Inspector General

Puerto Rico Wing Inspector General
Capt. Luis J. Herrera

Subordinate Unit Inspections

The Puerto Rico Wing SUI program will run on a 24 month cycle IAW para 12b of CAPR 123-3. For newly chartered units, a SUI will be performed within 30 days of the anniversary for that unit’s charter date. Any additional SUI will be conducted at the discretion of the Wing Commander for overall unsatisfactory rating, safety concerns or any operational inconsistency. 

All material related to SUI is available on the CAP National Website. Please visit the link below to prepare for upcoming SUI.



Fraud, Waste And Abuse


Fraud, Waste and/or Abuse (FWA) are a drain on the time, effort and resources of the Civil Air Patrol and all of its members. Fraud, waste or abuse can occur through an unintentional act or can occur by deliberate action. Regardless of the intent, fraud, waste and/or abuse CANNOT be tolerated. The definitions for Fraud, Waste and Abuse are listed below. If you believe you know of a potential FWA situation within the Civil Air Patrol, you should contact your group or wing Inspector General or you may use the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline.




When using the a Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline, please leave your name, phone number and/or e-mail address, and a short description of the potential FWA situation which you are concerned about. You will be contacted within 3 working days.




FWA HOTLINE TELEPHONE (877) 227-9142 and select option #4


Fraud is any intentional deception (including attempts and conspiracies to effect such deception) for the purpose of: inducing CAP action, inaction or reliance on that deception; depriving CAP of something of value; securing from CAP a benefit, privilege, or consideration to which the party is not entitled. Such practices include, but are not limited to: offer of payment, acceptance of bribes or gratuities; making false statements, submission of false claims, use of false weights or measures, evasion or corruption of inspectors and other officials, deceit by suppression of the truth or misrepresentation of a material fact, adulteration or substitution of materials, falsification of records and books of account, arrangements for secret profits, kickbacks, or commissions, and conspiracy to use any of these devices.


Waste is the extravagant, careless, or needless expenditure of CAP funds or consumption of CAP property that results from deficient practices, system controls, or decisions.


Abuse is the intentional, wrongful, or improper use of CAP resources such as the misuse of rank, position, or authority that causes the loss or misuse of resources such as tools, vehicles, computers, copy machines, etc.



Mission Statement


    The purpose of the Civil Air Patrol Inspector General System is, in part, to create an independent and objective system that:


       1. Resolves problems affecting the Civil Air Patrol mission promptly and objectively.

       2. Creates an atmosphere of trust in which issues can be objectively and fully resolved without retaliation or the fear of reprisal.          

       3. Ensures the existence of responsive complaint and inspection programs characterized by objectivity, integrity, and impartiality.

       4. Ensures the concerns of Civil Air Patrol members and the best interests of the Civil Air Patrol are addressed through objective fact-finding.

       5. Educates Civil Air Patrol members and commanders regarding the privileges of and protection for those contacting an inspector general.

       6. Ensures inspectors general, inspector general staff members, and investigating officers are trained to conduct thorough, unbiased investigations and inspections based on fair and objective fact-finding.


    Specific, detailed guidance on the CAP IG program may be found in CAPR 123-1.





The Civil Air Patrol Complaints Program is intended to create an environment where complaints, grievances and misunderstandings can be resolved.  The Complaint System is a last resort management tool.  Every effort should be made to satisfy complaints and grievances at the supervisory or command level where they occur.  While the opportunity always exists to elevate issues to the IG and even to Congressional levels, CAP personnel should be aware that allegations are investigated at the level where they occurred.  The same person who could or should have originally answered the complaint is usually tasked to do so from a higher level.