Deckplate Training Available for Flotilla Members

Showcase Deckplate Training at your flotilla meetings! The Training Directorate has posted the first in a new quarterly series of flotilla training modules on the National Web site, to help flotilla commanders develop the strong leader in every flotilla member. The National Commodore and the National Executive Committee (NEXCOM) expect that every flotilla will make use…

Auxiliary Uniform Changes

Each of us takes pride in wearing the Auxiliary uniform. The Coast Guard conducts an ongoing process to evaluate uniform policy and recommend changes to the Commandant. The Commandant approved a number of recommendations of the Uniform Board and these changes were released to the Auxiliary in an ALAUX on 22 Dec 2014. Two of…

Stopping Suicide in our Coast Guard Family

A Message from the National Commodore and the Commandant of the Coast Guard   Fellow Auxiliarists, I ask you to take a moment to read Admiral Zukunft’s message below. It provides awareness of a very serious and tragic issue that our Coast Guard family must deal with. It also provides guidance on things that we…

New District Staff Officer for Incident Management Approved

Starting November 1, 2014, a new District Staff Officer – Incident Management (DSO-IM) position was officially established for each District. Incident Management is an evolving function in the Coast Guard, and the Auxiliary recognizes the need to keep pace with that expansion. Auxiliary Sector Coordinators have had the task of monitoring and improving Auxiliary performance and…

Know Your National Commodore –

COMO Mark Simoni has been an Auxiliarist for over 23 years, first joining Flotilla 24-05 in Saginaw, Michigan in 1991. He recalls he joined the Auxiliary after receiving a tow after becoming disabled on Lake Huron. He was most impressed with the close quarters boat handling and side tow skills of the Auxiliary crew that…