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What is the Auxiliary Senior Officer Course?

The Auxiliary Senior Officer Course (ASOC) (AUX-07) is a five-day resident course designed to provide effective and efficient training to support the transition to and execution of the position of District Commodore.


Students must be current District Chief of Staff and meet the requirements of those offices as required by the Auxiliary Manual, COMDTINST M16790.1G (series). This course is not available to all members.

This five-day resident session IS FUNDED WITH COAST GUARD AFC-56 FUNDS occurs in May of the first year of a District Commodore’s term. The Auxiliary Senior Officer Course uses a variety of instructional methods to deliver and demonstrate effective leadership techniques appropriate to the senior level of the Auxiliary.
Topics covered and practiced include: Protocol, Alignment with National Perspective, Team Building, Budget Process, Disciplinary and Legal Processes, Conflict Management, Strategic/Operational Planning, Communications, and Management Responsibilities. Students demonstrate their knowledge of each competency through the use of skill checks, daily tests, demonstrations of their ability to implement their use through interactive exercises, and a capstone event for each year.

The course is based on a structure of USCG leadership competencies, providing both alignment with Coast Guard standards, the Auxiliary Leadership Framework and Leadership Development Strategy (revised 2011), while addressing the unique training issues facing the volunteer administrator.

This course will:
• Prepare students to positively impact their District and the Coast Guard Auxiliary
• Give students a broad and future oriented perspective
• Create opportunities for students to leverage an expanded peer network across multiple specialties
• Provide students with awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and their impact on others
• Provide students with an understanding of how all Coast Guard Auxiliary components work together to accomplish the Coast Guard’s Auxiliary missions
• Provide a learning experience that will reinvigorate students and foster a sense of commitment to the organization and its missions
• Conduct a course that is dynamic, informative and student-centered through the use of rigorous academics and blended learning methods
• Provide the skills students need to tackle complex problems in a systematic and disciplined way
• Ensure students understand how the Coast Guard Auxiliary interacts with and is influenced by governmental and non-governmental agencies to accomplish national priorities of the organization

To successfully complete this course, the student must meet all the terminal performance objectives unless otherwise stated in the objective.

LENGTH: 24 months

Facilitators Contact information

COMO Steve McElroy email: auxleadership@gmail.com cell: 919-614-6192
COMO Gene Seibert email: gmseibert@verizon.net cell: 757-710-4269
COMO Richard Lawrence email: law28@aristotle.net cell: 501-690-3604