The Navy League annually presents the Munro award recognizing an outstanding Coast Guard enlisted member. The awards are separate and distinct from the military decorations and awards program. The Douglas A. Munro Award for inspirational leadership is awarded to the Coast Guard enlisted member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and professional competence to the extent of their rank and rate. E-6 and below Munro Award recipients will receive an automatic merit promotion.
Learn more about Douglas Munro
Learn more about Douglas Munro HERE!
The guidelines are
intentionally flexible and extends to all regular and reserve personnel
serving on active duty during the calendar year.
Eligibility Requirements: The guidelines are intentionally flexible and extends to all regular and reserve personnel serving on active duty during the calendar year.
(1) Consistently demonstrate outstanding leadership skills which motivate and inspire personnel to strive for excellence and achieve measurable results that contribute to the success of the Coast Guard.
(2) Possess the ability to create and maintain a positive culture where the differences of all personnel are respected, so that all can achieve their full potential and maximize their contributions to Coast Guard missions.
(3) Act with strategic intent to ensure optimization of resources, influence the success of major operations or programs, and achieve operational excellence.
(4) Guided, coached, or mentored others to reach new levels of performance.
Recommendations:Commandant (CG-12C) solicits nominations via ALCOAST message annually.
Specific Nomination Guidelines:
Specific Nomination Guidelines:
Commands submitting nomination shall ensure that member is in compliance with the Coast Guard Weight and body Fat Standards Program Manual COMDTINST M1020.8 (Series). All nominations should include the individuals rank, rate, time in service, time in grade, and time at unit or command and a professional head and shoulders photograph. Electronic nominations and photographs are encouraged. Each nominations should be in standard memo format using Times New Roman (12 point) font with one inch margins, not to exceed three pages and accompanied by a one-page, doubled spaced, proposed citation along with sufficient background information to enable final selection of the recipients. Citations must be typed using Times New Roman (12 point font) with one inch margins. Recommendations are to be forwarded through the chain of command and endorsed by the first Flag Officer or SES from their respective units and forwarded to Commandant (CG-12C), Office of Leadership and Professional Development, NLT TBD. HQs offices not within DCMS or DCO chain of command should forward nominations directly to Commandant (CG-12C).
See an example nomination HERE!
See a sample citation HERE!
Note: A selection panel will review the nominations and make recommendations to the Director of Personnel Management (CG-12) for approval. The Chief, Office of Leadership and Professional Development, chairs the selection panel comprised of representatives from Commandant (CG-0922), and a non voting member from the Navy League.
Certificates and inscribed watches are presented at the annual National Navy League Convention. Commandant (CG-12C) pays for the winners’ and their spouse’s transportation and the Navy League pays for accommodations and meals at the convention location.