Flotilla 25-1 Uniform Information

Types of Auxiliary Uniforms 

Coast Guard active duty personnel are bound by strict military grooming and weight standards. Realizing that the Auxiliary is made up entirely of volunteers, the active duty grooming and appearance standards are relaxed as they apply to Auxiliarists. As a matter of pride, all Auxiliary members should strive to meet the same standards as active duty members. Auxiliarists who wear the Auxiliary uniform will be held to higher grooming and appearance standards. Auxiliarists are authorized to wear Coast Guard uniforms with the appropriate Auxiliary insignia. Uniforms shall be worn as prescribed in the actual Coast Guard Uniform Regulations, except as noted in Chapter 10 of the Auxiliary Manual.

For those who still wish to be visually associated with the Coast Guard Auxiliary but may not be able to wear the uniform to the same sharp and professional standard as the active duty, the Auxiliary Blue Blazer outfit is available. The Auxiliary Blue Blazer outfit is recognized as optional apparel and is authorized for activities described in Chapter 10 of the Auxiliary Manual. This is also an option for members who may not want to (or be comfortable with) wearing a military-style uniform. Also, Auxiliarists who desire to wear their hair, jewelry, or maintain a general appearance different from that described in the Auxiliary Manual are specifically directed that they "shall wear the Auxiliary Blue Blazer outfit instead of the Auxiliary uniform."

Purchasing Uniforms 

For guidance on the purchase of uniform items, please see the Human Resources Directorate's Uniform Procurement Guide.

The other pages in this section provide a basic overview of the components and proper wear of the Auxiliary's most common uniforms. For a full and detailed description of proper uniform wear, please consult the Coast Guard Uniform Regulations and the Auxiliary Manual. 

Uniform clothing may be purchased from the Uniform Distribution Center/Coast Guard Exchange online at You must create an account with your member ID and password to order from this website.

Auxiliary uniform accessories, such as shoulder boards, insignia, ribbons, etc., that are not carried by the Uniform Distribution Center may be purchased from the Auxiliary Center ( or through a third-party vendor.