Air University confers associate degrees to 34 CADP students

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Air University conferred associate degrees recently to 34 civilian graduates of its Civilian Associate Degree Program.

The program is administered by the Civilian Leadership Development School at the Ira C. Eaker Center for Leadership Development. The graduates earned an associate of applied science degree in Department of the Air Force Leadership and Management Studies.

The degree program is completed entirely through distance learning. It is designed to be completed in two years, nine months. However, six graduates participated in Accelerated CADP, completing the program in 15 months. Students represent the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Space Force.

“You are laying the groundwork for your future leadership responsibilities, and you have invested your time, energy and effort to build your toolkit as you continue to take on increased leadership responsibilities,” said Maj. Gen. Parker Wright, Air University deputy commander, and commander, Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education, during the streaming graduation ceremony held Oct. 12, 2023. “My challenge to you is don’t stop here. It’s not an endpoint; it’s a waypoint. I’m encouraged to see where you go from here.”

During the ceremony, Dr. Andrew Bowens, dean of academic affairs, CADP, presented academic achievement awards to several graduates.

Program Leadership Award

  • Loretta Lindley, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.               
  • Kimberly Porath-Oxley, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  • Mary Steele, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
  • Cheryl Barnett, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon

Program Writing Award

  • Patrick Williams, Hill Air Force Base, Utah
  • Kimberly Porath-Oxley, RAF Lakenheath
  • Mary Steele, Eglin AFB
  • Cheryl Barnett, HAF

Peer Leadership Award

  • Kimberly Porath-Oxley, RAF Lakenheath
  • Cheryl Barnett, HAF

“By investing in the intellectual leadership and the professionalism among motivated career minded Airmen and Guardians such as yourselves, I am impressed by your desire to learn and your willingness to take on this educational endeavor in the midst of having very busy jobs and very busy lives,” said Glenda Scheiner, acting assistant deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon.

Since the program’s inception in 2017, CADP has graduated nearly 150 civilian students.

To learn more about the program and to enroll, visit CADP.