Flotilla 16-10 General Information

Our Oath to Duty and Each Other

Posted by: Carlos Gomez
The definition of duty is; something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation
the binding or obligatory force of something that is morally or legally right
an action or task required by a person's position or occupation; function

When we became Auxiliarists and when we take an office,  we were required to stand, raise our right hand and begin our service with these words; “I (state your name) do SOLEMLY SWEAR” to put it another way we swore an oath to perform a service not just to the Coast Guard, or our community, but to EACH OTHER !

It is one of our most IMPORTANT duties to encourage one another to become certified in a variety of service duties, IE.,. (VE, FS, Boat-crew). In order to be force multipliers we must first learn and obtain a certification. Then we are required by our sworn word to perform this duty. It does not stop there, for we should in our entire term of service seek to encourage as many as we can to learn and perform the variety of duties needed by our community, our people, and the Coast Guard we represent.

To really be force multipliers who listen, watch, ask questions of each other, and understand one another; then each of us becomes a unit in and of ourselves.

A leader should, at a minimum, maintain the abilities of his or her unit.  A better leader mentors, and strengthens the unit. Use encouragement and the Auxiliary greater for tomorrow.