united states coast guard

R 221606 MAY 18
UNCLAS //N01650//
ALCOAST 198/18
1. This ALCOAST solicits nominations for the 2018 National IMAGE Meritorious Service Award.
The award honors service members and civilian employees who have supported the U.S. Coast
Guard's mission, or whose attributes best epitomized the CG's Core Values of Honor, Respect,
and Devotion to Duty, throughout the performance period January 2017 to December 2017.
2. The IMAGE Meritorious Service Award is open to CG service members (active duty or
reserve) and civilian employees.
3. All nominees will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
   a. Fostered an innovative and harmonious environment between the Armed Services and
Hispanic-American civilian community.
   b. Distinguished self by promoting the tenets of civil/human rights, equal opportunity,
human relations, and/or public service.
   c. Displayed exceptional character that distinguishes an individual as an outstanding
leader, role model or mentor by promoting the development or advancement of all personnel,
including women and minorities.
   d. Contributed to equal opportunity for advancement based on merit and fitness for all
members of the Armed Services and civilians, including women and minorities.
   e. Believed in, and practiced the tenets of, a democratic society, including the U.S.
Constitution - the belief that all people are created equal, and that freedom is a right
that must be protected at all times.
   f. Assisted in overcoming discrimination and eliminating barriers that hinder equal
opportunity for all members of the Armed Services and civilian employees, including women
and minorities.
   g. Supported the full integration and promotion of all personnel, to include minorities
and women, within the Armed Services and civilian workforce.
   h. Created opportunities that support and contribute to the mentorship, development,
advancement or retention of all personnel, including women and minorities, in government
service consistent with merit principles.
   i. Created job or training opportunities that will support and contribute to advancement
of all members, including women and minorities, in the Armed Services or civilian workforce.
4. Nomination packages shall include the following:
   a. A narrative describing the accomplishments warranting recognition (not to exceed two pages).
   b. Citation, not to exceed 12 lines, highlighting nominee's accomplishments.
   c. One-page biography of the nominee (a resume will not suffice).
   d. A digital (.jpg format) head and shoulder color photograph of the nominee.
   e. Command cover memo, with signature, forwarding the package.
   f. Award Nomination Transmittal form. For a copy, please contact the POC below.
5. Items 4.a through 4.c must be in MS Word with 12-point font, single-spaced with one-inch
margins. These documents may not be scanned or in .pdf format. Do not include Personally
Identifiable Information (PII) in nomination packages.
6. Nomination packages must be forwarded, as email attachments only, to the POC,
Mr. Juan Torres,, NLT 22 June 2018. For additional information,
call (202) 372-4594.
7. All nominations will be forwarded to National IMAGE for consideration and selection of
the award winner(s). Commands with award recipients will be notified by telephone or email.
An ALCOAST will announce the winner(s). All award winners will be recognized during the
2018 National Image Training Program, 10-13 September 2018 at the Adam's Mark Hotel/
Conference Center, Kansas City, MO.
8. Dr. Terri A. Dickerson, Director, Civil Rights Directorate, sends.
9. Internet release is authorized.