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Flotilla Leadership's Welcome Message

On behalf of myself, Vice Flotilla Commander Montgomery, Immediate- Past Flotilla Commander Moniz and all the members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Woods Hole Flotilla, welcome to our website!

Our Flotilla supports the recreational boating public through our Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Outreach missions, which include: Public Education Courses, Courtesy Vessel Safety Checks, RBS Program Visitations (marine retailers) and Public Affairs.

Our Flotilla also has an active surface operations program with three member-owned Auxiliary Facilities (boats) that conduct training with Coast Guard Small Boat Station Woods Hole, as well as performing safety patrols, aids to navigation patrols and air drop training exercises with Coast Guard Air Stations Cape Cod. 

We also have members who perform important direct support to Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England as communication watch-standers (radio) in the command center. Others perform important administrative work with Air Station Cape Cod. We have a member who volunteers as a physician at local Coast Guard Clinics, and another who is a member of the Coast Guard Pipe Band, and we have members who are Culinary Assistants, supporting active-duty Coast Guard and Auxiliary functions. 

Finally, we have dedicated members who perform in staff officer roles within the Flotilla in finance, human resources, member training, information  systems, and other supportive roles. 

As you can see, we have a variety of mission and administrative areas we are involved in within the community and in support of the Coast Guard. We are always looking for new members to join our Flotilla. No previous boating experience is required, nor boat ownership.  We welcome all who are interested in volunteering in their community, promoting boating safety and assisting the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas.

If you're interested in learning more about the Woods Hole Flotilla email our Flotilla Staff Officer-Human Resources 

To learn more about the Coast Guard Auxiliary, go to U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary - Join Us

Russ Gasdia, Flotilla Commander 

Woods Hole Flotilla Elected Leadership - 2024


Flotilla Commander (FC) - Russ Gasdia

Flotilla Commander Gasdia joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary in June 2007. Current qualifications include Coxswain, Navigation Aids Verifier, Vessel Examiner, Instructor and Recreational Boating Safety Program Visitor. He also serves on Auxiliary National Staff as Branch Chief, Development Branch, Auxiliary University Programs Division, in the Student Programs Directorate. 

Vice Flotilla Commander (VFC) - Art Montgomery 

Vice Flotilla Commander Montgomery joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary in May 2021. During this time he earned New Member of the Year Award for the Flotilla and has earned the following qualifications: Boat Crew, Instructor, Vessel Examiner and Recreational Boating Safety Program Visitor. He most recently served as Flotilla Staff Officer – Secretary/Records.  


Immediate Past Flotilla Commander (IPFC) - Dave Moniz 

Immediate Past Flotilla Commander Moniz joined the Auxiliary in February 2016. He has earned the Auxiliary Operations (AUXOP) Status. His qualifications include Boat Crew, Vessel Examiner and Recreational Boating Safety Program Visitor. He recently served as Flotilla Commander from January 2022 – December 2023.