The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) offers a unique ministry with cadets and adults whose special missions are to perform emergency services and engage in aerospace education. CAP is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. It is a private non-profit benevolent corporation chartered by the United States Congress. The CAP is one of the world’s largest volunteer Chaplaincy programs.
The CAP chaplain serves with clergy of other faiths and will be afforded ample opportunity to enrich his or her professional development through chaplain training programs. One wears the uniform of a CAP officer, will be promoted, earn awards, and can serve at local, regional, and national levels.
Civil Air Patrol chaplains express care and concern for the cadets by providing an adult assisting presence. These chaplains are available to counsel cadets when requested. Cadets need a chaplain’s guidance in the development of their life values. To address these needs, chaplains conduct moral leadership programs. Through the ministry of presence, the CAP chaplain imparts an influence for good and provides opportunities for members to share their joys, hurts, and frustrations. This pastoral care is provided for both cadets and senior CAP members.
Chaplains also participate in emergency service missions and exercises by being there for victims in a disaster operation. He or she performs professional religious functions such as conducting religious services, serving on the commander’s staff, and acting as advisor on spiritual and moral issues.
The Civil Air Patrol has no age, health, medical, or physical requirements.
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