The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the civilian,
uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard,
as well as the lead volunteer force in the Department of
Homeland Security. Founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the
US Coast Guard Reserves and re-designated the Auxiliary in 1941.
The 31,000 volunteer members (men and women) donate thousands of
hours in support of the Coast Guard and Maritime Domain
Awareness missions, such as Search & Rescue, Public Education,
and Marine Environmental Protection.
The overarching mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is to
contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports,
waterways and coastal regions.
We will balance our missions of Recreational Boating Safety and
Coast Guard Support with Maritime Homeland Security and other
challenges that emerge as a result of our growing understanding of
changes required in the post-9/11 era.
We do not copy or retain any information on this website.
Online forms within this site fall under the Coast Guard
be limited to the purpose for which the information was
LINKS: This website
contains links to other external web sites. If you decide to
utilize any of the external links, you will be directed to a
site which is not covered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary's privacy
policies. We recommend that you to read the privacy statements
of these sites, since their policies may differ from ours. This
privacy statement applies solely to information collected on
this Web site.
EMAIL: Email links are provided as a means to contact
Auxiliary members for additional information or to make
comments. The sender's return email address will be used to
respond to comments and questions and may be made available to
other members of the Auxiliary for the same purpose. Because
normal e-mail is not encrypted, the possibility exists that
unauthorized individuals may intercept e-mail messages. We are
not responsible for privacy of e-mail messages except those
stored in our system.
Links to non-Coast Guard entities are not under the control of the
United States Coast Guard or the United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary, and are provided for the convenience of our customers.
They do not, in any way, constitute an endorsement of the linked
pages or any commercial or private issues or products presented
there. We cannot make any warranty or representation concerning the
content of these sites, or secondary sites from the pages to which
they link. Commercial use of Coast Guard
and Auxiliary emblems, logos, or other graphics must be approved by
the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.