Retired MCPOCG Joins CWOA, CPOA, CGEA and Sea serivce Family, Foundation in calling for congress to protect Military Pay
Urgent Plea to Safeguard Military Welfare: Support for S. 2835 - 'Pay Our Military Act of 2023' and H.r. 5641
A coalition of military organizations, including the Sea Service Family Foundation, the United States Coast Guard Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association (CWOA), the United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Association (CPOA), AND United States Coast Guard Enlisted Association (CGEA), is advocating for two critical pieces of legislation, S. 2835 and H.R. 5641, which aim to protect service members from financial harm during government shutdowns. They stress the importance of safeguarding the financial security of military personnel, citing the negative impact of the 2019 government shutdown on the Coast Guard. The coalition urges legislators to support these bills and extend similar financial protection to NOAA and PHS members who support the Coast Guard, emphasizing the importance of ensuring service members receive the stability they deserve and avoiding future government shutdown challenges.
In the article, CWOA Vice President Jeff Timberlake discusses the importance of unity among warrant officers and the role of the Chief Warrant Officers Association in advocating for their interests. He highlights the need for warrant officers to join the CWOA to strengthen their collective voice, especially in the face of potential threats to their positions within the Coast Guard.
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