The United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association is unique among service organizations in that it was created by the Chiefs, of the Chiefs, and for the Chiefs of the United States Coast Guard.
Ever mindful of:
- the traditions, duties and purpose of the United States Coast Guard,
- our duty to uphold and defend the constitution on the United States of America,
- our responsibility to assist and save distressed seamen and others,
- our responsibility in the enforcement of the laws of our Country, and in believing that through association and mutual acquaintance, the Chief Petty Officers of the United States Coast Guard may:
- best advance their professional abilities,
- enhance their value, loyalty and devotion to God, Country and service in which they serve,
- promote its unity and morale domestically and militarily through responsible leadership,
- assist members and dependents in urgent need of assistance,
- assist in recruiting for the Coast Guard,
- support the aims and goals of the CPO Academy,
- assemble for social amenities,
- become involved in community affairs,
- promote social programs for those in need,
- keep informed of Coast Guard matters.
What We Do As An Organization
At the National level, Chiefs elected to serve on the National Board of Directors are responsible for administering the policies of the CPOA.
Our Chapters and Branches are the backbone of our Association, providing support to their shipmates, their families and the local community.
The Executive Director is the Association’s representative to the Military Coalition, serving on various committees charged with furthering the interests of all Active Duty, Reserve and Retired personnel and their families.
The CPOA is a not for profit, war veterans designated 501(c)(19) per the Tax Guide for Veteran’s Organizations. All subordinate Chapters and Branches can accept tax deductible contributions.
What The CPOA Has To Offer
- A full spectrum of insurance and financial services through USAA.
- The Captain Caliendo College Assistance Fund (CCCAF) to help enlisted family members with college costs.
- A magazine, “THE CHIEF”, to keep you informed on what other Chiefs are doing and provide a forum for presenting ideas.
- A monthly e-newsletter keeping you informed of relevant, important events.
- Over fifty Chapters established in the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Sharing with other Chiefs, through association and mutual acquaintance, our professional abilities, loyalty, and devotion to God, country and service, and promote unity and morale through responsible leadership.
- Affiliation with and sponsorship of the Coast Guard Enlisted Association-CGEA-for Coast Guard members in pay grades E-6 and below.
- Representation with other military and fraternal organizations through the National Executive Director which allows us to stay abreast of legislation that will affect our members. The ED is a member of The Military Coalition.