Support To Civil and Military Authorities

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) conducts a variety of operational missions primarily in the areas of Emergency Services (Search And Rescue (SAR)), Disaster Relief (DR), Counterdrug (CD), and Homeland Security (HLS).  Most of this is done in CAP’s role as the United States Air Force Auxiliary as Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) under Title 10, but CAP also provides assistance to State and Local authorities in many cases before there is a defined Federal interest under Title 36 as well.  In order to conduct these missions, there are many programs and personnel that provide Operations Support.  The links in the menu provide a consolidated area for guidance and tools that our support personnel need to do their jobs.

Request for Assistance Form may be used by customers to help them request missions.  It outlines the information needed by the CAP National Operations Center (NOC) in order for the CAP NOC staff to coordinate mission approval.  CAPR 60-3 allows the NOC to act on verbal requests for CAP assistance in an emergency, but all requests for CAP support must be submitted in writing; even verbal requests must be followed up in writing.

If you have any questions regarding requests for assistance, please contact the Civil Air Patrol National Operations Center at 888-211-1812 ext 300 or


National Operations Center information is available HERE.

For the “Request for Assistance” form, CLICK HERE.