USCG AUX Diversity
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Diversity Policy Statement
It is the policy of the United States Coast Guard
Auxiliary to ensure that all citizens, regardless of race, gender, color,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age,
religion, or physical or mental disability have an equal opportunity to become
a volunteer of this organization. It is after all, part of our mission to
become the volunteer organization of choice.
As the National Commodore, I will personally lead the
diversity initiatives and challenge all who serve to do the same through
leadership, mentorship, service, and example. As someone committed to
diversity, I understand that providing training is one of the strategies that
helps build an inclusive environment, which is crucial to attracting and
retaining top talent, building member engagement, and fostering creativity and
innovation. Our Strategic Plan for Managing Diversity will guide us in our
efforts towards accomplishing this goal.
Diversity of thoughts, ideas, and competencies of our
people, keeps the Auxiliary strong and empowers us to mission readiness and
Diversity is an imperative to the Auxiliary; it can
increase morale and impact our success. In essence every member is responsible
for fostering an inclusive team atmosphere and being a contributing part of
Team Coast Guard.
The Auxiliary is committed to creating a diverse and
inclusive environment, a journey guided by the deeply held values of Honor,
Respect, and Devotion to Duty, as America’s Guardians, we understand that
diversity is not a problem to be solved, but is an asset to be developed.
James E. Vass National Commodore, U.S.C.G. Auxiliary
The Diversity Vision
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary’s vision is to make
diversity an organizational imperative and bring us a treasure trove of
different perspectives. Our vision is more than an alignment of organizational
goals but an indispensable dynamic process to increase performance and
productivity as we strive to become the “Volunteer Organization of Choice”.
Through this shared vision, we’ll recognize diversity
and remove all barriers, real or perceived, so current
and potential members will feel an increased pride and honor in their
Our members are honored to
offer themselves as volunteers to assist the USCG, with the desire for training
and meaningful involvement, so that we can enhance safety in the boating community.the volunteer nature of our organization and:
1 We will respect
provide current and prospective members with a positive environment to reach
their full potential.
encourage the devotion to duty, while understanding the unique abilities
of each member, each giving according to their own abilities.