Welcome to the Division 13, District 7 Web Site

Our motto is Semper Paratus (Always Ready) against all threats and hazards. The Auxiliary is an integral part of that philosophy and the Coast Guard organization. We conduct safety patrols on our beautiful Florida Keys waterways, teach Boating Safety & Seamanship/Navigation courses to the public, conduct free vessel exams safety checks, as well as many other public activities.

As a extension of the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Coast Guard, the Auxiliary, in it's role as the designated National Boating Safety Coordinator, is a leader in improving the boating experience of the maritime public. We are an organization noted for working in partnership with all stakeholders within the waterways activity spectrum and across all modes of transportation to reach consensus solutions. The Auxiliary measures our success by public satisfaction, and their needs help define our priorities.

Our mission as a Division is to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, through preventative means, in order to maximize safe use and enjoyment of our U.S. Waterways.

Roger W. Bencze, DCDR

Roger W. Bencze, Division Commander