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 Human Resources will exercise staff responsibility and supervision over all matters   pertaining to the member resources program and keep informed of   all developments in this Area of Responsibility (AOR).  They will develop,   plan, and implement programs and activities to promote the growth of the   Auxiliary by obtaining new members and providing new members with   information.

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Why Should I join the Auxiliary

Created by Congress in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary serves as the civilian, non-military component of the Coast Guard. Today, over 26,000 volunteers are active on waterways and in classrooms across the nation. Each year, Auxiliarists save over 300 lives, assist over 10,000 boaters in distress, conduct more than 109,000 vessel safety checks and teach over 130,000 students in boating and water safety courses. The results of these efforts save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year.


Recreational boating in the United States is growing rapidly. The Coast Guard Auxiliary needs volunteers. As an Auxiliarist, you will have the opportunity to select and participate in one or more of the Auxiliary's major programs. If you feel strongly about the rewards you can get from serving your community, the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be the right place for you. From on-the-water Operations, Public Education programs, Vessel Examination programs, Coast Guard Recruiting or Marine Environmental Protection, the Auxiliary has opportunities for almost everyone.


The Auxiliary and the Coast Guard provide specialized training on all aspects of boating, as well as leadership and administration. Auxiliarists receive training in seamanship and related skills, and enjoy the sense of confidence of knowing that they are better and safer boaters.
Support the Coast Guard
Auxiliarists provide direct operational and administrative support to many local Coast Guard units. Qualified Auxiliarists take part in Search and Rescue operations, stand radio watch at Coast Guard Stations or work with local Marine Safety Offices.


Auxiliarists service their community and are not paid. They furnish and maintain their own equipment and choose to participate at a level tailored to our individual capabilities. They provide boating safety classes for youth and adults and examine recreational vessels for safety equipment to ensure that our neighbors will be safe on the waterways.


One of the Auxiliary's trademarks is hospitality. At meetings and training sessions, on patrols and other missions, and at ceremonies and social events, we share the fellowship of other Auxiliarists. Friends, neighbors and interested members of the public are always welcome to attend our flotilla meetings. There is a special camaraderie among Auxiliarists that's hard to beat. Auxiliarists make lasting, meaningful friendships. Knowing that you belong to a special group of people and directly participate in helping save lives gives your Auxiliary membership a special meaning.


Other benefits include:
  • Eligibility for PenFed Credit Union
  • Limited Exchange access
  • Insurance coverage
Once "Basically Qualified," new members then will be entitled to many benefits such as:


  • Wear the Coast Guard Auxiliary uniform
  • Fly the Auxiliary Ensign on their inspected vessel
  • Seek and receive advanced Auxiliary and USCG training
  • Vote at flotilla meetings and be appointed to various offices
The pride of wearing the Auxiliary uniform is amplified by the Auxiliary awards system. Your efforts will be recognized and rewarded.



The 5th District, Southern Region has numerous opportunities for members to become involved in all aspects of boating. Members participate as much as their time allows.


  • PUBLIC EDUCATION- Teaching courses on boating safety, navigation, and seamanship to recreational boaters of all ages
  • VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS - Giving free safety checks to recreational and commercial fishing vessels. 
  • OPERATIONS - Providing boaters and the Coast Guard helpful information and emergency assistance
  • MARINE SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - Promoting clean waterways through marine pollution awareness programs that help to recognize, protect and assess the environment
  • RECRUITING - Building a stronger Coast Guard team through promoting awareness of career opportunities for service
  • ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT- Assisting the Coast Guard in areas such as computer operations, radio watchstanding, publications and public affairs



Requirements for membership are as follows:
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Ownership of a boat, aircraft, or radio station, or special skills would be desirable, but are not mandatory
  • Must pass a background investigation



We are always looking for new members. If you have the desire to serve in one of the finest volunteer programs in the country; and, at the same time, serve your country and reap the rewards of a job well done, then you should inquire into membership in the Coast Guard Auxiliary!



Please click here for more detailed information about the membership process. 


Member's Corner

New Requirement 

RE: Deceased Members with more than 25 years of service

Sorry for the late email, but then you know I’m a late worker. I hate springing this on all of you on such short notice, but if you have sent a death notification to the DIRAUX in the past three weeks and your member was still an active member upon their passing and had over 25 years, please provide the short summary that is not otherwise known from looking at member details in ADII NLT Monday noon.

This week we were in the midst processing a condolence letter for one of the members, our Department CAPT wants us to provide the summary of information for our deceased members who have spent more than 25 years in the Auxiliary the same as you are required for members who retire or get anniversary awards.  Though we haven’t been able to get confirmation from the Admiral yet, we don’t want to continue to hold onto the letters we’ve just prepared this and last week for deceased members awaiting an answer. If confirmed that he wants them then we’ll already have and if it turns out that he doesn’t want them, no harm no file.

Easier said, as I’m not the one that has to summarize a deceased member’s significant accomplishment of
a long span of time in at the most a five-line paragraph.  However long it is, doesn’t matter, just so that there is a summary at this point. Until further notice, this is now required with the request to process up the chain.
Thank you all very much for the support.

Joanne L. Revis