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CAP Nondiscrimination Policy

CAP provides an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members and ensures that educational, membership, and operational decisions are based on each individual’s abilities and qualifications. Consistent with this practice and applicable laws, it is CAP policy that no member shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination with respect to accessibility to any CAP program or activity on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, military or veteran status.

However, each case is subject to applicable qualifications and ability standards for the CAP program or activity concerned. It is Civil Air Patrol policy that no applicant meeting CAP’s minimum age requirement will be denied membership in CAP on the basis of any of the foregoing characteristics. This policy is intended to ensure that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.

Col J.D. Ellis, Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing commander, discusses the CAP Nondiscrimination Policy.

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