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Group IV Cadet Earns USAFA Appointment

Group IV Cadet headed to US Air Force Academy
Maj Michael Michel, C/2d Lt Anthony Giaimo, Lt Col Ron Cheek: Photo credit: Capt Bob McGill , CAP, Deputy Commander, Composite Squadron of the Waxhaws (click image to view full size)
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Future Air Force Academy Graduate for the class of 2020

6/1/2016––Congratulations are in order for C/2d Lt Anthony Giaimo for receiving an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy for the class of 2020. Currently the Cadet Executive Officer for the NC-300 Composite Squadron of the Waxhaws, C/2d Lt Giaimo has been a member of Civil Air Patrol since July 2012. His appointment is the culmination of many outstanding personal achievements including an impressive high school career and exceptional commitment to his community and CAP.

C/2d Lt Giaimo will graduate from Cuthbertson High School this June. He speaks 4 languages, is proficient in computer programing, is the captain of his robotics team and swims on two different teams. He also enjoys directing and editing films and playing the oboe in the Cuthbertson High School orchestra.

Within Civil Air Patrol, C/2d Lt Giaimo has qualifications as a ground team 3 member and flight line marshalling. He earned the AFA Cadet of the year award for 2015 and is always willing to jump in and head-up volunteer activities. C/2d Lt Giaimo credits his time in CAP as instrumental in developing his leadership skills stating, “CAP helped me the most out of all activities I was involved with since freshman year. It taught me how to first be a follower and respect those with authority as well as my peers. Most importantly it taught me great leadership skills that I demonstrated in every activity I have participated in. CAP also taught me how to look sharp in an interview. I am very glad I joined CAP and can not wait to start my Air Force Career in the academy.”