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Civil Air Patrol cadet receives award

May 14, 2011
  • West Virginia Wing Commander, Col. Dennis Barron, left, commander of the West Virginia wing of the Civil Air Patrol, presents the Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell Award to Civil Air Patrol Cadet 2nd Lt. Timothy Dye at a recent meeting of the Martinsburg squadron.
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Civil Air Patrol Cadet Timothy Dye recently was presented with the Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell Award at a meeting of the Martinsburg Squadron.

In order to earn the award, cadets must complete the first eight of the 15 achievements in the cadet program, and pass a comprehensive leadership exam, an aerospace exam and a physical fitness test.

Dye, a Civil Air Patrol member since December 2008, is a member of the squadron's award-winning color guard and serves as a flight commander. Dye also has attended two West Virginia wing summer encampments.

Dye's previous awards include the Red Service Ribbon, CAP Achievement Award and multiple certificates of appreciation. Last year, Dye completed the first year of the Civil Air Patrol's Honor Guard Academy and he will attend second-year (intermediate) training in July.

In recognition of his award and his demonstrated leadership ability, Dye was promoted to the rank of cadet second lieutenant.

Dye is home-schooled and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dye Sr. Dye and his family reside in the Martinsburg area.

The Gen. Billy Mitchell Award was established in 1964 and honors the late Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate and staunch supporter of an independent Air Force for America.

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