Founders Yachtsman Malcolm Stuart Boylan - On August 23, 1934, Boylan sent a letter to a USCG Officer friend outlining a basic concept for a Coast Guard reserve. Yachtsman Malcolm Stuart Boylan - On August 23, 1934, Boylan sent a letter to a USCG Officer friend outlining a basic concept for a Coast Guard reserve. RADM Waesche read the letter, agreed with the concept and helped gain Congressional approval of the Coast Guard Reserve.
1939COAST GUARD RESERVE ESTABLISHED • To promote efficiency in the operation of yachts and motorboats • To foster a wider knowledge of and better compliance with the laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of motorboats • To promote safety and effect rescues on the high seas and navigable waters • To facilitate other operations of the Coast Guard
Title 14, Part II 19 February 1941 • Splits the Coast Guard Reserve into two Organizations • Coast Guard Reserve (Military) • Coast Guard Auxiliary (Civilian)
WWII Service Freed up Manpower for War Activities by Providing: • Search And Rescue Support • Patrol and Picket Duty • Port Security • Limited Aviation Patrols
Picket Duty was the deployment of USCG Reserve and USCG Auxiliary sailboats along the 50 fathom contour line to report German U-boat sightings.
Aviation • Public Law 451 authorized owners of civilian aircraft to join the Auxiliary in 1945 • Patrols began from Vail Airfield, Los Angeles, California
VSC PROGRAM • 1947 – Courtesy Boat Inspections (CBI) would become one of the four cornerstones • 1950s – Courtesy Motorboat Examinations (CME) • 1972 – Courtesy Marine Examinations (CME) Included sailboats
VSC PROGRAM (Cont.) • 1991 – CME decals extended to Personal Water Craft (PWC) • 2000 – Program renamed Vessel Safety Check Program (VSCP)
PUBLIC EDUCATION • Public Education (PE) program launched at 1948 National Motorboat Show in New York City. • Commandant issued a directive for the Auxiliary to instruct the boating public. • Developed into second Auxiliary Cornerstone.
Boating Safety First 8-lesson boating safety course established January 1950
AIM PROGRAM Established1955 Academy Introduction Program: • 200 high school seniors selected to attend a one week “Swab Summer” sample at the Coast Guard Academy • Auxiliary actively participated then as it does today AIM has grown to over 500 students in 3 Sessions
Auxiliary Development • AUXOP (Auxiliary Operations Status) Established
Auxiliary Development • First National Commodore (NACO) Elected 1951 Bert C. Pouncey, Jr. • National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison Elected 2012.
The Auxiliary by 1979: • 928 Flotillas • 40,000 Members (There were 24,580 in 1960) • 1500 Auxiliary Instructors • 7000 assists / 6500 Safety Patrols per year • Cooperation with U.S. Power Squadrons • Had a National Publication “NAVIGATOR”
OPERATIONS Patrols 1972
ATON & PATON Checks Active in checking and verifying Aids to Navigation (ATON) and Private Aids to Navigation (PATON)
1980s Highlights • Auxiliary (AUX) assists with patrols during America's Cup race in California • AUX establishes a Boat Crew Training Program • AUX participates in search for remains of Challenger Shuttle explosion off Florida • Districts reorganize into regions • 1989 marks the Auxiliary’s 50th Anniversary • AUX assists in Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina
1990s Highlights • USCG initiates integration of Auxiliarists into everyday CG operations: inspection of commercial fishing vessels, fly as Air Observers in C-130 aircraft, work in CG offices and, if qualified, participate as CG boat crew.
1990s Highlights cont. • AUX supports CG in Desert Shield/Storm. Auxiliarists fill many billets vacated by CG active duty deployed overseas. • AUX supports 1990 Goodwill Games, Seattle, Washington, conducting safety patrols. • AUX assists in Haitian/Cuban boat lift - largest Search And Rescue operation since WWII. • AUX assists in Hurricane Bonnie. • AUX assists in Hurricane Floyd.
9/11 • 11 September, 2001 President George W. Bush signs Homeland Security Bill transferring USCG (and the Auxiliary) from the Department of Transportation to the new Department of Homeland Security
Trident Program supporting CG's marine safety and environmental protection initiatives Advocated. • AUX joins Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in wake of hurricanes that struck Florida and created havoc over southeastern U.S. Many Auxiliarists serve 2-week billets as Community Relations Assistance Officers. • Auxiliarists collaborate with CG in strengthening port security in the Seattle, Washington area.
Auxiliary units assist with recovery efforts of Alaskan Airlines crash off the coast of California • In 2005 Auxiliary members support FEMA activities during Hurricane Katrina, the most significant response to a national emergency in Auxiliary history • 2010, Auxiliary members support with Deepwater Horizon disaster assistance
Waterways Watch Auxiliary actively supports promotion of and involvement in America's Waterway Watch security program.
USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716) Interpreter Alicja Power translating English into Ukrainian for CAPT Robert Wagner, CO of CGC Dallas in Georgia (AUG/ SEP 2008) The Interpreter Corps, a component of the International Affairs Directorate, has 452 Interpreters who are fluent in 48 languages and who log over 50,000 mission hours per year. Interpreters provide oral and written translation services for the Coast Guard, Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps and have been deployed to every continent except Australia and Antarctica.
Auxiliary University Programs Auxiliary University Programs are home to the best and brightest college students, serving their communities and country in marine safety, security, and stewardship.
On Any Given Day (in 2006) The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary • Saved 1 life • Assisted 28 people • Completed more than 62 safety patrols • Performed 299 vessel safety checks • Educated 369 people on boating safety • Participated in 100 operational support missions • Attended 70 public affairs functions
Auxiliary Resources12/31/2013 • 3,415 Operational Vessels • 236 Aircraft • 2,459 Communications Stations • 30,521 Members
Auxiliary Qualified Team Members12/31/2013 • Boat Crew 4,112 • Auxiliary Coxswains 2,494 • Air Observers 173 • Pilots 280 • Instructors 5,632 • Personal Watercraft Operators 208