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Hall of Heroes

Hall of Heroes

The Hall of Heroes recognizes the courage and sacrifices of Academy alumni. Located prominently near the Chase Hall Quarterdeck, this memorial honors service heroes and fallen cadets and graduates.

Nominations are reviewed annually. Inductees, their families and friends return to the Academy for the Hall of Heroes ceremony. The Academy community participates in the induction in order to commemorate and thank those who demonstrated courage in the face of extreme danger.

Download Wall of Gallantry Nomination Form

This Academy landmark includes the following:

  • Wall of Remembrance – Honoring graduates who perished while carrying out an operational mission.
  • Wall of Gallantry – An annual citation given to alumni who have been formally recognized for significant acts of heroic service.
  • Cadet Memorial Wall – Honoring cadets who perished while in service.
  • Wall of Valor – A permanent display of Wall of Gallantry Inductees who have distinguished themselves during operations and have received the Silver Star or higher for their bravery.

Wall of Gallantry Nomination

Eligible graduates are those who have distinguished themselves during operational missions, and have received one of the following awards:

  • Medal of Honor
  • Navy Cross
  • Coast Guard Cross
  • Gold Medal of Congress
  • Silver Star
  • Legion of Merit (with combat "V")
  • Distinguished Flying Cross (combat operations not required)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Medal
  • Gold Lifesaving Medal
  • Bronze Star (with combat "V")
  • Commendation Medal (with combat "V")
  • Achievement Medal (with combat "V")
  • Silver Lifesaving Medal
  • NASA Space Flight Medal

Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Please submit a copy of the qualifying award citation, the nominee’s unit assignment history, and the nomination form by December 31st, by mail:

Superintendent (ccd)
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Attn: Hall of Heroes Nomination

Nomination packaged for officers who matriculated through other commissioning sources should be mailed to the Officer Candidate School.

Contact Information

Hall of Heroes
LT Michael BurkeDelta Company Officer(860)
OCS School Chief(860) 701-6682