The Operational Auxiliarist Program is an advanced training program available to members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary who wish to increase their practical reverence to Coast Guard missions, and better assist the Coast Guard to fulfill needed skill sets. Members who successfully complete their training are authorized to wear the prestigious AUXOP Device.
The program has sometimes been call the "Ph.D" of the Auxiliary"
In order to qualify as an Operational Auxiliarist, the member must successfully obtain a minimum of seven (7) credits from three categories of courses.
Course categories and requirements are:
Required core courses, worth on credit each (3 available, all required)
Leadership course, worth one credit (5 available; credit given only for one)
Elective courses, (numerous available). There are eight (8) totaling three (3) or more credits.
There are various Incidence Command System (ICS) courses that may be taken for additional credits.
Class location: Flotilla 1-2 Classroom Chuck Olson Chevrolet
17037 Aurora Ave N Shoreline WA
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Further information on the AUXOP , contact Mike Heryla, FSO-MT at