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Civic Leadership Academy

Civil Leadership Academy

By Lt. Col. Mohammed High, CAP

24 Civil Air Patrols Cadets are headed to our Nation's Capital for the 2018 Civic Leadership Academy. Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP's National Commander and Chief Executive Officer described Civic Leadership Academy as "a once in a lifetime opportunity".

The 24 chosen cadets from all over the U.S. which includes Cadet 1st Lt. Ryan Casa from Nevada Wing Nellis Composite Squadron will be spending a week at this event, will be participating in hands on activities, attend lectures, seminars, will also get behind the scenes tours and attend briefings at the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, Pentagon and much more. 

In addition cadets will visit legislative offices, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, World War II, Korean Wat, Vietnam Veterans, Women in Military Service and Lincoln memorials. 

The academy hopes cadets will be greatly inspired through their experiences, want them to always remember the civic lessons they learned at Academy, and be willing to put them to work in their own communities. 

Congratulations to all the participants and hope you will share your experiences with other cadets to inspire and look forward to participating in events such as this one. 

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