OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COMMANDER
CIVIL AIR PATROL
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, ALABAMA 36112-6332
5 Aug 2016
FOR ALL CAP MEMBERS
1. Civil Air Patrol is committed to
equality of opportunity in offering access to its educational and
operational programs and activities. Nondiscrimination and diversity are
critical to our success as an
2. CAP provides an inclusive and welcoming
environment for all members and ensures that educational,
membership and operational decisions are based on each individual’s abilities
Consistent with this practice and applicable laws, it is CAP policy that no
be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to
discrimination with respect
to accessibility to any CAP program or activity on the basis of race, sex, age,
color, religion (creed),
national origin (ancestry), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
handicap), marital status, military or veteran status. However, each case is
subject to applicable
qualifications and ability standards for the CAP program or activity concerned.
Further, it is
Civil Air Patrol policy that no applicant meeting CAP’s minimum age requirement
will be denied membership
in CAP on the basis of any of the foregoing characteristics. This policy is
intended to ensure
that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent
standards of conduct
and performance are applied.
3. Commanders at all levels are responsible
for ensuring that members under their command are aware
of and adhere to CAP’s nondiscrimination policy.
4. Allegations of violations of the CAP
Nondiscrimination Policy will be sent to the Equal Opportunity
Officer (EOO), Lt Col Walter Vertreace. Submission of allegations and/or
to the CAP/EOO will not be considered a violation of the chain of command.
a. Those wishing to submit a discrimination complaint should
review CAPR 36-2 for procedures
and guidance. Additional guidance may also be obtained by contacting the EOO.
b. The CAP/EOO can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org,
(877) 227-9142, ext. 238 or by writing to Equal Opportunity Officer, 105 South
Hansell Street, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112.
5. Any questions concerning this policy
should be directed to the CAP/EOO.
JOSEPH R. VAZQUEZ
Major General, CAP