What does AX2 mean in the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

Operational Auxiliarist
∎ IQ – Initially Qualified. ∎ BQ – Basically Qualified. ∎ AX or AX2 – Operational Auxiliarist.

Is the Coast Guard Auxiliary considered military?

The Responsibility of the Auxiliary The Coast Guard is a military service and is a component of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is a component of Coast Guard Forces like the active duty, Reserve, and civilian components.

Do you salute Coast Guard Auxiliary?

When on a Coast Guard or other military installation in a vehicle, at the time of colors, and traffic safety permits, you stop and sit at attention, but do not salute.

What is a Coast Guard Auxiliary member?

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.).

Which of the following staff officers is responsible for flotilla training coordination?

A Flotilla Vice Commander (FVC) has the primary responsibility for administration and coordination of the flotilla staff and is essentially the Chief of Staff for the flotilla. The FVC is also an elected office.

What is Auxop?

The AUXOP, or “Operational Auxiliarist” Program is an advanced training program available to members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary who wish to increase their practical relevance to Coast Guard missions, and better assist the Coast Guard to fulfill needed skill sets.

How often does the Coast Guard Auxiliary meet?

Except for special events or circumstances, we meet on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month at 1930 hours (7:30PM) and at the at the McKees Point Marina. Attending a meeting is not mandatory, though, it is the best way to keep up to date with your fellow members.

What does Coast Guard Auxiliary do?

Mission of the Coast Guard Auxiliary: To promote and improve Recreational Boating Safety. To provide trained crews and facilities to augment the Coast Guard and enhance safety and security of our ports, waterways, and coastal regions. To support Coast Guard operational, administrative, and logistical Requirements.

What is the basic organizational unit of the auxiliary?

A Flotilla is the basic organizational unit of the Auxiliary and is comprised of at least 15 qualified members who carry out Auxiliary program activities. Every Auxiliarist is a member of a Flotilla.

What national law governs the administration of the Coast Guard Auxiliary?

The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1996 allows the Auxiliary to assist the Coast Guard in performance of any Coast Guard function, duty, role, mission or operation authorized by law and authorized by the Commandant.