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Public Education Department
Stephen Perrone, District Staff Officer Public Education
30 SEP 1944 Chapter 453.58 Stat. 759 (1944)
“The primary purpose of the establishment of the Coast Guard Auxiliary was to indoctrinate all owners and operators of small craft in the safety requirements in the operation and navigation of small craft………………
Since the origination of the USCGAUX this dedication to Public Education has remained one of the four cornerstones of the Auxiliary.
Our roll in public education has increased dramatically Over the past fifteen to twenty years many of our surrounding States require mandatory safe boating education to operate boats and personal watercraft on lakes, rivers, bordering ocean shorelines. Some of our States are looking toward our organization to help provide the bulk of that service to the Boating Public with our ABS/PWC class.
Working with our team of dedicated members in our Publication, Public Affairs, Program Visitors, and Vessel Examiners Departments we strive to continue to make recreational boating and enjoyable and safe sport. Our programs start with youth programs, move to adult programs, and continue with specialty and advanced courses in areas that include navigation, GPS, advanced piloting and more.
May of our members come from our Public Education classes and their desire to lean even more boating skills as we learn and hone our skills with local USCG stations and volunteer our services to assist the Coast Guard in their goal of a safer boating public.
Assistant District Staff Officers
- Fred Klapproth, Divisions 2,4,10 & 14
- Chris O'Rourke, Divisions 5, 11 & 12
- Elaine Pealey, Divisions 6, 15 & 20
E-Mail: Elaine Pealey
- Thomas Haig Dick, Divisions 1, 13, 18 & 22
- Steve Perrone, Divisions 7,24 & 25
- Michael Kaff, Special Projects
SO-PE officers are encouraged to contact their ADSO-PE with any questions involving our Public Education program.
PE Department Forms and Links
Intent To Teach
We no longer use the Old 7023 form that was sent to Mike Kaff. We have introduced the new WOW site for Public Education in August 2011. All ADSO-PE's, SO-PE's,SO-CS, and FSO-PE and CS have been sent the information on how to set the site up. This new site assures us that anyone who is interested in a Boating Safely Course can find one near them just by putting in their Zip Code and hitting submit. I hope that all of you are using this site to advertise your classes. In early fall a flyer was added along with a map to the address where the class is going to be held. This can be duplicated and passed out or given to your MDV'S,VE'S, PV's when they make their visits. We need to work together to educate the public about recreation boating safety.