15 Oct 2002

               Grp CP
               Cadet or Composite Sq CC

      817 Stewart Avenue (Rear)
      Garden City, NY 11530-4856

SUBJECT: NY Wing Cadet of the Year (COY) 2002 Applications

1.  The Captain James "Burr" Reddig Jr., USAF Memorial Award 2002 
application process will be identical to last year.  One cadet from 
each group will be submitted to wing as a COY applicant.  The 
applicant must have earned the Mitchell Award on or before 28 FEB 02 
(and be of any age) to be eligible for the NYWG COY (i.e. Earhart 
is not required for NYWG COY). The cadet selected as the NYWG COY who 
is at least a junior in high school and a C/Captain is eligible for 
NER COY.  The NYWG COY receives $10,000 in scholarship money ($2,500 
per year, 4 years) for schooling and/or flying lessons, as well as 
recognition at the Wing Conference, their name permanently placed on 
the plaque kept at Wing HQ, and submitted to Northeast Region HQ for 
NER COY (if eligible).

2. All applications that do not contain these items will not be 
considered- be sure to have everything.  Applications will include, 
unbound (i.e. no staples):
a. 2 copies of CAPF 58 (link is to CAP Forms webpage, requires Winzip) b. 1 photograph (MUST be in uniform, MUST be full-body-length, in blues) c. 2 copies of Cadet Resume (link is for download in Word 97, PC format) d. A maximum of three (3) letters of recommendation, any source e. A transcript of high school or college grades from the 2001-2002 academic year is required (or a note indicating the applicant is not in school this year, in which case include the most recent transcript) f. A one (1) page (one side of one sheet of paper, single spaced) essay explaining why the cadet feels they should be selected as the NY Wing Cadet of the Year g. Applicants must identify a senior member who was their primary mentor in the 2002 calendar year, and write a brief (~1 paragraph) summary of how this senior mentored them. Include the senior's name, grade and unit.
3. The NY Wing COY review boards will be conducted on 18 January 2003, starting at 1000, location TBD. More information will be provided as the location is firmed up, however plan on a trip to the Albany area. The cadets from LIG and WNY will be interviewed after 1300 hours to allow for travel time, and cadets from all other groups will be interviewed starting at 1000 hours. Cadets that cannot attend in person for extreme extenuating circumstances may do a phone interview on 18 January 2003 (same day, details to come). 4. In case of inclement weather, the review board will be conducted the following week on 25 January 2003, location TBD. Groups and squadrons will be notified via email if this occurs, and cadets will be given phone calls (if all phone numbers have been filled out on the cadet resumes) 5. Groups are expected to conduct their COY review boards between November and mid-December, with applications to be sent to NYW HQ/CP, postmarked by 31 DEC 02. It would be appreciated if groups forwarded just the names to me ( ahead of the application package, but this is not required. Groups may conduct their group COY review boards in any manner they choose. 6. If there are any questions, feel free to call me at (585) 889-8502 (H) or (585) 422-9732 (W), or email or the Director of Cadet Programs, Lt.Col. Blair Biddle at Andrew J. Welsh, Capt., CAP NYWG Ast. Dir. of Cadet Prog., North Attachments: 1 - Blank CAPF 58 (link is to CAP Forms webpage, requires Winzip) 2 - Blank Cadet Resume form