Recruiting & Retention
The Recruiting and Retention program includes activities designed to make the Civil Air Patrol missions and activities attractive to the public and Civil Air Patrol’s current membership. The overall goal is to persuade and ensure that membership in Civil Air Patrol is worthy of the prospective, active, and inactive member’s time and commitment.
Functional Address: CAP PRWG/RR
Director of Recruiting & Retention
1st Lt Maranjely Mercado
We Want You As a New Recruit!
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Civil Air Patrol! We are the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. We serve our community and nation in many different and exciting ways. Whether your interest lies in Search and Rescue (in the air or on the ground), or just community service, we have a place and a job for you. We are all volunteers.
The Puerto Rico Wing is assigned to Southeast Region. The Wing has 34 Squadron (including Cadet Squadron, Composite Squadron, Senior Squadron) around the island, serves both young people ages 12-18, as well as adult (often called "senior members") age 18 and up. As a composite squadron, we focus on all three of the Civil Air Patrol missions: Cadet Programs, Emergency Services, and Aerospace Education.
If you are between the ages of 12 and 18 and are interested in becoming a cadet in our squadron, make sure you have reviewed the materials on the Cadet Programs Page with your parents. Then follow the instructions in the module below!
Prospective senior members or cadet sponsor members should visit our Senior Squadron, and review the information on how to join at the bottom of this page.
Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization which is chartered by the U.S. Congress. Therefore, your membership dues, uniform purchases, and expenses while serving in the Civil Air Patrol may be deductible on your taxes (always consult your professional tax adviser on any possible deductions).
Welcome to the Home of the Eagles! We hope you will join us as fellow citizens serving our community and nation.
To see how to Join click here!