Auxiliary Recruiting

Recruiting Division

Jonathan Raden
DVC-HR, Division Chief

Thank you for visiting the Recruiting Division’s webpage. The Recruiting Division is made up of a Division Chief and 4 Branch Chiefs – 3 Area Branch Chiefs and the Branch Chief for External Services. In addition, the webpage has links to all the up to date recruiting forms and information. The Recruiting Division works closely with all the other HR divisions to ensure recruiters are up to date on any new or updated programs.

The three Area Branch Chiefs work directly with the DSO-HR officers within their areas providing up to date information regarding the recruitment of new members. They provide guidance with forms, recruiting best practices and information from other divisions of the Human Resources Directorate. The Area Branch Chiefs’ main job is to make sure the recruiters are receiving the most accurate information. In addition to passing information down the chain of leadership, they are responsible for passing information back up the chain. It is because of quality feedback from HR officers that positive changes are made.

The Branch Chief of External Services is responsible for the information gathered from the recruiting robot located on the Join Us Now page from the main site. This information is vital to ensure that the DSO-HR officers on down to the FSO-HR officers are receiving leads from parties who are interested in learning more about the Coast Guard Auxiliary and possibly joining. Monthly totals are published for the HR officers’ review. In 2013 we received over 6000 requests for information through the robot system.

The members of the Recruiting Division are here to help you. Please feel free to contact us.

Happy Recruiting!

Meet the Recruiting Team

 Atlantic Area


Alfred Gonzalez, Jr, Branch Chief HRA


John Mount, Branch Chief HRW

Pacific Area

Commodore Burkhard Berger, Branch Chief HRP

Recruting External (Social Media and other platforms)

Jeffrey Battinus, Branch Chief HRE 


Recruiting Publications and Resources