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Now You are a Member

Upon completing the Basic Qualification exam, your membership application is sent for approval by the 11th Coast Guard District Director of Auxiliary. Upon approval, you will be issued a member number and your Certificate will be forwarded to the Flotilla Commander. You will then be administered a Member Pledge to support the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and its purposes.

Topical Blue - Long UniformAs a member, you can wear the Auxiliary uniform, display the Auxiliary Blue Ensign on your "Facility" and perform certain tasks for the Auxiliary and/or the Coast Guard. You are also eligible to start on a series of courses provided at no cost to you. These courses prepare you to actively support programs and missions in the Auxiliary, and administrative and operations support for the Coast Guard. The courses available are as follows:


You may decide to advance to and become an "Operational Auxiliarist (AUXOP) Member." AUXOP involves passing six specialty courses, Communications, Patrols, Navigation, Seamanship, Search & Rescue, and Weather. You may just take some of these courses to enhance your skills in selected areas. You may also take U.S. Coast Guard Academy correspondence courses as additional skill enhancements.

       Auxiliary Support

       Boat Crew and Coxswain
       Vessel Examiner
       Information Systems, etc

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    Coast Guard Support

        Marine Safety
        Navigation Systems

When you decide to participate in on-the-water activities, you will go through a Boat Crew Qualification process which will train you to crew on AUXILIARY OPERATIONAL FACILITIES while under Coast Guard orders, or to crew on COAST GUARD CUTTERS. The first qualification level is BOAT CREW MEMBER, and the second, and "ultimate" level, is AUXILIARY COXSWAIN.

Most Boat Crew training is "on-the-water" and will be aboard Auxiliary boats other than your own. Passing a boating safety course is not a prerequisite to joining the Auxiliary, but it is required before you can commence training to become boat crew qualified to serve on Auxiliary or Coast Guard vessels.

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