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1 Approved USCG Auxiliary - Department of Education Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. New Member Orientation Introduction of Instructors Flotilla Commander Intro Introduction of New Members

2 30-Apr-15 2 Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. HISTORY In 1941 Congress created a military reserve of the Coast Guard and the original volunteer reserve was renamed the "Coast Guard Auxiliary." In 1939 Congress established "a United States Coast Guard Reserve," administered by the Commandant of the Coast Guard and composed of unpaid, volunteer U.S. Citizens who owned motorboats or yachts."

3 30-Apr-15 3 Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. PURPOSE Title 14 United States Code Section 822: "The purpose of the Auxiliary is to assist the Coast Guard: 1) to promote safety and to effect rescues on and over the high seas and on navigable waters

4 30-Apr-15 4 Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. PURPOSE (2) to promote efficiency in the operation of motorboats and yachts (3) to foster a wider knowledge of, and better compliance with, the laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of motorboats and yachts and (4) to facilitate other operations of the Coast Guard.

5 30-Apr-15 5 Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. TEAM COAST GUARD The Auxiliary is specifically declared by statute to be "non-military." The Auxiliary is a key element of the U.S. Coast Guard, which also includes the Regular Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Reserve and civilian employees. There are approx 47,000 active and reserve Coast Guard members and there are approx 30,000 Auxiliarists. Auxiliarists MAY NOT carry firearms when conducting Auxiliary activities regardless of their civil authorization by permit or occupation.

6 30-Apr-15 6 Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. WHO WE ARE? We are Volunteers Your “ELECTED” Flotilla Leaders (Insert Name), Flotilla Commander (FC) (Insert Name), Vice Flotilla Commander (VFC) (Insert Name), Immediate Past FC (IPFC) Your Division Leaders (Insert Name), Division Commander (DCDR) (Insert Name), Division Vice Commander (VCDR)

7 30-Apr-15 7 Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. WHAT WE DO YOU CAN DO TOO! Auxiliary Missions Public Education Focus Member Training Vessel Examiner Instructor Training Radio Watchstander ATON Verifier Crew & Coxswain AUXOP Courses “C” School

8 30-Apr-15 8 Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. YOUR PART IN THE AUXILIARY? Monthly Flotilla Meetings Voting Monthly Training Syllabus Current Info Division Meetings Uniforms Manuals/Information Recording your hours Member Number Annual Dues Communications -

9 30-Apr-15 9 Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. WHAT DO YOU GET? BENEFITS? Coast Guard Federal Credit Union Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Insurance – while under orders Military Exchange Privileges (PX) Publications Uniforms & Awards Tax Deductions Fellowship

10 30-Apr Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. YOUR CURRENT STATUS? Prospective Member Approval Pending (AP) Member Full Membership Status Initially Qualified (IQ) Basically Qualified (BQ) Auxiliary Operations (AX) Retired Status

11 30-Apr Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. UNIFORMS & AWARDS Who is authorized to wear a uniform? When can I wear a uniform? When can I NOT wear my uniform? Where do I get a uniform? Cost? Uniform Distribution Center (UDC) Lighthouse Uniforms Ribbons and insignia?

12 30-Apr Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. AUXILIARY HEIRARCHY Chain of Leadership & Management DIRAUX – The Director NATIONAL STAFF DISTRICT – First Southern (1SR/014) DIVISION – (Insert Number) FLOTILLA (Insert Number)

13 30-Apr Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. THE FOUR CORNERSTONES The primary programs of the Auxiliary, known as the four cornerstones, are: Vessel Safety Examinations Public Education Operations Fellowship

14 30-Apr Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. In what areas should I concentrate ? Develop a 1, 3 and 6 month plan New Member Exam FEMA ICS Courses: 100, 200, 700, 800 Basic Boating Course (ABS)

15 30-Apr Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. In what areas should I concentrate ? Auxiliary Procedures Course (APC) Vessel Examiner (VE) Recreational Boating Safety Visitor (RBS) Instructor Qualified (IT)

16 30-Apr Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. 1, 3 and 6 MONTH PLAN 1 MONTH TIME-FRAME NEW MEMBER EXAM ICS 100, 700 BASIC BOATING COURSE 3 MONTH TIME-FRAME ICS 200, 800 APC COURSE VE COURSE & CERTIFICATION 6 MONTH TIME-FRAME RBS COURSE & CERTIFICATION INSTRUCTOR COURSE & CERTIFICATION START CREW MEMBER TRAINING PROGRAM

17 30-Apr Copyright ©2004 Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. QUESTIONS? DO NOT contact the Director (Diraux) or visit the office unless specifically instructed to do so. Feel free to ask any Auxiliarist any question. However, you must remember there is a Chain of Leadership.


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