Training Success

RM/TCT or TCO Workshop

You can still attend the Risk Management/Team Coordination (RM/TCT) Annual Workshop or the Telecommunications (TCO) Annual Refresher Workshop

There is one online session each available.

Select the link(s) below to register for the session(s) that work best for you.

This a great opportunity to pick up these annual workshops.

Training Invitation for TCO Annual Refresher Workshop

This workshop is only required for those that are in REYR for missing a previous year’s workshop. Otherwise, it is strongly recommended for all TCO’s

to attend a session for this year.

Use the link(s) below to register for your desired session(s)  

—preferably prior to the date of the class.

Date and time of session:

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 7:30 PM-8:30 PM (EDT)


Training Invitation for RM/TCT Annual Refresher Workshop

Risk Management/Team Coordination Training (RM/TCT) Annual Refresher, REQUIRED for all Operations. Use the link below to register for the session, preferably prior to the date of the class.
Date and time for this session:

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 7:00PM-10:00 PM (EDT)

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It’s time for the annual workshops!

Annual workshops for operations are being offered online and at DTRAIN.   If you wish to attend one of the workshops online, please select the appropriate link for the session desired below.   Please Note: Annual TCT training is required for all operations including Telecommunications (TCO) team members. The annual Telecommunications workshop is highly recommended but not required. If a member is in REYR because they missed last year’s Telecommunications (TCO), it is required to take this year’s to be removed from the REYR status.   Required Annual Team Coordination Training (TCT) Workshop ONLINEPick One. Please register for Annual TCT Training Workshop on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT at:

Please register for Annual TCT Training Workshop on Tuesday, March 19, 20247:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT at:   For the latest local offerings for the Annual Operations Workshops, check with your FSO/SO-OP leaders.
Telecommunications (TCO) Refresher Workshop ONLINE – Pick One Please register for Annual Telecommunications-TCO Refresher Workshop on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT at: Please register for Annual Telecommunications-TCO Refresher Workshop on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT at:   Getting TCO Qualified If you are interested in becoming Telecommunications Officer (TCO) qualified, check this out.
These offerings are also available LIVE at Spring District Training, 5, 6, & 7 April   It’s our annual Spring Training event and with the District Board Meeting  and the Annual Awards Banquet. So much to do! So many fellow Auxliarists and Active Duty members to meet—from across the entire District. The Coast Guard Auxiliary National Commodore Gus Formato and the USCG District 5 Chief of Staff, CAPT Mary Ellen Durley are attending along with other distinguished guests. It’s THE one event you really don’t want to miss!   Click for complete info on D5NR Spring DTRAIN 2024   Reservation & Registration Deadline is almost here!  
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Auxiliary Culinary Assistance

Fellow Division 19 Auxiliarists,

Do you like to cook? Want to augment the Coast Guard services?  Then the Auxiliary Culinary Assistance (CA) Program might be for you.

There is a significant need for additional CAs to support both Coast Guard and Auxiliary operations.

Here are some resources which you can explore to learn about the Culinary Assistance Program:

++ Auxiliarists attending Spring DTRAIN can attend an info session to learn about the program.

Auxiliary Culinary Assistance
Intro to Culinary Assistance—FRI 1330-1430
A discussion of the requirements of becoming an Auxiliary Culinary Assistant, including the annual requirements for Auxiliarists. Culinary Assistants assist Coast Guard Culinary Specialists ashore and afloat both domestically and internationally.

++ The most recent edition of the  “Navigator” magazine contains an article, “An Adventure of a Lifetime: Culinary Assistants Aboard USCGC KIMBALL”, (pp. 64-67) which describes the history, training and missions of the program.

++ A Facebook page, U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Culinary Assistance Program, (See attached file.) is used by its Followers to share experiences, information and photos from around the nation and other deployment areas.

The Culinary Assistance Program can be an opportunity to learn and/or share culinary skills and knowledge while providing important, vital services to fellow members on both the Gold and Silver sides.

If any of you have been or currently are Culinary Assistants, please let me know. I want to explore the possibility of a conference call and/or ZOOM meeting to share some of our experiences and thoughts as well as keep you updated about current requirements and events.

Feel free to reach out to me for additional information. 


