Senior Members do so much more than just fly; they 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.
All new Civil Air Patrol members over 18 join the officer program (formerly known as the senior program). As the United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol officers use the same rank structure to denote their advancement through the program and experience as CAP officers.
Similar to their Air Force counterparts, Civil Air Patrol officers learn and apply the valuable skills of leadership, duty and honor, mentorship, and aerospace education, no matter their job responsibilities. Each promotion comes with more responsibility, but also with the satisfaction and pride that can only come from service to your community and nation.
The knowledge and skills you learn while serving in the USAF Auxiliary don't only apply to the Civil Air Patrol. They can be applied to all aspects of your life. They will make you a better employee or boss, a better volunteer, a better professional and parent, a better citizen.