14 U.S. Code § 822 - Purpose of the Coast Guard Auxiliary

The purpose of the Auxiliary is to assist the Coast Guard as authorized by the Commandant, in performing any Coast Guard function, power, duty, role, mission, or operation authorized by law.


(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 555; Pub. L. 104–324, title IV, § 402(a),Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3923.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 261 (Feb. 19, 1941, ch. 8, title I, § 2,55 Stat. 9; Sept. 30, 1944, ch. 453, § 1,58 Stat. 759).
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

1996—Pub. L. 104–324inserted “of the Coast Guard Auxiliary” after “Purpose” in section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The purpose of the Auxiliary is to assist the Coast Guard:
“(a) to promote safety and to effect rescues on and over the high seas and on navigable waters;
“(b) to promote efficiency in the operation of motorboats and yachts;
“(c) to foster a wider knowledge of, and better compliance with, the laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of motorboats and yachts; and
“(d) to facilitate other operations of the Coast Guard.”

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