Listed below is a summary of the general categories of authorized patrons who are eligible to shop at CGX.

  • Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard members on active duty and military academies' cadets and midshipmen and their dependents.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Commission officer on extended active duty, NOAA retired commissioned officers and their dependents.
  • Public Heatlh Service (PHS) commissioned officers on extended active duty, PHS retired commissioned officers and their dependents.
  • Veterans with service-connected disabilities.
  • All honorably discharged veterans are eligible to shop online only.
  • Members of the Reserves, Medal of Honor recipients and their dependents.
  • Military Services and their Reserve components' retirees and their dependents.
  • Delayed entry personnel.
  • U.S. Armed Forces honorable discharged veterans and honorably discharged National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Public Health Service commissioned officers when hospitalized where Exchange stores are available.
  • Contract surgeons employed under a limited term by the Surgeon General.
  • Officers and enlisted personnel of a foreign country's armed forces when visiting a U.S. installation on official business.
  • U.S. Armed Forces official organizations or activities composed of personnel on active military duty.
  • U.S. Armed Forces Exchanges' Associates (CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico).
  • DHS/DOD civilian Associates on TDY and Coast Guard, Army, Navy and Air Force Academy applicants, if occupying Government quarters.
  • Civilian students and faculty members at service schools.
  • Government civilian Associates and full-time staff of the Red Cross, and their dependents, who are required to reside on military installations in CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
  • Military Exchange systems' retired Associates with 20 or more years of service and their dependents.
  • Coast Guard, DOD, and DHS Civilian Employees.
  • Active Coast Guard Auxiliary Members

If you are unsure of your eligibility to shop the Coast Guard Exchange,
please call 1-800-572-0230