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.
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.
1996—Pub. L. 104–324 inserted “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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