Membership is open to citizens of the United States and its territories and possessions, who are 17 years of age or older and who have never been convicted of a felony. Facility (radio station, boat or aircraft) ownership is desirable, but not mandatory. Individuals with special training or experience in any Auxiliary program are encouraged to join.

Membership is also open to all active duty or former members of any of the uniformed services and their reserve components.


If you're 17 years of age and thinking about a career in the Coast Guard, this is for YOU! You can join the Auxiliary, learn tremendous boating skills, advance your future career and pay in the Coast Guard while having fun learning in a friendly, supportive environment.

Under present Coast Guard recruiting requirements, Coast Guard recruits who are Auxiliarists in good standing and currently qualified at the level of Boat Crew in the Auxiliary Operations Program may be enlisted in pay grade E-2 (SA/FA) out of boot camp. Likewise, active duty Coast Guard personnel who are currently qualified as Auxiliary Vessel Coxswains may be enlisted up to a pay grade of E-3 (SN). What does that mean to you? It means Auxiliary membership and involvement translates into a monthly pay increase of over $100!

Want to join?

You are welcome to attend our monthly meetings to meet us firsthand. The meetings are held in the Clearwater Police Station, 1st Floor, on the third Wednesday of every month, and are open to the public. The flotilla commander calls the meeting to order promptly at 7:00 PM. Visitors are recognized and new members are inducted into the flotilla.

To join, email the Human Resources Staff Officer
or call (727) 469-8895