HISTORICAL NOTES NO. 15c
November 2000 –April 2008
By COL Leonard A. Blascovich, CAP Historian
“Heads I win, tails you lose!”
USAF Chief of Staff Sweepstakes Award
the CAP-USAF Commander and CAP’s Executive Director General Paul E. Gardner,USAF (1 Nov 1977 to 31 Jul 1980) in a letter memorandum recommended, and the NECapproved on 4 March 1978 the use of Civil Air Patrol Corporate funds in the amount of $1000 torename and establish the USAF Chief of Staff Sweepstakes award as recognition of the NCCChampions. General David C. Jones, USAF COS (July 1,1974 to June 20, 1978) approved ofthis award and authorized it in the name of the USAF-COS on, 26 April 1978.
Chief of Staff Trophy a design by Balfour Awards, Massachusetts, and the award is: 3 ft tall and 15" at the widest point (base).
The first winners were the North Carolina Wing-Middle East Region in December 1978.
1979 North Carolina Wing-Middle East Region1980 New York Wing-Northeast Region1981 California Wing-Pacific Region1982 New York Wing-Northeast Region1983 Illinois Wing-Great Lakes Region1984 New York Wing-Northeast Region1985 New York Wing-Northeast Region1986 California Wing-Pacific Region1987 California Wing-Pacific Region1988 New York Wing-Northeast Region1989 New Jersey Wing-Northeast Region1990 New Jersey Wing-Northeast Region1991 New York Wing-Northeast Region1992 New Jersey Wing-Northeast Region1993 New Jersey Wing-Northeast Region1994 New Jersey Wing-Northeast Region1995 Louisiana Wing-Southeast RegionNCC USAF-COS Trophy History Page 1 Col Blascovich CAP/HO