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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ARWG Diversity Officer Maj J. Podgurski  

Director of Diversity: Maj Janice Podgurski


Civil Air Patrol Policy of Nondiscrimination

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 (creed), national origin (ancestry), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (formerly handicap), marital status, military or veteran status. However, each case is subject to applicable qualifications and ability standards for the CAP program or activity concerned. Further, 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.

CAPR 36-1 Nondescrimination Policy

CAPP 1-10 Suggested Best Practices for Including Individuals with Special Needs


ARWG Diversity Action Plan

ARWG Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2 Year Plan - October 2020


United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights


ARWG Diversity Messages

February 2024
March 2024
April 2024

ARWG Diversity Messages of 2023
ARWG Diversity Messages of 2022
ARWG Diversity Messages of 2021
ARWG Diversity Messages of 2020

Additional Resources

Project Implicit - A project out of Harvard University to help identify hidden biases. 

Amend: The Fight for America (2021), a Netflix series *Requires Netflix Subscription


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