WELCOME TO THE U.S.C.G. CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION GRAND HAVEN CHAPTER
The United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association is unique among service organizations in that it was created by the Chiefs, of the Chiefs, and for the Chiefs of the United States Coast Guard.
IN RESPECT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US, AND AS A GUIDE FOR THOSE WHO FOLLOW
Received its charter on March 20, 2010.
The Grand Haven Chapter Chief Petty Officers Association, Grand Haven CPOA (GHCPOA) is a not for profit, war veterans designated 501(c)(19) and is comprised of active duty, reserve, retired and honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers. Membership in the Chapter is also open to all sister service men and women having successfully held the rank of Chief Petty Officer (Navy) , Sergeant First Class (Army), Gunnery Sergeant (Marine Corps), or Master Sergeant (Air Force). We have 74 members on our roster and continue to grow annually.
During the past 13 Years
The GHCPOA has involved itself with several community service projects and initiatives within the Tri-Cities area.
We spearheaded a project to replace the aging 36ft MLB with a retired 41ft UTB which we restored and maintain, it now stands as a monument that welcomes all visitors to Coast Guard City USA.
We collaborate with the U.S. Marine Corps during the annual Toys for Tots campaign.
We instituted Operation Turkey Time to provide assistance to junior crew members during Thanksgiving.
We adopted and maintain the USCGC Escanaba Memorial.
We Support Adopt a Highway.
We assist the Grand Haven American Legion post with their Burger Nights.
We established the QMCS Tom Rau Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The traditions, duties and purpose of the United States Coast Guard
Our Duty to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America
Our responsibility to assist and save distressed seamen and others
Our responsibility in the enforcement of the laws of our Country, and in believing that through association and mutual acquaintance, the Chief Petty Officers of the United States Coast Guard may:
Best advance their abilities
Enhance their value, loyalty and devotion to God, Country and service in which they serve
Promote its unity and morale domestically and militarily through responsible leadership
Assist members and dependents in urgent need of assistance
Assist in recruiting for the Coast Guard
Support the aims and goals of the CPO Academy
Assemble for social amenities
Become involved in community affairs
Promote social programs for those in need
Keep informed of Coast Guard matters
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.