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.
CHIEF DIRECTOR FINAL ACTION ON NATIONAL BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS
1. At the 2014 Auxiliary National Convention (NACON) in Orlando, FL in August, the following recommendations were placed before the National Board for vote. They are summarized with the Chief Director's final determinations below:
A. Recommendation: Amend CG Auxiliary Manual (AuxMan, COMDTINST M16790.1 (series)) section 4.G.5. "Simultaneous Offices" to add language that prohibits holding the Finance or Materials staff offices while concurrently holding any elected office at the same organizational level (e.g., an Auxiliarist cannot concurrently serve as FC/VFC and FSO-FN or FSO-MA). Provisions are also proposed in the event there is no effective way for the unit to comply with this prohibition. Submitted by DCOs D1-NR, D1-SR, D8-CR, D8-WR, D9-WR, D11-NR, and D11-SR via DNACO LANT-E.
(1) National Board vote: For, after minor amendment.
(2) Chief Director final action: Concur and approved. Final policy language will be developed with the National Executive Committee, announced by ALAUX, and memorialized in the next change to the AuxMan. Changes to AUXDATA will also have to be made.
B. Recommendation: Establish an Auxiliary Musician Specialist (AUXMU) program consisting of certified musicians to be used in various public affairs events and venues of note. Certified musicians would meet prescribed qualifications and would encompass all music categories in the Auxiliary Skills Bank. The leader should be a certified musician and be assigned as a Branch Chief in the Community Relations Division of the Public Affairs Directorate. Establishment of this specialty will facilitate an excellent public affairs and recruiting tool for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Coast Guard. This recommendation will utilize musician skills sets obtained outside the Auxiliary and not add to any training cost for the Auxiliary. Submitted by DCOs D1-SR, D8-CR, and D11-SR via NACO.
(1) National Board vote: For.
(2) Chief Director final action: Concur and approved. This competency will enhance Auxiliary public outreach and image, and there is a clear parallel with the CG Musician's rating. Accordingly, there must be dialogue with the CG music program to address performance standards, expectations, policies, etc. Final policy language will be developed with the National Executive Committee, announced by ALAUX, and memorialized in the next change to the AuxMan. Changes to AUXDATA will also have to be made.
C. Recommendation: Replace the current option for documenting eligibility for an Anniversary Streamer, when the original charter cannot be located, from providing, "...a listing of all previously serving Flotilla Commanders for the 50-year period..." to "...a letter from the DIRAUX Authenticating Eligibility for the Award." Submitted by DIR-H via NACO.
(1) National Board vote: For.
(2) Chief Director final action: Concur and approved. Final policy language will be developed with the National Executive Committee, announced by ALAUX, and memorialized in the next change to the AuxMan.
D. Recommendation: Amend the AuxMan to allow permanent markings, in compliance with the markings provisions of the manual, on any dedicated operational facility which is offered for use by an individual, unit, or corporate owner and whose offer for use is accepted by the Auxiliary. Submitted by DCO D9-WR via NACO.
(1) National Board vote: Against. This recommendation was not forwarded to CHDIRAUX for final determination.
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FNDTN FOR CG HISTORY (FCGH) - 2013 AWARDS SOLICIT
FOUNDATION FOR CG HISTORY (FCGH) - 2013 AWARDS SOLICITATION
1. ALCOAST 356/14 recently announced solicitation of nominations for the Foundation for Coast Guard History's (FCGH) annual unit, book and individual awards program for 2013. Auxiliary nominees are strongly encouraged. Please read more below:
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FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-092//
SUBJ: FOUNDATION FOR COAST GUARD HISTORY (FCGH) COAST GUARD 2013 AWARDS SOLICITATION
1. The Foundation for Coast Guard History (FCGH) has announced the solicitation of nominations for its annual unit, book and individual awards program for 2013.
2. The FCGH was formed on 4 August 1999 as a non-profit organization. Its objectives are to:
A. Provide support to the Coast Guard Historians office.
B. Encourage studies relating to the history of our service, and
C. Accord recognition to individuals, units and public and private organizations for both scholarly achievement and for raising public awareness of the challenges, accomplishments and character of the men and women who have contributed to the proud heritage of the Coast Guard.
3. Each year the FCGH recognizes both a large (Major Cutter, Air Station or Sector) and small (Patrol Boat, Station, ATON Team, Auxiliary Flotilla) Coast Guard unit for contributions to preserving the history of the service.
