Though Civil Air Patrol is known for its flying missions, CAP adult members, known as Senior Members/Officers, do so much more than just fly. In fact less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew members. CAP adult members come from all walks of life. Just about any career or background can be useful to and found in the ranks of the CAP adult membership.
In emergency services and operations CAP not only needs aircrew members, but also ground team members to aid in the rescue of survivors or to assess damage after a disaster. CAP needs communications personnel to relay critical messages when there is limited or no telephone support. Administrative staff, financial managers, logistics and supply personnel are needed to document missions and get personnel critical supplies and equipment in the field that they need to conduct missions.
The Squadron's senior members mostly support the cadet program, acting as mentors willing to guide and support our cadets in leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness, and moral and ethical decision making. Duty Positions for senior officers within the Civil Air Patrol are: