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. The following change to section 4.E.1.b. of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Manual, COMDTINST M16790.1G, was to have been included with changes issued in ALAUX 019/12. It is effective immediately, will be annotated in the manual version posted on the CG-BSX-1 web site, and will be incorporated into the manual's Change 1:
Replace the second sentence of the second paragraph of section 4.E.1.b. Ex Officio Status with the following text:
The NACO may delegate in writing the ex officio voting status to the NIPCO, the VNACO, any DNACO, and any PNACO.
Posted by Webmaster at 8:31:32 PM on 21 Aug 2012
2011 Auxiliarist of the Year
1. Congratulations to Mr. Stephen Lee of D11-Southern Region for selection as the 2011 Auxiliarist of the Year, and to Mr. James Gladstone of D9-Central Region and Mr. William Nelson of D1-Southern Region who were finalists from their respective areas! Announcement ALCOAST 362/12 follows below, and it can be found at the Coast Guard message site: http://www.uscg.mil/announcements/
R 081559Z AUG 12
SUBJ: 2011 AUXILIARIST OF THE YEAR
1. I am pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Stephen A. Lee of Flotilla 12-4 in the Eleventh District (Southern Auxiliary Region) as the 2011 Auxiliarist of the Year.
2. A music video director by trade, Mr. Lee enrolled in the Auxiliary in May 2009 and immediately became an active participant demonstrating extraordinary enthusiasm and devotion to duty. In his short Auxiliary tenure, he dedicated over 1,130 hours of service in direct support of Coast Guard recreational boating safety outreach, vessel safety checks, marine patrols, search and rescue missions, and marine environmental protection activities. He vigorously pursued and achieved qualification as Boat Crewman, Vessel Examiner, Recreational Boating Safety Program Visitor, and became a well established Public Affairs Specialist in Sector LA-LB. Mr. Lee provided excellent photography, articles, and press releases covering the operations and official ceremonies of AIRSTA Los Angeles, USCGC HALIBUT (WPB-87340), USCGC BLACKFIN (WPB-87317), and USCGC NARWAL (WPB-87335). He regularly contributed press releases promoting safe boating to the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary websites as well as to the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Lees photography was awarded runner-up in the Coast Guards 2011 Photo of the Year contest.
3. Mr. Lees exceptional team spirit and goodwill are hallmarks of his reputation among counterparts and community. He diligently contributed to and coordinated the production of Coast Guard unit newsletters, local boat shows, and recreational boating safety seminars in southern California. Mr. Lee also volunteered as the Public Information Officer for the Koru Care Program that sponsors visits of terminally ill children from New Zealand to the United States. He arranged for dozens of these children to spend day-long visits aboard Coast Guard patrol boats and AIRSTA Los Angeles.
4. I applaud Mr. Lees exemplary performance and spirit of service. He will be formally recognized as the 2011 Auxiliarist of the Year during ceremonies at the Auxiliary National Conference in San Antonio, TX on 25 Aug 12.
5. The following Auxiliarists were finalists for selection and are congratulated for their outstanding performance and achievement:
a. Mr. James Gladstone, Flotilla 20-12, D9 (Central Auxiliary Region).
b. Mr. William Nelson, Flotilla 13-06, D1 (Southern Auxiliary Region).
6. RDML Joseph A. Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, sends.
7. Internet release authorized.
Posted by Webmaster at 11:09:01 AM on 10 Aug 2012
AUXILIARY POLICY CHANGES
1. Since promulgation of the Auxiliary Manual (COMDTINST M16790.1G) approximately one year ago, many aspects of the Auxiliary policies described in it have been subject of review for purposes of revision and update. The attached PDF file (AUXMAN-CH-1-SUMMARY-03AUG12) contains chapter-by-chapter, section-by-section descriptions of changes to the Auxiliary Manual that are effective immediately (its first three pages provide a snapshot summary of the sections of the manual that have been changed). These changes center around updates to Auxiliary organizational structure and administrative processes. They will be incorporated into the next promulgated change to the Auxiliary Manual anticipated in 2013.
