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Coast Guard Diversity Champion


Aux Deleon

Congratulations to Auxiliarist James Deleon, our Diversity Champion!  The Diversity Champion distinction is bestowed upon individuals or units who have made significant contributions in support of the Commandant's Diversity Strategic Plan and OPTASK Diversity.

Auxiliarist James M. Deleon has been the driving force behind a successful Diversity program at Flotilla 2-76, District 5 Northern Region.  Mr. Deleon's guidance and dedication has been paramount in training a diverse membership to adapt the important principals of inclusion of all members and for developing an outreach initiative which has fostered measurable growth in several demographics.  He led his team to a standard of excellence which resulted in earning the prestigious NACO Three Star Award for Excellence in Diversity Management.

Auxiliarist Deleon says, "I'm very proud to be a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and I believe that Diversity is one of the cornerstones of our country in particular, and the Military in general.  We, in the Coast Guard Auxiliary of Flotilla 2-76, 5NR, strive to represent, through the makeup of our membership, our community at large".  He deserves recognition for his noble endeavors to build a team where the best people of all backgrounds are doing their best work, supported by a culture of inclusion and fairness to drive innovation, quality and mission focused results.

Auxiliarist Deleon's leadership, mentorship, and devotion to duty are exemplary and serve as a great example of the positive impact a unit can have on their unit and the community.  As a direct result of your efforts and outreach, the Coast Guard is making strides toward achieving the vision set out in the Diversity Strategic Plan.  Thank you for your work in championing diversity!

Nominate Someone for Diversity Champion

Do you know someone who has a positive impact on the workplace climate of your unit?  Email a Diversity Champion nomination to SCPO Mary Cunningham.  Each nomination should be 1-3 paragraphs in length, and should describe the nominee's actions in support of the Commandant's Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP).  Nominations should also include the member's name, rank, unit, and picture.  Once selected, the unit(s) will be notified.

Actions that support the DSP include, but are not limited to, mentoring junior members; conducting local outreach; positively representing the Coast Guard in underrepresented and/or minority communities; and improving the workplace climate for all members.  All Coast Guard employees may be nominated, including Active Duty, Reserve, Civilian, and Auxiliary members.  Pictures of the member's unit will be used in the event a nomination is received without a picture.

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