Member Training Officer
Ref: Auxiliary New Member Course Instructor Guide (P16794.39
(series) (ANSC 5025)
Aux. New Member Course Student Study Guide (P16794.40 (series)
Thirty Question Open Book Exam, Course Code 482 series.
Auxiliary Manual (AUXMAN)
Various Specialty and Qualification Courses
Coast Guard Short Term Resident Training Request (CG5223)
Auxiliary Web Site (http://www.cgaux.org).
COMDTNOTE 1540 listing of all "C" School Training
a. Exercise staff responsibility and supervision over all
matters pertaining to the flotilla member training program,
and keep flotilla members informed of all developments in
b. Unless otherwise directed, you are to schedule qualified
Auxiliarists to perform specific activities in your area of
responsibility. The schedule must include a specific time
and place for the activity.
c. Maintain close liaison with the Division Member Training
Staff Officer (SO-MT) in order to implement the member training
programs established for nation-wide, district-wide, or division-wide
d. Coordinate and cooperate with the Flotilla Vessel Examination
Staff Officer (FSO-VE) and Flotilla Public Education Staff
Officer (FSO-PE) with respect to courtesy examiner and instructor
training. Coordinate with the Flotilla Operations Staff Officer
(FSO-OP) to ensure that all boat crew and air operations training
is performed under Coast Guard orders.
e. Foster an interest in enrolling and completing Auxiliary
f. Forward to the SO-MT such methods, training aids, course
materials, or other educational tools developed within the
flotilla, which may have division-wide, district-wide, or
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL MEMBER TRAINING STAFF OFFICER DUTIES
a. Be familiar with the contents of the various Auxiliary
publications associated with member training.
b. Aggressively ensure new members receive the New Member
Training Course and the Auxiliary Manual (AUXMAN) so they
may complete the New Member Training Course without unnecessary
time delays. This course must be completed and results forwarded
to the Director of Auxiliary along with the membership application
and test results.
c. Conduct and coordinate training sessions on instructor,
courtesy examiner, boat crew and specialty training.
d. Maintain records of individual member qualification and
encourage their participation in the various programs in order
that they may retain their qualifications.
e. Encourage a continuous program of retaining the interest
of members through training activities to the end that all
Auxiliarists will seek a higher level of knowledge in subjects
relating to marine safety and other areas. Promote the presentation
of "informal" member training sessions at each and
every flotilla meeting, utilizing In-Flotilla Training Topics,
COMDTINST Ml6794.10 (Series), or other such material as may
f. Report monthly to the Flotilla Vice Commander about the
progress in the area of member training and on the status
of the flotilla training program.
g. Ensure that all forms relating to member training are
correctly and promptly completed and forwarded.
h. Retain custody of equipment and/or material specifically
acquired for the purpose of member training and deliver same
to the successor upon assumption of office.
a. Arrange to monitor the Auxiliary Web Site (CGAUXWEB) for
updates and ideas that apply to member training. If you do
not have the capability, arrange for another flotilla member
to assist you in this task (FSO-CS if one is designated).
b. In coordination with the FSO-PE, establish an individual
training program for prospective Instructors. As a minimum,
this program should include two sessions with the candidate
before administering the examination. Each session should
be at least 2 hours in duration and would review 3 lessons
in the Student Workbook. (The National program calls for six
separate sessions.) The Instructor's guide is to be used to
assist in the review. Before the qualification paperwork is
submitted, in addition to teaching the three hours before
a qualified instructor, it is desirable and would be beneficial
for the prospective Instructor to serve as an aide in at least
three PE classes.
c. In coordination with the FSO-VE, establish an individual
training program for prospective VEs. As a minimum, this program
should include two sessions with the candidate before administering
the examination. Each session should be at least two hours
in duration and would review 3 lessons in the Student Workbook.
(The National program calls for six separate sessions.) The
Instructor Guide is to be used to assist in the review.
d. Develop, conduct, and coordinate an active Boat Crew training
program. Encourage members taking the Specialty Courses to
obtain a firm background in boat operations in support of
the Boat Crew program. Coordinate with the FSO-OP and other
staff officers as is required for the proper training of members
in this program. Arrange for the necessary Qualification Examiners
(QEs) when members are ready to demonstrate the required proficiency.
The goal should be for each new member to qualify at the crew
member level in the first year of membership. An attempt should
be made to quality new members who are also the primary owners
of vessel facilities, at the COXSWAIN level during this first
year, also. If not possible, they should reach the COXSWAIN
level before the end of the second year of membership.
e. Establish a Specialty Course Training Program keyed to
the needs of the individual flotilla member. In general, the
program should be run on one night each week or selected weekend
days. As a minimum, this program is to include three sessions,
of at least two hours, with the candidate before administering
the examination. The goal would be for each member to complete
two Specialty Courses each year.
f. Administer the Air Operations Training Course for members
interested in participating in Auxiliary Aviation, either
as a Pilot or Air Observer. Coordinate with the FSO-OP in
conducting the required training.
g. When establishing the above training programs, and consolidating
into the flotilla's annual Master Plan, it is not expected
that the FSO-MT be required to conduct all of the actual training.
The FSO-MT should also draw on those instructors who are qualified
in the various areas that have committed themselves to assist
with the member training. The FSO-MT is, however, expected
to "set up" the program and follow up on its operation
to ensure that these objectives are met. If necessary, the
FSO-MT should also arrange for instructor assistance from
other flotillas and the division.
h. At each flotilla meeting, give a brief progress report
on each of the training programs. Describe the progress of
i. Coordinate with the FSO-IS to assist in maintenance of
member qualification records.