Wall of Gallantry Nomination Procedures and Timeline
Solicitation for Wall of Gallantry Nominations for Spring 2013
The Coast Guard Academy is soliciting for nominations to be inducted into the Hall of Heroes in the Spring of 2014. A maximum of 12 graduates will be selected to be honored on the Wall of Gallantry. The nomination period for the Spring 2013 selection process has closed.The Commandant of Cadets Awards Board will review all nominations and forward their recommendations to the Commandant of Cadets. The list of inductees will be published in the June 2013 Bulletin. The inductees will be informally recognized at the Alumni Awards Banquet during Homecoming 2013 and a Spring 2014 Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony and Regimental Review will be conducted on April 25, 2014 to formally honor and enshrine those selected to the Wall of Gallantry.Eligible graduates for the Wall of Gallantry are those who have distinguished themselves during operations and have received one of the following awards:
(a) Medal of Honor
(b) Navy Cross
(c) Coast Guard Cross
(d) Gold Medal of Congress
(e) Silver Star
(f) Legion of Merit (with combat “V”)
(g) Distinguished Flying Cross
(h) Coast Guard Medal
(i) Navy and Marine Corps Medal
(j) Gold Lifesaving Medal
(k) Bronze Star (with combat "V")
(l) Commendation Medal (with combat "V")
(m) Achievement Medal (with combat "V")
(n) Silver Lifesaving Medal
(o) NASA Space Flight Medal
Combat Operations are no longer required for eligibility for the Distinguished Flying Cross. Graduates who do not meet the above criteria may still be eligible. All previously submitted nominations that have not been chosen for induction will be considered.
All nominations must be received by March 31, 2013. A nomination form is available as a PDF.
Please visit the Coast Guard Human Resources Directorate for additional assistance in locating awards citations.
Please submit all nominations, including the nomination form as a cover sheet and a copy of the award citation, to:
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Attn: LT Jonathan Harris (ccd)
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Nominations can also be submitted electronically to: Jonathan.R.Harris@uscg.mil.
Please contact LT Jonathan Harris, Delta Company Officer, at (860) 444-8443 with any questions.
The funding for the plaques, which display the name, cadet photograph, and events that led to each graduates enshrinement on the Wall of Gallantry, are provided by the Classes of 1959 and 2009 through their joint-endowment with the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association which supports the Hall of Heroes.