The Flotilla Staff Officer- Public Education has a unique role in the Auxiliary.  The FSO-PE  and the instructors teaching Public Education classes are often the first Auxiliary members the boating public has contact with.  Classes provide an ongoing opportunity for members of the Auxiliary to interact with new and experienced boaters, educate and update them on topics regarding boating safety, and to provide an opportunity pique the interest of these boaters in membership in the USCG Auxiliary.