First Door County Composite Squadron Cadets Promoted to Cadet Airmen

(Left to right) First Lieutenant Gary Peterson stands beside cadet airmen Jordan Anthony, Doug Foss, Liam Herbst, David Safranski, Layla Scharpf, and Captain Hans Shin at the cadets’ promotion on Oct. 19.

The first five cadets of the newly formed Door County Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol achieved the Curry Award and promotion to Cadet Airman on Oct. 19 at Door County Cherryland Airport. Cadets receiving promotion included Jordan Anthony, Douglas Foss, Liam Herbst, David Safranski and Layla Scharpf.

The Major General John F. Curry Achievement is the first step in the cadet leadership program. Civil Air Patrol cadet programs offer youth age 12 – 18 access to aviation and aerospace education.

According to Squadron Commander First Lieutenant Gary Peterson, the senior members of the Door County Composite Squadron have been planning and training for the addition of a cadet squadron since early 2012. The squadron opened membership to cadets in April 2013 and began cadet training with the Fox Cities Composite Squadron during the summer.

The number one reason cadets join Civil Air Patrol is to fly. Door County Composite Squadron cadets will continue to celebrate their achievement with their first orientation flights scheduled in the next few weeks. For more information contact Peterson at 920.495.8415, Major Dave Fish at 920.493.2945 or visit