The purpose of the Coast Guard Retiree Services Program is to ensure retirees are kept apprised of changing programs, services and policies. To that end, the retiree services program will proactively keep the lines of communication open for information on retiree benefits, advice and services. The Coast Guard retiree services instruction COMDTINST1800.5G establishes the framework, network and organizational structure that reinforces and provides mutual benefit between the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard military retiree community.
The 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.
The Coast Guard Retiree Services Program serves 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.