Steps in Joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Flotilla 39-2

  • minimum of 17 years of age; no upper limit

  • cannot have been convicted of a felony

  • no phyical requirements other than you must be physically and mentally capable of doing the jobs you choose

  • the Flotilla Commander (FC) OR

  • the Flotilla Staff Officer for Human Resources (FSO-HR)

  • See "About Flotilla 39-2" in the menu items to the left for contact information

Be prepared to:
  • interview with FSO-HR and FC and submit formal application

  • undergo a Personal Security Background Check, with fingerprints

  • learn about history of USCG AUX and our chain of leadership

  • take short exam on history and leadership

  • find out what opportunities there are for you in the Auxiliary

  • learn the tasks associated with the opportunities you choose

  • give back to the Flotilla by attending monthly meetings and being active in the areas of opportunities you choose

Once your application is submitted:
  • you will be assigned a mentor for new members, who will share you with mentor(s) in your area(s) of interest

  • you may train all you want at whatever opportunity/ies you choose

  • you should attend Flotilla (and perhaps Division) meetings

  • BUT you cannot get officially qualified in your area(s) of interest until your background check is approved.

USCG Auxiliary Recruitment Website