Scott Englund volunteers as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). CAP is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that was formed as a civil defense unit on 1 December 1941. It is chartered by congress to accomplish three missions: Perform emergency services (to include disaster relief and air search and rescue), operate a cadet program, and conduct community aerospace education. Lt. Col. Englund primarily volunteers as an adult leader in CAP's cadet program, which like other youth organization such as the Boy Scouts, teaches teamwork, citizenship, and leadership, among other practical lessons having to do with the aerospace, technical, and military career fields. Former CAP cadets have gone on to become astronauts, military officers, civic leaders, judges, university professors, and much more.
To learn more about the Civil Air Patrol, or how you can volunteer in your local area, follow the links below.