NOMINATIONS FOR THE MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE AWARDS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012

Date Signed: 11/27/2012
MARADMINS Active Number: 674/12

R 272048Z NOV 12   
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 674/12
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC I(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/NOMINATIONS FOR THE MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE AWARDS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2012//
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AMPN/REF A IS THE DRAFT MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE AWARDS PROGRAM (MCIAP) MARINE CORPS ORDER (MCO)//
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. TO SOLICIT NOMINATIONS FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE AWARDS, TO BE PRESENTED DURING THE MARINE CORPS ASSOCIATION AND FOUNDATION (MCAF) INTELLIGENCE AWARDS DINNER ON 19 SEPT, 2013.  NOMINATION PACKAGES ARE DUE TO HQMC INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT NO LATER THAN 1 APR 2013.  MCIAP AWARDS ARE SPONSORED BY THE MCAF AND RECOGNIZE SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT DURING CALENDAR YEAR (CY) 2012.
2.  THE MCIAP IS ADMINISTERED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE (DIRINT) AND CONSISTS OF FIVE INDIVIDUAL AWARDS, ONE UNIT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INTELLIGENCE, AND ONE INDIVIDUAL, TEAM OR UNIT AWARD FOR THE MOST INNOVATIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE ENTERPRISE (MCISRE).
A.  INDIVIDUAL AWARDS RECOGNIZE THOSE WHOSE PERFORMANCE WITHIN THE MARINE CORPS REPRESENT SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MCISRE AND EMBODY THE CORE VALUES OF HONOR, COURAGE, AND COMMITMENT.
B.  THE DIRINT UNIT OF THE YEAR AWARD RECOGNIZES THE INTELLIGENCE UNIT WITHIN THE MCISRE THAT HAS MADE THE MOST OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED CONCEPTS, DOCTRINE, TECHNOLOGY, TRAINING, OR PROCEDURES AND/OR THROUGH DEMONSTRATION OF CONSISTENT RESOURCEFULNESS AND RESPONSIVENESS WHILE PROVIDING SUPPORT IN A TACTICAL, OPERATIONAL, OR STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT.
C.  NOMINATIONS FOR THE DIRINT INNOVATION AWARD WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE SCOPE AND IMPACT OF INNOVATION, WITH SPECIFIC ATTENTION TO THE MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENT GENERATED BY THE ACTION. POTENTIAL AREAS OF INNOVATION INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO): DOCTRINE, ORGANIZATION, TRAINING, MATERIEL, TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, AND LEADERSHIP. MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENT MAY BE QUANTITATIVE AND/OR QUALITATIVE, BUT MUST BE DIRECTLY LINKED TO THE FUNCTIONS OF THE MCISRE; EXAMPLES OF MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENT INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO): INCREASED EFFICIENCIES IN TIME AND RESOURCES, ENHANCED EFFECTIVENESS IN ANALYSIS, BETTER ACCURACY OR PRECISION OF FORECASTING. IN ADDITION TO EXPLICITLY DESCRIBING THE INNOVATION, NOMINATIONS MUST ALSO DESCRIBE THE METHOD/PROCESS OF INNOVATION, ALONG WITH THE SPECIFIC OUTCOMES ACHIEVED.  NOMINATIONS SHOULD FURTHER NOTE ANY POSITIVE SECONDARY EFFECTS OF THE INNOVATION, PARTICULARLY THE EMERGENCE OF UNIQUE ENVIRONMENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES THAT FOSTER A CLIMATE OF INNOVATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT, SUCH AS DURING COMBAT OPERATIONS OR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW OR UNIQUE TECHNIQUES OR TECHNOLOGIES THAT ADVANCE INTELLIGENCE FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE MARINE CORPS. MAXIMUM CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO NOMINATIONS THAT DEMONSTRATE THE HIGHEST POTENTIAL FOR INSTITUTIONALIZATION ACROSS THE MCISRE.
3.  COMMANDERS AND G2S ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT CANDIDATES FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS:
A.  THE LTCOL MICHAEL D. KUSZEWSKI MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD.  NOMINEES MUST BE MARINE OFFICERS (WO-COL) WITH A MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (MOS) OF 02XX OR 26XX, SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY IN INTELLIGENCE BILLET IN THE MARINE CORPS DURING CY 2012.
B.  THE MGYSGT SAMUEL C. PLOTT MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER (SNCO) OF THE YEAR AWARD.  NOMINEES MUST BE MARINE SNCOS (SSGT-MGYSGT) WITH AN MOS OF 02XX OR 26XX, SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY IN AN INTELLIGENCE BILLET IN THE MARINE CORPS DURING CY 2012.
C.  THE MSGT CHARLES C. ARNDT MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER (NCO) OF THE YEAR AWARD.  NOMINEES MUST BE NCOS (CPL-SGT), WITH AN MOS OF 02XX OR 26XX, SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY IN AN INTELLIGENCE BILLET IN THE MARINE CORPS DURING CY 2012.
