About the Coast Guard Retiree Services Program (RSP)
Coast Guard's core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty impose
on the service and its members a responsibility to care for all members
of the Coast Guard family.
Our retirees are forever part of our Coast Guard family, the "Long Blue Line."
All retirees, including their family members and survivors, are entitled to certain rights, benefits, and privileges and are subject to responsibilities arising from these entitlements. Retirees, as part of the total Coast Guard force, remain capable of making life-long contributions to Coast Guard missions.
To ensure their contributions continue, retirees must be kept apprised of changing programs, services, and policies. The Coast Guard Retiree Services Program will serve the Coast Guard military retirees and eligible surviving family members by proactively keeping the lines of communication open to provide regular retiree information, retiree benefits advice, and services, when needed. The Coast Guard Retiree Services Program policy framework will provide the network and organizational structure that reinforces and provides the mutual benefit between Coast Guard and the Coast Guard military retiree community.
The Coast Guard retiree services program is comprised of one National Council, better known as the Commandant of the Coast Guard National Retiree Council (CCGNRC). The National council is located in Washington, DC and is Co-Chaired by RADM John Acton, USCGR, Ret. and MCPOCG Charles “Skip” Bowen, USCG, Ret.
The Coast Guard retiree service program has a network of 16 Regional Retiree Councils (RRCs) located throughout the country. The regional retiree councils provide input to the Commandant of the Coast Guard National Retiree Council (CCGNRC) Co-chairs in support of the Coast Guard retiree community.
The Coast Guard is actively establishing a network of 15 retiree services desks at Coast Guard Bases and select Training Centers (TRACEN’s) around the country. The purpose of the retiree services desk is to provide key referral services and local information to the Coast Guard community. The retiree services desks are overseen by a designated Base Active Duty Coordinator and Volunteer Director who coordinates the daily activities of the retiree services desk.
The Coast Guard Retiree Services Program is managed by the Directorate of Reserve and Military Personnel , COMDT (CG-13) and guided by Commandant Instruction 1800.5G.