Douglas Dockey 



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National Operations Workshops. The Surface Workshop is required for 2024. The Air Operations workshop is an element of the annual Air Station Safety Workshop.  The Telecommunications Workshop is strongly recommended for 2024. Like 2023, the National Operations Workshops (Surface/Air/Telecommunications) may be completed via webinar. The workshop training material(s) must be delivered by an Auxiliarist qualified in the respective operations program provided they are either a certified instructor or are under the supervision of a certified instructor. Instructors may use any webinar delivery platform that is available in their region. Instructors are encouraged to work with their Chain of Leadership and Management (COLM) to determine the proper delivery platform. Self-Attestation is NOT permitted for any of the National Operations Workshops. The workshops will relay significant, needed information, and may take longer than 1 hour (possibly 2 hours) to complete, please plan accordingly. Details for the 2024 National Operations Workshops are listed below:

  1. Surface Operations Workshop. This workshop is required for all boat crew coxswains, boat crew members, personal watercraft operators, paddle craft operators, and those currently training for any of these competencies, including members in Required Yearly Not Met (REYR) status who intend to regain their certification.
  2.  Air Operations Workshop. The Air Operations Workshop is an element of the annual Air Station Safety Workshop. The annual Air Station Safety Workshop is required for all pilots, air crew, air observers, and those currently training for any of these competencies, including members in REYR status who intend to regain their certification.
  3. Telecommunications Workshop. This workshop is strongly recommended for all operators and owners of Auxiliary Radio Facilities. It is strongly recommended for those currently holding Telecommunications Operator (TCO), or in training for TCO qualification, and those who are using AUXCOM as their “grandfathered” qualification for radio operation. This does not apply to the operation of radios on aircraft or vessels which are covered by crew certification.
  4. The 2024 National Operations Workshop presentations (Air, Surface, and Telecommunications) are located at the following link: 

 National Operations Workshops – 2024

  1. IT Workshop. The 2024 Instructor Workshop is now posted, and every member is encouraged to take advantage of this invaluable opportunity.
  • The Instructor Workshop is tailor-made for our dedicated members looking to enhance their teaching skills and deepen their impact as Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Whether you’re a seasoned instructor or a newcomer, this workshop is designed to elevate your training capabilities and contribute to the excellence of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
  • Geared toward the Public Education and Member Training Instructor, this workshop will help you review effective training methodologies that align with the unique demands of Coast Guard Auxiliary education. Stay at the forefront of instructional techniques to ensure our members receive the best possible training and that we present our boating safety courses optimally.
  • Go to and review the workshop in PDF format for important notes expanding on the information on each slide. If you would like to present the workshop to the members of your unit, download the PowerPoint version and refer to the instructor notes.
  1. National Vessel Examiner Workshop. The Vessel Examiner (VE) Workshop is required for 2024. This workshop is intended to be viewed by members and completion logged via a self-attestation form as described below. This workshop may be facilitated by an Instructor via webinar or in person as District COVID-19 Protocols permit.
    • VE Workshop. This workshop is required for all certified Vessel Examiners, and those currently training to become Vessel Examiners, including members in REYR status who intend to regain their certification. The VE workshop presentations are in

                PowerPoint at: 2024 National VE PowerPoint Workshop

                    PDF at: 2024 National VE PDF Workshop

Note: When adding the VE workshop task to Activity Logs in AUXDATA II use the task named “Vessel Examinations Workshop” in the Workshops task category list.

  1. Instructor Lead Group Workshops. If any of the workshops are completed in a group setting, the Instructor must submit a Workshop Mission and Attendance Report (ANSC-7039) to their IS officer for entry into AUXDATA II.
  2. IT and VE Self-Attestation. Members who individually view the IT or VE workshop in their entirety must submit a Workshop Attestation Form to their FSO-IS for entry into AUXDATA II. To make data entry easier, IS officers may collect forms for all their members required to complete these workshops and make one entry into AUXDATA II using the last day of the month of the Activity/Task Completion date. The self-attestation form is located at:

                VE Self-Attestation Form

  1. Per chapter 8.B.1.g of reference (A), all required workshops must be completed no later than 30 June 2024. If not completed by 30 June 2024, members required to complete those workshops will have their affected competencies placed into Required Workshop Not Met (REWK). If a required workshop is not completed by 31 December 2024, the affected competencies will be placed in REYR status.
  2. The Air Operations Workshop is an element of the annual Air Station Safety Workshop and must be completed by the end of 2024. The task should be entered into AUXDATA II for participants.
  3. Questions should be directed to the appropriate Chain of Leadership and Management (COLM).