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.
ALCOAST 291/13 - SOLICITATION FOR 2014 COAST GUARD RESERVE AWARDS PANEL -09/13
1. ALCOAST 291/13 was recently issued by the Coast Guard Director of Reserve and Military Personnel (CG-13) to solicit volunteers to serve on the 2014 Coast Guard Reserve Awards Panel. Please view the message at http://www.uscg.mil/announcements/.
2. Panel membership is open to Auxiliarists. Interested Auxiliary applicants should route requests for consideration through their chain of leadership to their respective District Commodore (DCO). DCOs shall route applications to their respective District Director of Auxiliary (DIRAUX) who will then forward to the point-of-contact in the Coast Guard Reserve Information and Evaluation Division (CG-1313).
3. Additional information about application submission is in ALCOAST 291/13. Applications must be received by CG-1313 by 15 September 2013.
Posted by Webmaster at 5:30:41 PM on 11 Jul 2013
74TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEUSCG AUXILIARY
To the Men and Women of the Coast Guard Auxiliary,
On behalf of the Chief Director's Office and the Directors of Auxiliary and their crew, please accept my sincere congratulations on another year well done, and thanks for all that you do for our Coast Guard and country. You sense of volunteerism serves as an inspiration to all Americans. Continue to serve with pride in the years ahead.
Semper Paratus, and be safe!
CDR Mike DaPonte
Acting Chief Director of the Auxiliary
2. ALCOAST 271/13 FYI:
R 211730Z JUN 13
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CCG//
SUBJ: SEVENTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
1. The roots of our Coast Guard Auxiliary reach back to 1939 when Congress established an organization administered by the Commandant and composed of unpaid, volunteer U.S. citizens who owned motorboats or yachts. On 23 June 2013, we celebrate the Coast Guard Auxiliary's 74th anniversary of unwavering support of Coast Guard missions and personnel.
2. Last year, Auxiliarists again distinguished themselves as the world's premiere maritime volunteers. They devoted over 4.2 million hours in support of Coast Guard missions and programs, and hardened our front line in recreational boating safety. Their instructors taught over 14,000 boating safety classes. Their vessel examiners performed more than 120,000 vessel safety checks on recreational boats and commercial fishing vessels. Their program visitors distributed boating safety information to over 98,000 marine supply stores and boating safety partners.
3. Our Auxiliary shipmates, 31,000 strong, consistently provide valuable resources, skills, and experience in every corner of our service. They are comprised of the very best our Nation has to offer. Their reputation is exemplified by the 2012 Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year, YNC Stepheni M. Norton of CG PORT SECURITY UNIT 311. She is not only a proven leader in regulatory compliance and project management as a Reservist but also an outstanding Auxiliarist in the D11 Southern Auxiliary Region who has diligently served in silver since 2004. She has held offices at every level of the Auxiliary organization including Flotilla Commander, Division Staff Officer for Operations, District Staff Officer for Member Training, and National Branch Chief within the Public Affairs Directorate, and she has logged more than 4,400 hours of dedicated Auxiliary service across many Auxiliary operational, prevention, and public outreach programs.
4. I could not be prouder of our Coast Guard Auxiliary. Please join me in honoring our profession by honoring our Auxiliarists. All units are encouraged to fly the Coast Guard Auxiliary ensign on 23 June in tribute to these outstanding volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time and their personal resources supporting the Coast Guard's missions.
5. Admiral Bob Papp, Commandant, sends.
6. Internet release authorized.
Posted by Webmaster at 5:41:33 PM on 21 Jun 2013
ALCOAST 253/13 - AUXILIARY FOOD SERVICE
ALCOAST 253/13 - AUXILIARY FOOD SERVICE SPECIALIST HEALTH RECORD VERIFICATION
1. Recently released ALCOAST 253/13 formally changes the name of the AUXCHEF program to the Auxiliary Food Services (AUXFS) program, and the title of qualification is changed to Auxiliary Food Service Specialist (AUXFS). It also addresses AUXFS health record verification requirements, including the requirement for all current AUXFS to have their qualification records updated by October 1, 2013. Please read it at: http://www.uscg.mil/announcements/.
2. Auxiliary Food Service Specialists are authorized assignment to duty to support and augment dining facilities at Coast Guard units under the AUXFS program. When available, AUXFS should be considered first for provision of food service support at Auxiliary functions. However, nothing in the AUXFS program or the Auxiliary Manual, COMDTINST M16790.1 (series), prohibits Auxiliarists who are not qualified as AUXFS from providing food service support at such functions.
3. The purpose of this list is to keep Auxiliarists as well as all other interested parties abreast of current developments, policies, manuals, etc. All information contained herein and linked is OFFICIAL policy and information.
Posted by Webmaster at 10:16:04 AM on 10 Jun 2013
CAMPAIGN TO ELIMINATE SEXUAL ASSAULT
COMMANDER'S INTENT - CAMPAIGN TO ELIMINATE SEXUAL ASSAULT FROM OUR COAST GUARD
1. Recently released ALCOAST 244/13 addresses the Coast Guard's campaign to eliminate sexual assault. Please read it at http://www.uscg.mil/announcements/.
2. This ALCOAST provides the clear expectation of our Commandant that sexual assault will not be tolerated within our Coast Guard. Simply put, sexual assault is contrary to our fundamental core values. All of us are responsible for providing the culture of intolerance ADM Papp describes.
3. Unfortunately, our Auxiliary is not immune to the types of behavior that is making headlines within the military. Just as unfortunate, other members often observe inappropriate behavior and fail to take action. If you witness or become aware of behavior that is not acceptable or appropriate, you have a responsibility to do something about it. Section 7.C. of the Auxiliary Manual, COMDTINST M16790.1 (series) provides the policy and responsibilities of members when dealing with rape and sexual assault. When in doubt, seek the guidance of your chain of leadership and management.
4. This Commander's Intent directs each command to read and discuss this message with all hands. While there is no reporting requirement, I encourage DCOs and DIRAUXs to ensure this Commander's Intent message is read, discussed, and understood at flotilla and division levels.
Posted by Webmaster at 11:41:09 AM on 4 Jun 2013
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