Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA)

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) U. S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association In 1933, the Chief Petty Officers organized themselves to "encourage fidelity, integrity to the Service, and better understanding and fellowship, and to advance the best interests of the enlisted personnel of the Coast Guard, especially of those associated as members of this organization, and to extend all possible relief to their widows and children; to foster the cultivation of military discipline and true allegiance to the United States of America...."

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Our 2022 Captain Caliendo College Assistance Fund (CCCAF) scholarship season is now open. The CCCAF Scholarship assists ...
01/07/2022
CCCAF – U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association

Our 2022 Captain Caliendo College Assistance Fund (CCCAF) scholarship season is now open.

The CCCAF Scholarship assists dependent children of CPOA/CGEA members in defraying expenses incurred at a university, college, or vocational school of acceptance. Applicants participate in an essay contest, with the subject having been selected at the CPOA/CGEA Annual Convention. A Committee consisting of CPOA and CGEA members reads and scores all submitted essays. Three grants in the amounts listed below will be awarded to the individuals submitting the top entries.

1st. $5,000.00
2nd. $2,500.00
3rd. $1,000.00

https://www.uscgcpoa.org/resources/cccaf/

CCCAF Captain Caliendo College Assistance Fund (CCCAF) The 2022 essay subject, application, and guidelines can be found here. The CCCAF Scholarship assists dependent children of CPOA/CGEA members in defraying expenses incurred at a university, college, or vocational school of acceptance. Applicants....

Some of our favorite photos from this year. Best wishes to all as we sail into 2022!
12/29/2021

Some of our favorite photos from this year. Best wishes to all as we sail into 2022!

12/29/2021
12/22/2021

Today, our Coalition urged Congress to pass the FY22 Defense, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations bills before funding expires on February 18, 2022.

See our letter below to learn more 👇

Senator Chuck Schumer Senator Mitch McConnell Senator Patrick Leahy Senator Richard Shelby

Our January issue hot off the press.  It should be in your mailbox soon!
12/21/2021

Our January issue hot off the press. It should be in your mailbox soon!

Our January issue hot off the press. It should be in your mailbox soon!

There are changes coming soon to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. Starting Dec. 15, 2021, CVS Pharmacy will join the...
12/14/2021
Changes Coming to TRICARE Retail Network Pharmacies

There are changes coming soon to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. Starting Dec. 15, 2021, CVS Pharmacy will join the TRICARE network. At the same time, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and some community pharmacies will leave the network.

https://newsroom.tricare.mil/Articles/Article/2832307/changes-coming-to-tricare-retail-network-pharmacies?fbclid=IwAR34VHopOm5ZNnqFd60j3Y2cNh1_zGH2K3z91JeWoeHMUp2axEgKUgJ_22k

There are changes coming soon to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network. Starting Dec. 15, 2021, CVS Pharmacy will join the TRICARE network. At the same time, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and some community

So proud of what our Chapters are doing for this family.
12/10/2021
Obituary for Stephanie N. Mathous Bossinger at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home Inc.

So proud of what our Chapters are doing for this family.

Stephanie N. Mathous Bossinger, Athens, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021 after being stricken at home. She was 34 years old. Funeral service will be held at 200 pm on Wednesday, December 8th at the Reed Benoit Funeral Home, 632 State St., Watertown. Burial will follow the service in the

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Station Grand Haven's post
12/09/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Station Grand Haven's post

The Spirit of Hope Award citation was presented to Master Chief Bouton in September.  If you'd like to reach out to her ...
12/02/2021

The Spirit of Hope Award citation was presented to Master Chief Bouton in September. If you'd like to reach out to her with a letter of congratulations or Christmas card, she can be reached at:

The Coast Guard Lady
Lois Bouton
300 Innisfree Circle Atp A21
Rogers, AR 72758

The Spirit of Hope Award citation was presented to Master Chief Bouton in September. If you'd like to reach out to her with a letter of congratulations or Christmas card, she can be reached at:

The Coast Guard Lady
Lois Bouton
300 Innisfree Circle Atp A21
Rogers, AR 72758

If you're shopping on Amazon this holiday season, please think to "Smile" for us!
11/29/2021

If you're shopping on Amazon this holiday season, please think to "Smile" for us!

If you're shopping on Amazon this holiday season, please think to "Smile" for us!

