Basic Introduction to the Coast Guard An overview presentation of  Coast Guard Auxiliary Uniforms
Basic Introduction to the Coast Guard (BIC) <ul><li>The purpose of this course is to facilitate an in-depth discussion of ...
Core Values  at the Core of of our Service <ul><li>Honor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Integrity is our standard.  We demonstrat...
The Guardian Ethos I am America’s Maritime Guardian. I serve the citizens of the United States. I will protect them. I wil...
Why the way we look and act matters… <ul><li>“ As an Auxiliarist, I had the opportunity to lead a public affairs ‘mission’...
The “Big Three” Uniforms <ul><li>There are three uniforms that, if you have them in your “sea bag”, allow you to dress for...
Tropical Blue (“Trops”) <ul><ul><li>Cover:  Combination or Garrison; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shirt:   Short  sleeve, li...
Service Dress Blue (SDB) <ul><li>“ SDB” is the same as Tropical Blue, except: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shirt:  Light blue,  a...
Operational Dress Uniform (ODU) <ul><ul><li>Cover:  Ball cap  only , with member or office insignia; </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
WHAT IS THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY IN YOUR UNIT? September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
For something a bit more formal… <ul><li>SDB turns to “Dinner Dress Blue”, substituting for the “dinner jacket” uniform, q...
Attention to Detail… <ul><li>No Longer Serviceable… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faded shirts that are no longer blue; </li></ul>...
Straighten your “Gig Line” <ul><li>There is an imaginary line that connects the buttons on your shirt, the edge of your be...
Key Rules of Uniform Wear <ul><li>Follow simple rules to help you avoid a misstep: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take care and sho...
HOW DO UNIFORMS REFLECT OUR CORE VALUES? <ul><li>Honor – Respect – Devotion to Duty </li></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxi...
Additional Resources <ul><li>Auxiliary Manual, COMDTINST 16790.1 (series) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uscg.mil/direct...
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This presentation has been uploaded for use on Andrew Welch's blog. The purpose of this course is to facilitate an in-depth discussion of items useful to new and seasoned United States Coast Guard Auxiliarists. It draws on extensive resources freely available from the USCG and USCG Auxiliary. It was originally developed by Flotilla 054-25-12 for use with that unit’s new members, but may be freely used by individual units wishing to provide such training.

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  • September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
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    1. 1. Basic Introduction to the Coast Guard An overview presentation of Coast Guard Auxiliary Uniforms
    2. 2. Basic Introduction to the Coast Guard (BIC) <ul><li>The purpose of this course is to facilitate an in-depth discussion of items useful to new and seasoned Auxiliarists. It draws on extensive resources freely available from the USCG and USCG Auxiliary. It was originally developed by Flotilla 054-25-12 for use with that unit’s new members, but may be freely used by individual units wishing to provide such training. </li></ul><ul><li>Course Components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NASBLA-approved “Safe Boating Course” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Basic Qualification” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICS-100 online course/exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offered by FEMA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character in Action by ADM James Loy (Ret.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read and discuss </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do this with a coach/mentor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom lectures and discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate knowledge mastery with signoffs </li></ul></ul></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
    3. 3. Core Values at the Core of of our Service <ul><li>Honor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Integrity is our standard. We demonstrate uncompromising ethical conduct and moral behavior in all of our actions. We are loyal and accountable to the public trust.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ We value our diverse workforce. We treat each other with fairness, dignity, and compassion. We encourage creativity through empowerment. We work as a team.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Devotion to Duty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ We are professionals, military and civilian, who seek responsibility, accept accountability, and are committed to the successful achievement or our organizational goals. We exist to serve. We serve with pride.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Honor is to serve yourself; Respect is to serve others; Devotion to Duty is to serve your country. </li></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
    4. 4. The Guardian Ethos I am America’s Maritime Guardian. I serve the citizens of the United States. I will protect them. I will defend them. I will save them. I am their Shield. For them I am Semper Paratus. I live the Coast Guard Core Values. I am a Guardian. We are the United States Coast Guard. September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
    5. 5. Why the way we look and act matters… <ul><li>“ As an Auxiliarist, I had the opportunity to lead a public affairs ‘mission’ at a local town festival. We had a good mix of Auxiliarists and ‘fresh-outta-boot-camp’ gold side there, and we were having a great time playing with the kids and letting them climb all over the 25-foot we had on trailer from station. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The afternoon shift arrived, and included a pair of rather unkempt Auxiliarists wearing old-style ‘working blue’ uniforms that were clearly many years past their prime. </li></ul><ul><li>“ A young Fireman looked at me and said, ‘No offense, Sir, but this is why I hate the Auxiliary. They make us look like we don’t respect the service or ourselves.’” </li></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
    6. 6. The “Big Three” Uniforms <ul><li>There are three uniforms that, if you have them in your “sea bag”, allow you to dress for any occasion. </li></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms Tropical Blue Service Dress Blue Operational Dress (ODU)
