Civil Air Patrol

Wisconsin Wing receives “Highly Successful” on Compliance Inspection

Madison, Wisconsin – Many non-profit organizations wonder how effective they are in carrying out their mission, but not the members of the Wisconsin Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.  Over the past month, an evaluation team comprised of Civil Air Patrol and Air Force personnel reviewed the day-to-day operations of the nearly 1,000 member wing.  The review covered everything from aerospace education efforts to youth leadership training to the wing’s readiness to save lives.  All of which reflect Civil Air Patrol’s primary missions.

The Air Force review concluded on Sunday and the inspecting team awarded the wing a “Highly Successful” rating, the second highest rating available to Civil Air Patrol wings.  The rating means the wing conducts its operations in compliance with Air Force and Civil Air Patrol regulations, and the wing has numerous initiatives and programs that go above and beyond the requirements.  “The inspection confirmed what we knew in our gut, that we have professional, high-quality volunteers doing great things every single day across the state,” said Colonel Clarence Peters, the Wisconsin Wing Commander.

Overall the inspection team noted fourteen “commendable” items and two “benchmark” candidates.  A commendable write-up indicates that the team thought the wing delivered the mission in a highly effective and efficient manner.  Commendable items provide extra value to areas that may be either Air Force or CAP funded, and the team encourages other wings to consider adapting the idea to their state.  Benchmark candidates indicate an effort that significantly exceeds expectations and the team encourages CAP’s National Headquarters to include the idea in program delivery nationwide.

The wing inspection process occurs every three years.  Wisconsin Wing will next be evaluated in 2017.

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