Core Values

Civil Air Patrol core values establish the standards by which members are expected to conduct themselves. The values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect serve as the ethical framework for CAP's service to America.

Integrity:  The very fiber of all core values; without it all other core values cannot prevail. Integrity is the cornerstone, for all that is moral and just in our society. Embracing attributes such as courage, responsibility, accountability, justice, openness, self-respect, and humility. CAP members must practice the highest standards of self-discipline.

Volunteer Service: The very essence of Civil Air Patrol's service to humanity. This core value implies a commitment on the part of all CAP members to place the organization's purposes first and foremost. This process begins with the member's agreement to obey the rules and regulations of CAP and the U.S. Air Force. 

Excellence: Striving to be the very best by constantly improving CAP's humanitarian service to America. From a personal appearance to resource management. Excellence must be the goal of all CAP members. 

Respect: Treating everyone with fairness and dignity and working together as a team.