Safety. Security. Marine environmental protection. Humanitarian assistance. Homeland security. Service to others—in our communities, across the nation, and around the world. These are the things that Coast Guard Auxiliarists put first every day, the missions that these volunteers have tirelessly performed for over seventy years. Auxiliary University Programs (AUP) prepares the best, brightest, and most talented college students for success in service to their community and country—inside and outside of the Coast Guard.
On April 19th, representatives of the North Carolina Society DAR, Davie Poplar Chapter, presented the Silver DAR Outstanding Cadet Medal to Jamie Marie Ramos. This presentation was the first to an AUP Cadet in North Carolina. Presenting the Award Certificate was Ms. Jane Forbes who was instrumental in bringing the AUP Cadet program to the attention of the DAR. Presenting the Silver Medal was Ms. Jean Lusted, the Regent of the Davie Poplar Chapter.
On 9 May 2017, AUP and William and Mary alumnus Jonathan Roth (2015) graduated from Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in New London, CT. ENS Roth (right) is pictured with fellow 2015 W&M and AUP alumnus ENS Christopher Papas. ENS Papas graduated from OCS in November 2015.
Twelve AUP students convened in Washington, DC from the weekend of 7 April 2017. Unit Washington, Unit Virginia Tech, Unit Hampton Roads, Unit San Diego, and Remote Collaborative Unit (RCU) were represented over the weekend. Highlights of the weekend included participating in drills and visiting Station Washington and Coast Guard Headquarters.