If you've recently retired and were using an allotment to pay your dues, there's a good chance you are no longer an acti...
11/22/2021

If you've recently retired and were using an allotment to pay your dues, there's a good chance you are no longer an active member. Please read these procedures for starting, changing, and stopping an allotment in Direct Access II/Retired Global Pay Self-Service. https://www.uscgcpoa.org/membership/join/

If you've PCS'd or moved, please let us know where you are with our change of address form. https://www.uscgcpoa.org/membership/membership-update/

If you've recently retired and were using an allotment to pay your dues, there's a good chance you are no longer an active member. Please read these procedures for starting, changing, and stopping an allotment in Direct Access II/Retired Global Pay Self-Service. https://www.uscgcpoa.org/membership/join/

If you've PCS'd or moved, please let us know where you are with our change of address form. https://www.uscgcpoa.org/membership/membership-update/

11/20/2021

Our Hampton Roads Chapter knocking it out of the park with this one. We're so grateful of what our Association continues to accomplish. Happy Thanksgiving week...so much to be thankful for!

11/17/2021

Pretty cool video from Air Station Kodiak.

Thanks to all that came out!
11/09/2021

Thanks to all that came out!

Thanks to all that came out to support this event!
11/07/2021

Thanks to all that came out to support this event!

11/01/2021

Welcome to Movember!

11/01/2021

This weekend, the Greater Mobile Area Chief’s Mess held an Acceptance Ceremony for 21 of our newest E-7s, concluding the 2021 Chief’s Call to Initiation. With great pride, we honored the manners of our profession through these traditions. Tonight, they are Chiefs!

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard New York's post
10/21/2021

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard New York's post

10/20/2021

Today I had the honor of being apart of something truly special. Through the dedication of BOSN James Doll, we were able to dedicate the workspace inside the Boat Maintenance Facility at USCG Station Chicago, after one of our following shipmates. CPO Jared Reeves lost his battle to Leukemia on July 5th 2019, and left a hole in everyone’s life. He was absolutely the best of the best. Thank you all who made the drive out to Chicago today.

Fair winds and following seas shipmate!!!

Always such a great memorial event if you're in the area. Bring your kids for a learning experience!
10/19/2021

Always such a great memorial event if you're in the area. Bring your kids for a learning experience!

Always such a great memorial event if you're in the area. Bring your kids for a learning experience!

A huge thank you to our Chapters and Branches that stood up to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida...not only the boo...
10/16/2021
Chief Petty Officer Association - Hurricane Ida

A huge thank you to our Chapters and Branches that stood up to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida...not only the boots on the ground making things happen but for everyone that assisted in ensuring grants were provided to those that needed it most.

With our partnership with the Coast Guard Foundation, the CPOA was able to provide over $420,000 to 243 Coast Guard families recovering from the devastation.

This is what leadership looks like.

https://www.uscgcpoa.org/

After Hurricane Ida, the Chief Petty Officer Association has been working to assist fellow Coast Guard members with moving their furniture, driving trailers, hosting morale events and assisting in monetary needs. Chief Petty Officer Lena Shearer and Chief Petty Officer John Gallagher speak on their....

Pretty cool!
10/15/2021

Pretty cool!

https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Media/News/Post/11412/For-First-Time-in-Nearly-100-Years-Public-Authorized-to-Approach...
10/15/2021
For First Time in Nearly 100 Years, Public Authorized to Approach Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza

https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Media/News/Post/11412/For-First-Time-in-Nearly-100-Years-Public-Authorized-to-Approach-Tomb-of-the-Unknown-Soldier-Plaza

ARLINGTON, Va. — For the first time in nearly 100 years, and as part of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration, the public will be able to walk on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza and lay flowers in front of the Tomb on Nov. 9 and 10, 2021.

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5520 Hempstead Way, Ste G
Springfield, VA
22151-4009

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 941-0395

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What The CPOA Has To Offer

· • Exclusive financial services through partnership with USAA.
• The Captain Caliendo College Assistance Fund (CCCAF) to help CPOA/CGEA 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 abreast of timely, relevant CPOA issues and activities.
• Support for Chapter activities through social network (Facebook) and encourage professional development partnerships through Linkedin.
• Fifty-three 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 our 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, an advocate for your pay and benefits on Capitol Hill.
• Partnership with Bellevue University for continued education opportunities.
• Join an exclusive fraternity of Chief Petty Officers: The United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association

