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Program Introduction
The Coast Guard Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program proactively apprises deploying and returning reserve members and their families of the unique challenges associated with transitions between military and civilian life, the program ensures that reserve members have access to similar services as their active-duty counter parts.

The program delivers key information regarding Coast Guard and DoD family assistance programs such as: Family counseling, finances, member resilience, suicide prevention and much more.

In Fiscal Year 2014, the Coast Guard Yellow Ribbon Program delivered 13 events and briefings nationwide and promoted the well-being and resiliency of 972 military members and their families, notably 539 Reserve members, 105 spouses, 88 children, 107 parents, and 133 designated representatives.
Program Reference
In 2008, Congress mandated creation of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program for reserve members and their families. The Office of Secretary of Defense was directed to establish the program and provide Reserve members and their families with information throughout the deployment cycle. Public Law 110-181 (NDAA 2008) requires YRP events be held for Reserve members who deploy OCONUS under on contingency orders for a minimum of 90-days and their families (as listed in DEERS).
Program Mission, Vision, & Objective
Mission:  Promote the well-being of Coast Guard and Reserve members, their families, and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout and beyond the deployment cycle.

Vision:  A ready and resilient Coast Guard and Reserve Force that successfully navigates the challenges of deployment and reintegration.

Objective:  Ensure the readiness and well-being of Coast Guard and Reserve Force Service members and their families during all phases of the military deployment cycle.
Military Deployment Cycle
Four Deployment Phases Diagram
Knowing what to expect is the first step to ensuring readiness and resiliency. Understanding the deployment cycle and attending its corresponding events is an easy way to guarantee you’re in the loop on all the services available to you and your family and ensure your smooth transition through each phase. Starting with pre-deployment and ending with reintegration, the diagram above shows how each phase connects to form a sequence.

  • Pre-Deployment – Timeframe:
    (from first notification until deployment occurs)
  • During Deployment – Timeframe:
    (from departure until demobilization)
  • Demobilization – Timeframe:
    (from the unit’s arrival at the demobilization station to departure for its home station)
  • Post–Deployment/Reconstitution – Timeframe:
    (from arrival at home station to 180 days after arrival)
Reintegration Phases
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is designed to apprise eligible Coast Guard Reserve members and families of services, programs, and resources, available before during and after military deployment.

The reintegration phases six (touch-points) within the deployment cycle are:
  • Pre-Deployment
  • During Deployment (family members)
  • Demobilization
  • 30-Day Post Deployment
  • 60-Day Post Deployment
  • 90-Day Post Deployment
Program Manager
CDR James Garzon
Program Manager, U.S. Coast Guard
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
1500 Defense Pentagon,
Washington, DC 20301-1500
Office: 202-475-5433 CGHQ /
Office: 703-571-3178 OASD-RA
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Last Modified 4/28/2015