Paratus Report: June 2017, Episode 2

The newest Paratus Report is out with information on the Coast Guard’s participation in the Tradewinds exercise in Barbados, the 2016 Coast Guard Report to Congress on sexual assault and we wish the Coast Guard Auxiliary a happy 78th birthday!


Distinguished graduate represents Coast Guard

Greg Fondran recently graduated the New Leader Program, run by Graduate School USA, for federal civilian employees from GS-7 to GS-11 pay grades. The NLP is a program offered by COMDT (CG-12C) which is tailored for public service employees who demonstrate a high potential for leadership. Fondran shares his experience over his six months in the program.


What happened at NACON 2016

The National Coast Guard Auxiliary Conference was recently held in Phoenix. This was a time for more than 300 Coast Guard auxiliary, active duty, reserve and civilian members to come together to discuss not only the mission, but fellowship together as well. The Commandant and other senior leaders attended the conference to thank the auxiliary for volunteering their time and skills, to praise them for their successes, and to provide direction for the next year. Read more to find out more about what happened at NACON 2016!


OSMS and YOU: Auxiliary Operations Coordination

CG-OAP15 recognizes officers who excel at integrating the Auxiliary with Coast Guard activities. This specialty code can be earned by officers who come in sustained contact with their Auxiliary counterparts. Specifically, it can be earned upon completing two years satisfactory performance as a unit Auxiliary Liaison Officer, or AUXLO or sector division officer, or following two years of satisfactory performance as a district Director of Auxiliary, or DIRAUX or in a CG-BSX-1 staff billet. In essence, officers with the CG-OAP15 specialty code know how to get the get the job done by leading volunteers.


Coast Guard Auxiliary National Commodore Thomas C. Mallison speaks at the Coast Guard Auxiliary 75th anniversary ceremony at Coast Guard headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 75 years of service

“The Coast Guard is much more than 39,600 active duty officer and enlisted personnel,” said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. “Our missions are far too many, and far too complex to accomplish with so few,” the commandant said.