To all, It’s that great time again to create our recognition for our members. (Squadron COAs, Wing COAs, Special COAs, and the other awards listed below) Awards can be submitted by anyone. (I highly encourage you to do so and if you don’t we might forget) We cover what members have accomplished since this time last year. If you are a C/SSgt and above I will expect you to think hard and submit CAPF 2a’s. (Thru your chain of command to the DCC to Me) All Seniors, you have seen folk do great things and in all areas! I don’t see everything and sometimes folks do a lot behind the scenes that we forget to recognize. I would like for you all to the same thing. Think about who we should be recognizing and submit them. Also, thank about what level of award. (You can also recognize members outside of our squadron that you feel should be recognized.) I don’t believe in everyone getting a trophy. I believe in recognizing those that give and a lot and do! I want to recognized our folks. Plus submit to wing our awards we feel deserve higher recognition. Please submit your CAPF2a No later than 31 Aug. earlier the better. That give us plenty of time to get awards threw Wing, Region and National if necessary. Thanks you all for everything you do. Maj Lloyd Voights, CAP Spirit Squadron Commander <<< NOTE: See Email for CAPF2a in Word Doc format >>> Silver Medal of Valor Distinguished and conspicuous heroic action, at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of normal duty. Bronze Medal of Valor Distinguished and conspicuous heroic action where danger to self is probable and known. Distinguished Service Medal Conspicuous performance of outstanding service in a duty of great responsibility where the position held and results obtained reflect upon the accomplishments and prestige of CAP on a national scale. Exceptional Service Award Exceptionally outstanding service to CAP in a duty of great responsibility while serving in any capacity with CAP. Meritorious Service Award Outstanding achievement or meritorious service rendered specifically on behalf of CAP. Commander's Commendation Award Outstanding duty performance where achievements and services are clearly and unmistakably exceptional when compared to similar achievements and service of members of like rank and responsibility. Certificate of Recognition for Lifesaving Awarded to members who save a human life, but do not meet the criteria for the Bronze or Silver Medal of Valor.