Ref: Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual (Ml6798.3 series)
Vessel Facility Inspection & Offer of Use Form (CG-2736)
Auxiliary Radio Facility Inspection Report (CG-2736A) (ANSC
Aircraft Facility Inspection and Offer of Use Form (CG-2736B)
Auxiliary Web Site (http://www.cgaux.org).
a. Exercise staff responsibility and supervision over all
flotilla operations programs, including search and rescue
(SAR), regatta, safety and/or air patrols, and keep flotilla
members informed of all developments in the program.
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 Operations Staff
Officer (SO-OP), cooperating in every way, to ensure prompt
and direct flow of information vital to authorized Auxiliary
d. Coordinate and cooperate with the Flotilla Member Training
Staff Officer (FSO-MT) to develop and supervise training exercises
in SAR procedures for Auxiliary facilities. Ensure that every
deployment of an operational facility for any activity on
behalf of the Coast Guard Auxiliary or Coast Guard is under
Coast Guard reimbursable or non-reimbursable patrol orders.
e. Maintain close contact with facility owning members to
encourage operational activity and maintenance of uniformity
and high standards.
f. Maintain current records of Auxiliary facility characteristics
including information useful for SAR as may be required to
effectively discharge your responsibilities.
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL OPERATIONS STAFF OFFICER DUTIES
a. Assume responsibility for the scheduling, organization
and conduct of all flotilla operations, including safety patrols,
regatta patrols, chart updating patrols, support missions,
etc. Ensure that all such activities are performed under Coast
Guard reimbursable or non-reimbursable patrol orders. Provide
a copy of the schedule of patrols by flotilla members to the
b. When a member scheduled for a patrol cannot perform the
patrol, attempt to have the patrol taken by some other member.
Keep the SO-OP advised of any actual or potential vacancy
in a previously scheduled patrol.
c. Encourage and assist with the training and qualification
of members in the various aspects of operational activity.
d. Encourage increased participation in search and rescue
training, safety patrols, regatta patrols, chart updating
patrols and all other phases of authorized Auxiliary operational
e. Report monthly to the Flotilla Vice Commander about activities
and progress in the operations field.
f. In coordination with the Flotilla Communications Staff
Officer (FSO-CM), arrange for the planning and conduct of
communications watch-standing, communications drills, etc.
If an FSO-CM is not appointed, assume the duties yourself
g. In cooperation with the Flotilla Member Training Officer
(FSO-MT), take an active part in the planning and execution
of seminars, workshops, forums, and panel discussions for
boat crew trailing, air operations training, and any other
h. Co-chair with the FSO-MT, any required seminars for all
members qualified under the Boat Crew, Air Operations, Communications
Programs, or performing Operational Support Missions, utilizing
nationally approved guides. Establish a follow-up system to
ensure that all members attend the seminar, offering make-up
seminars when necessary.
i. Maintain up-to-date lists of all facilities and, in coordination
with the Flotilla Vessel Examination Staff Officer (FSO-VE)
and FSO-CM, facilitate planning for early inspection of facilities.
j. Ensure that all forms relating to operational activities
are completed correctly and promptly forwarded.
a. Schedule patrols by flotilla facilities at least one
month in advance. Each facility owner should perform one patrol,
reimbursable or non-reimbursable, each month. The schedule
should consider both the facilities and the crews on each
b. Prepare a "crew list" of all members eligible
and available to serve as crew.
c. Report at each meeting the status of the Patrol Schedule
for the following month.
d. Report at each meeting the results of following the current
month's schedule; who has patrolled and crewed and which facilities
missed any scheduled patrols.
e. Coordinate with FSO-MT to have as many members as practicable
working on boat crew qualification serve on flotilla facilities
f. Coordinate with Flotilla Aids to Navigation Staff Officer
(FSO-AN) to have facilities available to perform any verification
of private aids.