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Coast Guard Inspirational Leadership Awards

About the Awards

The Office of Leadership is proud to present the Inspirational Leadership Awards. These annual awards recognize Coast Guard personnel who best exemplify the Coast Guard’s Core Values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.


CAPT John G. Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership Award (Officers, Active Duty and Reserve)

MCPO Angela M. McShan Inspirational Leadership Award (E-7 Active Duty & Reserve)

George R. Putnam Inspirational Leadership Award (Civilian appropriated or non-appropriated)

COMO Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership Award (Auxiliary Flotilla Commander)

CAPT David H. Jarvis Award Inspirational Leadership Award (Officer Active Duty)*

Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award (Enlisted Active Duty)*

*Navy League leadership awards

Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2023 Inspirational Leadership Award winners. Go here to see the complete list of winners. 

2024 Submission Deadline

Submission deadline is January 17, 2024. A solicitation for nominations will be announced in November 2023.


Award Criteria & Nomination Guidelines

Award criteria and nomination guidelines are listed on each award website page linked to above.

Reserve members serving on active duty over 30 days may be considered alongside regular active duty candidates. It is the command's discretion to determine the category for which the reserve member should be considered. 

Tips On Submitting a Nomination & Why It's Important to Nominate our Leaders

Check out these nomination package tips from the Office of Leadership and why it's important to nominate our leaders


Program Manager

CWO Nicole McKenzie,