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Inspector General


Inspector General

The Inspector General is the lead inspector and reports directly to the commander as a member of the special staff. Along with inspectors, the Inspector General conducts wing performance evaluations, personnel investigation, and any task needing a sharp eye by the commander.

Functional Address:  CAP SER/IG


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 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 E-MAIL fwa@capnhq.gov

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.

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