and we are very proud of what they
All three CAP teams in the All Service Division made
their third appearance in the championship round.
Cadets from Beach Cities also reached the finals in 2010
and 2011, and both the Colorado Springs and Big Sioux
teams made the finals in 2012 and 2013 as well, with the
Colorado cadets taking the national title in 2012 the
second in a row for a CAP entry, after a team of cadets
from three Florida Wing squadrons captured the 2011
Finishing first this year was the Air Force Junior
ROTC team from Clearfield Heights High School in
Clearfield, Utah. Second place went to the Marine Junior
ROTC team from Montachusett Regional Vocational
Technical School in Harlingen. The Navy Junior ROTC
team from Patrick Henry Junior High School in San
Diego placed third.
CAP and Air Force Junior ROTC each accounted for
three of the final 14 teams, having split the two available
wild-card slots. The Army, Marine Corps and Navy junior ROTCs and Naval Sea Cadets were represented with
two teams each.
A dozen teams competed in the Open Division, available to all accredited public, private and parochial high
schools and registered home school programs. The team
from North Hollywood High School in North Hollywood, Calif., took the Open title. The team from Grissom High School in Huntsville, Ala., finished second,
and the Summit Technology Academy team from
Summit, Mo., came in third.
The All Service and Open divisions for CyberPatriot
VI totaled a record 1,537 teams from all 50 states, the
District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, as well as
the U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in
Japan, South Korea and Germany.
Of the 864 teams in the All Service Division, CAP
squadrons accounted for 360, or 42 percent 38 percent more than the 261 CAP teams participating in
Competition began Nov. 15.
During each of the first three rounds, teams were
faced with realistic computer network threats at their
home locations. Each team had six hours to seek out
weaknesses in simulated online networks and to work to
defend those networks from threat scenarios.
Teams were scored according to how quickly and
effectively they established and maintained secure networks.
Established by the Air Force Association in 2009,
CyberPatriot is designed to inspire students toward
careers in cyber security or other science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical
to the future.
The Northrop Grumman Foundation is the presenting sponsor for CyberPatriot VI. It is also presented by
two founding partners the Science Applications International Corp., or SAIC, and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, or CIAS, at the University
of Texas at San Antonio.
Registration for CyberPatriot VII began in early April.
There is no cost for any CAP cadet squadron wishing to
participate. More information is available on
CyberPatriot page at www.capmembers.com/cadet_
Middle School Champs
Opposite, members of the Middle School Division champion
Beach Cities Cadet Squadron 107 team from left, Cadet
Airmen Roberto Munoz and Steve Velasco, Cadet Airman 1st
Class Amy Ross, Cadet Tech. Sgt. Harmont Grenier and Cadet
Airmen Alejandro Munoz and Alfredo Corrales raise their fists
in triumph after placing first in their division. Photo courtesy of Air
Citizens Serving Communities