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In 1933, the Chief Petty Officers organized themselves into an association that would make their issues and concerns known to Coast Guard Headquarters. It was an effort of small groups gathered along district lines. They did not initially receive full endorsement by CGHQ. However, the Association went forward anyway and in December 1933, met at the War Memorial Building in Baltimore, Md. This meeting was described as "the most significant of any previous meeting in the affairs of CPOs and the real corner stone of the organization was laid." However, the actual establishment date was March 25, 1933, at the Coast Guard Depot at Curtis Bay, Md., which allowed Curtis Bay to lay claim to being the first CPOA chapter in the Coast Guard. The framers of the CPO Constitution drew their constitutional ideal from the U.S. Constitution and adopted the motto "Ut Prosimus" meaning "That we may be of Service." There were 29 charter members in March 1933. The CPOA was re-founded in 1969 after being disbanded during World War II. ADM Willard J. Smith officially recognized CPOA on April 7, 1969. CPOA now has 55 chapters nationwide with approximately 11,00 members.

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Wondering if the CPOA is doing anything for the single active parent this holiday season? Especially where their are no active counsel? It is a shame to read of single active parents are having a hard time getting the basics.
Check this out. We had a great time working for a great cause!! https://fb.watch/9lrksEJd5I/ Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA)
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Hey shipmates. I hope someone here can be of help. I lost most of my Coast Guard papers and photos in a flood from Hurricane Florence. Trying to get a good copy of my Chiefs Academy photo from Class 100 in New London. Also trying to tract the actual date, I think 2002. We were robbed last week and one of the items they stole was my ring from Class 100. If I can give Josten's a date, they may be able to quote me for a replacement for the insurance company. Thanks.
Our TMC partner, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) is in partnership with the Coast Guard Foundation in providing Grants to Coast Guard families impacted by #HurricaneIda. To help support their cause, follow the link below
Admiral Karl Schultz, Amy, Master Chief Rob Bushey and I had an incredible evening during the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) and the Coast Guard Enlisted Association- National convention dinner last night here in Michigan! We celebrated the President’s CPOA Outstanding Chapter and CGEA’s Outstanding Branch - As well as took the opportunity to swear in our national officers! What a fantastic evening as we celebrated our 231st birthday! #CPOA #CGEA #CGDay
Day two of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) 52nd convention in the books and looking forward to the Coast Guard’s 231st birthday tomorrow! #CPOA52 ⚓️
She’s at it again, friends! Our Coast Guard Lady was awarded the 2021 #SpiritofHopeAward! The Spirit of Hope Award is named in honor of Bob Hope and is presented for outstanding service to the United States of America. It is awarded to men and women of the US Armed Forces, entertainers, and other distinguished Americans and organizations whose patriotism and service epitomize the values of Bob Hope—#courage, #honor, #duty, #commitment, #integrity, and #selfless dedication—significantly enhance the quality of life of service members and their families serving around the world, and selflessly contribute an extraordinary amount of time, talent, or resources to benefit members of the #USArmedForces. For the last couple of years, we have sought your support and recognition through our #returnthefavor Letter Writing Campaign. We can’t thank you enough for giving your time for someone who has given so much to so many others. Mrs. Lois has now penned over 100,000 letters to service members across the world. She will turn 102 years old this year, and we assure you her heart will continue to pay it forward one note at a time. Please help us congratulate Mrs. Lois Bouton, “The Coast Guard Lady”, as the 2021 Spirit of Hope Award recipient! U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Admiral Karl Schultz Admiral Linda Fagan Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Heartland U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 8WR Marine Safety Coast Guard Sector Upper Military Women's Memorial Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) Vince Patton Pauline Callison Lasister
Please join the Sector New York team in welcoming the newest officers of the Empire State Branch of the Coast Guard Enlisted Association- (CGEA). The CGEA was founded as an organization formed under the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) with the express purpose of providing assistance to fellow shipmates, command, and community. Taking their oaths today are President: MST2 Andrew Butcher; Vice President: MST3 Lindsey Gourlay; Treasurer: MST2 Aton Marc; Secretary: MST3 Victoria Roman; and, Public Affairs Officer: MST3 Erika Borer. #BravoZulu to these newly minted leaders!!! #USCG #CoastGuardNortheast #mcpocg #StrongerTogether #SemperParatus #WeHaveTheWatch #CoastGuard #1790 To Join the CGEA: https://www.uscgcpoa.org/membership/join/ To learn more about the CGEA: https://www.uscgcpoa.org/organization/cgea/
Our interview with Admiral Sandra Stosz on her book launch is now available! Please read on and download her book today!! https://www.hstoday.us/events-main/webinar-archive/ (REGISTRATION on the website is free.)