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C/2d Lt Zachary Holub earns the Mitchell Award

posted Apr 19, 2015, 11:03 AM by lana mark   [ updated Jan 28, 2019, 6:26 PM by Scott Carter ]

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391st Composite Squadron

Group III Texas Wing

Civil Air Patrol







DALLAS-Cadet/CMSgt Zachary Holub was presented the prestigious “General Billy Mitchell” award in

ceremonies at the Civil Air Patrol’s  391st Composite Squadron located at the Business Jet Center, Dallas Love Field.  Group III Commander,  Lt Col Thomas Bishop, who presented the award, in later remarks commented, “This is one of Civil Air Patrol’s highest awards and I am confident that his parents Capt Mark Holub and Capt Lana Holub are extremely proud of their son's achievement.”  As a result of his achievement, Cadet Holub has been promoted to the rank of Cadet Second Lieutenant.  He is the current Cadet Commander of the squadron’s cadet component. 

C/2d Lt Zach Holub and Group III Commander Lt. Col Tom Bishop

The “General Billy Mitchell” award is named for aviation pioneer General Billy Mitchell, an early advocate of airpower and an independent Air Force.  To earn the award, cadets must successfully complete phase 1 and phase 2 of the cadet program and pass a comprehensive Leadership and Aerospace exam.  The award can only be authorized by CAP National Headquarters located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery Alabama.


Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force is a nonprofit organization with over 61, 000 members operating a fleet of 550 aircraft.  CAP in its Air Force auxiliary role

performs over 80 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited with saving more than  80 lives annually.

Volunteers also  perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at

the request of federal, state, and local agencies.  The members play a leading role in Aerospace

Education and serve as  mentors to more than 26,000 young people currently participating in the

CAP cadet programs. 

For more information contact Bob Bruton Capt CAP Public Affair Officer for Group III, Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol @