This past Veterans Day, Mayor Gary Christensen recognized the promotions of three Malden residents and Civil Air Patrol, Boston Cadet Squadron Cadets: Artemijs “AJ” Jumutcs, Hailey Tran, and Sophie Tran.
Sophie is promoted to her first rank, Cadet-Airman, Hailey received her first promotion to a Non-Commissioned Officer rank, Cadet-Staff Sergeant, and AJ received the most-senior Non-Commissioned Officer Rank before preparing to advance the Cadet Officer ranks, Cadet-Chief Master Sergeant, as well re-affirmed as the Cadet First-Sergeant. A fourth Cadet from Malden, Cadet-Airman Darren Kearney (not pictured) attends Mystic Valley Charter School.
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a Congressionally chartered volunteer organization with over 70,000 members worldwide, and the official Auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Cadets aged 12-18 learn the value of serving communities, develop character and leadership skills, and explore Aerospace and STEM Sciences. They also build valuable skills in Emergency Services and provide real-world support to U.S. Air Force missions including disaster relief and search & rescue. Late last year, all CAP Cadet and Senior members were awarded CAP’s Crisis Service Ribbon in recognition of the combined efforts of our members to support COVID-19 Pandemic Response.
Cadet promotions recognize the commitment, achievement and advancement of Cadets in the program and reaffirm these young-people’s dedication to serving the Greater Boston areas, and Nation’s communities.
Pictured: Mayor Gary Christenson with (from left) Civil Air Patrol, Boston Cadet Squadron Cadets: Artemijs “AJ” Jumutcs, Hailey Tran, and Sophie Tran