The Flag Voice was originally started by then RADM Loy, Chief, Office of Personnel in 1992. It began as a means for the chief of Human Resources (HR) for the Coast Guard to communicate with other Flag Officers and senior civilians about the HR issues facing the work force. This in turn allowed the "Flags" to be more informed as they had opportunities to speak with their crews around the country. It has now evolved into one of the main venues for communicating information about important issues directly to all members of the Coast Guard, down to the "deck plates."

It is the intention of CG-1 to keep up this tradition and use the Flag Voice to speak with you about important changes and/or upgrades to the many facets of the HR system that supports you. They will generally be brief and to the point and may direct you to more in-depth information contained in areas of the CG-1 web presence or other entities that are part of this system (e.g. TRICARE's web sites).

We ask all of you to help in this endeavor by giving these Flag Voices the widest possible dissemination. It's a function of leadership to "carry the word forward." Look out for your shipmates and ensure they have seen and understand the information and discuss it as appropriate.


RADM  Joanna Nunan
RADM Joanna Nunan
Assistant Commandant for Human Resources

Flag Voices by Date

499 03/13/19  Revised Military Transgender Service Policy
498 01/02/19  100 Percent Urinalysis Testing for Military Personnel
497 12/28/18  Periodic Health Assessment
496 12/14/18   Blended Retirement System Opt-In Period Closure
495 09/28/18  Improving Time to Hire and Onboarding 
494  09/28/18  Launch of the SGLI Online Enrollment System (SOES)
493 09/26/18  Coast Guard Leadership Assessment Survey (LAS)
492 09/05/18  Coast Guard Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, 
 Military Drug and Alcohol, and Related Policies
491  09/04/18  Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) Reminder
490 08/31/18   Workforce Planning Governance and Way Ahead
489 08/17/18  Termination of Flat-Rate Per Diem During Long-Term TDY
488 07/26/18  Post 9/11 GI Bill: Changes to the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB)   
487 05/16/18  Important Information About Direct Access
486 04/20/18  Partnership for Electronic Health Records
485 03/20/18  Update:  Medical Documentation of Shipboard Lead/Asbestos Exposure
484 03/19/18  Revised Periodic Health Assessment
483 02/22/18  Online Uniform Sales
482 02/15/18  2018 Leadership, Excellence, and Diversity (LEAD) Council
481 12/13/17  Blended Retirement System Opt-In Period
480 11/6/17  2017 Coast Guard Organizational Assessment Survey (CG-OAS) Results
479  10/10/17  Announcement of the Coast Guard Civilian Service Commendation Medal
478  9/28/17  Enlisted Evaluation System (EES) Revision
477 9/27/17   Blended Retirement System Continuation Pay
476 7/5/17  Aviation Workforce Management
475 5/23/17  Human Capital Strategy Implementation - Enlisted Assignment Priority Policy
474 5/15/17  2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)
473 4/13/17  Senior Enlisted Continuation Board (SECB)
472 4/3/17  Coast Guard Career Intentions Survey (Update 1)
471 3/28/17  Civilian Human Resources Case Management
 System Deployment Supervisor Self Service
470 3/23/17  Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) 2017 Campaign
469 3/8/17  2017 Coast Guard Organizational Assessment Survey (CG-OAS)
468 1/19/17  Renegotiated Master Labor Agreement between USCG and AFGE Council 120
467 1/6/17  Subsistence Program Update and Rating Name Change


Earlier Flag Voices are archived on CG Portal.