We are delighted to introduce the USCG Auxiliary Lower Manhattan Flotilla 05-03 Detachment at John Jay. On June 9, 2016, the United States Coast Guard CDR Laura Moose, Director of Auxiliary, First District Southern Region (D1SR) officially approved the establishment of the John Jay College AUP Flotilla Detachment for Flotilla 5-03 effective immediately. The formation of the Flotilla 05-03-001 John Jay College AUP Detachment is a sub-division of the USCG Auxiliary Lower Manhattan Flotilla 014-05-03.
The USCG Auxiliary is a non-military program dedicated to support the mission of the U.S. Coast Guard to secure the borders and keep the world safe. The responsibilities of the USCG Auxiliary involve a broad spectrum of on-shore and on-water operations which include waterway patrol, port security, environmental protection, radio communication, and ship and boat compliance.
Students who join the detachment have the opportunity to work in various harbor contexts as a volunteer. The Auxiliary University Program (AUP) combines these practical experiences with an academic education to develop students' leadership and technical skills. Through academic coursework students are able to obtain a certification and learn about dynamic career paths in the USCG.
The Student Club JJAUP connects John Jay students and faculty to the USCG AUP by providing guidelines and support. Through JJAUP, students can participate in the USCG AUP community and benefit from the exceptional opportunities the program offers to build their future careers.
USCG Auxiliarist and Assistant Professor Susan Pickman, Ph.D., CFE, John Jay College Security, Fire and Emergency Management Dept. was appointed Auxiliary Flotilla Staff Officer/Faculty Advisor for John Jay College AUP Detachment Flotilla 05-03-001.
Specific opportunities for students:
1. Academic Coursework which leads to Certification:
General courses – Students complete all three:
101 – Basic Introduction Course
103 – Incident Management
110 – Safe Boating
Elective Courses - Students complete at least one:
210 – Boat Operations
220 – Communications
230 – Marine Safety
240 – Vessel Examination
250 – Public Affairs
260 – Aviation
Leadership Capstone – Students complete at least one:
301 – Leadership and Management
303 – Independent Project
304 – Homeland Security
305 – Unit Leadership
Qualification – Students earn at least one qualification:
Boat Crew (Auxiliary)
Marine Safety Training Ribbon
Public Affairs Specialist
A more detailed outline of the academic requirements and course catalogue can be found here.
2. Coast Guard Internships:
Read more about internship opportunities here.
3. Relationships and Networking with AUP Colleges and Universities:
Read more about other AUP Colleges here.
4. Leadership Training
The AUP program provides Coast Guard leadership training and expects college students in the Unit to become future leaders. Read more here.
5. Career Entry into the U.S. Coast Guard
While no AUP member is required to join or enlist the USCG, participation in the AUP opens up opportunities for various career tracks in the USCG. For example, AUP unit attendees have a 70% chance of enrollment in the Officer Candidate School in New London, CT.
6. Academic Credit towards SFEM/PMT Degrees
The Department will be granting some academic credit towards students’ degree studies at John Jay. Presently it is evaluating but we will post announcements in the Fall term.
Dates and Meetings:
Flotilla/Detachment meetings are scheduled the 3rd Monday of each month (meeting dates are subject to change) at the MIO Building, 1 South Street, NYC at 7 PM (adjacent to the S.I. Ferry Terminal-USCG Recruiting Station).
Flotilla/Detachment meeting dates scheduled in 2016 are:
July 18 - Guest speaker, ADSO-HR-FS Joseph Villafane, Food Service Specialist
August 15 - TBA
September 19 - TBA
October 11 - election
November 21 - TBA
December 19 - Holiday party
HOW TO APPLY
JJAUP welcomes all undergraduate and graduate students at John Jay who are capable and dedicated to contribute to the USCG Auxiliary of the Lower Manhattan Flotilla 05-03. A JJAUP membership is a prerequisite to join the USCG AUP.
Steps to enroll:
Step 1: Become a member of the Student Club JJAUP.
Step 2: Apply to the USCG AUP.
Apply online at the USCG AUP.
JJAUP will support you through the application process.