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  Reserve Communication Division, Commandant (CG-1313)
Coast Guard Reserve Awards and Scholarships 
 
           
      National Awards and Scholarships Guidance   
  This guidance was revised on 09 January 2014 and supersedes the guidance provided in the Medals and Awards Manual (COMDINST M1650.25E).  
     
 

The National Awards:           
• Admiral Russell R. Waesche Award
• RADM Bennett "Bud" Sparks Award
• Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer Award (ROJO)
• CW4 Michael J. Novosel Award (CW4 was the forerunner of CWO4)
   
         

 
  DoD Reserve Family Readiness Award (RFRA)  
  • 2016 DoD RFRA Selection Criteria and Unit Submission Template 2016 DoD RFRA Selection Criteria and Unit Submission Template DOC
• 2016 DoD RFRA Unit Contact Form
 
     
  CG Foundation Enlisted Reserve Scholarships   
 

Foundation scholarships support undergraduate degree programs
• Criteria include: scholastic promise, motivation, moral character, leadership qualities, and good citizenship. Read ALCOAST 179/17 Sub: 2017-2018 COAST GUARD FOUNDATION ENLISTED RESERVE SCHOLARSHIPS
• Scholarships are $1,000 per year.

Application packages and official transcripts must be received no later than 31 July 2017

 
2015 National Awards Winners  
Admiral Russell R. Waesche Award
CATEGORY 1 - Fourteenth District (D14)
CATEGORY 2 - First District (D1)

Rear Admiral Bennett "Bud" Sparks Award formerly Total Force Award
CATEGORY 1 - Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center (ICC)
CATEGORY 2 - Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville

Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer Award (ROJO)
LTJG Christopher LaRocque of Port Security Unit (PSU) 313

Reserve CWO of the Year & CW4 Michael J. Novosel Award Nominee for the ROA
MSSD3 Thomas Cinko of Sector Delaware Bay
      
  CG Reserve Awards Panel   
       Each year, the Director of Reserve and Military Personnel (CG-13), selects and appoints members to Coast Guard Reserve Awards Panel who deliberate nominees for the Coast Guard Reserve National Awards and Scholarships. More information about the Coast Guard Reserve Awards Panel can be found here.       
     
        Award & Scholarship Recipients         
  The National Coast Guard Reserve Awards and Scholarships recognize the efforts of districts, units and individuals. Previous recipients of these awards and scholarships can be found here.  
  2016 National Awards Winners   
       

Admiral Russell R. Waesche Award
CATEGORY 1 - Ninth Coast Guard District (D9)
CATEGORY 2 - CG Pacific Area, Deployable Specialized Forces (DSF) Support Branch (PAC-13)

Rear Admiral Bennett "Bud" Sparks Award formerly Total Force Award
CATEGORY 1 - Station Fort Myers Beach
CATEGORY 2 - Sector Delaware Bay

Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer Award (ROJO)
Lt Benjamin Gross of CG Port Security Unit (PSU) 309


Reserve Outstanding CWO of the Year & CW4 Michael J. Novosel Award for the ROA
F&S2 Cynthia Oliver of Coast Guard Base Miami Beach