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Auxiliary Academy Admissions Partners

Auxiliary Academy Admissions Partners

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DVC-SP Kim L. Isaacs DIVISION CHIEF Academy Partners Liaison

BC- SPA James O. Wolfe BRANCH CHIEF Executive Officer

BC-SPD Doug Houle BRANCH CHIEF Academy Partners Data Management

BC-SPM COMO Ken E. Jacobs BRANCH CHIEF - Academy Partner Mentors

BA-SPME Marion Banquer BRANCH ASSISTANT - Academy Partner Mentors Atlantic East

BA-SPMP Doug Houle BRANCH ASSISTANT - Academy Partner Mentors Pacific

BA-SPMW Bruce C. Williams BRANCH ASSISTANT - Academy Partner Mentors Atlantic West

BC-SPX John Charles Johnson BRANCH CHIEF - Academy AIM Support

BC-SPY Carol Marie Johnson BRANCH CHIEF - Academy AIM Partners Training

 U.S. Coast Guard Academy

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT offers qualified applicants a four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program with a curriculum heavily oriented towards math, science and engineering. Students receive a full scholarship. Graduates serve a five-year service obligation after graduation. Admission to the Coast Guard Academy is highly competitive, Unlike the Department of Defense military academies, no congressional appointment is required. The Coast Guard Academy is a structured, military environment with a wide range of academic programs and competitive athletics. Clink on Admissions to learn more about entrance requirements. Click on the Academy website to learn more. 

Auxiliary Academy Admissions Partners 

Who are Auxiliary Academy Admissions Partners? We are volunteers for the United States Coast Guard Academy Admissions Office. We recruit, interview, and assist in recommending candidates for admission. Currently there are 244 USCG Auxiliary Admissions Partners; Auxiliarists comprise 25% of the total Admissions Partner group.

Partners attend college fairs and congressional-sponsored service academy events. They present Coast Guard Academy appointment certificates at graduation ceremonies. Partners involved in our outreach program make visits to high school guidance counselors math teachers science teachers, coaches, civic organizations and community youth organizations. Partners may visit with prospective cadets and their families to share information about the Academy's admissions process and the student experience. They also conduct interviews with qualified applicants in their local area. All these venues present excellent opportunities for Partners to serve as representatives and good will ambassadors for the Academy.

Academy Introduction Mission

The week-long Summer Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) is one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities for high school students who are interested in the experience of a U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadet. Students participate in a one-week summer program that challenges their self-discipline, physical stamina, commitment to service, and capacity for teamwork. The AIM Program is one of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s largest recruiting efforts. 500 of the most qualified high school students going into senior year are selected for the AIM Program. Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen and be from 16 to18 years of age when attending the program. An applicant must be in good health and good physical condition, and be able to run, and perform strenuous exercise, in Connecticut’ s summer heat and humidity. There are four AIM sessions (3 in-person and 1 virtual), from which to choose, all set in the month of July. Click here for more information on AIM.

Selected Partners assist the Active Duty and Reserve Coast Guard personnel during each of the AIM Weeks. They help by standing watches in the Operations Center; assisting engineering sessions, acting as duty drivers, and assisting as needed elsewhere. 

Becoming an Auxiliary Academy Admissions Partner 

Members interested in becoming an Auxiliary Academy Admissions Partner should visit Click on STEPS TO BECOMING AN ACADEMY ADMISSIONS PARTNER
and you will be guided through the application process. If there is a need in your area and you become qualified through online training, you may be selected to be an official partner. Once certified, an Auxiliary Academy Admissions Partners is required to complete 4 events (college fairs, interviews, high school visits or congressional academy information days) or at least 20 hours of service to the academy annually to retain the qualification. A record of your events must be corroborated by submitting reports through the Academy's Portal known as the
Bear's Den and recording of worked hours/events in Aux Data II.  Applicants must have the membership status of BQ (Basically Qualified) or AX (AUXOP) status to apply for an Auxiliary Academy Admissions Partner.

For Instructions on how to enter you hours in Aux DATA II please go to the the guidance on the next link or contact your Area Partner Mentor from National Staff for assistance. See who the above mentors are that cover your region.  



Aux Data II - Entering Mission hours

1. A Basic “Good” Year is defined as performing at least 20 hours of service or 4 events and must be properly recorded in Aux DATA II and verified by reports of activity submitted to the academy after each event in the “Bears Den” SEPARATELY.

2. Monitoring of hours/events – Jointly maintained by the DVC – SP or their division designee (monitors Aux DATA II hours [Codes 90A and 9A] and the Volunteer Support Office of the Admissions office of the Academy (monitors events as reported in the “Bears Den” – 90 A and in-person participation in the Academy Introduction Mission Program known as AIM – 09A).

IF hours are not explained in the SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES or Remarks section of Aux Data II, the hours may not be accepted by National Staff members, and the auxiliary hours reported may be downgraded. The OPCON for all CGA activities, (90A or 09) is the Coast Guard Academy and NOT your local flotilla, division or district!

The list of events and activities and their standardized Aux DATA II codes and hours will include:
a. 90A-Candidate Interviews – 5 hrs/interview (prep, interview, report to the academy)
b. 90A-College fairs/Open Houses – Standard: 2 hrs/event, Extended: 4 hrs – must be explained in the comments in Aux DATA II submission.
c. 90A-School visitations – 1 hr.
d. 90A-Congressional Academy Days and Informational Events: 4 hrs
e. 90A-Congressional Office Visitations: 1 hr.
f. 90A-JROTC/Sea Scout/Boy Scouts/Girl Scout visitations – specifically talking about CG enlistment and commissioning routes. Standard – 1 hr. Extended – 2 hrs. - must be explained in the comments in Aux DATA II submission.
g. 90A-Boat Show participation with specific Academy and Alternate Route to CG Commissioning Information Table Set-up: Standard – 4 hrs. Extended – 8 hrs. – must be explained in the comments in Aux DATA II submission.
h. 90A-State Coordinators - 5 hrs./mo.=60 hr. annually

09-AIM In-person Partner Staff*:
i. 09-Instructors for Training of Partner Staff – 8 hrs.
ii. 09-Lead Partners and Logistics Staff Work – Pre/Post AIM – 8-16 hrs.
iii. 09-In-person AIM Support: Leads – 9 days (216 mission hrs.) + 2 travel** days @ 36 hrs [99B]
Logistics staff – 7 days (168 missions hrs.) + 2 travel** days @ 36 hrs [99B]
Regular staff – 6 days (144 mission hrs.) + 2 travel** days @ 36 hrs [99B]

*The confirmation of AIM In-person Staff positions will be provided by the Admissions office, Office of Volunteer Support for the 3 weeks of in-person AIM. Support for Virtual AIM, if any will be 24 hrs. total for (8hrs./day for 3 days). The code would be 09A. No travel for Virtual AIM is required.