Coast Guard looks to recognize senior leaders committed to civil rights mission

Each year, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft recognizes Coast Guard leaders who embody the principles of civil rights/human rights, justice and equality and the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Read more about how to nominate a senior leader who is committed to civil rights and the Coast Guard core values.

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Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft recognizes Capt. Robert Hayes with the Coast Guard's civil rights senior leader award. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft recognizes Capt. Robert Hayes with the Coast Guard’s civil rights senior leader award. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Each year, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft recognizes Coast Guard leaders who embody the principles of civil rights/human rights, justice and equality and the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty.

Earlier this year, the Commandant presented the Coast Guard Civil Rights Senior Leader award to Capt. Robert Hayes, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center, for his support of the Coast Guard’s Equal Employment Opportunity/ Equal Opportunity programs and his commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity as well as diversity and inclusion within the workforce. Hayes is the first recipient of the Civil Rights Senior Leadership Award and is an excellent example of how a leader can align his/her practices with civil rights directives and create a fair work environment for Coast Guard’s military members and civilian personnel alike.

If you have a senior leader who embodies the Coast Guard core values and is committed to fairness and equality for all members, submit a nomination for him or her to be considered for the 2015 Coast Guard Civil Rights Senior Leader Award. The award will be presented to one military leader, Captain or above (active duty or reserve) and one civilian leader, GS-15 or above.

Your response to the following questions will assist you in the nomination process:

Does your senior leader actively address EEO/EO issues in a timely manner?
Does your senior leader acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of the workforce?
Does your senior leader participate in a Coast Guard Partnership in Education program?
Does your senior leader invest and encourage professional development of his/her staff?
Does your senior leader promote and abide by civil rights principles and statutes?

If you are nodding your head, see ALCOAST 326/15 for nomination criteria and submit a nomination for your Senior Leader!

We’ll feature the winners here on Coast Guard All Hands in the coming months!

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