• United States Coast Guard Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary


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Mission Statement

The overarching mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions.

We will balance our missions of Recreational Boating Safety and Coast Guard Support with Maritime Homeland Security and other challenges that emerge as a result of our growing understanding of changes required in the post-9/11 era.


Chart your own course for the future

As a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, you will be able to choose from many exciting opportunities for service. You can be challenged to learn, train and excel in areas and at levels you didn't think you were capable of, all at your own pace and in your own time. And you will be formally recognized by the Auxiliary, the USCG and our country for your accomplishments.

Help save lives--Through boating safety instruction in the classroom, through Vessel Safety Checks, or in on-the water operations. Your direct contribution to boating public safety can, and often does, literally save lives.

Increase your skills--Take advantage of advanced training in surface operations, leadership, or one of the many courses available through the Auxiliary and Coast Guard. As a member of the Auxiliary, there are no fees for these courses.

You can learn or greatly enhance your boating skills. Once qualified, you can use your own boat if you have one and help train new crews and members of the future.

You can leverage your existing talents, skills and experience to gain new positions and qualifications as you progress in the Auxiliary.

Support the Coast Guard-- Become qualified to serve at Coast Guard units in radio watchstanding, marine environmental protection, Homeland Security, and other operational and administrative support.

Fun and fellowship-- Enjoy the company of fellow Auxiliarists during training missions, at meetings, or social events. We enjoy our work and we enjoy each other's company!

Sharpen your leadership skills - Bring your leadership skills to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, or let us teach you how to be a great leader.



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