Neil Armstrong Achievement

The Neil Armstrong Achievement is the eighth achievement in the cadet program. It accompanies the promotion to Cadet Chief Master Sergeant, after the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Achievement.


To complete Achievement 8, cadets must write a 300-500 word essay and present a 5-7 minute speech to their unit on one of the topics below. A senior member will evaluate the essay and speech using Figures 2-5 and 2-6:

  • Explain why America‚Äôs aerospace power is vital to commerce, science or national security.
  • Describe leadership mistakes you have made or witnessed, and explain what you learned from them.
  • Explain the difference between followership and leadership.

See Also

Cadet Chief Master Sergeant
Neil Armstrong
Cadet Grade Achievements


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