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AWARD OF THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION TO THE COAST GUARD
ALCOAST 317/06

R 091412Z JUN 06
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ALCOAST 317/06
COMDTNOTE 1650
SUBJ: AWARD OF THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION TO THE COAST GUARD

1. ON MAY 25, 2006, AT THE COMMANDANTS CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY, PRESIDENT BUSH PRESENTED THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION (PUC) TO THE U.S. COAST GUARD FOR MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AND OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN ACTION FROM AUGUST 29 TO SEPTEMBER 13, 2005, IN PREPARATION FOR, AND RESPONSE AND RECOVERY TO DEVASTATION WROUGHT BY HURRICANE KATRINA. THIS AWARD WILL APPLY TO ALL OF TEAM COAST GUARD SINCE THE RESPONSE TO KATRINA WAS AN ALL-HANDS EFFORT.

2. WHILE ALL PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATIONS ARE AUTHORIZED BY THE PRESIDENT UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 10694, EACH MILITARY SERVICE HAS A DISTINCT RIBBON TO DESIGNATE THEIR RECEIPT OF THE AWARD. ALTHOUGH A COAST GUARD PUC DOES NOT CURRENTLY EXIST, THE COAST GUARD IS WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IN DEVELOPING THE DESIGN FOR THIS NEW COAST GUARD-SPECIFIC RIBBON TO BE USED FOR THIS AND ANY FUTURE COAST GUARD PUC. FOR HURRICANE KATRINA, THIS RIBBON WILL BE WORN WITH A SPECIALLY DESIGNED HURRICANE DEVICE ATTACHED. ONCE THE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION IS APPROVED, A ONE-TIME ISSUANCE OF THE RIBBONS AND DEVICES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE FIELD FOR ALL RECIPIENTS OF THE AWARD. DETAILS TO FOLLOW VIA SEPCOR. WE ANTICIPATE HAVING OUR FIRST SHIPMENT OF THE NEW RIBBON WITHIN SIX MONTHS.

3. COAST GUARD PERSONNEL ARE REMINDED THAT THEY ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE NAVY PUC (HORIZONTAL STRIPES IN BLUE, YELLOW, AND RED) TO SIGNIFY RECEIPT OF THE PUC FOR HURRICANE KATRINA OPERATIONS.

4. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: ALL CG ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVE, AUXILIARY, AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL WHO WERE AFFILIATED WITH THE COAST GUARD AT ANY TIME DURING THE PERIOD (29 AUGUST 2005 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2005) ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD.

5. PLANNING IS UNDERWAY FOR UPDATING THIS AWARD AUTOMATICALLY FOR ALL QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. UNLESS SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED BY CG-1221, UNITS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ENTER THE CG PUC IN DIRECT ACCESS.

6. QUESTIONS MAY BE DIRECTED TO MR. GABLE AT 202-267-2249 OR CWO LEWIS AT 202-267-1288.

7. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.

8. RADM PAUL J. HIGGINS, ACTING ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR HUMAN RESOURCES, SENDS.
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