Qualified Auxiliarists and their facilities are authorized assignment to duty to support and augment the Coast Guard’s navigation systems (NS) program. This includes verifying position and characteristics of private aids-to-navigation (PATON), after qualifying as an aid verifier (AV). Auxiliarists may assist and support aids-to-navigation (ATON) units in servicing Federal aids after receiving proper Coast Guard training. Auxiliarists may also help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) in updating nautical and aeronautical charts and publications.
Qualified Auxiliarists and their facilities are authorized assignment to duty to support and augment bridge surveys, investigate and provide information regarding waterways safety and navigation situations pertaining to the bridge program, and provide direct assistance and support to bridge program personnel.