Orders – Authorization for Patrols
Orders for facility movement, whether for vessel or aircraft movement, or radio facility activation and/or movement is one of two general kinds of orders that may be issued to Auxiliarists. Such orders are considered “assignment to duty.” These orders may be either written or verbal, and may be reimbursable or non-reimbursable. Auxiliarists may not use any facility or special purpose facility for any Coast Guard or Coast Guard Auxiliary purpose or mission unless appropriate patrol orders have been issued and the facility has been properly offered and accepted for use and the facility has the minimum qualified crew on-board. The AUXDATA Order Management System (AOM) is the mandatory method of issuing patrol orders to operational facilities. This system is an totally web-based tool including electronic signatures and electronic submission of receipts with the orders. An OIA must issue or authorize orders before an Auxiliarist conducts any patrol activity.