This past Veterans Day, Mayor Gary Christensen recognized the promotions of three Malden residents and Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Boston Cadet Squadron Cadets: Artemijs “AJ” Jumutcs, Hailey Tran and Sophie Tran. Sophie was 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 to the Cadet Officer ranks – Cadet-Chief Master Sergeant – as well being reaffirmed as the Cadet-First Sergeant. A fourth Cadet from Malden, Cadet-Airman Darren Kearney (not pictured) attends Mystic Valley Regional Charter School.
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 their combined efforts 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 the nation’s communities.