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NACO Diversity Statement

NACO Diversity Statement

Fri, 11 Aug 23   Posted by: USCG Auxiliary Diversity and Inclusion


Coast Guard Auxiliary Diversity


Diversity and Inclusion Policy

      It is the policy of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary to ensure that all citizens,
regardless of race, gender, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and
expression, age, religion, or physical or mental disability, have an equal opportunity to
become a volunteer of this organization. It is, after all, part of our mission to become
the premier volunteer organization of choice.
As the National Commodore, I will personally lead the diversity initiatives and challenge
all who serve to do the same through leadership, mentorship, service, and example.
As someone who committed to diversity and inclusion, I understand that providing
training is one of the strategies that help to build an inclusive environment, which is
crucial to attracting and retaining top talent, building member engagement, and
fostering creativity and innovation. Our Strategic Plan for Managing Diversity and
Inclusion will guide us in accomplishing this goal.
The diversity of thoughts, ideas, and competencies of our people, keeps the Auxiliary
strong and empowers us to achieve mission readiness and excellence.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is imperative to the Auxiliary; it can increase morale and
impact our success. In essence, every member is responsible for fostering an inclusive
team atmosphere and contributing to the Team Coast Guard while providing an
equitable atmosphere that values our members while offering opportunities for all to
participate to the level their time and ability permits and to excel in service to their
community, country, the Coast Guard and its Auxiliary.
The Auxiliary is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and a
journey guided by the deeply held values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. As
America's Guardians, we understand that diversity is not a problem to be solved, but
an asset to be embraced and developed.


                                             THE NATIONAL COMMODORE
                                       UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
                                                      Agostino “Gus” Formato