Iowa Wing Inspector General
Maj Joe Murphy

Iowa Wing Asst. Inspector General
Capt Rodney Rudebusch


Mission Statement

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

  • Resolves problems affecting the Civil Air Patrol mission promptly and objectively.
  • Creates an atmosphere of trust in which issues can be objectively and fully resolved without retaliation or the fear of reprisal.
  • Ensures the existence of responsive complaint and inspection programs characterized by objectivity, integrity, and impartiality.
  • Ensures the concerns of Civil Air Patrol members and the best interests of the Civil Air Patrol are addressed through objective fact-finding.
  • Educates Civil Air Patrol members and commanders regarding the privileges of and protection for those contacting an inspector general.
  • 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.

The Civil Air Patrol Assessment Program consists of inspections, staff assistance visits and self-assessments. The program exists to protect the CAP organization by ensuring the various laws, rules, policies and agreements governing CAP programs are complied with. The program also helps its members meet the demands of CAP’s many rules, regulations and policies.

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.

The Inspector General system is outlined in the CAPR 123 series of regulations. If it has been decided to contact the IG, you should refer to CAPR 123-2 to determine if your concern or grievance meets the definition of a complaint.