CALENDAR YEAR 2011 MARINE CORPS SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP

Date Signed: 6/14/2012
ALMARS Active Number: 023/12

R 141247Z JUN 12
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ALMAR 023/12
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SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2011 MARINE CORPS SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  I HAVE APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE BOARD THAT SELECTED RECIPIENTS OF THE 2011 DOUGLAS A. ZEMBIEC AWARD AND THE 2011 MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND (MARSOC) NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER (NCO) CRITICAL SKILLS OPERATOR (CSO) OF THE YEAR AWARD.  THE RECIPIENTS ARE:
A.  2011 DOUGLAS A. ZEMBIEC AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS:  CAPTAIN DANIEL L. BROOKS, 1ST MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS REGIMENT, MARSOC. THIS AWARD IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO A MARINE OFFICER WHO BEST EXEMPLIFIES OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AS A TEAM LEADER IN THE MARSOC COMMUNITY.  THE AWARD IS NAMED FOR AND PRESENTED IN MEMORY OF MAJOR DOUGLAS A. ZEMBEIC, U.S. MARINE CORPS, WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN IRAQ IN MAY, 2007.
B.  2011 MARSOC NCO CSO OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS:  GUNNERY SERGEANT TIMOTHY HOGAN, 2D MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS REGIMENT, MARSOC.  THIS AWARD IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO THE MARINE NCO WHO BEST EXEMPLIFIES OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AS A TEAM MEMBER IN THE MARSOC COMMUNITY.
2.  CONGRATULATIONS TO CAPTAIN BROOKS AND GUNNERY SERGEANT HOGAN. BOTH MARINES HAVE EXEMPLARY RECORDS WHICH INDICATE NOTEWORTHY LEADERSHIP ABILITY.
3.  INFORMATION AND COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THE PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD WILL BE FORWARDED VIA SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//