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.
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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
(4) Guided, coached, or mentored others to reach new levels of performance.
Commandant (CG-12C) solicits nominations via ALCOAST message annually.
Specific Nomination Guidelines
- Commands submitting a 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
- Each nomination should be in standard memo format using
Times New Roman (12 point) font with one inch margins, not
to exceed three pages and
- Nominations must be accompanied by a proposed citation
along with sufficient background information to enable final
selection of the recipients. Citations must be one-page,
single or doubled spaced, landscape format, 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, NLT 15 February
2015 (nominations will
be accepted thru 17 Feb to account for weekend and holiday).
HQ offices not within DCMS or DCO chain of command should
forward nominations directly to Commandant (CG-12C).
- The nomination should identify specific examples and
supporting information on how the nominee exemplifies each
of the criteria established in section (a) by using action
impact statements explaining how the member inspired others
and influenced favorable outcomes. Note: Feedback from
previous selection panels continues to stress that
nominations should directly address leadership methodologies
and climate rather than simply reporting accomplishments.
- Scanned copies of signed nominations and endorsements
may be sent by email to
Veronique Freeman. Please save PDF under the naming
convention: memberranklastname_nameofaward_ _year (for
- Address nominations mailed via USPS first class mail to
Commandant (CG-12C), Office of Leadership & Professional
Development, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave. SE, Washington DC 20593-7907. Note: Commands using this
method should allow sufficient time for security screening
to meet the 15 February deadline.
- A selection panel will review the nominations and make
recommendations to the Assistant Commandant for Human
Resources (CG-1) for approval.
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
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.