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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.

Items of Interest


  HUMAN FACTOR, FAMILY AND WORKFORCE AWARENESS

1. April 2014 is highlighted by service-wide recognition of several human factor, family and workforce issues that must be addressed. Please read the four ALCOAST messages that have recently been issued and address (Coast Guard general message site: http://www.uscg.mil/announcements/ ): a. ALCOAST 135/14 of March 28,2014 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month b. ALCOAST 136/14 of March 31, 2014 - Alcohol Awareness Month c. ALCOAST 138/14 of March 31, 2014 - Autism Awareness Day d. ALCOAST 144/14 of April 3, 2014 - Mandatory Stand Down - Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month, information about which can be found at the Health and Human Services website: https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/.

2. ALCOAST 144/14 details a Mandatory Stand Down for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which encourages all military personnel to wear the Service Dress Blue Bravo uniform on Wednesday, April 9, to promote awareness and demonstrate united commitment to end sexual assault in the Coast Guard (civilian employees are encouraged to wear blue or teal clothing to support this event). During the week of April 14, Coast Guard units are also encouraged to hold their own optional events and initiatives (e.g., a SAAM unit run). Lastly, Tuesday, April 22, is the designated date for a 3-hour SAAM stand down at Coast Guard units that will include viewing and discussion of a video about how to achieve cultural change to eliminate sexual assault.

Pursuant to this ALAUX, National Commodore Mallison and I strongly encourage the following:

a. All Auxiliarists to wear the Service Dress Blue Bravo uniform as circumstances may allow in the course of an assignment to duty on Wednesday, April 9.

b. Auxiliary units to hold their own optional events and initiatives as part of their agenda for April meetings (for example: promote the Sexual Assault Prevention/Response mandatory training module (course number 810045 in the Auxiliary Learning Management System https://auxlearning.uscg.mil/ )).

c. Auxiliary units to reach out to respective Coast Guard units as circumstances may allow to participate in their Tuesday, April 22, SAAM stand down.


Posted by Webmaster at 7:15:06 AM on 5 Apr 2014

  AUXILIARY POLICY CHANGES

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 located here: Changes) 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 located here: http://www.uscg.mil/auxiliary/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.

3. Directors of Auxiliary and Auxiliary elected officers are requested to give this ALAUX widest dissemination to Auxiliarists.
Posted by Webmaster at 4:30:50 PM on 17 Mar 2014

  AUXILIARY POLICY CHANGES

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.
Posted by Webmaster at 4:55:19 PM on 6 Mar 2014

  NOMINATION OF THE NEXT COMMANDANT

February 28, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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.

Sincerely,

Jeh Charles Johnson
Secretary of Homeland Secur
Posted by Webmaster at 6:19:00 PM on 1 Mar 2014

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