Coast Guard Mutual AssistanceServing the men and women of the US Coast Guard since 1924

As there is a large change in CGMA personnel during the summer, this is the perfect time to highlight CGMA's mission and guiding principles. When clients contact our Representatives or CGMA-HQ for help, we want to ensure that we are all keeping these principles in mind. 


CGMA strives to promote financial stability and general well being of the people it serves.


All actions of Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Board of Control members, Representatives and staff members are governed by the following principles:

  1. CGMA seeks to help members of the Coast Guard family achieve autonomous financial well being.

  2. CGMA fosters self-respect and self-worth.

  3. We assure applications for financial assistance are treated confidentially.

  4. We treat all members of the Coast Guard community in an honorable and respectful manner.

  5. We provide assistance in a timely manner.

  6. We consistently apply our guidelines and principles fairly and equitably to all.

  7. We make decisions based on the merits of individual cases.

Each and every time a client in need reaches out to us, whether CGMA approves, offers an alternative source of help, or disapproves a request does not make as large of an impact on a client as how they were treated or counseled when they have an encounter with CGMA representatives or CGMA-HQ.

We appreciate the role that you are filling as our points of contact around the country, as you are CGMA representatives, volunteers, and advocates.  Your position is important and very much appreciated.

You give valuable time to assist CGMA clients and it is much appreciated!

Please let CGMA-HQ know (703) 875-0404 or toll free (800) 881-2462 or email: if there is any way we can support your efforts as you serve your shipmates through CGMA.