Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) 2017 Campaign
Flag Voice #470

The CGMA Campaign gets under way in April again this year. The campaign theme, "Help is on the Horizon," emphasizes that CGMA is close by and ever ready to assist with the financial needs of our Coast Guard family. CGMA has a long and proud history of service, born of the longstanding Coast Guard tradition of looking after our own.

The campaign itself serves two important functions. First, contributions raised ensure that CGMA remains fiscally sound. As a donor supported non-profit, CGMA receives no federal funds and it does not solicit funds outside the Coast Guard community. The annual campaign is crucial to ensuring that CGMA remains a strong, reliable resource, capable of meeting needs as they arise.

Second, the campaign affords a frequent reminder to the entire Coast Guard community that CGMA is there to offer direct emergency financial help as well as a wide range of valuable support programs like adoption assistance, respite care for special needs families, education assistance, and many other support services.

To this end, it is important that our Campaign Coordinators and key workers achieve 100% contact with all active duty members and civilian employees. Also, while CGMA does address the Reserve community through direct mailings, I would encourage commands to engage senior Reserve officers and enlisted personnel to assist in reaching out to those in their charge as well.

Your active support of the campaign effort is greatly appreciated.

More information about CGMA, the services it provides to the Coast Guard family and ways to donate are available at

RDML William G. Kelly

Assistant Commandant for Human Resources

Issue date: 3/23/17