The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) was chartered on April 7, 1969.

The Coast Guard CPOA was formed to advance the interests of the United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Corps, encouraging integrity and fidelity to the Service, and fellowship within our ranks.  In 1991, the Coast Guard Enlisted Association was chartered by and for junior enlisted personnel, under the auspices of the CPOA, reinforcing the Association’s motto – “In respect for those who have gone before us, and as a guide for those who follow”.

The CPOA and the CGEA proudly serve Coast Guard and other military active duty and reserve members, Veterans, their families and their communities. Through our strong and united network of nearly 12,000 members, we work to advance the interests of our membership through community service, scholarships and fundraising, and by partnering with military and veterans organizations, both locally and nationally.

A non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, the CPOA and CGEA serve as advocates on a variety of Military and Veterans issues. Representing our members on Capitol Hill as a partner of The Military Coalition, our Association promotes legislation to enhance the lives of past, present and future members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Our valued members are the lifeblood of our Association and our success depends on volunteer leadership at the National, Chapter and Branch levels, and on the generosity of our sponsors and partners.