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Incident response teams prepare for statewide tsunami warning exercises. Ground-based operations and logistics, communications and coordination support the aircrews flying the missions.
  Though Civil Air Patrol is known for its flying missions, CAP adults members, known as Senior Members, do so much more than just fly. In fact less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew members. CAP adult members come from all walks of life. Some are doctors, nurses, paramedics, or other medical professionals. Others are lawyers, paralegals, accountants, computer programmers, and other business professionals and executives. Mechanics, cooks, teachers, police officers, clergy, parents, really just about any career or background can be useful to and found in the ranks of the CAP adult membership. CAP supports a variety of missions that require adults from all walks of life that you may not know about.

In emergency services and operations we not only need aircrew members, but also ground team members to aid in the rescue of survivors or to assess damage after a disaster. CAP needs communications personnel to relay critical messages when there is limited or no telephone support.  Administrative staff, financial managers, logistics and supply personnel are needed to document missions and get personnel critical supplies and equipment in the field that they need to conduct missions.

CAP also needs adults to support the cadet program. CAP has over 26,000 cadets across the country that need mentors willing to help guide and support them. The cadet program provides young adults between the ages of 12 and 21 a well rounded program of leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness, and moral and ethical decision making. In today’s world we need good people who are willing to step up and help provide a healthy, drug-free environment to develop tomorrow’s leaders. Many former cadets have gone into the military, government jobs, or private sector employment where they can and do make a difference, and really excel. There are many military general officers that were once CAP cadets.  Senators and congressman, CEOs and corporate executives, and others credit their success to CAP and the adult members who mentored them.

CAP needs adults for its aerospace education program. In addition to educating our own members, CAP’s adult leaders provide training and resources to teachers who reach out to students of all ages across the country.  Aviation and aerospace impacts the lives of Americans every day, and CAP works to ensure that citizens know the how valuable aviation and aerospace is in our world.

You don't have to be a pilot to be a Civl Air Patrol volunteer!
As a Senior Member you'll work your way through an on-line Orientation Course, a General Emergency Services course and a Cadet Protection Course. You'll be coached by an experienced mentor as you become familiar with the Civil Air Patrol's missions and core values. You'll work with your mentor to select a Specialty Track that will provide you with on-going training and skills to support your role in CAP. Each track moves you through three progressive levels (Technican, Senior, Master) based on completion of specific tasks, mastery of specific skills and time in service. Specialy tracks include:
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Finincial Management Officer
  • Inspector General
  • Professional Development Officer
  • Administration
  • Logistics Officer
  • Operations OFficer
  • Evaluation Officer
  • Emergency Services Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Aerospace Education Officer
  • Cadet Programs
  • Safety Officer
  • Historian
  • Moral Leadership
  • Recruting and Retention Officer
  • Information technology Officer
You Can Pursue Roles In The Airplane Without Being The Pilot
If you want to be in the air but you're not a pilot there are a number of in-airplane support roles for which you can train. CAP missions require more than just a pilot in the aircraft - there's a crew in the airplane for each mission and you can become part of that team.
  • Mission Scanners are the "eyes in the sky", looking for and reporting the location of targets during Search-and-Rescue operations
  • Mission Observers are the "in flight coordinators", working the radios and providing navigation support to the pilot flying
  • Aerial Photographers obtain high resolution digitial photos from the air for disaster response and damage assessment
  • Real-time airborne imagery system operators are trained to use a special disaster support system for aerial streaming video
Those Who ARE Pilots Have Various Opportunities To Fly
CAP does not provide initial sport or private pilot training but, if you're already at least an FAA private pilot with at least a curren 3rd Class medical, you can be certified to fly CAP aircraft. CAP missions are funded through the Air Force or through the state Wing and proficiency and training flights are normally in the budget. Member-funded flying is also available at rates below those you'll find at the typical FBO. CAP offers pilots the opportunity to train for FAA ratings beyond private pilot and our FAA CFI instructor and checkpilots can work with you to add high-performance, complex, commercial or instrument ratings to your ticket.
  • Proficiency Flights to maintain flying skills and flight currency
  • Transport Mission Flights both on-island and inter-island
  • Cadet Orientation Rides to provide flight experience for qualified CAP cadets
  • SAR Mission Pilots are trained to perform search procedures
  • FAA CFIs can pursue CAP instructor and checkpilot certification
Requirements for Civil Air Patrol Senior Membership

See Paragraphs 1-1 and 3-2 of CAPR 39-2 Civil Air Patrol Membership 27 December 2012 (Includes change 1, 4 September 2013 & change 2, 16 April 2014) below which cover requirements for senior membership.

1-1. Policy
. Membership in Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a privilege reserved for those individuals who desire to promote the objectives and purposes of CAP and who meet the eligibility requirements outlined herein. In the event an individual does not meet the prescribed criteria and is erroneously accepted, the membership is null and void, and dues will be refunded. Additionally, in those cases where an applicant is accepted by a unit commander but not accepted by a higher headquarters, membership dues will be refunded and the membership is null and void. National Headquarters reserves the right to make final decisions on all membership cases and issues that arise under this directive.
a. Compensation. Civil Air Patrol members are not employees of the CAP; they are volunteers who provide their services for the public good without expectation or receipt of salary, pay, remuneration or compensation of any kind. NOTE: Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) benefits and Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) liability coverage are only extended to mission qualified CAP Senior and Cadet members engaged in the scope of authorized missions for the DoD/Air Force. All other CAP membership categories are not authorized to participate in DoD or Air Force missions and will not be afforded federal coverage or benefits.
b. Nondiscrimination. It is Civil Air Patrol policy that no member shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any CAP program or activity on the basis of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin or disability (formerly handicap).

3-2. Requirements for Membership. All applicants for senior membership in CAP must be accepted by the unit and higher headquarters and must meet the following criteria:
a. General. Possess the desire, willingness, and capability to promote the objectives and purposes of CAP and must adhere to the Oath of Membership on the CAPF 12.
b. Age. Be at least 18 years of age or be a member of the Armed Forces on active duty at any age.
c. Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States of America or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the United States of America and its territories and possessions or any lawfully admitted non-citizen residing in the United States specifically approved by the National Commander's designee (NHQ/PMM).
(1) Those persons in "admitted for permanent residence" status must possess and present a current Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-151 or I-551) when making application for CAP membership. If an alien's status changes from "admitted for permanent residence" other than by reason of acquiring citizenship, the alien is no longer eligible for membership.
(2) Requests for waiver of the citizenship criteria for lawfully admitted non-citizens residing in the United States who were not admitted for permanent residence will be submitted through the wing and region commander along with a copy of the membership application to NHQ/PMM. The waiver, if approved, will be only for the period of residence within the United States.
d. Suitability. Subject to being waived by the Executive Director (became Chief Operating Officer (NHQ/CO) on 1 Oct 2012)  and/or National Commander, as noted below, any one of the following may be the basis for rejection of membership.
(1) Conviction of a felony by any court of record whether federal, state or military. (Requires both Executive Director (became Chief Operating Officer (NHQ/CO) on 1 Oct 2012) and National Commander concurrence to accept as member.)
(2) A pattern of arrests and/or convictions including but not limited to sex offenses, child abuse, DUIs, dishonesty and violence.
(3) Discharge from the armed services under other than honorable conditions.
(4) Falsification of information on the membership application.
(5) Previously terminated or non renewed for cause from membership in CAP. (Requires both Executive Director (became Chief Operating Officer (NHQ/CO) on 1 Oct 2012) and National Commander concurrence to accept as member.)
(6) Any other unfavorable information brought to the attention of CAP officials at any level.