A special message to our Coast Guard Auxiliary Members:
As the finest all-volunteer organization in our Nation, I consider each of you an integral part of our Coast Guard. We simply could not meet the challenges we face or conduct the missions we do on a day-to-day basis without your selfless devotion to duty, as was so vividly demonstrated most recently in the Coast Guard’s extraordinary response to the many hurricanes we responded to last year. I sent the following letter to our Coast Guard men and women upon assuming the duties of Commandant. My priorities and dedication outlined in the letter below apply equally to each of you as they do to our workforce. I pledge to you my relentless support for our Auxiliary and will rely upon your continued service to our Nation as we work together to remain Semper Paratus.
-- Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant