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United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

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The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary established in 1939 as the United States Coast Guard Reserve, is a volunteer civilian service that assists the United States Coast Guard in carrying out its noncombatant and non-law enforcement missions. There are approximately 39,000 Auxiliarists. Auxiliarists may use their own vessels, including boats and aircraft, in carrying out Coast Guard missions, or apply specialized skills such as Web page design or radio operating to assist the Coast Guard.

Auxiliarists wear the same uniform as Coast Guardsmen with modified insignia.

Auxiliarists are civilians, but may fall under Coast Guard orders while on duty.

Regional Organization

The basic organization of the Auxiliary is:

  • Flotilla: These are the smallest organizations in the Auxiliary.
  • Division: Several flotillas form a Division, which provides leadership and staff assistance to the flotillas.
  • District: There are several divisions in a District. Auxiliary Districts coincide with Coast Guard Districts, except for the:
    • -Fifth District,(which is broken up into northern (New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware) and southern (Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and North Carolina) regions).
    • -Eighth District -divided into
      • Eastern,
      • Coastal, and
      • Western regions).
    • -Ninth District -divided into
      • Eastern,
      • Central and
      • Western regions).
    • -Eleventh District -divided into two Regions:
      • Northern (Northern CA, Northern NV, and Northern UT) and
      • Southern (Southen CA, Southern NV, AZ, and Southern UT).

National Command

  • National officers

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