Public Education Officer
Ref: Auxiliary Web Site (http://www.cgaux.org).
Public Education Course Report (CGAUX-28) (ANSC 7033)
NOTE: A one-time issue was made to Flotillas and Divisions
of the Public Education Officers Guide. These are intended
to be passed on to each successive FSO-PE. If you do not have
one, ask previous FSO-PE and SO-PE if they still have it in
a. Exercise staff responsibility and supervision over all
matters pertaining to the public education program, which
includes the scheduling, organization and conduct of flotilla
public education activities; 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 support of
the public education program. The schedule must include a
specified time and place for the activity.
c. Maintain close liaison with the Division Public Education
Staff Officer (SO-PE) in order to implement the public education
programs established for nation-wide, district-wide and division-wide
d. Coordinate and cooperate with the Flotilla Member Training
Officer (FSO-MT) to increase the number of qualified instructors.
e. Maintain a close contact with flotilla instructors to
encourage increased activity, and maintenance of uniformly
f. Forward to the SO-PE such methods, training aids, course
materials, or other educational tools developed within the
flotilla that may have division-wide application
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL PUBLIC EDUCATION STAFF OFFICER DUTIES
a. Report monthly to the Flotilla Vice Commander all progress
and activities in the field of public education.
b. Supervise and coordinate the activities of all individuals
appointed to assist you with the PE program.
c. With the Flotilla Public Affairs Staff Officer (FSO-PA),
plan, organize and direct programs and activities to promote
and publicize boating safety and Auxiliary public education
courses in schools Systems, camps, clubs and industry groups.
d. With the Flotilla Personnel Services Staff Officer (FSO-PS)
plan to have the Auxiliary and Auxiliary membership discussed
with the students in each public education course.
e. Assist the Flotilla Member Training Staff Officer (FSO-MT)
in organizing periodic workshops and any required headquarters
approved seminars, in the training of instructors, and in
instructor improvement programs.
f. Encourage and assist in the development of training aids
for use by flotilla instructors, and in the participation
in the district and national training aids contests.
g. Maintain familiarity with the course content and instructional
requirements of all approved public education courses.
h. Ensure that all forms relating to public education activities
are correctly completed and promptly forwarded.
a. Appoint a class chairman for each PE course conducted
whose duties are to attend each class and provide the projectors,
slides and other audio-visual aids for use by the instructors.
Detailed duties of the class chairperson are given in Chapter
14 of CG-336, Auxiliary Instructors Text.
b. Coordinate with the FSO-PA on the schedule of PE classes
so that media notices of each class will appear at least 4
weeks before the start of the class.
c. Coordinate with the Flotilla Finance Staff Officer (FSO-FN)
so that a sufficient supply of textbooks is available for
each PE class.
d. Maintain an up-to-date inventory, and custody list, of
all Coast guard and flotilla-owned property for use in the
public education program. This is to include all movie and
slide projectors, video players and monitors, film tapes,
CD-ROMs, and slides, and any other audio-visual aids. Coordinate
and cooperate with the applicable staff officers in keeping
the inventory and custody list correct.