United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
is the civilian component of Coast Guard Forces. Founded in 1939 by an
Act of Congress as the US Coast Guard Reserves and re-designated the
Auxiliary in 1941. It serves you through
and safety patrols
on the water and in the air. Members of the Auxiliary
have no law-enforcement powers and issue no permits. The 35,000
volunteer members (men and women) donate thousands of hours in support
of Coast Guard missions.
Coast Guard does more than just Search and Rescue, and with the
exception of direct law enforcement and military action, the Auxiliary
is there, side by side, working with regular and reserve Coast Guard
units, every step of the way. We're found in every part of
the United States, just where Recreational Boating is found.
The National Organization is broken down along the
lines of the Coast Guard Districts (some districts are further
sub-divided for ease of administration). Districts are then sub-divided
into Divisions, with these units further sub-divided into Flotilla's.
The Flotilla is the
mainstay of the Auxiliary, and every member must belong to a Flotilla.
serious about Boating Safely and Boating Safety. We provide public
education on a wide-range of boating topics. We even have programs for
addition to being a major team member of the Coast Guard (our numbers
exceed the current strength of the USCG), we are a social and fraternal
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