Office of Auxiliary CG-BSX-1

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


  INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

1. Ms. Brenda Paul of District Eight (Coastal Region) Flotilla 7-10 has been recognized as this year's Coast Guard Auxiliary Commodore Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership Award winner. The following ALCOAST recently announced Ms. Paul's selection along with the other major Coast Guard leadership award selectees. Honorable mention was earned by Mr. Ronald Kaplan of District One (Southern Region) Flotilla 12-7, Mr. Nicholas Kuriger of District Five (Southern Region) Flotilla 31, and Mr. Lowell Gytri of District Eleven (Southern Region) Flotilla 11-12. Congratulations to all nominees and awardees!

2. FYI:

R 081523Z MAY 14
ALCOAST 197/14
COMDTNOTE 1650
SUBJ: 2014 INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS 1. I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Coast Guard Inspirational Leadership Awards. Bravo Zulu to the following winners: CWO4 Jason Briggs, CG TRACEN Petaluma
B. CAPT JOHN G. WITHERSPOON AWARD-Reserve:
LT Philip Stitzinger, CG MSU Cleveland
C. MCPO ANGELA M. MCSHAN AWARD-Active Duty:
MSTC Michael Goglia, CG SECTOR New York
D. MCPO ANGELA M. MCSHAN AWARD-Reserve:
BMC Edward O. Hubbard, CGC EAGLE (WIX 327)
E. GEORGE R. PUTNAM AWARD:
Ms. Nancy Keck, CG SECTOR Sault Sainte Marie
F. COMO CHARLES S. GREANOFF AWARD:
Ms. Brenda Paul, Flotilla 7-10, D8CR, Victoria, TX
G. CAPT DAVID J. JARVIS AWARD:
LCDR Eric Jones, CG SECTOR Honolulu
H. DOUGLAS A. MUNRO AWARD:
AET1 Erin C. Simone, CG AIRSTA Kodiak

2. I applaud the efforts of these outstanding individuals and all award nominees. Through their collective actions and the actions of those who nominated them, they affirm that our people are the foundation for successful Coast Guard mission execution.

3. Honorable mention goes to the following nominees by category:

A. CAPT JOHN G. WITHERSPOON AWARD:
(1) LCDR Bradley A. Branaugh, CG SECTOR Southeastern New England
(2) CWO3 Brian McCabe, CG SECTOR New York
(3) CAPT Mark Reynolds, CG SECTOR North Bend
B. CAPT JOHN G. WITHERSPOON AWARD-Reserve:
(1) CWO4 Brian Hall, CG SECTOR Detroit
(2) LCDR Teresa Peace, CG SECTOR Detroit
(3) LT Ellinor Coder, CG SECTOR San Francisco
C. MCPO ANGELA M. MCSHAN AWARD:
(1) BMC Jill Browne, CGC WALNUT (WLB 205)
(2) AETC Steve Garrett, CG AIRSTA Barbers Point
(3) BMC Erin Stapleton, CG STATION Maui
D. MCPO ANGELA M. MCSHAN AWARD-Reserve:
(1) MSTC Scott Binko, CG MSU Toledo
(2) MSTC Andrew Lightbody, CG STATION Saint Claire Shores
E. GEORGE R. PUTNAM AWARD:
(1) Mr. Neil Bryson, CG ESD South Portland
(2) Mr. Brian Fisher, CG SECTOR New York
(3) Ms. Avis Linnins, CG TRACEN Petaluma
F. COMO CHARLES GREANOFF AWARD:
(1) Mr. Lowell Gytri, Flotilla 114-11-12, Big Bear Lake
(2) Mr. Ronald Kaplan, Flotilla 014-12-07, Air Station Republic
(3) Mr. Nicholas Kuriger, Flotilla 054-03-01, Richmond, Va
G. CAPT DAVID J. JARVIS AWARD:
(1) CWO2 Jesse Walton, CG BASE Los Angeles Long Beach
(2) LT Ryan Crose, CG SECTOR Southeastern New England
(3) CWO3 Rachael Leask, CG SECTOR Long Island Sound
H. DOUGLAS A. MUNRO AWARD:
(1) MK1 Thaddeus Brandt, CGC CAMPBELL (WMEC 909)
(2) AETCS TK Gustafson, CG AIRSTA Clearwater
(3) MK1 John Vicich, CG SECTOR Southeastern New England

4. The selection panel members were:

A. CAPT Ronald LaBrec, CGRC
B. CDR Rosemary Firestine, COMDT (CG-MSR-3)
C. CWO3 Dennis J. Wilson, CG FORCECOM (FC-TOT)
D. Ms. Crystal Sparks, COMDT (CG-095)
E. Ms. Suzan Martin, COMDT (CG-2-E)
F. SKCM Juan Vazquez, COMDT (CG-114)
G. YNCM Rhonda Killmon, CGPSC (CGPSC-RPM-2)
H. COMO Albert DeJean, CG Auxiliary

5. Additional details and information on the Inspirational Leadership Awards Program are available on the COMDT (CG-12C) website, www.uscg.mil/leadership.

6. POC: Ms. Veronique Freeman, COMDT (CG-12C), at 202-475-5514 or VERONIQUE.FREEMAN(AT)USCG.MIL.

7. Mr. Curtis B. Odom, Director of Civilian Human Resources, Diversity and Leadership, sends.

8. Internet Release Authorized. 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. 4. Internet Release and Distribution is Authorized. 5. CG-BSX-1 sends
Posted by Webmaster at 2:55:45 PM on 14 May 2014

  75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

R 251834Z APR 14
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//DCO//
TO ALCOAST
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UNCLAS //N16790//
ALCOAST 180/14
COMDTNOTE 16790
SUBJ: ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

1. 23 June, 2014, will mark the 75th anniversary of our Coast Guard Auxiliary. This anniversary year is symbolized by a special Auxiliary logo that can be found on the national Auxiliary public affairs site: http://www.auxpa.org/.

2. For the last 75 years our Auxiliary shipmates were ready, willing, and able to support Coast Guard missions and share their knowledge and resources. They have rightfully earned our highest respect and are a key part of Coast Guard success.

3. All Coast Guard unit commanders, commanding officers, and officers-in-charge are strongly encouraged to reach out to their local Auxiliary flotillas and divisions to recognize this historic milestone and strengthen partnerships and friendships with our "Silver" shipmates. Coast Guard units are also encouraged to send representatives to local Auxiliary Change of Watch ceremonies and flotilla meetings where possible, and extend invitations for Auxiliarists to visit their units throughout the year. Local Auxiliary units can be found through the CGAUX Units link on the national Auxiliary public affairs site.

4. The Auxiliary 75th anniversary coordinator is Woody Simpson at jwsimp(at)msn.com. The Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety (CG-BSX) coordinator is ENS Joe Dillier at joseph.m.dillier(at)uscg.mil.

5. VADM Peter V. Neffenger, Deputy Commandant for Operations, sends.

6. Internet release is authorized.

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Posted by Webmaster at 3:59:57 PM on 26 Apr 2014

  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

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