2100 Second Street S.W.
United States Coast Guard
Washington, D.C. 20593-0001
Staff Symbol: G-CFM
Phone: (202) 267-1116
21 MAR 2002
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 5760.13
RELATIONS WITH THE COAST GUARD ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (CGAAA)
AND THE COAST GUARD ACADEMY PARENTS ASSOCIATION (CGAPA)
1. PURPOSE. This Instruction provides guidance regarding acceptance of CGAAA and CGAPA
(Associations) gifts offered to the Coast Guard Academy (Academy) and guidance to Coast
Guard personnel who participate in Association meetings or activities in either their official or
2. ACTION. The Vice Commandant (G-CV), Director of Finance and Procurement (G-CFP) and
the Academy Superintendent (Superintendent) shall ensure compliance with the provisions of
3. DIRECTIVES AFFECTED. Relations with the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association
(CGAAA), the Coast Guard Foundation (CGF) and the Coast Guard Academy Parents
Association (CGAPA), COMDTINST 5760.11A is hereby cancelled.
4. DISCUSSION. The Associations are private, non-profit organizations that provide support to
the Academy through donations of gifts. Given the Coast Guard's nature as a regulatory and law
enforcement agency, appropriate acceptance and accounting procedures and controls must be
implemented to avoid any negative perception of the Coast Guard.
Gift. A gift is the gratuitous, voluntary transfer of ownership in property or the gratuitous
provision of a service without consideration or compensation. Said another way, a gift is
anything not paid for by the recipient that has a monetary value, including, but not limited
to, such items as cash, negotiable instruments, securities, endowments, scholarships,
personal property, real property, and services.
DISTRIBUTION SDL No. 139
NON-STANDARD DISTRIBUTION: ALL FLAG-OFFICERS AND SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE PERSONNEL