Why not have an Orientation Training for Auxiliarists?
Last Post 11 Jul 2017 05:21 AM by DaMaverick. 4 Replies.
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15 Jun 2017 10:44 PM
    I asked my recruiter this during the interview process.  It seems there is no orientation classes /online training for new members like myself. I have a lot of questions and having a orientation training that guides me step by step to finish my enrollment help me a lot and have a forum for new recruits to ask questions as well.
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    17 Jun 2017 07:51 AM
    I completely agree. I've been in for just over a year and I've had to do a lot of learning on my own. There are questions I still have and a formal orientation program could have answered them a long time ago. Several members of my Flotilla feel the same way and are working on a formal orientation program we can offer to new members.
    James V. Jackson U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary District 9CR Division 18 SO-OP Flotilla 18-05 FSO-SR/FSO-PB
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    19 Jun 2017 06:51 AM
    Actually, there is such a course.  The AUX Basic Qualification Course is intended to do exactly this.  According to its description in the AUX Classroom, "The US Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the Coast Guard in all its non-military, and non-law-enforcement missions. It is unlike any other volunteer organization.  Because of its unique nature, new members may find it a challenge to fully understand how the organization works and where they fit. This Basic Qualification Course will help new Auxiliarists navigate their way though the core concepts of becoming a competent and valuable member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary."
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    21 Jun 2017 11:42 AM
    I think it all depends on your Flotilla/Division. Some have put together decent orientation programs at the local level.
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    11 Jul 2017 05:21 AM
    I know like the DC MPD they have it to where those that want to volunteer sign up by January deadline. Then they setup a meeting around February with all the new people who wants to volunteer to provide information and answer any questions. Then they set up a date where the new people have to go through the interviewing and background check process at the same time. Then once everyone passes they setup a one week orientation class in the summer for everyone to join so they know more about their roles as volunteers for DC MPD. I was about to join them until I got accepted to the Auxiliary. I dropped out of their program right before the orientation meeting. I went through the other processes with them before I dropped the program.


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