Qualified Auxiliarists and their facilities (Auxiliary vessels, aircraft, and radios) are support and augment the Coast Guard's Navigation Systems program in. This includes verifying position and characteristics of private aids to navigation (PATON) after qualifying as an Aid Verifier (AV). Members assist and support ATON units in servicing federal aids after receiving proper Coast Guard training. ATON units also help the National Ocean Service (NOS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in updating nautical and aeronautical charts as well as other specific publications.
Brian J Hinckley serves as the District Staff Officer for Navigation Systems.