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What is the Auxiliary National Strategic Plan?
Posted by on 13 November 2014 08:27 AM

The 2014 - 2020 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Strategic Plan identifies the priorities of the National Commodore, Bridge, and senior staff.  The plan provides an overview of the Auxiliary's mission, vision, and guiding principles, outlines priorities and objectives, and identifies goals and activities to operationalize these objectives in support Coast Guard missions. 

Executive Summary:

“In this, its 75th year of operations, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the 30,000-strong uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard, embraces its vision to be the best trained, most valued maritime volunteer organization in the world – highly effective during normal operations and ready for emergencies.

Answering the call to duty in performance of its missions, the Auxiliary incorporates the Coast Guard Commandant’s guiding principles: Service to the Nation, Duty to People, and Commitment to Excellence.

This strategic plan identifies the key challenges and opportunities the Auxiliary faces and the objectives established to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities presented.

In its Service to the Nation, the Auxiliary will stress outreach. The Auxiliary will expand and enhance its efforts in water safety and education to the recreational boating public in concurrence with the appropriate objectives of the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program.

In its Duty to People, the Auxiliary will create an environment where its members receive training and support in both their Auxiliary rolls and private life. Far from reflecting the ethnic makeup of the United States, the Auxiliary will seek to engage these diverse groups to bring their experience and cultural richness to the organization. By establishing new communities of practice, it will allow members to collaborate and communicate with others in their areas of interest. The Auxiliary will become more responsive to align members’ interest with opportunities to serve.

In its Commitment to Excellence, the Auxiliary will establish new leadership training and criteria and nurture its culture via servant leaders who understand that to aspire to hold leadership positions is a noble goal. To provide the Auxiliary and Coast Guard with young, talented, educated, diverse and well-trained leaders, the Auxiliary will expand the Auxiliary University Program.  To provide excellence in mission support to the Coast Guard, the Auxiliary will seek to match its capacity and capabilities for optimal Coast Guard support and reduce reliance on Coast Guard financial resources.

As the Auxiliary operationalizes its strategic plan, the watchwords, Leadership, Initiative and Innovation, point the way into the future.”

The 2014 - 2020 Auxiliary Strategic Plan may be viewed at:

Source:  United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Strategic Plan 2014-2020, dated 1 November 2014

BC-UMK, 11/14/2014

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