2. To make the location and context of these changes easier, the Auxiliary Manual posted on the Chief Director's (CG-BSX-1) web site (http://www.uscg.mil/auxiliary/default.asp) is being annotated so that a reader will be able to readily see if any given section has a corresponding change, and if so then they will be able to quickly see that change. That effort will be completed and available for use no later than 10 August 2012.
3. Many of these changes deal with the enrollment and processing of new Auxiliarists (i.e., those in Approval Pending [AP] status, ref chapter 3). The most significant change in this area is authorization to issue Auxiliary ID cards to members in AP status. Additionally, significant changes to the Auxiliary Enrollment Form (ANSC-7001) are nearly complete, and its release will soon be announced by ALAUX.
Posted by Webmaster at 3:15:53 PM on 3 Aug 2012
SHIPMATES 23: CG BIRTHDAY - FOCUS ON PROFICIENCY
1. Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Community,
Please allow me to convey to you our Commandant's 222nd Coast Guard Day message and the accompanying article "Proficiency: The Essence of Discipline." In the below email, Admiral Papp reinforces his focus on proficiency in craft, proficiency in leadership, and disciplined initiative. It is a message worth serious reflection.
The call for the pursuit of proficiency is not limited to the operational mission. No matter what your contribution is to the organization, no matter your office or role, Admiral Papp instills in all of us his expectation that we remain on a continuous course towards self improvement and mastery in what we do. As the Admiral states, we are duty-bound, both as a Service and as individuals, for the good of the nation, the Coast Guard, and each other.
I strongly encourage all leaders within the Auxiliary organization to discuss the contents of Admiral Papp's message and article at their next scheduled unit meetings and through their local newsletters and web sites.
On behalf of the Chief Director's Office, Happy Coast Guard Day! Remain safe, professional, and proud of what we do!
CDR Mike DaPonte
From: Papp, Robert ADM
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2012 8:40 PM
Subject: Shipmates 23: Coast Guard Birthday - Focus on Proficiency
I recently had the great privilege of visiting the headquarters of the National Archives, where the archivists showed me the original legislation which gave us our beginning, signed by President George Washington on the 4th of August, 1790. This was a very special event that vividly reminded me of the connection our Service has to the history of the United States of America. This year, as we celebrate the 222nd birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard, we will dedicate time to honor our profession by focusing on proficiency throughout the Service.
I invite you to view a Coast Guard Day video message from me and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Leavitt at:
The Coast Guard remains an organization undergoing change while sustaining a broad range of operations and support activities across a diverse range of missions. Increased activity in the Arctic, the continued flow of drugs and migrants toward our shores, threats to fisheries, and our mandate to assure the safe and secure approaches to American ports all confront us like uncertain and stormy seas-and all in the context of shrinking budgets. At the same time, however, we must rely on the enduring anchors that define us as Coast Guardsmen-members of the profession of arms-and that are crucial to our success: proficiency in craft, proficiency in leadership, and disciplined initiative.
This week I published an article linked below that communicates my vision and intent on proficiency, why it's important, what the service is doing to improve it, and what I expect of each of you.
I encourage you to read it and discuss it with your shipmates.
Proficiency in craft, proficiency in leadership, disciplined initiative-these are the anchors upon which we will hold fast in the uncertain and stormy seas that we are facing.
Beyond the current situation, they are enduring. Their value and necessity to our ethos and our mission success is proven in our rich heritage and the long blue line of Coast Guard men and women who have gone before us. They will sustain us in the future as they do now and have before.
Within the next 30 days, commanding officers and officers-in-charge shall discuss the contents of the article at quarters or an appropriate muster. I encourage you to continue these discussions in the mess deck and hangar deck, Chiefs' Mess, wardroom, and among staffs and teams.
As we face uncertain and stormy seas, current threats, or future challenges, I'm always confident that we'll succeed because of the great men and women of our Coast Guard. I'm proud to be your Commandant. Linda and I want to take this opportunity to thank you - our Active Duty, Reserve, Civilian and Auxiliary members as well as our retirees and all of our Coast Guard families, for your service, sacrifice and dedication to duty.
We're Coast Guardsmen. This is our chosen profession. This is our way. This is what we do.
Stand a Taut Watch. Semper Paratus.
Admiral Bob Papp
Posted by Webmaster at 3:12:48 PM on 3 Aug 2012
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