Lt. Col. Juan Rodriguez of the Puerto Rico Wing is CAP's new national diversity officer.
In making the announcement, National Commander and CEO Maj. Gen. Mark Smith said, “Lt. Col. Rodriguez has already been in the business of contributing to this effort. As the Southeast Region’s diversity officer and national deputy diversity officer, he has worked diligently with others to make sure CAP is available to a broad range of people, and that everyone — our cadets and our adult members — have the opportunity to be successful in their volunteer experience.”
Rodriguez is eager to lead the effort. “I am humbled, honored and excited to serve as national diversity officer,” he said. “I will continue working with the national staff, region and wing diversity officers in implementing processes, providing training opportunities, increasing awareness and expanding strategic partnerships that result in a more diverse, inclusive and equitable organization for all.”