Civil Air Patrol Non Discrimination Policy
OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COMMANDER
CIVIL AIR PATROL
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, ALABAMA 36112-5937
8 May 2019
MEMORANDUM FOR ALL CAP MEMBERS
SUBJECT: CAP Nondiscrimination Policy
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 organization.
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 and
qualifications. Consistent with this practice and applicable laws, it is CAP policy that no member
shall 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,
disability (formerly 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 complaints
directly 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
b. The CAP/EOO can be contacted at email@example.com or (267) 971-9442,
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.
MARK E. SMITH
Major General, CAP