Where can I find guidance on public displays of affection between cadets?


Public displays of affection, such as hand-holding, embracing, or walking arm-in-arm, are inappropriate actions for all members in any CAP uniform. Indiscriminate displays of affection in public detract from the professional image the Civil Air Patrol intends to project. Your decision to join Civil Air Patrol (CAP) reflects a dedication and commitment to support this charitable, benevolent, nonprofit corporation. As a member of an Auxiliary of the United States Air Force, you are expected to follow the traditions, standards, customs and courtesies agreed and accepted by the Air Force and the Civil Air Patrol. These apply to all of us and reflect our pride and professionalism as members of the Civil Air Patrol.

Conduct. General. The Air Force has a very important mission and you, as a member of the Civil Air Patrol, have similar responsibilities for carrying out your mission. You are responsible for carrying out orders, performing specific tasks related to your duties, and living up to the high standards of the Civil Air Patrol. You are also held accountable for your actions, both in the performance of duties and in your personal conduct. If you are a supervisor, you have the responsibility to make sure your subordinates meet the expected standards. You must hold your subordinates accountable and take appropriate corrective actions when they do not fulfill their responsibilities. Civil Air Patrol standards of conduct apply both on and off duty, in your personal behavior, in your treatment of others, and in both military and civilian environments.

Civil Air Patrol Ethics. As a member of the Civil Air Patrol you must practice the highest standards of behavior, obedience, and loyalty-not only in your job, but in your relationship with other people. Your code of ethics must be such that your behavior and motives do not create even the appearance of impropriety. Your commitment to integrity will lead the way for others to follow. 


Also see CAPP 151, Respect on display