you see yourself in the future? What events would you like to attend?
I feel that if I keep showing my dedication to CAP and I keep pushing myself as a leader, I can go on to become an officer in the coming year or so. In the future, I am planning on returning to encampment as flight staff and attending as many NCSA’s next summer as possible.

Congratulations, Airman First Class Robinson!

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