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Inspector General

RI Wing Inspector General: Lt Col Philip Hirons

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

  1. Resolves problems affecting the Civil Air Patrol mission promptly and objectively.
  2. Creates an atmosphere of trust in which issues can be objectively and fully resolved without retaliation or the fear of reprisal.
  3. Ensures the existence of responsive complaint and inspection programs characterized by objectivity, integrity, and impartiality.
  4. Ensures the concerns of Civil Air Patrol members and the best interests of the Civil Air Patrol are addressed through objective fact-finding.
  5. Educates Civil Air Patrol members and commanders regarding the privileges of and protection for those contacting an inspector general.
  6. 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.

Subordinate Unit Inspections (SUI) are required for each squadron every twenty-four months. The inspection system provides the commander with a credible, independent process to measure compliance and capability of assigned resources.


Rhode Island Wing Subordinate Unit Inspection Schedule
Charter No. Name SUI Date
NER-RI-037 106th Cadet Squadron Feb 2019
NER-RI-012 Pawtucket Composite Squadron May 2019
NER-RI-036 South County Composite Squadron Feb 2020
NER-RI-034 West Bay Composite Squadron Sep 2020

The Civil Air Patrol Complaints Resolution program is designed to prevent, detect, and correct any fraud, waste and abuse (FWA), mismanagement or deficiency, acts of reprisal or restriction, or cadet protection issues. Generally, no one can prohibit a CAP member or the parent of a cadet from contacting an Inspector General to discuss a situatuon or make a complaint.

Contact information for the RI Wing Inspector General Staff:
RI Wing IG Staff E-mail
CAPIG@riwg.cap.gov
Lt Col Philip Hirons
phirons@riwg.cap.gov
401-439-5312
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