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Coast Guard Reserve Awards Panel

Reference Coast Guard Reserve Awards Panel, COMDTINST 1650.12A.
Overview The Office of Reserve Affairs (CG-131) solicits volunteers to serve on the Coast Guard Reserve Awards Panel. Panel membership is:
  • A unique leadership opportunity,
  • direct input on award recipients,
  • one-year commitment.
Membership Eligibility Panel membership is open to Coast Guard active duty, reserve, auxiliary and civilian personnel. The panel will consist of:
  • Panel President (Captain, O-6),
  • six panel members,
  • one alternate panel member.
Membership Duties Panel members will deliberate on nominations received for the following awards, which are administered by CG-131:
  • The Coast Guard Reserve nominee for the CW4 Michael J. Novosel Award,
  • Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award,
  • The Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer Award,
  • The Rear Admiral Bennett “Bud” Sparks Award,
  • The Admiral Russell R. Waesche Award,
  • Coast Guard Foundation Enlisted Reserve Scholarships.
Panel Convening The panel shall meet, confer and deliberate as necessary to recommend appropriate awardee(s).
  • Convening may be conducted virtually, or in the Washington, DC area.
  • CG-131 funds travel for eligible board members.
Membership Selection Process The Director of Reserve (CG-13) will select and appoint the panel members.
Application Process Applications are due by deadline stated on solicitation.
Applications are submitted via Coast Guard Memorandum to include:
  • personal interest in panel membership,
  • relevant experience,
  • reasons for applying,
  • command endorsement.

Email CG memo as PDF attachment to POC.

Point of Contact LTJG Travis Thornell at or 202-475-5459.

Coast Guard Reserve Award Panel Memberships
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Last Modified 11/24/2014