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Coast Guard Public Affairs Awards


The JOC Alex Haley Award, named for the renowned author, recognizes achievements of individual authors and photographers whose published works have helped to raise the visibility of the Coast Guard.

The CDR Jim Simpson Award is named in honor of the first press assistant to the Commandant, and recognizes excellence in an all-encompassing unit public affairs program.

Timelines for award submissions and panel convenings are announced via ALCOAST message.

Submission guidance for these two awards can be found at the following web link.

CG Public Affairs Awards


Please send award submission packages electronically to Commandant CG-09225.

Please send video compilation submissions (DVDs) separately to:

Defense Information School
Attn: U.S. Coast Guard Liaison
6500 Mapes Road
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755

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Last Modified 1/12/2016