OH-070 ROSS P. BARRETT CADET SQDN

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  A roundle with upper and lower scrolls and a bordure.  The roundle is a solid field of red with a salient panther facing guardantly whose chest is emblazoned with the numeral 702, wings displayed and elevated pointing chiefly, and a Civil Air Patrol emblem resting on the honor point.  The solid red field represents courage and patriotism, qualities embodied by cadets.  The panther represents the squadron's geographic location and relationship with the Springfield Air National Guard Base, sharing the charge with the 178th Fighter Wing.  The panther, though fierce, is tender and loving to its young and will defend them with the hazard of its own life.  So too, the squadron teaches its cadets the qualities of selflessness and courage.  The numerals 702 represent the squadron's numerical designation.  The white wings represent swiftness and protection, qualities indicative of the squadron's emergency services mission.  The Civil Air Patrol emblem is a three-bladed propeller in the civil defense white-triangle-in-blue-circle, representing the squadron's service affiliation and the three missions of the Civil Air Patrol which are emergency services, aerospace education, and the cadet program.  The upper scroll is a solid field of blue with the motto "That Others May Live".  The blue field represents loyalty and truth, qualities sworn to in the Cadet Oath and Honor Code.  The motto represents the squadron's search and rescue mission, pledging to save the lives of others.  The Lower scroll contains the squadron's name "Ross P. Barrett Cadet Squadron" honoring the Springfield area community leader and educator who served with distinction in WWII and the Korean War, and devoted much of his life to the service of the Civil Air Patrol.  The gold bordure represents generosity, a quality exemplified by the squadron's voluntary service to the Nation and community.

 

Information provided by Major Paul Webb, SQCC, OH-070