Cadet/Lt. Col. Abigail Brown received the Gen. Ira C. Eaker award during a ceremony at the Mohave Valley Composite Squadron in Bullhead City, Ariz., on September 18. In addition to squadron members, family, and friends, the award and promotion ceremony was attended by U.S. Representative Paul Gosar and Bullhead City Mayor Tom Brady.
Brown is currently the cadet commander in her squadron and also served as the chairperson of the Arizona Wing Cadet Advisory Council for the past year. The 17-year-old cadet is a senior at Mohave High School where she also is the corps commander of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. She has devoted 370 hours to community service, is an honors student, athlete, and still manages to hold down a job.
This summer, Brown attended the CAP Cadet Officers School. Her goal is to enter the U.S. Naval Academy after graduation.