Course Syllabus

The Auxiliary Mid-Level Officer Course (AUX-05A) will challenge Auxiliary leaders to develop their leadership skills through interactive learning modules that challenge the leader to think beyond mere management and to look into the theories and practices of excellent leadership.  

This insight to the theories of leadership will assist the Division Commander and Vice Commander on ways to improve leadership by example, inspiring shared vision, challenging the processes, enabling others to act and encouraging the heart while getting to know more and more about the way you perceive yourself and those around you.This will lead the student to a better understanding of the higher-level leadership abilities and skills needed to assist flotillas and their members to be effective Auxiliarists and work effectively as teams on the missions of the Coast Guard and Auxiliary.

This is the preparatory course for Division Commanders to advance to the role of District Captain.

Course Topics 


Leadership Orienteering
Model the Way
Inspire a Shared Vision
Challenge the Process
Reading the Membership (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
Enabling Others to Act
Encouraging the Heart
Roadshow training format:  AUX 05A is a 24-hour session held over three days at various locations throughout Coast Guard Districts. Districts sponsor the AUX 05A courses to assist their members as well as to host members from around the country to their training venue. 
There is pre and post work for the session to receive completion and certificate of accomplishment.


Course Features

Activities to stimulate the thought processes needed to be an effective leader.

There are a set number of funded seats to each session on a first come basis via AFC56 (training monies) that allow member from greater than 51 miles away from the training location to travel and government expense. There are slots available for those that wish to get the training but live closer than 51 miles or who wish to self- fund themselves on no-cost orders. 

Instructing for skill transfer:  Instructors challenge and support students as they apply course learning to improve their leadership performance.

Diverse student cohort: Students learn from each other as much as they learn from the instructors. Through homework, assignments and networking meals during the session students learn to work together to complete assignments as a team.