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Nevada CAP cadet receives highest award program can bestow

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A southwest Missouri cadet receives the highest award the Civil Air Patrol cadet program can bestow.

Cadet Colonel Marlan Campbell received his Spaatz Award on Friday in a formal ceremony at Camp Clark in Nevada, Missouri.

Eighteen year old Campbell will be attending The Citadel this fall to pursue a degree in business administration.

Named after the first Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, General Carl A. Spaatz, Campbell says the award is a great honor.

"To me, it's - it's an example of I can achieve something and if I can put my mind to it I can get something done," says Cadet Colonel Marlan Campbell.

Officials say about one in 500 cadets achieve the rank of Colonel.

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