What a Cadet: Meet Erin Leslie


Erin LeslieErin is a very vibrant sophomore at Greenbrier East High School. She was recently promoted to the rank of Cadet Chief Master Sergeant. She is the daughter of Brain and Sheila Leslie of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Erin has one older brother Adam and a twin sister, Sarah.
She is an excellent swimmer, loves to fly, and enjoys being in the band. She is a young lady who knows what she wants and knows just what to do to achieve her goals.
After learning about the Civil Air Patrol from her mother and then studying pamphlets she thought that the CAP sounded interesting, and the fact that she loved flying persuaded her to join.
Erin enjoys learning to be a leader, making friends from all over the state, flying, and learning first aid and survival skills. Basically, she wants to be able to take care of herself, her family, and friends. So keep a watch out for this young lady, you may need her help one day.
When asked about her future, she said she wanted to go to college and quite possibly go into the military one day. The CAP seems to appeal to the Leslie women, as Erin’s sister and mother are both members of the CAP as well.
You too can make it a family affair. Come out on any Monday at 7pm to the Greenbrier Valley Airport and join us or contact Major Ed Childers for information at 304-438-7128.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 60,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and has been credited by the AFRCC with saving more than 100 lives this fiscal year. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for more than 68 years. For more information on CAP, visit gocivilairpatrol.com.