ALAUX 007-19 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
Posted by COMO Susan Davies on 25 June 2019 05:41 PM
25 JUN 2019
SUBJ: 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
1. Congratulations, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary! June 23, 2019 marked your 80th anniversary! Since 1939 you have been ready, willing, and able to support Coast Guard missions while sharing your knowledge, experience, and resources with generations of Coast Guard shipmates. To mark this prestigious milestone and recognize the Auxiliary's ever-expanding legacy of devoted service, the following highlights have recently occurred:
a. Having rightfully earned the moniker of the world's premiere maritime volunteer service along with the highest respect and admiration of the international maritime public, all Coast Guard Auxiliarists who have served at least one day during the period June 24, 2014 to June 23, 2019 are awarded the Coast Guard Unit Commendation (CGUC, citation attached). This award has been signed by the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Karl Schultz. Appropriate AUXDATA entries will be made by the Chief Director of Auxiliary office to all active member records. Corresponding ribbon and star supplies will be shipped soon to District Director of Auxiliary offices for further distribution (there is no CGUC medal).
b. ALCOAST 214/19 addresses the 80th anniversary of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. It was released on June 24, 2019 by Admiral Karl Schultz, and can be found at: https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/General-Messages/ALCOAST/
c. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, signed a Presidential Proclamation on June 23, 2019 recognizing the outstanding service of the Coast Guard Auxiliary (letter attached).
d. On June 24, 2019, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee, delivered a speech on the House floor honoring the Auxiliary's 80th anniversary (Congressional Record text attached).
e. A post recognizing the Auxiliary's 80th anniversary can also be found in the Compass Blog at: https://compass.coastguard.blog/
2. These highlights will be accompanied by many others at the Auxiliary National Convention (NACON) in Orlando, Florida August 23-24, 2019.
3. Congratulations again to the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary!
4. Captain Scott L. Johnson, Chief Director of Auxiliary sends.