How and why to Join us at U.S. CGAUX

Join the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary!


The Auxiliary is a civilian organization of volunteers. Membership is open to citizens of the United States and its territories and possessions, who are 17 years of age or older and have not been convicted of a felony. Prospective members must be willing to submit paperwork for security and background checks. Those individuals with special training or experience in any Auxiliary program area are also desirable for Auxiliary membership. The same is true for any individual who has specific skills helpful to the organization. Auxiliary membership is also open to all current and former members of any of the uniformed services and their reserve components.


  • Some of the privileges new members may receive include a current copy of certain Auxiliary publications. They are entitled to attend all meetings, training sessions, and flotilla social events, plus they may vote on any flotilla matter. They will also be carried on the District’s membership rolls. In addition, the new member may wear the Coast Guard Auxiliary uniform and fly the Auxiliary Ensign on a currently inspected vessel facility.
  • Enjoying doing something useful with friends may be the benefit which will bring satisfaction to your membership. Satisfaction could be derived from tossing a towline to a distressed boater or tossing a salad at a flotilla picnic. It could mean being a student or an instructor. checking a boat or an instructor, checking a boat or an exam, using computer skills or accounting skills…personal benefits can mean a lot of things.
  • The Decision is up to you…a little or a lot, once a month or once a day – activities which interest you “as your time and circumstances permit.” The personal benefits and satisfaction you receive from your membership will depend upon your choice and level of participation.



    Contact our flotilla directly, click “Submit Your Request” and send us your inquiry. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have and to get you started!

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