h. Establishing liaison with other Service-affiliated organizations (e.g., Chief Warrant Officers
Association (CWOA), Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA), Coast Guard Enlisted
Association (CGEA), Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Reserve Officers Association (ROA),
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), National Association for Uniformed
Services (NAUS), etc.) to further the above listed objectives.
6. ORGANIZATION AND DUTIES.
a. Commandant of the Coast Guard National Retiree Council - The CCGNRC consists of two
national Co-Chairs (one retired flag officer, one retired master chief petty officer) and the
designated representative of each active RCGRC. The Assistant Commandant for Human
Resources (CG-1) will serve as the Commandant's Executive Agent to the CCGNRC.
(1) The Commandant appoints each Co-Chair for a term, specified and detailed in the
appointment letter, of up to three years.
(2) The Co-Chairs represent the Coast Guard at annual meetings of the Army, Air Force, and
Secretary of the Navy Retiree Councils to provide input on matters of interest to Coast Guard
retirees and annuitants.
(3) The CCGNRC will meet at least annually and include a briefing to the Commandant.
Additionally, CCGNRC will prepare and submit meeting minutes and recommendations to
the Executive Agent. The Executive Agent will provide a written response to the CCGNRC
to facilitate alignment of the Council's activities with the Commandant's Direction. The
Evening Colors will publish these minutes and recommendations, together with the response,
in their entirety.
(4) Between meetings, the Executive Agent and Co-Chairs will maintain contact on an on-going
basis to facilitate understanding and resolution of issues of concern to the retiree community.
b. Regional Coast Guard Retiree Council (RCGRC) - An RCGRC can be formed when a group of
retirees and annuitants agree to be members. The minimum recommended group is ten
members. Any unit commander or commanding officer may offer to sponsor an RCGRC.
Normally, the Coast Guard unit sponsoring the RCGRC will be where the retirees and annuitants
are located. When potential members are far-flung, a council-at-large may be considered. An
RCGRC's membership shall represent, if possible, all categories of retirees including officers,
enlisted, reservists in receipt of retired pay, gray-area reservists, widows and widowers, but in
any case shall not exclude any such potential members. Federal civilian retirees who worked at
any time for the Coast Guard may also be members.
(1) Either retirees and annuitants or a Coast Guard command may initiate formation of an
RCGRC. A Coast Guard command becomes the official sponsor.
(2) The sponsoring command will request the official charter from Commandant (CG-1) by letter
via the chain of command. The Commandant will issue a charter certificate, suitable for
framing, to present to the RCGRC at their official chartering ceremony.