Airdronian selected as Honour Cadet by Army Cadet League of Canada
| Posted: Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 11:48 am
At their monthly meeting on Jan. 18, the Army Cadet League of Canada (Alberta) Southern Zone selected Cadet Master Warrant Officer Teegan Martin, of 3016 Calgary Highlanders (Airdrie) RCACC as their Honour Cadet for 2013-14. This is the second year in a row a cadet from 3016 has won this award.
This is a huge honour for both Martin and the corps. This is an award for the hard work, determination and dedication he has to the cadets of 3016 and the Canadian Cadet Movement as a whole.
Martin joined the 3016 in September 2008, and from the start he showed a love for the program and a desire to be out front leading the other cadets. He was a part of the inaugural Pipes and Drums of 3016 Calgary Highlanders (Airdrie) RCACC and assisted in training some of the novice pipers.
He has previously won awards at the local level as the Best Overall Cadet as well as awards while at various summer camps. In the spring of 2013, he successfully applied for and a completed the requirements to receive his Basic Parachutist course (this is a Canadian Armed Forces Qualification), and earned his jump wings over the summer of 2013.
In September of 2013, he was promoted to Cadet Master Warrant Officer (C/MWO) and it was while at this rank that he won this award. On April 2, he was promoted to Cadet Chief Warrant Officer (C/CWO), which is the highest rank in the cadet program.
3016 RCACC currently has approximately 75 cadets, 20 percent of which are female, aged 12 to 18 from Airdrie and the surrounding area actively involved in productive activities promoting citizenship, as well as physical fitness. The Cadet program is the largest youth organization, as well as the oldest youth organization funded by the federal government.