Civil Rights Coordinator

The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are committed to full compliance with civil rights and equal opportunity principles. The Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District is responsible for carrying out the spirit and intent of the Coast Guard's equal opportunity program.

The Auxiliary Civil Rights Coordinator is an adjunct member of the Coast Guard district's civil rights program staff and is responsible for administering equal opportunity policies within the Region, and investigating discrimination and sexual harassment complaints. Only past division commanders or higher may be appointed to this role.

Although attempting to resolve issues at the flotilla level is generally considered the first step, all Auxiliary members have the right to communicate informally and directly with the District Civil Rights Coordinator, without regard to the Chain of Leadership and Management; i.e., without first contacting his or her Flotilla Commander.

District 9ER Coordinator

 Allen Knish

Allen J. Knish DSO/CRC
515 Market ST NE
Navarre, Ohio 44662-1049
Home: 330-791-7055
Cell: 216-407-0537

The Auxiliary Civil Rights Coordinator (AUX CRC) is available to all members at any time for consultation.