Medals and Awards Program
The purpose of the Medals and Awards program is to recognize and reward
contributions made by individuals and groups to the Coast Guard as soon as
The Coast Guard Medals and Awards Manual explains policies and procedures
on awarding military decorations; unit awards; nonmilitary decorations;
campaign and service awards; and operations awards. It describes the various
other Coast Guard awards and Coast Guard Reserve awards; the basis and
eligibility requirements for the award; and who is eligible to receive and
who is eligible to authorize the award.
NOTE: Medals and Awards have transferred to CG PSC-PSD.
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Medals and Awards Manual- COMDTINST M1650.25D