The Auxiliary was established in its
present form in 1941 by the U.S. Congress as an unarmed,
nonmilitary extension of the United States Coast Guard and has
existed in one form or another since 1939.
Flotilla is the basic unit of the Auxiliary. The Flotilla
Commander (FC) and Vice Flotilla Commander (VFC) are the top two
Officers in the Flotilla and they are elected by the membership.
They, along with the Flotilla Staff Officers (FSOs, who are
appointed by the Flotilla Commander) administer the Flotilla
Flotilla 1-4 was chartered on the first day of January, 1953 and
is the senior active Flotilla in District 11 South, which
encompasses Southern California, Southern Nevada, Southern Utah,
and all of Arizona. Flotilla 1-4 is supported by the
of District 11 South and the
National Bridge. This constitutes
the four levels of the Chain of Communications.
Authorized Coast Guard
Auxiliary Uniform Insignia
Order of Precedence