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Coast Guard Reserve National Awards & Scholarships

The National Coast Guard Reserve Awards and Scholarships recognize the efforts of districts, units and individuals.

Admiral Russell R. Waesche Award

The award is presented annually by the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) of the United States of America in recognition of Districts, the Director of Operational Logistics (DOL) and Pacific Area-13 (PACAREA-13) for Port Security Units and Navy Coastal Riverine Force units that are judged to be most supportive of a totally integrated Coast Guard military force as demonstrated by its effective use and support of the Reserve Component during the previous fiscal year.

Rear Admiral Bennett "Bud" Sparks Award formerly Total Force Award

This award is named after RADM Bennett “Bud” Sparks, who championed the integration of reserve and active duty workforces to achieve overall unit readiness. The award is presented annually by the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) of the United States of America to recognize the unit that is judged to be most supportive of an operationally ready Coast Guard Reserve force, as demonstrated by its effective use and support of the Reserve force during the previous fiscal year.

CATEGORY 1 (Units with fewer than 100 SELRES):

CATEGORY 2 (Units with 100 or more SELRES):

Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer Award (ROJO)

The Reserve Officers Association (ROA) of the United States of America annually presents the Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer (ROJO) Award to the Coast Guard Reserve junior officer judged to exemplify those characteristics expected of an outstanding junior officer during the past fiscal year. 
       

CG Reserve Chief Warrant Officer of the Year & CW4 Michael J. Novosel Award Nominee for the ROA

The Reserve Officers Association (ROA) of the United States of America annually presents the Reserve Outstanding Chief Warrant Officer of the Year Award to the Coast Guard Reserve Chief Warrant Officer (W-3 or below) who has made notable contributions to the Coast Guard and/or ROA, demonstrated leadership in civic and profession activities, and is dedicated to lifelong learning, training, and education. The Coast Guard Reserve Outstanding Chief Warrant Officer of the Year is also the Coast Guard Reserve nominee for the ROA’s CW4 Michael J. Novosel Award.

Reserve Affairs Family Readiness Award

Established by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, the award recognizes the unit in each Reserve Component with the most outstanding family readiness program.

Coast Guard Foundation Enlisted Reserve Scholarships

The United States Automobile Association (USAA) annually sponsors six $1,000 scholarships to help offset the costs of higher education for enlisted Coast Guard reservists or their dependents.

Enlisted Person of the Year (EPOY) - Reserve Component

The EPOY Program is designed to recognize the enlisted person of the year from the Active and Reserve Enlisted Workforce in pay grades E-2 through E-6. Nominees should reflect the spirit of "Pride, Professionalism, and Dedication" and must embody the Coast Guard Core Values.

*The EPOY program is managed through the office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief.


 

 

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


      
   

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