Office of Leadership (CG-128)

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Commandant (CG-128)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Stop 7907
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907

Coast Guard Inspirational Leadership Awards

The Office of Leadership, (CG-128) is proud to present the 2021 Inspirational Leadership Awards. These annual awards recognize Coast Guard active duty and reserve duty enlisted members, officers, and civilian employees who best exemplify the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty for the 2020 calendar year.

Nominations are now being accepted for the following Inspirational Leadership Awards:

CAPT John G. Witherspoon (one active duty and one reserve CG officer),

MCPO Angela M. McShan (one active duty and one reserve CG Chief Petty Officer)

Mr. George R. Putnam (one appropriated or non-appropriated funds CG civilian employee)

CAPT David H. Jarvis (one active duty CG officer honored by Navy League), and

SM1 Douglas A. Munro (one active duty CG enlisted member, honored by Navy League).

The due date for all awards is 15 Jan 2021. 

The Office of Leadership sponsors four annual leadership awards:

In addition, we manage two Navy League leadership awards:


Read about the 2020 Award Winners: Lessons from the Coast Guard's Annual Award Winning Leaders: Announcing the Annual Inspirational Leadership Award Recipients


ALCOAST 262/20: 2020 Inspirational Leadership Award Winners Announced


Previous Award Winners

Program Manager

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