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About the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

 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.

The 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 activities.

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 Division 1 of District 11 South and the National Bridge. This constitutes the four levels of the Chain of Communications.

Recreational Boating Safety as well as Operations and Marine Safety are our primary missions. Member Services are of extreme importance to support these missions. Fellowship (socializing) is the glue that holds these missions and the Auxiliary membership together. While "Fellowship" is an Auxiliary Cornerstone, it is not our primary purpose. Collectively, these are known as the "Four Cornerstones" and have served the Auxiliary and the U.S. Coast Guard well.

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