WELCOME TO THE CGIA WEBSITE.
The Coast Guard Investigative Association is a unique fraternal social association in that it was created by current and former Investigators, Special Agents, Intelligence Officers, XI’s and Security Managers, of and for Investigators, Special Agents, Intelligence Officers and Security Managers of the United States Coast Guard.
Coast Guard Investigative Association (CGIA) - Background
With the encouragement from many individuals formerly associated with CGI / CGIS and USCG Security, the Coast Guard Investigative Association (CGIA) was founded in 2005 by Bruce Sheils, a retired CGI / CGIS special agent / resident agent. Bruce was the driving force behind the first CGIA Reunion in Branson, Missouri, issuance of the CGIA Plank Owner Certificates and cards, and so much more since then. He is our Chaplain and a Lifetime Member Emeritus.
Our Vision Statement:
"To exemplify the ethics of Law Enforcement for the present, past and future members of the U. S. Coast Guard Investigation Branch of the United States Coast Guard through education, friendship, morality and Brotherly love."
In May of 2005 fifty-two former & active Coast Guard Intelligence &
Investigative Service personnel met in Branson, MO for the first time EVER to form up what has become the Coast Guard Investigative Association (CGIA).
This eclectic & diverse group consisted of former CG Intelligence & Law Enforcement Investigators (XI) & Special Agents, former & current serving Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) Special Agents, former district (ole/oil) Branch & Assistant Branch Chiefs, Security Managers, OPINTEL Special Agents & Technical Specialists, former EPIC (El Paso Intelligence Center) Officers, CG Reserve Special Agents (IVC& IVCS & IVCM, Petty Officers and Warrant Officers), many of whom are law enforcement officers in other federal, state, county, & municipal agencies and members of corporate and private investigative or security organizations.
Coast Guard Investigative Association: By-Laws.
Coast Guard Investigative Association: Organization Manual (Revised Sep 2013)
This CGIA Website is published as an informational document for the members of the Coast Guard Investigative Association. None of the opinions in this document are meant to reflect any endorsement or support by the U.S. Government, U.S. Department of Homeland Security or the U.S. Coast Guard.
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