These may be a single specific completed project or an ongoing, continuing undertaking. If sufficient nominations are received, the Awards Committee may use its discretion to divide the Large Unit award into two categories, one for those with dedicated public affairs staffs and those without. The large unit winner receives five hundred dollars and the small unit winner receives two hundred dollars for their unit morale fund. The criteria for eligibility for the unit awards are:
A. Units can be active duty, reserve duty, auxiliary or spouses club.
B. Units must be engaged in specific undertaking aimed at furthering public awareness of current activities or the history and heritage of the Coast Guard.
C. Units that receive the award in the past may not resubmit for a period of five (5) years.
4. In addition to the unit awards, the FCGH presents awards to authors whose work further the goals of the FCGH. There are two categories, U.S. Coast Guard Heritage and Lighthouses. The Heritage category encompasses all mission area of the U. S. Coast Guard and its predecessor services. The Lighthouse category is geared towards Lighthouses specifically. The criteria for eligibility for these two categories are that the books were published in 2013 and are available to the public.
5. The FCGH also recognizes individuals who have made important contributions in preserving and presenting the U.S. Coast Guards rich and varied heritage with its "Heritage Award for Individual Achievement." Units and organizations are encouraged to nominate individuals who have contributed to the furthering of Coast Guard history.
6. Units, organizations, authors and publishers may submit entries to the award committee.
A. For units entries, provide a concise written description, with two copies, of their units efforts.
B. For individual entries, provide a concise written description, with two copies, of their units efforts.
C. For book entries, proved a cover letter and three copies of the book.
D. Entries may include, but are not required to have, photographs or other material in support of their nomination. However, such submitted material will not be returned.
7. The deadline for the entries is 17 OCT 2014. Mail entries to: COAST GUARD UNIT AWARD COMMITTEE, FOUNDATION FOR COAST GUARD HISTORY, C/O JOHN GALLUZZO, 20 EVERGREEN LANE HANOVER MA 02339
8. Additional information may be obtained at the FCGHs website at WWW.FCGH.ORG.
9. Ms. Ellen Engleman Conners, Acting Director of Governmental and Public Affairs, sends.
9. Internet release is authorized.
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PASSWORD CHANGES FOR AUXLMS AND AUXDATA
1. The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary take data security very seriously.
2. In order to maintain our high level of data integrity, the Auxiliary Learning Management System (AUXLMS [https://auxlearning.uscg.mil/) will institute a global password reset today, Thursday, 4 September 2014, during its scheduled maintenance window of 2000-2300 EDT.
3. For all AUXLMS users:
a. Upon your next log-in, you will be prompted to change your password. The new password will need to be at least 14 characters long.
b. As with the initial password, the new password will be entered using the "I forgot my password" link on the AUXLMS log-in page.
c. The AUXLMS is the hosting site for the Auxiliary's online Mandated Training courses, VE Workshop and ICS-210 course, among other offerings. This requirement will affect any Auxiliarist who wishes to take these courses online.
4. A similar global password reset effort for all AUXDATA users (https://auxdata.uscg.gov/) is also already underway.
5. As always, the Auxiliary's National Help Desk [http://help.cgaux.org/] is prepared to assist any members experiencing issues with their password changes.
Posted by Webmaster at 8:15:51 AM on 6 Sep 2014
COMMANDANT'S EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT -
1. ALCOAST 354/14 recently announced issuance of the Commandant's Equal Opportunity Policy Statement. Please read more below:
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FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CCG//
SUBJ: COMMANDANTS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY STATEMENT
1. Duty to People is a central theme in my Commandants Direction. Our Core Values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty demand our commitment to a workplace that promotes professional growth and opportunity for all.
2. All hands are encouraged to become familiar with the Coast Guard Civil Rights Directorate and the services they offer the Coast Guard workforce: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg00/cg00h/.
3. Every member of the Coast Guard is responsible for preventing and eliminating all forms of discrimination that violate law or policy. Sustained mission excellence requires the equal and fair treatment of every member or our 88,000 person workforce of Active, Reserve, Civilian and Auxiliary members. Commands are encouraged to contact their zone civil rights service providers for assistance and guidance regarding all equal opportunity and anti-discrimination/anti-harassment matters. A listing of zone civil rights service providers can be found at:http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg00/cg00h/serviceproviders.asp.
4. This policy is effective immediately. Commands are required to post and are encouraged to discuss this statement within their workplaces. The statement may be downloaded from http://www.uscg.mil/seniorleadership/policy.asp.
5. POC: Ms. Terri Dickerson, COMDT (CG-00H), phone (202) 372-4500, email Terri.A.Dickerson(at)uscg.mil.
6. Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, sends.
7. Internet release is authorized.
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