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Civil Rights Awards Program

Each year, the Coast Guard participates in national awards ceremonies to recognize military and civilian employees for their accomplishments and contributions to civil rights and Equal Opportunity in underserved communities.

ALCOASTs for each award will be published accordingly with detailed information and instructions on nominating individuals as well as announcing the recipients. Nomination forms for all awards, when available, can be obtained through the point of contact below.

The Civil Rights Directorate will create and post flyers which you can share when the award period is open.

For more information about the Coast Guard’s Civil Rights Awards Program, please contact Mr. Edward Stoker, (202) 372-4519, Edward.A.Stoker@uscg.mil.

 

Civil Rights Awards

Click on the name of the award to view more details and to see deadlines for submitting nominations for each civil rights award.
 

Blacks In Government (BIG) Military Meritorious Service Award

Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Civilian Awards

Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Uniformed Services Award

Federally Employed Women (FEW) Military Meritorious Service Award

LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Excellence in Service Award

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award

Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Meritorious Service Award

 

 

Blacks In Government (BIG) Military Meritorious Service Award

The BIG Military Meritorious Service Award honors military and civilian members of the federal workforce who have supported the DoD mission, overseas contingency operations, or who attributes best epitomized the qualities and core values of their respective military service.

Presented by Blacks in Government (BIG).

The award will be presented at the 45th Blacks in Government National Training Institute, TBA.

The eligibility criteria, performance period, and nomination procedures will be provided in an ALCOAST and posted here when available.

Internal deadline to apply:  TBA

 

Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Civilian Awards

The FAPAC Civilian Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and to the promotion of diversity and inclusion among the federal government workforce and the AAPI communities.

Presented by Federal Asian Pacific American Council.

The Award will be presented at the FAPAC 40th National Leadership Training Program, May 6 - 9, 2024 in Leesburg, VA.

The eligibility criteria, performance period, and nomination procedures is provided in ALCOAST 038/24

Internal deadline to apply: February 19, 2024 

FAPAC Civilian Awards Flyer

 

Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Uniformed Services Award

The FAPAC Uniformed Service Award honors service members who significantly contribute to the advancement of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and the promotion of diversity/equal employment opportunity (EEO) in the federal workforce and AAPI communities.

Presented by Federal Asian Pacific American Council.

The Award will be presented at the FAPAC 39th National Leadership Training Program, May 6 - 9, 2024 in Leesburg, VA.

The eligibility criteria, performance period, and nomination procedures is provided in ALCOAST 037/24

Internal deadline to apply: February 19, 2024 

FAPAC Uniformed Services Awards Flyer

 

Federally Employed Women (FEW) Military Meritorious Service Award

The FEW Military Meritorious Service Award recognizes outstanding military service members within the Armed Forces who have distinguished themselves with significant contributions to their service and our nation.

Presented by Federally Employed Women (FEW).

The Award will be presented at the FEW National Training Program, August 4 – 8, 2024 in Chicago, IL..

The eligibility criteria, performance period, and nomination procedures will be provided in an ALCOAST and posted here when available.

Internal deadline to apply:  TBA

 

LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award

The LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women in all branches of the military, Department of Defense civilian workforce, and Service Academies who have enhanced the role of Latinas in their organization, DoD, and Academy.

Presented by National LATINA Style, Inc.

The Award will be presented at the 21st National LATINA Style Symposium scheduled to take place in September 2024 in Washington, DC.

The eligibility criteria, performance period, and nomination procedures is provided in ALCOAST 027/24

Internal deadline to apply: May 24, 2024

LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award Flyer
 

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Excellence in Service Award

The LULAC Excellence in Service Award honors personnel who significantly contribute to the advancement of Hispanic Americans and the promotion of diversity/equal employment opportunity in the federal workforce and in the Hispanic community.

Presented by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

The Award will be presented at the LULAC National Convention & Exposition, June 26 – 29, 2024 in Las Vegas, NV.

The eligibility criteria, performance period, and nomination procedures will be provided in an ALCOAST and posted here when available.

Internal deadline to apply: TBA

 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award

The NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments of members of the workforce who support civil rights in the armed services and civilian workforce.

Presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

The Award will be presented at the 115th NAACP National Convention, July 13 – 17, 2024 in Las Vegas, NV.

The eligibility criteria, performance period, and nomination procedures will be provided in an ALCOAST and posted here when available.

Internal deadline to apply: TBA

 

Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Meritorious Service Award

The SAIGE Meritorious Service Award recognizes members of the workforce who demonstrate support for inclusion and promotion of all Coast Guard personnel to include American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Presented by the Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE).

The Award will be presented at the 21st National Training Program, June 3 – 8, 2024 in Spokane, WA..

The eligibility criteria, performance period, and nomination procedures will be provided in an ALCOAST and posted here when available.

The deadline to apply:  TBA