The Director of the Auxiliary is the direct representative of the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. (Title 14, USC Chapt. 23)
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of Team Coast Guard. Founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the US Coast Guard Reserves and re-designated the Auxiliary in 1941. The 30,000+ volunteer members (men and women) donate millions of hours in support of Coast Guard missions.
1. Since the most recent set of changes to the Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual, COMDTINST M16790.1G, were issued in September 2013 (ALAUX 013/13), several other Auxiliary policies described in the manual have been reviewed for appropriate updates. The attached PDF file (AUXMAN-CHANGE-SUMMARY-03MAR14.pdf) contains new chapter-by-chapter, section-by-section descriptions of changes to the manual that are effective immediately. The file's first page provides a snapshot summary of the sections of the manual that have been changed. These changes focus on updates regarding membership in the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. and the organization and functions of the Auxiliary legal/parliamentary program. A brief summary of their highlights follows:
A. Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. (CGAuxA, Inc.) Membership.
(1) Under the authority of 14 U.S.C. §821© and pursuant to provisions of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual, the Commandant of the Coast Guard recognizes CGAuxA, Inc. As the only entity established by the Coast Guard Auxiliary National Board that is authorized to manage all fiscal matters and fundraising efforts in support of Auxiliary activities not funded by the Coast Guard. CGAuxA, Inc. is a corporation in good standing organized under the laws of the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporations Act which has been granted not-for-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service under the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. §501©(3).
(2) Changes in the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporations Act require that members of a nonprofit corporation consent to membership. For the purpose of Auxiliary membership, such consent to membership in CGAuxA, Inc. is now a required criterion.
(3) With issuance of this ALAUX, a currently enrolled Auxiliarist's continuing membership in the Auxiliary shall constitute consent to membership in CGAuxA, Inc. No additional action by a currently enrolled Auxiliarist is required. Effective immediately, a newly enrolling Auxiliarist must sign and submit the attached consent form (CGAUXA-INC-CONSENT-FORM-MAR14.pdf) as part of his/her Auxiliary enrollment package that is sent to his/her Director of Auxiliary.
B. Roles and Functions of the Auxiliary Legal/Parliamentary Program.
(1) Improved definition of the roles and functions of Assistant Chief Counsels for each Auxiliary Area are included in respective sections of the manual.
(2) Improved expectations are described for the processing of Auxiliary contracts, sales of items, license agreements, and MOUs/MOAs.
2. Directors of Auxiliary and Auxiliary elected officers are requested to give this ALAUX widest dissemination to Auxiliarists.
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NOMINATION OF THE NEXT COMMANDANT
February 28, 2014
I am proud to announce President Obama's intent to nominate Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft as the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Since I became Secretary, I have had the opportunity to get to know Vice Admiral Zukunft, and if confirmed he will be a great leader for the future of the Coast Guard. As a 37 year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, he has demonstrated this leadership while serving in a number of different capacities, including coordinating federal response to the Deepwater Horizon Spill. During the response, Vice Admiral Zukunft directed more than 47,000 responders, 6,500 vessels and 120 aircraft as the Coast Guard worked to respond to and recover from the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Vice Admiral Zukunft currently commands U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, and is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and holds advanced degrees from the U.S. Naval War College and Webster University.
If confirmed as Commandant, Vice Admiral Zukunft will follow another great leader - Admiral Robert Papp, Jr. I thank Admiral Papp for his years of service to the U.S. Coast Guard, to the Department of Homeland Security, and to this Nation, and I look forward to seeing Vice Admiral Zukunft continue his great work.
Jeh Charles Johnson
Secretary of Homeland Secur
Posted by Webmaster at 6:19:00 PM on 1 Mar 2014
CHDIRAUX FINAL ACTION - BOARD RECOMMENDATION
CHIEF DIRECTOR FINAL ACTION ON NATIONAL BOARD RECOMMENDATION
1. At the 2014 Auxiliary National Training Meeting (NTRAIN) in January, a recommendation was placed before the National Board for vote. It is summarized with the Chief Director's final determination below:
a. Recommendation: Establish a civil rights appointed office within the Human Resources Directorate of the national staff. The civil rights program of the Coast Guard Auxiliary presently consists of a single appointed officer in each district/region. By creating and supporting the recommended national office, the Coast Guard and Auxiliary will help promote awareness of the functions, procedures, responsibilities, lessons learned, and professional development opportunities among the Auxiliary's civil rights program community. It is further recommended that CGAUX-CRC contact information be included in the staff section of district/region directories.
b. National Board vote: For.
c. Chief Director final action: Concur and approved. This will also be reflected in the next change to the Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual, COMDTINST M16790.1 (series).
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CHANGE TO AUXOP ELECTIVE COURSES
1. Effective January 1, 2014, all National Incident Management System (NIMS)-compliant Incident Command System (ICS)-300 and ICS-400 courses will be acceptable for credit toward earning the Operational Auxiliarist (AUXOP) device. NIMS compliancy is established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NIMS-compliant ICS courses may only be taught by instructors, Coast Guard or other agency, that are certified to teach them.
2. Section 8.C.1.c.(6) of the Auxiliary Manual (COMDTINST M16790.1 (series)) shall read, "National Incident Management System (NIMS)-compliant Incident Command System (ICS) 300 and 400 (ICS-210 cannot be used as a substitute) - 1 credit."
3. On January 1, 2014, AUXDATA will reflect this change and allow the recording of successful completion of any NIMS-compliant ICS-300 and ICS-400 courses.
4. This change shall be institutionalized in the next change to the Auxiliary Manual.
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