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USCG Auxiliary Membership Eligibility

The Auxiliary is an organization of uniformed volunteers. Membership is open to any citizen of the U.S. and its territories and possessions who is seventeen years of age or older (no mandatory maximum age) and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. (CGAuxA, Inc.). Membership is predicated on full and successful completion of the Auxiliary enrollment application, including the passing of the New Member Exam and acknowledgement of CGAuxA, Inc. membership. It is also predicated upon receipt of a favorable (FAV)Personnel Security Investigation (PSI). Individuals who hold dual citizenship with the U.S. and another country may become members of the Auxiliary. Such individuals whose other country of citizenship is one of those specifically identified in Table 2-2 of the Coast Guard Recruiting Manual, COMDTINST M1100.2 (series), will not be authorized to pursue a Direct Informational (DI) or Direct Operational (DO) PSI nor any of their associated activities. This is not an all-inclusive list in that countries may be added or removed.

Auxiliary membership is open to all U.S. citizens, or those of dual citizenship as described above, who are current military active duty or Reserve personnel, or veterans of these services who were discharged under honorable conditions.

Facility (vessel, aircraft, or radio station) ownership and special skills are desirable, but not mandatory for membership.

Auxiliarists may join any flotilla of their choice regardless of geographical location.

There are no specific physical standards that must be met in order to be eligible to enroll in the Auxiliary. There are also no requirements for Auxiliarists to schedule physical examinations solely for the purpose of evaluating their physical fitness to perform missions. However, all Auxiliarists and Coast Guard Order Issuing Authorities (OIA) are expected to take all appropriate action to ensure the safety of assigned crews, facilities, the public, and Auxiliarists themselves.

Any Auxiliarist, regardless of physical limitations, may participate in training to achieve certification in a non operational or operational position. However, to become certified in an operational discipline, Auxiliarists must demonstrate their ability, mobility, and endurance to satisfactorily complete performance-based training and qualification tasks that are based on the procedures outlined in associated qualification guide(s) as established by Commandant (i.e., the Auxiliary Boat Crew Training Manual, COMDTINST M16794.51 (series), and associated qualification guides). Once certified, Auxiliarists must meet currency maintenance requirements in order to validate their continued ability, mobility, and endurance to safely perform any qualification task for which they are certified.

Individuals are NOT eligible for enrollment in the Auxiliary when any of these circumstances, which shall be addressed by all individuals in the course of application for enrollment, exist:

  1. Does not possess a Social Security Number (SSN).
  2. Any pending or unresolved criminal court action or judicial proceeding(including pre-trial intervention or diversionary program sanctions).
  3. Convicted of a felony, major misdemeanor, or minor misdemeanor(s) given consideration for waiver in accordance with established provisions.
  4. Current or prior registered sex offender.
  5. Convicted of any domestic violence charge.
  6. Currently under criminal restraint, serving a sentence, on parole, probation, or other civil restraint.
  7. Prior military service with a DD-214 that reflects a reenlistment code of RE-4 (individual’s ineligibility for reenlistment is based on unsatisfactory performance due primarily to personal behavior/conduct). Limited circumstances may warrant waiver, in which case the Director shall consult with the Chief Director prior to any such action.

Individuals are also NOT eligible for enrollment in the Auxiliary when any of these circumstances exist:

  1. Raised and trained in institutions having mental or correctional features, including voluntary.
  2. Repeated drug, including marijuana, or chemical substance abuse/use, where the use of and reliance on these substances are part of the person’s behavior pattern (this includes participation in a drug rehabilitation program, but does not include drug experimentation which is defined as a few times for reasons of curiosity, peer pressure, or similar reasons).
  3. Intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of application or during any stage of processing.

Once approved for membership the other requirements will be: