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...."

Mission: 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.

Operating as usual

10/24/2020
Coast Guard Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association (CWOA)

Here’s what’s needed if you’re able to assist.

From our Brothers and Sisters in Station Hatteras Inlet Sector North Carolina.

To our Family, Friends, and Community, We would like to thank each and every one of you for your support during this trying time. The unfortunate event that has devastated our Coast Guard and local community, not only claimed lives but also left families with very little personal belongings. Due to the overwhelming outpour of support and requests to help us, we have put together the following list of items that are needed by the families. Thank you for all of your support and kind words.

~Station Hatteras Inlet

9 children:
-Boys 12, 7, 7, 4, 2 and 7 months
-Girls are 7, 7, 2

Clothing sizes for the families:
-Girls clothing size 7/8
-Girls shoes size 2
-Girls clothing 3t
-Girls clothing size 8/10
-Boys clothing size XS or XL adult
-Boys youth M
-Boys 8 slim
-Boys 5T
-Boys 4T
-Boys 12 month
-Mens shirts size XL
-Mens pants size 38
-Womens shirts size 18/20
-Womens pants size 20 or 22
-Womens shirts 10 size, M or L

Items:
-Standard hygiene items
-Standard house hold items
-Boxes
-Storage Space
-Toys/games

Addresses:
ATTN: Officer in Charge

Mailing and drop off location: (Amazon/FedEx/UPS)
Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet
59248 Coast Guard Road
Hatteras, NC 27943

Shipping Address: (gift cards/cash)
Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet
PO Box 579
Hatteras, NC 27943

CHECKS:
Made to:
Crystal Coast CPOA

Mailed to:
Crystal Coast CPOA
2741 Juneberry LN SE
Southport, NC 28461

Any questions please contact Station Hatteras Inlet. (252) 986-2176

Welcome back Admiral!
10/22/2020

Welcome back Admiral!

Ladies and gentlemen, the Patron of Coastie Pay Admiral Charles Ray is back!

10/21/2020
US Coast Guard Culinary Program

Jambalaya!

We did it! Worlds largest Jambalaya Pan! CG Culinary Program Field Kitchen, CG Culinary Team and the Chief Petty Officers Association put out a great feast for CG HQ. Watch Mr. Chad Adams (Head of Coast Guard Culinary) give us the low down on Jambalya Hill.

10/12/2020
All Hands Magazine

Rest in Peace Shipmates...

The explosion was sudden, violent, deafening, so intense that 8,500 tons of steel lifted out of the water and crashed back down. The very metal of the ship shimmered and rippled in front of their eyes, remembered survivors. The force of it threw retired Master Chief Sonar Technician Paul Abney out of his chair and sent a shipmate flying over his head. Then, everything went black.

Read the whole story: http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/ftrStory.asp?issue=3&id=102763

With the West Coast fires, and Hurricanes Laura and Sally impacting Coast Guard Families in need, the CPOA has worked cl...
10/07/2020

With the West Coast fires, and Hurricanes Laura and Sally impacting Coast Guard Families in need, the CPOA has worked closely with the Coast Guard Foundation to send over $220,000 in grants to those impacted.

Now with Hurricane Delta just days away, we know more members will be needing financial assistance soon. If you have the ability, please take the time to donate to the Foundation to ensure funds are available.

Thank you,

Randy Reid
Executive Director

https://coastguardfoundation.org/coast-guard-support/family-resilience

10/06/2020
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

TACLET South

Last week during some unit visits, we had a small glimpse of what the crew of TACLET South is all about. Today we look inside a bit more with "A day in the life" video by one of TACLET South’s very own YN2 Alex Milster!

Awesome work YN2! It's always great to see the teamwork and the passion for the mission in order to stay #Ready #Relevant and #Responsive.

#Teamwork #TACLETSOUTH

Coast Guard Enlisted Association Elizabeth City Branch
10/03/2020

Coast Guard Enlisted Association Elizabeth City Branch

Introducing our new CGEA Elizabeth City Branch Officer. We wanted to thank Master Chief Logan for taking the time to do our installation at a safe distance, and the members of the CPOA and CGEA who were able to join us as well. We’re looking forward to see what this year holds for our branch and our community.

It's great to hear back on how our efforts are helping others!
10/03/2020

It's great to hear back on how our efforts are helping others!

It is an honor to work with partners like the Coast Guard Foundation to help distribute grants to families of the Coast Guard in need after natural disasters. Here is an email sent to us from one of our recipients.

"I wanted to drop you a line and thank you, the CPOA and the Coast Guard Foundation for the generous grant that you gave me to help recover from Hurricane Laura. It will be well utilized to putting my home back together. This hurricane devestated Lake Charles, La. and it will be a long road to recovery for many people, but the area has been blessed with generous people like yourselves. We will rebuild and come out strong. Other's jumping in to help strengthens my resolve to be the helper in future desasters."

Thank You Again,
J. T. (BMC) ret

COVID slowed down our printing and distribution process a bit but your October issue of The Chief will be in your mailbo...
10/02/2020

COVID slowed down our printing and distribution process a bit but your October issue of The Chief will be in your mailbox soon.

https://www.uscgcpoa.org/

Set the Date: CPOA/CGEA Convention To Be Held in Muskegon/Grand Haven, MIAugust 2021 During Coast Guard Festival Week!We...
10/02/2020

Set the Date:

CPOA/CGEA Convention To Be Held in Muskegon/Grand Haven, MI
August 2021 During Coast Guard Festival Week!

We're all sad to have missed out on our Seattle Convention this year but we're hoping to make up for it by scheduling our 2021 Convention at the Shoreline Inn & Conference Center, Muskegon, MI, during the 2021 Coast Guard Festival.

Just minutes away from Grand Haven, we'll be able to conduct our business 2 - 5 August and attend the Coast Guard Festival main activities 6 - 8 August Make it a family event and ensure to enjoy all that Grand Haven has to offer, and enjoy the Festival as well!

Hotel registration and Festival information forthcoming soon.

A big thanks to Master Chief Forrest Croom, our Gold Lifetime Member #32, and MCPO-CGRF#1 for sending us a nice letter a...
09/30/2020

A big thanks to Master Chief Forrest Croom, our Gold Lifetime Member #32, and MCPO-CGRF#1 for sending us a nice letter and mementos to place in our Legacy Time-Capsule.

If any of you have Chiefly or CPOA legacy items you'd like to add to our collection, please feel free to send them. When the CG Museum is built, we plan to lock everything up and not have it opened for another 49 years (our 100th Anniversary).

09/25/2020
Chief Petty Officers Association, Elizabeth City Chapter

Chief Petty Officers Association, Elizabeth City Chapter

September 26, 1970 Elizabeth City CPOA Chapter received our charter from national. We are 50 years in the making!

Our hopes were to have a large celebration on September 26, 2020. However, we had to put our plans on hold for now.

In the meantime, Please share your pictures and memories to keep our legacy going! We know...there are lots of great sea stories out there about our history! Please share!

The Military Coalition
09/23/2020

The Military Coalition

BREAKING: S.785, the “Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Healthcare Improvement Act “ has just passed the House with bipartisan support! TMC ensured this critical bill provided #veterans with proper transition assistance, #mentalhealth support, and #telehealth access. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk, where it is expected to be signed into law!

#SuicideAwarenessMonth

Congratulations to the Cape May Chapter for winning the 2020 President's Outstanding Chapter Award and many thanks to MC...
09/23/2020

Congratulations to the Cape May Chapter for winning the 2020 President's Outstanding Chapter Award and many thanks to MCPOCG Vanderhaden for taking the time to recognize their achievements!

1330 today if you're available.https://www.linkedin.com/events/continuingtheconversation-rememberingkatrina15year/
09/23/2020
Continuing the Conversation: Remembering Katrina 15 Years Later | LinkedIn

1330 today if you're available.

https://www.linkedin.com/events/continuingtheconversation-rememberingkatrina15year/

Join moderators SNA Vice President, Charles "Skip" Bowen, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard #10 and Vince Patton, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard #8 to discuss leadership and disaster management with retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, and retired Navy Rear Admiral Sinc...

09/21/2020
09/21/2020
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Happy Birthday Lois!

Today we say Happy Birthday to Lois Bouton, Our Coast Guard Lady!

Lois turns 101 today, and I was lucky enough to stop by her house and wish her well.

This magnificant woman has touched the lives of so many through her words and letters. She is a huge part of our service, and we are so grateful for her continued love and support.

I know I speak for us all when I say, we love you Lois. Happy 101st Birthday! 🎁

09/16/2020
Coast Guard Enlisted Association- National

Great topics and discussion yesterday in case you missed it.

Today our National President, YN1 Casey Lawrence, hosted our first CGEA Live! From the Deckplate! Gold Badge Virtual Town Hall. Special thanks to our Gold Badge Panelists: Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer Of the Coast Guard Rob Bushey, Pacific Area Command Master Chief Heath Jones, District 17 Command Master Chief Corey Sidlo, and District 13 Command Master Chief Jason Wong. We would like to thank Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, Pacific Area Commander, for stopping by the event to offer her appreciation of the CGEA and CPOA, as well as her encouragement to the Coast Guard workforce.

For all that were able to join us as audience members today and for those of you who submitted panel questions live and in advance, thank you. It is our hope to have the honor of hosting more events such as this in the future. Until then, keep an eye out for more from our Live! From the Deckplate! Facebook series! Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA)

Highlight video credit: Chief Crystalynn Kneen, CPOA

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09/12/2020

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09/11/2020

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09/08/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche

Whew! It's been a long week for us here on Waesche. The crew trained hard, worked hard and obtained a lot of qualifications! Check out this video highlighting some of our hard work!

09/01/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest

Reach out...you are not alone.

You are not alone.

September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month and this year’s theme is “Connect To Protect.” During this month, and throughout the year, it is important to take the time to reach out and connect and protect our shipmates.

If you are dealing with depression or navigating negative thoughts, reach out. There is no shame in facing life's challenges together.

#SuicideAwareness
#SuicidePrevention
#StrongerTogether
U.S. Coast Guard Base - Seattle
Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound

High resolution video here: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/765437/d13-senior-enlisted-leadership-designates-september-suicide-awareness-and-prevention-month

If you know someone in need from the impact of Hurricane Laura, please let them know that there are disaster relief gran...
08/31/2020
Hurricane Laura: Coast Guard Families Need Us

If you know someone in need from the impact of Hurricane Laura, please let them know that there are disaster relief grants available.

The Coast Guard has deployed more than 3,000 servicemembers, 32 aircraft crews, and 40 boat crews to respond to flooded and damaged areas in Texas and Louisiana that were affected by Hurricane Laura. The storm made landfall on August 27 and throughout the Coast Guard Foundation has been in…

Congratulations on your achievements and advancement...welcome to the Mess!
08/30/2020

Congratulations on your achievements and advancement...welcome to the Mess!

Today is was my distinct pleasure along with Admiral Karl Schultz and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard to honor our Enlisted Person of the Year for the Reserve component - MEC Joseph Curley - at a small ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May (Official).

Our service has been blessed with a large amount of talented individuals who have chosen the Coast Guard Reserve as a way to serve their country, and MEC has set the bar! His dedication to the Coast Guard and his excellent representation of our core values while serving in the Reserve component have been phenomenal. He has helped create great leaders, and ensured we continue down the path of excellence.

Your new anchors bring great responsibility, and I couldn’t be more proud to welcome you to the Chiefs Mess.

#USCG #MartimeEnforcement #EPOY #[email protected]

We are closely partnered with the Foundation to help Coast Guard families in need and positioned to respond and assist f...
08/26/2020
Coast Guard Foundation | 2020 Hurricane

We are closely partnered with the Foundation to help Coast Guard families in need and positioned to respond and assist following Hurricane Laura.

https://coastguardfoundation.salsalabs.org/20200826-hurricanelaura?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=5dd8d630-a208-4cfb-86d6-bc622082111b

Coast Guard is standing by to assist with Hurricane Laura impacting the Gulf Coast this week. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ .....

Bet that got everyone's heart rate up...glad you're all safe!
08/26/2020

Bet that got everyone's heart rate up...glad you're all safe!

Swim Call...SHARK Attack!!

First, everyone is safe.

And with that, we share one of the most amazing events many of us have ever experienced at sea:

After completing our operations for the day, there were no vessels around for miles, the weather was perfect, and we were a zillion miles from land. We had not been off the ship for weeks, were at that point where every day feels like "Groundhog Day," and were looking for something to break up the monotony.

Answer: Swim Call!

We had a fully vetted and tested plan we've used before, conducted safety briefs, established communications between the various stations, launched our small boat with extra crew and a dressed out swimmer and stationed it 50 yards off the ship, set an armed shark watch, opened and manned the Rescue Station, and put an accountability system in place.

Everything was by the numbers.

Everyone was having a great day.

Everyone was smiling and having fun.

It was perfect!

And then...

Bridge personnel reported "Shark!" over the radio.

As if right out of a Hollywood movie, a 6-8 foot shark (no exaggeration) surfaced at the Rescue Door and was swimming toward 30-40 people in the water about 30 feet away. Everyone on the Flight Deck had a bird's eye view. A review of video shot by a crew member reveals it was likely a Long-Fin Mako or Pelagic Thresher Shark - not something to mess with!

ME1 Cintron, our shark watch, was on the Flight Deck and immediately locked on target...literally! 

Our animal-lover Chief who wants to save every animal she finds yelled "Shoot it!"

While some crew went for the Jacob's ladder on the Fantail, others went for the open stern notch at the ship’s stern, and a large group swam for the small boat.

ME1 Cintron fired a well-aimed burst right at/on top of the shark to protect shipmates just feet away. It turned away for a few seconds then turned back. We kept directing people out of the water while keeping a clear line of sight on the shark. ME1 fired bursts as needed to keep the shark from his shipmates with amazing accuracy. The shark would wave off with each burst but kept coming back toward our shipmates.

It wasn't the panic of the 4th of July scene from JAWS, but once everyone realized what was happening, they moved with a purpose! Everyone stayed focused and worked the problem. The small boat quickly looked like a vessel overloaded with SAR survivors. Others threw heaving lines to shipmates in the water and helped them aboard via the stern notch.

All hands are safe and accounted for. We even saved the inflatable unicorn!

The only injury was a small scrape OS3 Berk suffered while climbing aboard. Our hyper vigilant HSC didn't even deem it worth a band aid. But where was it located you ask? On his knee....in the center of a tattoo. What tattoo you ask? An open set of shark's teeth. Seriously, you can't make this up!

We have hundreds of years at sea between all of us and no one has seen or heard of a shark actually showing up during a swim call. This goes to show why we prepare for any and everything. We just didn’t think it would be a swim call shark attack!

BRAVO ZULU to ME1 Cintron who likely saved one or more of his shipmates from a shark attack!! Many others helped, such as the entire Boat Crew. It was a team effort with everyone doing their part to work the problem.

Also,...

As the CG's new SMEs on the matter, we are writing new Shark Watch & Response Tactics.

We shifted to fish call for the afternoon.

The crew’s top requests for movies on the Flight Deck that night were “JAWS” followed by “Sharknado” (seriously).

The shark is definitely making the Patrol t-shirt.

This is a sea story each of us will be retelling for YEARS!!!

UPDATE: For those asking about the shark, we don't think the shark was injured. Our goal was to keep it away from shipmates, not harm it if possible. It was most likely curious and not looking for a meal. We picked our location to try and avoid such an encounter but it is their ocean after all. It later joined a few smaller buddies that showed up and they swam off together.

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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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Big Cheers to all the moms out there -- particularly the ones on-duty today! Here we toast Jen Crist Rosen #USCG on duty with the U.S. Coast Guard this Mother's Day! If you are on duty or have a mom that is, share with #WHS #HSToday and we'll give them a special shout out! Or tag us here on FB!! THANK YOU TO ALL THE MOMS WHO PROTECT US FROM BIRTH UNTIL DEATH!! WE LOVE YOU!
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"All Present and Accounted For," the true story of the grounding and near sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis off the coast of Alaska in November of 1972 and the heroic efforts that saved the ship. Future book signings: March 9-10 Luke AFB exchange, Glendale, AZ March 18 Barnes and Noble, Sacramento March 26-27 Coast Guard Exchange, Seattle April 4 - Barnes and Noble, Olympia, WA April 20 - Coast Guard Exchange, Honolulu (10-4pm) Others being scheduled: Boise, New London, Tacoma, Lacey (WA), Coos Bay, and Coeur d'Alene (ID) Check out the 5-star reviews on Amazon.com (18 to date- all unanimous). Last week's signing in Peoria, AZ pushed the book onto the regional best-seller list. Thanks.
Excerpts from "All Present and Accounted For," the true story of the grounding and near sinking of the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis off the coast of Alaska in November of 1972 and the heroic efforts that saved the ship. Written by Captain Steven Craig, USCGR-retired and former YNCS. "Commander White, the XO, took charge of the flight deck as the Helicopter Control Officer, working out of the Balloon Shelter forward of the flight deck. Before departure, White handed LT Huddleston a ship’s roster with those names selected to be evacuated first upon the helicopter’s return to the Jarvis. Those crewmembers chosen to be flown out were men who were single and the youngest. He chose these criteria for selection because “they had not experienced much in their lives yet, and they deserved to get more of a chance to live.” The goal for the launch was to time the height of the swells and to release the tie-downs at the highest point. But before they would leave, LT Huddleston relayed a message to Chief Stanczyk who was in charge of the deck crew, stating that once he dropped his aircrew on land, he would return to begin evacuations of the ship’s crew until everyone was safe or until “I run out of fuel.” With the top swell approaching, Huddleston signaled for the release. Unfortunately, one of the tie-downs was challenging to handle and failed to release, resulting in the helo skidding toward the side but stopping short. Reattachment of the main tie-downs commenced immediately along with preparations for a second launch. But before this attempt, LT Huddleston motioned for the tie-down crew to come over to his cockpit window. With him shouting in a loud voice due to the deafening noise from the helicopter’s engine and the sea swells, Huddleston relayed a simple message: “If the tie-downs fail to release at the same time, the helicopter will flip over, killing the aircrew AND those on deck!” On the next try, with the engine screaming and the rotors fully engaged, the tie-downs were released simultaneously, and the helo shot upward off the deck of the Jarvis. The second attempt at the launch of HH-52 was successful at 10:09 pm with destination for Akutan Island. Both Chief Stanczyk and BM3 Richard Brunke would later remark that the helicopter sprung up like a spring, five feet straight up. Quartermaster striker Dave Martin, a lifetime mariner in his career after the Coast Guard, and Radarman Third Class John Moran, both remember the helo starting to skid off the deck after the tie-downs were released before it shot into the air. Martin stating, “Amazing it took off, once the tie downs were released; the helo started to skid off the helo deck, skimmed to the edge of the water as it took off.” All this was accomplished in severe weather conditions of wind and rain, in erratic and extreme sea rolls, and in the pitch-black night. Perhaps the most gripping recollection of the take-off comes from the LSO, BM1 Charlie Greene: “During the ordeal after supplies started to come and go, I did most of the landings and takeoffs, being the junior LSO I guess, plus it was cold. The night of the ordeal, my heart was in my throat, I think a few other organs were there too. A vessel not under power tends to wallow in the trough thereby taking the wind off the beam. At the given moment, everyone was at his station; the chopper was up to power with downward pressure applied to hold it when tie-downs were released: leeward came off first, [then]as soon as the windward ones were released, I gave the signal to take off. Between my signal and the pilots’ reaction to lift, the chopper slid across the flight deck due to the wind, and the front wheel hit the very short coaming that goes around the deck; at that moment it lifted off and disappeared into the black night. I have speculated many times what would have happened if that small coaming wasn't there, would there have been another disaster.” Questions may be addressed to the author at [email protected] website: www.stevenjcraigbooks.com
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