Civil Air Patrol’s core values are Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect. One of the key core values of all Civil Air Patrol Squadrons, in New Mexico and nationwide, is Volunteer Service. CAP adopted this core value because it reflects the very essence of the organization—service to humanity. All CAP volunteers willingly give of their time, energy, and personal resources. Moreover, many have made the ultimate sacrifice by losing their lives while serving their neighbors. As a minimum, this core value implies a commitment on the part of all CAP members to place the organization’s purposes first and foremost. This process starts with the member’s agreement to obey the rules and regulations of CAP and the Air Force. In this regard, self-discipline is an absolute must.