Former Spaatz Cadet Named
Puerto Rico Secretary of State
Puerto Rico’s new secretary of state and lieutenant governor, Elmer Roman, received CAP’s top cadet honor, the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award, in September 1989 as a member of the Puerto Rico Wing. Less than one-half of 1% of all cadets achieve the Spaatz Award.
Roman previously served as Puerto Rico’s secretary of public safety, and before that he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C., as
director, Joint Capability Technology Demonstration, and oversight executive for Building Partnerships and Irregular Warfare.