United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
8th Western Rivers District
Members of the Auxiliary, being volunteers, receive no direct compensation for the many hours of time and effort they donate to the CG. The recognition of an Auxiliarist service, through the presentation of timely and appropriate awards, is essential to the success of the Auxiliary program. In many respects, the recognition they receive through these awards can be considered to be their "paycheck." The service and actions of the Auxiliarist should receive the appropriate recognition and awards to the maximum extent possible.
Auxiliary Program Ribbons are awarded in four areas of service: Meritorious Awards, District Awards, Completion of a Course, and Unit or Special Awards. Any member may make a recommendation via the Chain of Leadership and Management for a Meritorious Awards..
Commodore David Starr
Tracy E. DeLaughter (DCAPT-S) 8WR District Awards
Stephen P. Bein (DCAPT-N) Coast Guard Meritorious Awards
Award writing made easy.
CG Awards presented in District 8WR - use as examples for writing an award recommendation.
Illustration of CG ribbons plus award definitions provided by National to serve as a guide to those wishing to recognize the outstanding contributions of an Auxiliarist. The webpage displays an image of each CG ribbon. Click on the ribbon and the respective award is defined.
District 8WR Awards (from the District Policies Manual)
Coast Guard Auxiliary Ribbon Checker (Via Chief Director of the Auxiliary Webpage)
Department of Human Resources Awards - the Awards Guide provides members procedures and processes for obtaining awards issued by the Human Resources Department (such as Diversity Awards, Recruitments Awards & Membership Growth Awards)..
Recreational Boating Safety Device (RBS) - intended to recognize members who extraordinarily support the Auxiliary's programs and activities within, or related to, the traditional RBS missions and programs.
COMO Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership Award - a new annual award introduced September 2006 at NACON. The Award recognizes the most exemplary performance by a Flotilla Commander during the previous calendar year. Only those Flotilla Commanders who demonstrated sustained, exceptional standards of proficiency and conduct, and whose appearance and bearing were consistently impeccable, shall be considered for nomination. View the Cover Letter (MS Word 191 KB or Adobe Acrobat 185 KB) by COMO Gene Seibert introducing the award. The criteria for the award may be viewed in MS Word 39 KB or Adobe Acrobat 44 KB.
New Auxiliarist of the Year Award by National - recognizes the most exemplary performance by an eligible Auxiliarist during the previous calendar year. Only those Auxiliarists who demonstrated sustained, exceptional standards of proficiency and conduct, and whose appearance and bearings were consistently impeccable, shall be considered for nomination. View the Auxiliarist of the Year Award document for the criteria and nomination package.
National Awards - - These awards represent great opportunities to recognize unit and individual excellence – such recognition is one key tool to recruit and retain an effective membership.
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