U.S. Department of Homeland Security - United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
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This page lists programs, including those that do not have qualifications and therefore do not appear in the qualifications list.

Academy Introduction Mission (AIM): Auxiliarists are authorized assignment-to-duty to assist the Coast Guard Academy with recruitment of cadet candidates. This assignment
includes orienting and counseling high school students, attending college fairs, and participating in AIM Week each summer at the USCG Academy (USCGA). Information can be found on theChief Directors site.

Aids to Navigation (ATON): Qualified Auxiliarists and their facilities are authorized assignment-to-duty to support and augment the CG’s ATON Program.

Air Operations: Details of the AuxAir program are found in the Response Directorate.

Augmenting you local Coast Guard unit: Work with your chain of leadership to determine opportunities. Typically augmenting assignments are coordinated by your Auxiliary Sector Coordinator (ASC) or Auxiliary Unit Coordinator (AUC). A number of Marine Safety qualifications are relevant - see the Prevention Directorate.

Contingency Preparedness: Qualified Auxiliarists and their facilities are authorized to provide platforms and personnel for defense and non-defense exercises. Auxiliarists and their operational facilities may also provide support as unarmed opposition forces (OPFOR) and gather information and data for contingency plans. Qualified Auxiliarists are authorized to develop plans and to support contingency response operations for disasters and lesser incidents.

Food Service (FS): Auxiliarists augment active duty food service in galleys, aboard cutters, and during special events. Details of the program are found in the Human Resources Directorate.

Marine Environmental Protection and Marine Safety (MEP): Qualified Auxiliarists and their facilities assist with marine environmental protection and marine safety programs - see thePrevention Directorate.

Public Affairs Support (PA): Auxiliarists are authorized to support both Coast Guard and Auxiliary public affairs program.

Public Education (PE): The Education Department’s mission is twofold: to provide exceptional boating safety education to America with the aim of reducing loss of life, personal injury and property damage to recreational boaters; and to deliver the highest possible quality training, resources and timely materials in support of our flotilla instructors and public education staff officers at every level who are furnishing such boating safety education.

RBS Program Visitation (PV): The RBS Program Visitation’s intent is to save lives and property by providing marine related businesses with the most current boating safety information and by establishing a point of contact for boaters. Customers visiting these businesses will be able to obtain the most up-to-date boating safety and security literature and information on Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check (VSC) stations and Public Education courses.

Recruiting: Auxiliarists may qualify and be assigned to duty as military recruiters to support the CG’s recruiting program. This assignment includes qualification as a military recruiter, proctoring recruiting examinations, and administrative assistance to recruiting offices.

Surface Operations: Details of the surface operations program are found in the Response Directorate.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: January 14, 2015