History of Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

Rear Admiral Frederick C. Billard
Helping Our Own
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance has a long history of helping the men and women of the United States Coast Guard.
Rear Admiral Frederick C. Billard (pictured) served as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard 1924-1932. During this time the League of Coast Guard Women (the predecessor to CGMA) was established with Mrs. Billard as the Honorary President.

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Timeline

1924

CGMA's 1924 Logo

Originally established as The League of Coast Guard Women, the organization was to “minister to the general welfare of the commissioned officers, warrant officers, enlisted men and civilian employees of the Coast Guard and their immediate families.

First Annual Report

1941

CGMA's 1941 Logo

Coast Guard Welfare was formally established and took over the mission from the League.

1979

CGMA's 1979 Logo

The name of the organization was changed to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

1998

CGMA's 1998 Logo

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance was incorporated in the State of Virginia on 01 January.

2014

CGMA's 2014 Logo

CGMA celebrates 90 years of service to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard.

2015

CGMA's 2015 Logo

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance offers aid to the entire Coast Guard family; active duty and retired military personnel, civilian employees, commissioned officers of the Public Health Service serving with the Coast Guard, Reservists, Auxiliarists, and their families.

2019

CGMA's 2019 Logo
CGMA reaches a major milestone!

During its 95 Years of Service, CGMA has been able to provide over $200,000,000 financial assistance to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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