C/2LT Matthew K. Rojas Receives General Billy Mitchell Award

posted Nov 27, 2014, 5:54 PM by Frank Tino
Congratulations go out for a job well done to C/2LT Matthew K. Rojas NJ 035 for his recent elevation in Grade to C/2LT and for his Mitchell Award Receipt. 
Cadet 2LT Matthew K. Rojas of Closter NJ recently received the prestigious General Billy Mitchell Award and Promotion to the Grade of Cadet Second Lieutenant in a Ceremony held at the Haworth White Beeches Golf and Country Club. 

Cadet Rojas is the son of Doctor Jose Rojas & Dr. Nina Cavalli-Rojas; both Captains themselves in the USAF Auxiliary CAP.

 The General Billy Mitchell Award has existed since 1964. This award honors the late General Billy Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate, and staunch supporter of an independent air force for America.

The Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, has three primary missions: Aerospace Education of the American people, Emergency Services, and the Cadet Program. The Cadet Program provides opportunities for the learning, maturing, accepting, and nurturing of leadership to over 26,000 young Americans from 12 to 20 years of age. With the advice and assistance from CAP Senior Members and the US Air Force, cadets are exposed to a structured program comprised of aerospace education, leadership, special activities, physical fitness, and moral and ethical values through group and individual activities.

In photo attached :
Civil Air Patrol Teaneck Composite Squadron NJ 035  General Billy Mitchell Award Ceremony for Cadet 2LT  Matthew K. Rojas
Left to Right :
Captain Jose Rojas NJ 035 Deputy Commander for Cadets; Major Frank Tino Squadron Commander, LTC Michael Castania Director of Aerospace Education for New Jersey Wing;  Air Force Association Representative Joeseph Capriglione of the  Martin T Capriglione AF 190 Unit from Newark NJ Region;  C/2LT Matthew K. Rojas; Air Force Association Unit AF 190 Representative Joseph Capriglione; Colonel Steven Tracy New Jersey Wing Commander and Major David Isom Group 221 Commander 
Frank Tino,
Nov 27, 2014, 5:54 PM