The Civil Air Patrol depends upon those members willing to assume additional responsibilities and work to provide the leadership and services to their Squadron, Group, and Wing. There are lots of opportunities to do interesting and exciting things: Pilot? Aircrew? Ground Search and Rescue? Incident Command? But there is lots of other work that must be done to support our three missions of Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education, and Search and Rescue. We depend upon finance officers, personnel officers, training officers, chaplains, and those who are simply willing to serve and help.
The Civil Air Patrol is an all-volunteer program. Members pay dues and provide their own uniforms and equipment and do not receive pay for the many hours they spend. They train at their own expense. Without the willingness to donate time, effort, and money, Civil Air Patrol would be unable to support our community.