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Justin Kantor has been promoted to Cadet Airman in Civil Air Patrol and received the Major General John F. Curry Achievement Award.
The award is named in honor of Civil Air Patrol’s first national commander during the early days of World War II.
The ceremony took place recently at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, located at Bowman Field.
Cadet Airman Justin Kantor joined Civil Air Patrol in January and is a member of Louisville Composite Squadron KY-039. He is an eighth-grader and is homeschooled in Oldham County.
Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Programs are designed to provide youth, from sixth grade through age 20, with a safe, encouraging environment in which to learn, mature and explore opportunities to help them reach their potential as adults.
The program aims to produce well-rounded, confident young people equipped to meet the challenges of adulthood.
Cadets participate in a structured program through group and individual activities that include aerospace education, physical training, leadership, and moral and ethical values.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 60,000 members nationwide.