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Auxiliary Awards - presented upon completion of all requirements in the Auxiliary Manual

Updated 01/16/2013

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These Coast Guard Awards are presented, upon completion of all the requirements listed in the Auxiliary Manual for that award.

Auxiliary Sustained Service Award

This award is presented to a member contributing a documented total of 750 volunteer hours of Auxiliary

 

 

Coast Guard Auxiliary Humanitarian Service Award

 

The Auxiliary Humanitarian Service Award (HSA) is presented to members of the Auxiliary who distinguish themselves as individuals or as members of an operational unit by meritorious, direct, nonroutine participation in a significant act or operation of a humanitarian nature. Direct participation is defined as being physically present at the designated location, having directly contributed and influenced action.

 

Service rendered in the act or operation being considered must meet the following criteria:

 

(1) Must be above and beyond normal duties.

(2) Must have major significance.

(3) Must have provided immediate relief, relieve human suffering, and should save lives.

(4) Must have affected the outcome of the situation.

(5) Must have specific dates and must be restricted to the period of immediate relief.

 

Examples of the types of acts or operations which may qualify for this award include:

 

(1) Significant assistance in the event of national or international disasters, natural or man-made, such as, but not limited to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, typhoons, or conflagrations.

(2) Support or resettlement of refugees or evacuees.

(3) Significant acts or operations directly related to humanitarian service which are above and beyond routine service.

(4) Participation in domestic disturbances involving law enforcement, equal rights to citizens, or the protection of This award is considered the Auxiliary equivalent of the military Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM). Since Auxiliary members are not eligible to receive the HSM, the Auxiliary Humanitarian Service Award is awarded to Auxiliarists who participate in the same operations where active duty members are awarded the HSM. properties are excluded from this award.

 

Auxiliary Recruiting Service Award

 

For recruiting seven or more new members into the Auxiliary as determined and credited through the Flotilla Commander

 

Coast Guard Recruiting Service Ribbon

 

Auxiliarists who have successfully completed the Recruiter Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS), are authorized to wear the Recruiting Badge. They must have augmented a recruiting office for two year minimum since 1 Jan 1980 to be eligible.

 

Specialty Training Ribbon

 

This recognition is presented to a member who has satisfactorily completed any of the specialty courses.

 

Operations Program Ribbon

 

This ribbon recognizes qualifications in the various operations program areas. Members who qualify as an Auxiliary crewmember, air observer, ATON verifier, CG watchstander, CG boat crewman or CG boat engineer may wear the Operations Program Ribbon. Watchstanders and boat engineers are defined as Auxiliarists who have been designated in writing by a CG unit or the Director as qualified in that position.

 

Examiner Program Ribbon

 

This ribbon recognizes qualifications in various examiner program areas. Members who qualify as a vessel examiner (VE), marine dealer visitor (MDV) or a commercial fishing vessel examiner (CFVE) may wear the Examiner Program Ribbon.
 

Instructor Ribbon

Instructor Program Ribbon

 

This ribbon recognizes qualification in the instructor (IT) program.

 

Auxiliary Membership Ribbon

Auxiliary Membership Ribbon

 

This award is presented to any member who completes five cumulative (needs NOT be consecutive) years of Auxiliary membership.

 

 

Flotilla Meritorious Achievement Award Ribbon

Flotilla Meritorious Achievement Award

 

This award is given annually to one flotilla in each district and region. The winning flotilla is subjectively judged by the DCO and Director to have made the most significant contributions to the Auxiliary program that year. Auxiliarists, who have been flotilla members for at least six months and a day during the award period, are eligible to wear the award's ribbon and receive the award's certificate.

 

 

 

Annual Performance Service Awards may be issued in the following categories using the following criteria (completed annually by calendar year - 1 January through 31 December), no retroactive entitlement authorized. Once an Auxiliarist is determined to be eligible for an award it may be presented when an appropriate presentation opportunity arises. It is not necessary to wait until the end of the year to present the award.

