The uniforms of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary serve to distinguish Auxiliarists from members of other civilian military auxiliaries and of other armed services. Auxiliarists are expected to wear a uniform intended for the situation and mission. Each auxiliary uniform is identical to a Coast Guard officer's military uniform , with the exception that the buttons and stripes on dress jackets and shoulder boards are silver in color, rather than gold. On dress uniforms, appointed staff officers wear insignia with a red "A" and elected officers wear insignia with a blue "A", while black "A"s are worn on insignia by both elected and appointed officers on the ODU uniform. Auxiliarists are expected to adhere to the same rules of correct uniform wear as regular Coast Guard officers. When augmenting Coast Guard personnel, the military-style insignia of Auxiliary position is generally removed and the organizational insignia is worn.
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The history of the Coast Guard extends all the way back to with the founding of the Revenue Cutter Service. In the early days of its existence, members of the Revenue Service had little cohesiveness among their uniforms. Most clothing items were either adopted from Navy vessel standards or chosen simply out of convenience for life on a ship. Unfortunately, much of the early history of the Revenue Cutter Service was lost due to British forces setting fire to U. Historians know that the uniforms worn by members of the Continental Navy featured blue coats with red lapels and a tri-cornered hat.
Uniforms of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
The PCGA is involved in the assisted enforcement of maritime laws in the country, especially the promotion of Maritime Safety. It is also involved in maritime search and rescue SAR missions, as well as the protection of the marine environment. It maintains a presence throughout the archipelago, with 12 Coast Guard Auxiliary districts. Since the separation of the Philippine Coast Guard from the Philippine Navy, it technically lost its access to the vast pool of reservists that the Navy have in its control.