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The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety.  It boasts nearly 33,000 members from all walks of life who receive special training so that they may be a functional part of Team Coast Guard.  Auxiliarist assist the Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue, marine environmental protection and Coast Guard Academy introduction programs for youth. Auxiliarist volunteer more than 2 million hours annually to benefit other boaters and their families. 

The Four Cornerstones of the Auxiliary

Member Services

Recreational Boating Safety

Operations and Marine Safety


The Purpose of the Auxiliary is to assist the Coast Guard

To promote safety and to effect search and rescues on and over the high seas and on navigable waters.

To promote efficiency in the operation of motorboats and yachts.

To foster a wider knowledge of, and better compliance with, the laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of motorboats and yachts through safe boating classes.

To facilitate other operations of the Coast Guard.

(Title 14 U.S.C. 822)

Get Started in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary!

Thank you for inquiring about how to become a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Because the job we do is often sensitive and could involve national security issues, Coast Guard Auxiliary applicants receive security and background checks as a routine part of the membership process.

To receive more information from a flotilla near you, please complete the form found at this link. Once you have submitted it, you will be contacted shortly by one or more local units for further discussions. If you would rather contact a local unit directly, you may do so via our Flotilla Finder.

Flotilla meetings are held on the 1st Saturday of each month. 

If a meeting would fall on a holiday weekend as the 4th of July, Labor Day, New
Years Day weekends then the meeting is held on the 2nd Saturday of that month.
Meetings usually begin NLT 10:00am and continue through 1200 noon. If additional
training is being conducted, then a meeting notice will go to all unit members
via email.

For further information on meetings/events please contact the flotilla staff Flotilla Commander and officer (FSO) for Human Resources (HR). Their contact information is:

FSO-HR: JeanneMarie

C. McNamara, LTC, MS, USA (Ret) / MA, MS, ASCP (BB)


Cell: 732-983-1284