Chaplain & CDI

Chaplain Section

CAP has a vital interest in the moral and spiritual welfare of its members. The CAP chaplaincy is an organization of clergy who are appointed and endorsed as CAP chaplains. They represent their various denominations and support the pluralistic ministry of the CAP Chaplain Corps.

Chaplain and CDI Information

Need to find a CAP Chaplain near you, or are you interested in knowing more about becoming a part of Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps? Go to

Prayer Requests

There is a National Civil Air Patrol Prayer Chain. Brief requests may be sent to our prayer chain administrator at  All prayer requests are handled with the utmost of professional clergy confidentiality.

Core Values for Senior Officers

CAPP 80-3, Character and Leadership: Applying Core Values for Senior Members

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Wing Chaplain Ch (Maj) Richard K. Olsen, PhD 

Wing Deputy Chaplain Ch (Lt Col) Dave Franklin

Wing Character Development Instructor         Lt Col Gerald Prior

Apply for Chaplain or CDI

Are you submitting an application for an appointment as a Chaplain (HC) or Character Development Instructor (CDI)?  If so, please use the following application checklists found in CAPR 80--1 to be sure all required documents are being submitted.  You may also contact your Wing Chaplain for assistance if you have any specific questions regarding appointment requirements.  He'll be glad to help.

Chaplain (HC) Application (CAPF 80-1) 

Character Development Instructor (CDI) Application (CAPF 80-2)

Chaplain Corps Online Reporting

Chaplain Corps Statistical Reports are submitted electronically using our online Chaplain Corps Reporting system (CAPCCARS) conveniently accessed through eServices.  In addition to the instructions within the online system, please utilize the helpful information below to further assist you in completing and submitting your online semi-annual report.

Documents & Regulations

Complete details about the qualifications, duties and responsibilities of CAP Chaplains and CAP Character Development Instructors (CDIs) are found in the CAP Chaplain Service Handbook (CAPR 80--1).  Please Note:  References Character Development Instructor (CDI) are also found in CAPR 80-1

Click here for more information on the CAP Chaplaincy.

Click here to view the CAP Chaplain Resources page.

Click here to view the CAP Chaplain Newsletters (The Transmitter).