creation by Congress in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary (the Auxiliary) has served as the
civilian, non-military component of the Coast Guard.
Today, the 27,000 volunteer men and women of the
Auxiliary are active on the waterways and classrooms
in over 2,000 cities and towns across the nation.
Auxiliarists save almost 500 lives, assist some
15,000 boaters in distress, conduct more than
150,000 courtesy safety examinations of recreational
vessels, and teach over 500,000 students in boating
and water safety courses. The results of these
efforts saves taxpayers hundreds of millions of
dollars every year.
Be Part of the Action &
Help Save Lives
Since the recreational boating population in
the United States is growing rapidly, the Coast
Guard Auxiliary needs a few good men and women
like you. As an Auxiliarist, you will have the
opportunity to select and participate in one or
more of the Auxiliary's major programs. If you
feel strongly about the rewards you can get from
serving your community, the Coast Guard
Auxiliary is the right place for you! Either
through on- water Operations, the Auxiliary's
Public Education Program, Courtesy Examination
Program, Radio Watchstander, Coast Guard
Recruiting, Marine Environmental Protection or
Coast Guard Administration.
Increase Your Skills
The Auxiliary and the Coast Guard provide
specialized training on all aspects of boating,
as well as leadership and administration.
Auxiliarists receive valuable training in
seamanship and related skills, and enjoy the
sense of confidence of knowing that they are
better and safer boaters.
Support the Coast Guard
Auxiliarists provide direct operational and
administrative support to many local Coast Guard
units. You can wear the Coast Guard Auxiliary
uniform and become part of Team Coast Guard.
When you qualify through training, you can take
part in Search and Rescue operations, stand
radio watch at the Coast Guard Station, work
with the Marine Safety Office on pollution
matters or work in the Recruiting Office.
Service to Your Community
Auxiliarists aren't paid with money, but
with satisfaction. We furnish and maintain our
own equipment and can choose to participate at a
level tailored to our individual capabilities.
We provide boating safety classes for youth and
adults and examine recreational vessel for
safety equipment to ensure that our neighbors
will be safe on the waterways.
Enjoy Fun & Fellowship
In all activities, enjoy fellowship -
the good company of other Auxiliarists at
meetings and training sessions, on patrols and
other missions, and at ceremonies and social
events. One of he Auxiliary's trademarks is good
old-fashioned hospitality. Friends, neighbors
and interested members of the public are always
welcome to attend one of our flotilla meetings.
In addition, dedication to boating safety
provides the atmosphere for getting together to
swap boating experiences and participate in
cruises and rendezvous. You'll find a special
camaraderie among Auxiliarists that's hard to
beat. There's time to relax and have fun at
Auxiliary outings, training sessions, patrols,
CMEs, classes, and conferences. Auxiliarists
make lasting, meaningful friendships. Knowing
that you belong to a special group of people and
directly participate in helping save lives gives
your Auxiliary membership a special meaning.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
JOINING THE AUXILIARY CONTACT
FSO-HR our Human Resources Officer.
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