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How to Become a New Member of our Flotilla

JOIN THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

 

Eligibility:
  • U.S. citizen
  • minimum of 17 years of age; no upper limit
  • cannot have been convicted of a felony or major misdemeanor
  • no physical requirements other than you must be physically and mentally capable of doing the jobs you choose
Contact:
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
  • complete Auxiliary Mandated Training (10 short online mini-courses)
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 (please realize that how fast you progress depends on the amount of time you make for Auxiliary activities)
  • you should attend Flotilla (and perhaps Division) meetings
  • BUT you may not be able to get officially qualified in all your area(s) of interest until your background check is approved and your Auxiliary Mandated Training is completed.


Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Recruitment website.