2017 Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) James Randolph Popplow, SBStJ, CD, BSc, BEd, MD, MSc, ABPM (AM), FACPM Award Recipient

Cadet WO2 Cody Jeffrey Lincoln
249 Beausejour RCACS

Cadet WO2 Lincoln is a student at Ecole Edward Schreyer School and will attend the University of Manitoba. He aspires to study aerospace engineering where he will use that training in conjunction with his pilot's license. Major airlines now require their pilots to have a degree and his studies will assist him to meet his goal.

When he was 12 he attended the Young Eagles Air Academy where he became interested in the Cadet program. He joined with the intentions of qualifying as a pilot and has done that.

He has participated in a variety of other Cadet programs. He has been part of the competitive marksmanship team for several years. He is a member of the Air Cadet Concert Band. He is an experienced public speaker and won the Effective Public Speaking Gold Medal in 2017. He earned the Outstanding Cadet Award in 2016 and was the top shot also in 2016.

He participates in the National RCMP Youth Advisory Committee, which is a virtual group that weighs in on current issues affecting youth and justice. He has volunteered at Siloam Mission, Winnipeg Harvest and the annual poppy campaign. He has delivered speeches for Remembrance Day and other Cadet and aviation related engagements.

His unit has grown from 20 to 60 Cadets in the past few years. That has provided him with additional opportunities to teach and mentor new recruits. He has also helped other Cadets with their school work on non-Cadet evenings.

He plays Varsity basketball and enjoys waterskiing, canoeing, swimming and hiking. He has earned the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award and has Bronze Cross and Bronze Medallions from the Life Saving Society.

LCol (Retd) James Popplow, Cadet WO2 Cody Lincoln and BGen Kelly Woiden

Mr. Jon Reyes and Cadet WO2 Cody Lincoln

Mr. Jon Reyes, Cadet WO2 Cody Lincoln and Family