CAP offers publications that will help you in your recruiting endeavors. If you do not see a publication listed here, it is not considered material for primary recruiting. Please note, that even if a publication is considered a recruiting piece, the office with the authority to distribute the material might not be the recruiting and retention office.
Please contact the office of primary responsibility for further information. If you need to find the OPR, have questions, suggestion or feedback, please contact Marie Vogt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-227-9142 ext 213.
How to Order Recruiting Material
Recruiting material can be ordered through your eServices account. Most orders are processed and shipped out within 24 business hours. If you need more materials than the maximum quantity allowed on the order page, simply enter the amount you need. Orders that are over the maximum and/or are within 60 days of a previous order are reviewed before processing.
1. Log on to eServices
2. Select “Material Orders” from the menu on the left.
3. Select “Order Request” from the menu on the left. You should now see a drop down box labeled “Material Category”. You should see three choices: AE Materials, Forms and Pamphlets, and Recruiting Materials. If you do not see an option, please contact your squadron commander or WSA to request persmission to view and order the material. For recruiting matierla, click on the box and select Recruiting Materials from the menu.
4. Enter your CAPID and press the tab key on your keyboard.
5. Now you should see the order page.
a. Confirm that the name and address are correct.
b. Place your order for recruiting material. Order enough materials to supply your unit for at least one month. Consolidating orders helps NHQ save money on the cost of shipping and processing each order.
c. Make sure to fill out the reason for request box. Please be specific about how you are going to use the material or what event the material is for ex: AFB Airshow in Sept, Open House in May, etc.
d. Enter a rush order date if needed. We do ask that you plan for recruiting events in advance whenever possible to keep shipping costs down.
6. Select the “Confirm Order” button.
7. Check your order and if everything is correct, hit the “Submit” button.
List of Recruiting Material (in alphabetical order)
Aerospace Education Member Brochures
named "Civil Air Patrol MARS program" in order application
An 8 ½ x 11 full color brochure AEM recruiting brochure with information on the Aerospace Education Excellence program (AEX) and the Fly-A-Teacher program. OPR- AE Aerospace Education
Recommended use: For recruiting Aerospace Education Members. This particular publication is not suitable for people interested in regular CAP membership.
Distribution: Order in eServices in the AE Material Category.
A 4 ¼ x 11, full color, two-sided brochure. This publication provides a few basic FAQs, prospective member website, and a place to put your squadron’s contact information. OPR - COA Recruiting and Retention
Recommended use: Supplies are limited and we encourage recruiters to give the brochures to people who express an interest in CAP. Please refrain from using this particular piece for general mass distribution.
Distribution: Order in eServices in Recruiting Materials.
Download the Cadet Brochure
Download the Cadet Brochure en Espanol (downloadable only)
Cadet Open House Kit
NO LONGER AVAILABLE. All items available in CAP Materials. You'll find the material under Forms and Publications and under Recruiting Material.
Consists of 3 Cadet Great Starts, 5 Today's Cadets, Tomorrow's Aerospace Leaders, 10 Parents Guides, 100 Cadet Brochures and 5 Cadet Posters. OPR – CAP Cadet Programs
Recommended use: Please use the open house kits for your cadet or composite squadron open houses.
Distribution: No Longer Available as a kit. Alll the individual components are available to order in eServices. Posters and Brochures available in Recruiting Materials. Cadet Great Start, Today's Cadet's and Parents Guides availabe in Forms and Pamphlets.
Four 11 x 17, full color, single-sided cadet posters. Currently unavailable. OPR - COA Recruiting and Retention
Recommended Use: Strategically place in high-visibility areas for prospective cadets.
Distribution: Order in eServices when in stock
Download print ready versions of the posters:
Cadet Poster 1 Cadet Poster 2 Cadet Poster 3 Cadet Poster 4
8 ½ x 11, full color, single-sided. Provides a snapshot of CAP’s history, resources and missions. OPR - PA Public Affairs
Recommended Use: Use with prospective senior members on a case by case basis. This material is better suited to an individual who wants more in-depth information about CAP as an organization. Not recommended for recruiting and not appropriate for cadet recruiting.
Distribution: Available for download only. Download the Fact Sheet
Prospective Member Brochure
A full color, four page, 8 ½ x 11 brochure that provides general information on cadet, senior and AE membership in CAP. OPR -COA Recruiting and Retention
Recommended Use: This brochure is mailed directly from NHQ to prospective members who request further information about CAP. A list of local CAP squadrons is included with the brochure.
Distribution: Available for download only. Download the Prospective Member Brochure
A 4 ¼ x 11, full color, two-sided brochure. The senior brochure provides a few basic FAQs, the prospective member website and a place to put your squadron’s contact info. OPR - COA Recruiting and Retention
Recommended Use: Supplies are limited and we encourage recruiters to provide these brochures only to people who express an interest in CAP.
Distribution: Order in eServices Download the Senior Brochure.
Two 11 x 13, full color, single-sided senior posters titled Teamwork and Achievement. When ordered through eServices, one Senior Poster Package consists of 5 Teamwork posters and 5 Achievement posters for a total of 10 posters per order. OPR-COA Recruiting and Retention
Recommended Use: Strategically place in high-visibility areas for prospective senior members.
Distribution: Order in eServices
Download an 8 ½ x 11 (with PDF form for squadron information) Teamwork Achievement
Please visit the CAP Channel at http://www.capvolunteernow.com/multimedia_resources//index.cfm for all available videos. Currently, there is a 30 second Cadet PSA and a Cadet Life video that's a little over a minute long. There is also a multipurpose vidoe that runs slightly over three minutes. These videos can be downloaded directly from the website or played directly from the internet and are not available for order. OPR - Creative Services (CR)
You can find photos on Civil Air Patrol's Flickr page. Please contact Photographer Susan Schneider at email@example.com for any other photo needs.
We have a general CAP PowerPoint presentation that is customizable for your squadron. It’s best suited for an adult audience, not cadets. Download the presentation.
Looking for something else?
The following items are not available for distribution:
1. Promotional Items (any items to give away during a recruiting event, including balsa wood or paper airplanes)
2. Displays (including tabletop displays, tents and outdoor displays)
3. Banners (for display or parades)
4. Tablecloths or runner
The following publications are not considered recruiting material. The Office of Primary Responsibility is listed. All of these materials can be ordered in limited quantities in eServices under “Material Orders”, "Order Request", then “Forms and Pamphlets”
1. Great Start – Cadets OPR- Cadet Programs
2. Great Start – Seniors OPR – Professional Development
3. Today's Cadets, Tomorrows Aerospace Leaders (replaces Investing in America’s Youth) OPR – Cadet Programs
4. Parents’ Guide OPR-Cadet Programs