Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) is the only non-federal entity statutorily recognized as the CG’s Military Aid Society. See 10 U.S.C. § 1033. Coast Guard employees are permitted to solicit funds for CGMA in their official capacity. See 5 C.F.R. 2635.808(b). COs/OINCs/supervisors and individuals may all use their official title, position and authority to speak, write and encourage other members of the Coast Guard to encourage them to donate to CGMA. Donations always are the members’ choice.
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