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Commandant's Leadership Advisory Council

The Leadership Advisory Council (LAC) provides the Commandant with feedback from the field on the Coast Guard leadership program - how it's working, how it can be improved, and the direction for the future. The LAC typically meets twice a year for three days at a time.

Latest News  

LAC FAQs (member selection, time commitments, etc.)

Mid-Grade Officer Leadership Gap Assessment (MOLGA) 

The Mid-Grade Officer Leadership Gap Assessment (MOLGA) was a study initiated by the LAC in 2007. TRACEN Yorktown's Performance Technology Center (PTC) conducted the study, which consisted of two phases. Below are the ALCOASTS, reports, and briefs from the MOLGA study.

ALCOAST 174/09 - MOLGA Phase II

ALCOAST 009/08 - MOLGA Phase I

MOLGA Phase I Report (Adobe)

MOLGA Phase II Report (Adobe)

MOLGA Phase I Brief to LAC November 2007 (Powerpoint)

MOLGA Phase II Brief to LAC December 2008 (Powerpoint)

Submitting an Issue to the LAC

To submit an issue for consideration by the LAC, contact a member (see below) or send an email to

LAC Membership

People can become a member in two ways. The first is to hold a position within the Coast Guard that entitles you to participate. These positions include:

The second method is to apply to become one of 13 rotating members. A mix of military (active duty and reserve) and civilian personnel from all different backgrounds and experiences are selected as members. An ALCOAST is released annually (normally in June) soliciting applications to the council.

Current LAC members

Standing Members (7)

* CO Training Center Rotates Every Two Years

Nominated Members (13)

Adjunct Members

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