Foutch receives Billy Mitchell Award

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cadet 2nd Lt. Seth Foutch recently earned and was presented the General Billy Mitchell Award by State Senator Shane Reeves.

The General Billy Mitchell Award is presented to cadets who completed eight achievements and two milestones of the cadet program. Cadets must pass a comprehensive exam covering aerospace and leadership. Also, the cadet must pass a physical fitness test, and participate in character development discussions.

Only 15 percent of the 22,000 Civil Air Patrol cadets nationwide earn the General Billy Mitchell Award. With this award, Cadet Foutch receives a promotion to the rank of cadet second lieutenant. This award honors the late General Billy Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate, and staunch supporter of an independent air force for America.

Cadet Foutch is currently serving in the Southern Middle Tennessee Squadron in Lewisburg, TN. For more information about CAP membership in the Southern Middle Tennessee Squadron—meeting times are Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ellington Airport in Lewisburg, TN—contact Major Jeff England at 931-637-2923.

Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is a non-profit organization with 55,000 members nationwide. CAP performs 90 percent of the continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter-drug 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 22,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for American for 77 years. For more information, visit

Photo by Lt. Heidi England.

Cadet 2nd Lt. Seth Foutch (center left) recently earned and was presented the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) General Billy Mitchell Award by State Senator Shane Reeves (center right).