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 Information

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

  • Toll-free: 1-877-227-9142, ext. 418

  • DSN: 493-7748

Prayer Requests

There is a National Civil Air Patrol Prayer Chain. Brief requests may be sent to Anthony Davies at

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 Olsen

Wing Deputy Chaplain Ch (Lt Col) Dave Franklin

Wing Character Development Instructor (vacant...apply now)

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 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.

Chaplain (HC) Application Checklist [Use when submitting CAPF 35 (PDF)]

Character Development Instructor (CDI) Application Checklist [Use when submitting CAPF 35A]

Chaplain Corps Online Reporting

Chaplain Corps Statistical Reports are submitted electronically using our online Chaplain Corps Reporting system 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.

Chaplain Corps Reporting Instructions for HCs (Chaplains)

Chaplain Corps Reporting Instructions for CDIs (Character Development Instructors)

Important Information for Mission Chaplains

Chaplains, please review this information regarding the Incident Command Staff and the role of the Mission Chaplain. (click here)

If you are called upon by a military base or military wing chaplain you must follow these guidelines: Military Support Guidelines

Documents & Regulations

Click here to discover more about the latest Flight Time: Values for Living (CAPP 265-2) guide. This guide is a completely revised case study approach for character development.

CAPR 265-1

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 (CAPP 265-4). Please Note: References to Moral Leadership Officer (MLO) will be changed to Character Development Instructor (CDI) when this pamphlet is updated.

Click here to view the CAP Chaplain Resources (including the Chaplain Mentoring and CDI Mentoring Notebooks and presentation slides, a complete library of "Values for Living" small group discussions, educational briefings, and policy letters).

Click here to review Prayer and Religious Observance Guidelines

Click here to view the CAP Chaplain FAQs.

Click here to view the CAP Chaplain Newsletters.