Guardians of the Great Lakes


Auxiliary Branch (dpa)









The Director of Auxiliary (DIRAUX) is charged with the active promotion and administration of Auxiliary affairs and Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) in the District, and for compliance with instructions and directives governing the Auxiliary organization. DIRAUX is responsible for three Auxiliary Regions in the Ninth Coast Guard District that support the four Coast Guard Sectors.

As the District Commander's representative in all matters pertaining to the Auxiliary and RBS, the Director keeps the District Commander advised of all circumstances and developments of interest as they pertain to the program.

How many Personal Flotation Devices do I need? Are flares required? For answers to these and other questions about federally required safety equipment, please visit USCGBoating.org.



Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
(except Federal Holidays)
(216) 902-6148

After Hours
(216) 902-6117

Ninth Coast Guard District
Auxiliary Branch (dpa)
Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building
Room 2039
1240 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44199