Chain of Command

Civil Air Patrol uses the Chain of Command as an organizational structure which is modeled on the USAF chain of command. Each level in the chain is responsible for a lower level and accountable to all higher levels. The chain cannot work without loyalty to every level. With loyalty up and down the chain, it is a highly efficient and effective system for getting things done. The key principle is to resolve problems and seek answers at the lowest possible level. This structure helps us to teach follower-ship and leadership principles to our Cadets.