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TX-391 2016 Cadet Commander Change of command

posted Apr 23, 2017, 8:25 PM by Scott Carter   [ updated Apr 23, 2017, 8:57 PM ]

Dallas Composite Squadron held the change of command ceremony for Cadet Commander on June 6, 2016. Cadet Captain Zachary Holub transferred command of the squadron to Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Madison Applewhite. The squadron celebrated with a reception after the ceremony.

 C/Capt Holub commanded the cadets for a little over than a year. He had just graduated from high school, and was leaving for college, so it was perfect timing for C/2nd Lt Applewhite to take over.

 C/2nd Lt Applewhite has been in CAP for three years. She started her leadership experience as First Sergeant under the previous cadet commander, Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Luke Schlenker. She was eager to get leadership experience, and served as First Sergeant of the 2015 Texas Wing Summer Encampment. In August of 2015, she achieved the Billy Mitchell Award, and soon after she was assigned the Deputy Cadet Commander under C/Capt Holub. In that position, she learned how to run the squadron from C/Capt Holub.

 In recognition of his long service to the squadron, C/Capt Holub received a United States flag that was flown at the US Capitol Building. C/2nd Lt Applewhite ordered the flag from the Congressional office of Pete Sessions, Texas 32nd District, and presented it to Captain Holub at the end of the ceremony.

 C/2nd Lt Nathaniel Mars said, “Being the flag-bearer gave me the opportunity to see how happy the outgoing commander, C/Capt Holub, was to see a capable cadet take his place. C/2nd Lt Applewhite was definitely excited and had multiple plans for the squadron. C/2nd Lt Applewhite has done an excellent job in compiling her staff and helping them to work together. I can tell she has learned from her experience as Deputy Cadet Commander, and has a great future in the squadron.”


From the left: Major Seth Grenke, Dallas Composite Squadron Commander; C/2d Lt Nathaniel Mars, flag-bearer; C/2d Lt Madison Applewhite, and C/Capt Zachary Holub.
From the left: Major Seth Grenke, Dallas Composite Squadron Commander; C/2d Lt Nathaniel Mars, flag-bearer; C/2d Lt Madison Applewhite, and C/Capt Zachary Holub.














C/2d Lt Madison Applewhite presenting               US flag to C/Capt Zachary Holub.

                                            















C/2d Lt Madison Applewhite assuming command of cadets.






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