Any Coast Guard member may apply (Active Duty, Reserve, Auxiliary, Civilian, Contractor, NAF, etc.).
LEAD members are expected to attend semi-annual meetings in Washington, DC where the council will review new issues for applicability, conduct initial issue research, and present past research to the Commandant. Between meetings, LEAD members will perform research on specific issues to deem their impact on the fleet and to draft recommendations to correct them. Members should expect to spend approximately one hour a week working on LEAD material.
LEAD members are also expected to liaise with the units around them regarding what the LEAD is doing and solicit for concerns that Coast Guard members feel should be addressed by the LEAD.
Members who miss two or more meetings will be dismissed from the LEAD.
Active duty, reserve, and civilian members should submit a memo that details why you want to join the LEAD. This memo should include a job history and an endorsement from your commanding officer. Click here for an example.
Auxiliary members may submit a business letter explaining why they want to join the LEAD, a job history, and an endorsement from their District Commodore. Click here for an example.
Any application without an endorsement will not be considered.
The preferred method is for packets to be scanned and emailed to CPO Mary Cunningham. Packets may also be sent by mail:
COAST GUARD HEADQUARTERS
ATTN: CPO Mary Cunningham
2100 2ND ST SW STOP 7801
WASHINGTON DC 20593-7801
Next meeting date TBD
Selection results will be sent out via ALCOAST and will be posted on this site.
Alternates will be picked up if a current member resigns or is dismissed from the council. Alternates selected to become permanent members will be contacted by a member of the Leadership or Diversity Staff. Alternate status only lasts until the next Selection Board where they must resubmit a package in order to be considered.
Questions about the LEAD may be sent to CPO Mary Cunningham, (202) 475-5251.
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