Marine Safety and Environmental Protection Officer
Ref: Pollution/Environment Awareness Materials Order Form
(Copies provided to Coast Guard MSO, SO-MA, FC, FSO-MA who
are the only ones authorized to requisition these items).
Auxiliary Web Site (http://www.cgaux.org).
a. Exercise staff responsibility and supervision over all
matters pertaining to the flotilla's role in the Auxiliary
Marine Safety and Environmental Protection activity, and keep
the Flotilla Commander and members informed of all developments
in this area.
b. Unless otherwise directed, schedule qualified Auxiliarists
to perform specific activities in your area of responsibility.
The schedule must contain a specific time and place for such
c. Maintain close liaison with counterpart staff officers
at the Division (SO-MS) and District (DSO-MS) levels in order
to ensure the proper implementation of Marine Safety and Environmental
d. Coordinate and cooperate with counterpart flotilla staff
officers, particularly the Flotilla Member Training Staff
Officer (FSO-MT), the Flotilla Public Education Staff Officer
(FSOPE), the Flotilla Public Affairs Staff Officer (FSO-PA),
the Flotilla Operations Staff Officer (FSO-OP), and the Flotilla
Communications Staff Officer (FSO-CM), to encourage appropriate
outreach and training efforts, particularly any required advance
e. Forward to the SO-MS, as well as to counterparts in other
flotillas, such methods, training aids, course material, or
other educational or training tools provided which may have
division-wide application or be of value to others in the
Marine Safety and Environmental Protection activities.
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL FSO-MS DUTIES
a. Be prepared to assist others with any workshops, seminars,
and training sessions related to Marine Safety and Environmental
Protection (MS/MEP) as may be required.
b. Attend Division Board and Division Staff meetings when
c. Be familiar with the contents of the various publications
and directives pertaining to Auxiliary Marine Safety and Environmental
d. Provide augmentation, assistance, and support to:
1. Environmental outreach programs,
2. MS/MEP missions as outlined in the National Program,
3. Emergency planning and response teams, and
4. "Sea Partners" and other outreach and educational
e. Promote the MS/MEP activities to the flotilla members.
f. Increase member awareness of the MS/MEP activities.
g. Develop and participate in projects that will benefit
and enhance the MS/MEP activities.
h. Promote the expansion of MS/MEP education topics into
Auxiliary public boating safety education courses.
i. In coordination with the SO-MS, work with the Marine Safety
Office Sea Partners Coordinator, Marine Safety Office Reserve
Team Leader, and division and flotilla staff officers to further
the Sea Partners program and other MS/MEP public outreach
j. Take positive steps to ensure that counterpart staff officers
and flotilla staff officers are well trained. Conduct such
workshops, seminars, and training programs as may be necessary
to ensure that National, District, and Division policies are
followed in the MS/MEP activity.
k. Initiate and maintain contact with your counterpart MS
officers within the division and among other flotillas.
1. Be alert for any reports of problems with supplies from
the National Auxiliary Center (AUXCEN) or the Auxiliary National
Supply Center (ANSC) that affect your area of responsibility.
Bring these matters to the attention of the FC and/or VFC.
m. Establish goals and objectives for your area of responsibility
and prepare the necessary plans to achieve them. Maintain
a periodic review of achievements, compare with the progress
made in previous years, and report their status to the flotilla
at each meeting.
n. As a Flotilla Staff Officer, you are a direct representative
of the Flotilla Commander. As such, you are authorized to
assist others as may be required.
o. Should other Auxiliarists be appointed to assist you in
your area, you are responsible to the FC for their performance.
This responsibility includes assigning specific tasks, requiring
reports and following up on their actions. When such assistance
is no longer required, or no longer deemed to be effective,
you will so advise the FC, via the VFC.
p. Upon receipt of bulletins, newsletters, or other correspondence
from national, area, or district MS/MEP authorities, provide
copies or excerpts to personnel requiring such information
in the performance of their duties. The purpose of mailings
and reports is to ensure the continuity of communications
from national to flotilla levels. Provide copies of all mailings
and reports to the FC and VFC.
q. Pass information of widespread interest down to individual
r. Review and track the progress of the flotilla MS/MEP activities.
When a weakness is observed, report it to the VFC, and offer
s. When appropriate, prepare correspondence for the FC to
use in matters pertaining to the MS/MEP activity.
t. In coordination with the FSO-PS, and FSO-MT, encourage
member interest in the MS/MEP activity through training activities
to ensure greater interest and broad member participation.
u. Promote the presentation of "informal" MS/MEP
sessions at flotilla meetings using "In-Flotilla training
Topics," COMDTINST M16794.10, or other such material
as may be appropriate.
v. Report in writing to the FC, with copy to the VFC and
SO-MS, on the progress in the field of MS/MEP and on the status
of the flotilla efforts in this activity area.
w. Provide copies of your correspondence with MS/MEP contacts
to the FC, VFC, and SO-MS on matters concerning their particular
area of responsibility or interest.