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U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20593-7907
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.
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The guidelines are intentionally flexible and extend to all regular and reserve enlisted members serving on active duty during the calendar year. 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 whether it is reasonable for the reserve member to compete in either category. The Munro award is for regular active duty members only.
E-6 and below Munro Award recipients will receive an automatic merit promotion. Due to the meritorious advancement for the Munro winner, if the winner of the Munro award will be advanced to E-6 or below they will be required to obligate service for an additional period of 12 months from the date of notification. If advancing to E-7, the winner will be required to obligate service for an additional 24 months IAW COMDTINST M1000.2A Enlisted Accessions, Evaluations, and Advancement Manual.
(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-128) solicits nominations via ALCOAST message annually.
Presentation: Certificates and inscribed watches are presented at the annual National Navy League Convention. Commandant (CG-128) pays for the winners’ and their spouse’s transportation and the Navy League pays for accommodations and meals at the convention location.