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Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award

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.

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 - Nomination Deadline January 15, 2016



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, chairs the selection panel comprised of representatives from Commandant (CG-0922), and a non voting member from the Navy League.

Presentation: 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.

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