Civil Air Patrol maintains an active outreach program to educate policymakers and elected officials, at all levels, about the mission and impact of CAP. Local squadrons can help by staying in frequent contact with local officials and by encouraging membership of certain officials in one of CAP’s honorary squadrons.
Members of Congress and their staff may join the Congressional Squadron. Members of Congress receive the honorary grade of Lieutenant Colonel and may fly on CAP aircraft.
Members of the Wisconsin Legislature may join the Legislative Squadron. These members receive the honorary grade of Major and may also fly in CAP aircraft.
How CAP members can help
Keeping our legislators and elected officials informed about the great things Civil Air Patrol does requires action by local squadrons. When squadrons host an open house, present a cadet milestone award, or host an awards ceremony they should contact their local elected officials and invite them to attend. Government Relations staff are available to help with outreach and contacts.
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