The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, created by an Act of Congress in 1939, is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard supporting the Coast Guard in nearly all its missions. Coast Guard Auxiliary men and women live and work in the communities they serve and understand the unique needs of their local and regional areas.
District Five – Northern Region (D5NR) is a sub-unit of Coast Guard District Five, headquartered in Portsmouth, VA. The Director of the Auxiliary Office, which is comprised of a CG Active Duty Commander, a Chief Warrant Officer, a CG Civilian Administrative Specialist and two CG Petty Officers, manages the Auxiliary Program from an office located at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA. The Director’s Office works in close concert with the Auxiliary’s District Commodore and the appointed and elected staff to manage and channel over 300,000 hours of volunteer efforts each year. The D5NR Area of Responsibility (AOR) is the same geographic region as U. S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. The D5NR region encompasses all of the state of Delaware, most of New Jersey with the exception of much of the NJ side of the greater New York City Metropolitan area, and most of Pennsylvania from Philadelphia to the Western boundary near Indiana and Jefferson Counties.
Meet the Team
We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what it takes to make the Public safer boaters and better stewards of our waterways.