Cadet wins both competitions during Maryland Wing Cadet Speak-Off 2018
5/16/2018 — GRANITE, Md. — Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Logan Carter of the St. Mary’s Composite Squadron, a unit of the Maryland Wing, Civil Air Patrol, won first place in both competitions during the recent Maryland Wing Cadet Speak-Off, an annual speech competition designed to promote the basics of public speaking in a competitive environment. The competition was held at Maryland Wing’s headquarters in Granite, Md. Judges were members of the MedImmune Toastmasters group, led by 1st Lt. Vaness Muniz-Medina, a member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron.
The event began with an opening impromptu speech warm-up followed by a briefing from the judges on procedures and the basics of public speaking. Afterwards, cadets competed in two speech categories: Advanced and Impromptu. Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Logan Carter won both the Advanced competition and the Impromptu competition.
Awards were presented by Maj. Rachel Knowles, Maryland Wing’s director of cadet programs. Special thanks to Senior Mbr. Jill Pascoe for directing the activity.
Nearly 1,500 CAP members serve in Maryland. Last year wing members flew 13 search and rescue missions. The wing was credited with four finds. Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland. Members flew 2,245 hours in all mission categories. Volunteers contributed services estimated at $4.6 million. For more information, contact the Maryland Wing at mdwg.cap.gov or follow the wing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarylandWingCivilAirPatrol.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news for more information.
(left) Cadet CMSgt Logan Carter (second from left) is awarded first place during the Maryland Wing Cadet Speak-Off.
(right) 1st Lt. Vaness Muniz-Medina, lead judge, shares tips about public speaking to the participants.