    7. 7. Tropical Blue (“Trops”) <ul><ul><li>Cover: Combination or Garrison; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shirt: Short sleeve, light blue, never with tie; V-neck undershirt— no visible collar ; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insignia : Enhanced shoulder boards; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attached: Nametag, ribbons, qualification devices; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pants: Dark blue dress with black web belt; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feet: Black socks and leather undecorated oxford shoes . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uniform of the day for all occasions when a tie is not necessary, and the uniform will not be soiled. </li></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms Tropical Blue
    8. 8. Service Dress Blue (SDB) <ul><li>“ SDB” is the same as Tropical Blue, except: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shirt: Light blue, always with standard issue tie; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jacket: Dress blue jacket with silver buttons; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insignia : Enhanced shoulder boards on shirt, lace and shield on jacket cuffs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uniform of the day for all occasions when civilian equivalent is tie and jacket. </li></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms Service Dress Blue
    9. 9. Operational Dress Uniform (ODU) <ul><ul><li>Cover: Ball cap only , with member or office insignia; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shirt: Dark blue crew-neck tee shirt under dark blue ODU blouse; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insignia: sew-on cloth office (with black “A”) or member devices; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attached: Sew-on name and “U.S.C.G. Auxiliary”, 1 sew-on qualification device; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pants: Dark blue ODU trousers with black “riggers” belt; “bloused” around boots; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feet: Heavy-duty black work socks and hard-toe black leather boots . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uniform of the day in working situations or whenever there is a chance of the uniform becoming soiled. </li></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms Operational Dress (ODU)
    10. 10. WHAT IS THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY IN YOUR UNIT? September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
    11. 11. For something a bit more formal… <ul><li>SDB turns to “Dinner Dress Blue”, substituting for the “dinner jacket” uniform, quite easily: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only wear the combo cover; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wear a white six-button shirt; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swap the blue necktie or collar tab for a black bow tie (men) or collar tab (women); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never wear a nametag; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wear only miniature medals and qualification devices, no ribbons at all. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gold Side 2 ½ stripes and higher upgrade to dinner dress jackets. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uniform of the day at formal occasions when civilian equivalent calls for a tuxedo. </li></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
    12. 12. Attention to Detail… <ul><li>No Longer Serviceable… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faded shirts that are no longer blue; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makeup, dirt, grime; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signs of aging (dirty ribbons, nametags); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fraying and pennants; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothes that don’t fit; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ironing, proper storage. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Know your combinations… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long sleeves demand a tie; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boat shoes only work with the ODU when on a boat ; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bowties never go with nametags or ribbons, and always go with miniatures; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large metal insignia are for your jacket shoulders, nothing more; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jackets at least two-thirds zipped or fully buttoned— never fully open. </li></ul></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
    13. 13. Straighten your “Gig Line” <ul><li>There is an imaginary line that connects the buttons on your shirt, the edge of your belt buckle, and the zipper of your trousers… make sure it is straight! </li></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
    14. 14. Key Rules of Uniform Wear <ul><li>Follow simple rules to help you avoid a misstep: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take care and show pride in your appearance; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace when its old, worn, “no longer serviceable”; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control costs by obtaining only the uniforms you need; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be precise, and consult the directives; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rely on each other—help your shipmates; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember that “WE are the United States Coast Guard”. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Follow the basic rules… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always wear a cover when outdoors and in uniform, or in formation, indoors or outdoors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not wear soiled, un-ironed, un-polished uniforms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow the regulations, and always look it up! </li></ul></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
    15. 15. HOW DO UNIFORMS REFLECT OUR CORE VALUES? <ul><li>Honor – Respect – Devotion to Duty </li></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms
    16. 16. Additional Resources <ul><li>Auxiliary Manual, COMDTINST 16790.1 (series) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uscg.mil/directives/cim/16000-16999/CIM_16790_1F.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Auxiliary Human Resources Department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://hdept.cgaux.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uniform Division: http://hdept.cgaux.org/uniform.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>USCG Uniform Distribution Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.uscg.mil/uniform/ </li></ul></ul>September 19, 2009 USCG Auxiliary Uniforms

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