Puerto Rico Wing have a new Spaatz recipient
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

By Lt Col Ivelisse Peņa, Muņiz ANG Base Cadet Sq., Puerto Rico Wing

Carolina, Puerto Rico -

"Little steps will get you to achieve greatest goals", said Cadet Sanchez.

Let's allow to present the newest Puerto Rico Wing Cadet Spaatz, C/Col Angelymar Sanchez #2223 from the Muņiz Air National Guard Base Cadet Squadron, SER-PR-126.

Cadet Sanchez had make history in her unit to be the first cadet to satisfactorily passed all four events of the test in the first attempt; which is a representation of commitment and long hours of preparation.Cadet Sanchez became the fifth cadet to passed the Spaatz Award Examination after seven years gap of her predecessor C/Col Pamela Blanco Coca; currently Capt in the United States Air Force. An interesting fact in her unit Spaatz history, is that only females cadets had achieved this great milestone in becoming Cadet Colonel.

Cadet Sanchez joined CAP in October 2015 and only in 3 years and 5 months she completed all the CAP achievements.

Her accomplishments in the Civil Air Patrol included:


  • Lockheed Martin Scholars
  • Continental Motor Group Flight Scholarship
  • CIESESE Research Stipend


  • Saint Francis School-High School diploma
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus - BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Benitez Aviation Flying School - Private Pilot Certificate


  • A Mathematical Model to describe the electrical characteristics for a Fuel Cell, CIESESE, UPRM- 2018
  • College Student Tech I, Weapon Control System, Lockheed Martin, NJ- 2017


  • International Air Cadet Exchange, UK 2018
  • National Commander Cadet Escort at the PR Wing 2018
  • Wreath Across America 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • PR Wing Conference 2016, 2017 and 2018

Leadership Positions

  • Cadet Element Leader
  • Cadet Flight Sergeant
  • Cadet Aerospace Officer
  • Cadet Activity Officer
  • Cadet Council Representative
  • Cadet Commander

Awards and Recognitions

  • Ira C. Eaker Award
  • Amelia Earhart Award
  • Billy Mitchell Award
  • Wright Brothers Award
  • Jesika Pazol Outstanding Award
  • Cadet Honor Society
  • Frank Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award
  • Solo Wings 2018
  • Region Cadet Leadership School 2017
  • Aerospace Education Excellence Award 2017
  • Outstanding Female Cadet of Encampment 2016
  • Aerospace Education Excellence Award 2016
  • Ground Search and Rescue School Certificate of Completetion 2016
  • Summer Leadership Academy
  • CAP Achievement Award 2016
  • National Commander Coin at 2018
  • Region Commander Coin at 2018
  • Wing Commander Coin at 2018
  • The Military Order of the World Wars Coin
  • Mechanical Engineering department Honor Roll
  • CIESESE Research Program certificate

Aviation Credential

  • FAA Private Pilot Written Test Passed
  • Embry Riddel Aviation 101 course 2017

Cadet Angelymar Sanchez is a vivid example of dedication to others and excellence in all we do. Cadet Sanchez is an inspiration to her unit and her long hard hours of dedication for the examination have been paid off.

Congratulations. Job well done.

Cadet Colonel Angelymar Sanchez
Photo Caption:  Cadet Colonel Angelymar Sanchez
Article Information
Reviewed by: Capt Elias Roman-Rivera
Syndicated to: Region Hq, Puerto Rico Wing, Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters
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