 

The awards use the old AMOS ribbons with an additional device to distinguish the new system from the discontinued awards and will include a miniature medal with device and citation. Multiple awards for subsequent years are indicated by adding 3/16-inch bronze or silver stars. One award in each category may be issued to an Auxiliarist each calendar year, as the award is earned. The Annual Performance Auxiliary Recruiting Service Award uses the same ribbon as the discontinued AMOS Member Resources Award with an “S” device, the Auxiliary VE/RBSVP Service Award uses the discontinued AMOS VE ribbon with a “V” device, the Auxiliary PE Service Award uses the discontinued AMOS PE ribbon with an “E” device, and the Auxiliary Operations Service Award uses the discontinued AMOS Operations ribbon with either an “O” or “S” device as prescribed below (only one device may be worn, and the “O” device takes precedence). Auxiliarists may continue to wear the old AMOS ribbons previously earned. When a new ribbon of that same category is awarded under the new system, only the new Annual Performance Service ribbon (with associated device) is worn. For example, when earned, the Annual Performance Auxiliary Recruiting Service Award with an “S” device replaces the wearing of the discontinued AMOS Member Resources Award.

 

The Operations Service award is awarded for supporting Coast Guard units and missions, including surface operations, air operations, and operational watchstanding (such as communications watchstander, OOD, manning the SAR desk, etc.). Operations support does not include administrative support to operational units, such as answering the office phones, filing case files, and service in the Director’s office.

 

Displays the support “S” device for support activities not involving the movement of a facility, (i.e., watchstanding). Complete 200 or more hours of Operational Support activity as included in category 07, 20, 21, 23, and 55 on AUXDATA report 4 (ANSC 7030).  Displays the operational “O” device for underway (excluding underway for training), surface mission activity (sixty or more hours), or for airborne aviation mission activity (excluding training) (thirty or more hours). Support for on-the-water readiness exercises does qualify as operational service. No combination of surface and air operations is allowable for this award. Support activity includes categories 01, 02, 03, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 51, 52, 53, and 54 identified on AUXDATA report 4. Activities 30 (AtoN-Federal) and 31 (AtoN-private) and 32 (Bridge Administration) should be for afloat activity, vice ashore, for this award.

 

 

Auxiliary Operations Service Award Ribbon "O"

 

Auxiliary Operations Service Award "S"

Auxiliary Operations Service Award

"O" awarded for Operations
"S" awarded for Support

 

Support to CG units and missions, which includes surface operations, air operations and operational watchstanding (such as communications watchstander, OOD, manning the SAR desk, etc.) Operations support does NOT include administrative support to operational units, such as answering the office phones, filing case files, and service in the DIRAUX office.

 

(1) Display the support "S"; device for support activities not involving the movement of a facility; (i.e. watchstanding). Complete 200 or more hours of operational support activity.

 

(2) Display the operational "O" device for underway (excluding underway for training), surface mission

activity (60 or more hours); or for airborne aviation mission activity (excluding training) (30 or more hours). Support for on-the-water readiness exercise does qualify as operational service. No combination of surface and air operations is allowable for this award.

 

Auxiliary Examinations/Marine Dealer Visitation Service Ribbon

Auxiliary Examinations/Program Visitor

 

For Vessel Safety Checks (VSC), which includes examinations of recreational boats, personal watercraft, commercial fishing vessels and uninspected passenger vessels; or Program Visitor Visits (PV's), Complete sixty or more VSC's, or conduct sixty or more PV's, or conduct a combination of VSC's, CFVE's and PV's, which total at least 60 checks/visits. Also, the award may be earned by conducting a total of 20 commercial fishing vessel examinations.

 

Auxiliary Public Education Service Award Ribbon

Auxiliary Public Education Service Award

 

For instructor and/or instructor aide hours. Complete thirty or more hours of instruction in (PE or MT), or serve as and instructor's aid for sixty or more hours, or complete a combination of instructor hours and instructor aide hours to total at least thirty credits (one instructor hour equals one credit and one aide hour equals 1/2; a credit; for example, 20 hours as instructor equals 20 credits and 20 hours as an aide equals 10 credits, totaling 30 credits and qualifying to receive the award).