D.  THE LCPL JAMES E. SWAIN MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE ENLISTED OF THE YEAR AWARD.  NOMINEES MUST BE MARINE ENLISTED (PVT-LCPL) WITH AN MOS OF 02XX OR 26XX, SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY IN AN INTELLIGENCE BILLET IN THE MARINE CORPS DURING CY 2012.
E.  THE JOHN J. GUENTHER MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD.  NOMINEES MUST BE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES SERVING IN THE MCISRE DURING CY 2012; CONTRACTORS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
F.  THE DIRINT UNIT OF THE YEAR AWARD (THE DIRINT'S CUP). NOMINATED UNITS MUST BE IN THE MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE ENTERPRISE AND ITS PRIMARY MISSION MUST BE INTELLIGENCE ACCORDING TO ITS MISSION STATEMENT AND/OR FUNCTION. 
G.  THE DIRINT INNOVATION AWARD.  NOMINEES CAN BE INDIVIDUALS, TEAMS OR UNITS FROM ANY ORGANIZATION (MILITARY OR CIVILIAN) INCLUDING CONTRACTORS, BUT NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO HQMC INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT FROM WITHIN THE MCISRE.
4.  LIMIT SUMMARY OF ACTION (SOA) WRITE-UPS TO NO MORE THAN THREE PAGES.  CLASSIFIED SOAS MAY BE SUBMITTED AT THE CLASSIFICATION LEVEL REQUIRED TO ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE THE ACTIVITY BUT AWARD CITATIONS MUST BE UNCLASSIFIED.  PREVIOUS INDIVIDUAL RECIPIENTS OF A PARTICULAR AWARD ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SUBSEQUENT SELECTION FOR THAT SAME AWARD, BUT PREVIOUS NOMINEES REMAIN ELIGIBLE.  UNIT AWARD NOMINATIONS SHOULD ORIGINATE AT THE NEXT HIGHER ECHELON OF COMMAND ABOVE THE UNIT RECOMMENDED FOR THE AWARD.  INNOVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED FROM WITHIN THE MCISRE.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD UNITS SUBMIT NOMINATIONS VIA MULTIPLE CHAINS OF COMMAND.  QUESTIONS REGARDING ELIGIBILITY OR SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE POINTS OF CONTACT IN THIS MARADMIN.
A.  THE COMMANDER MARINE CORPS FORCES COMMAND (MARFORCOM), COMMANDER MARINE CORPS FORCES PACIFIC (MARFORPAC), COMMANDER MARINE CORPS FORCES RESERVE (MARFORRES), AND COMMANDER MARINE CORPS FORCES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND (MARFORSOC) WILL SCREEN, SELECT, AND FORWARD NOMINATIONS TO THE DIRINT NOT TO EXCEED THE QUANTITIES OUTLINED BELOW.  MARINE CORPS FORCES EUROPE (MARFOREUR), MARINE CORPS FORCES AFRICA (MARFORAF), AND MARINE CORPS FORCES SOUTH (MARFORSOUTH) WILL SUBMIT THROUGH MARFORCOM.  MARINE CORPS FORCES KOREA (MARFORK) WILL SUBMIT THROUGH MARFORPAC.
B.  NOMINATION LIMITS:
1.  MARFORCOM (INCLUDES MARFOREUR, MARFORAF, MARFORSOUTH):
       OFFICER OF THE YEAR (2); SNCO OF THE YEAR (2); NCO OF THE
       YEAR (2), ENLISTED OF THE YEAR (2); CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR (1);
       INNOVATION (2); UNIT OF THE YEAR (2)
2.  MARFORPAC (INCLUDES MARFORK): OFFICER OF THE YEAR (3);
       SNCO OF THE YEAR (3); NCO OF THE YEAR (3), ENLISTED OF THE 
       YEAR (3); CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR (1); INNOVATION (3); UNIT OF
       THE YEAR (3)
3.  MARFORRES: OFFICER OF THE YEAR (3); SNCO OF THE YEAR (3);
       NCO OF THE YEAR (3), ENLISTED OF THE YEAR (1); CIVILIAN OF
       THE YEAR (1); INNOVATION (3); UNIT OF THE YEAR (1)
4.  MARFORSOC: OFFICER OF THE YEAR (1); SNCO OF THE YEAR (1);
       NCO OF THE YEAR (1), ENLISTED OF THE YEAR (0); CIVILIAN OF
       THE YEAR (1); INNOVATION (1); UNIT OF THE YEAR (1)
C.  THE COMMANDER MARINE CORPS FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND, COMMANDER MARINE CORPS FORCES CYBER COMMAND, AND COMMANDER MARINE CORPS FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND WILL SUBMIT NOMINATIONS DIRECTLY TO THE DIRINT.  MARINE CORPS SUPPORTING ESTABLISHMENT ORGANIZATIONS WILL SUBMIT NOMINATIONS VIA THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND DIRECTLY TO THE DIRINT.
D.  AWARD PACKAGES SHOULD BE EMAILED (PREFERRED METHOD) TO THE POCS IN PDF FORMAT.  PACKAGES SENT VIA THE MAIL MUST ALLOW FOR TWO ADDITIONAL WEEKS FOR DELIVERY, DUE TO PENTAGON SECURITY SCREENING REQUIREMENTS.  INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT MAILING ADDRESS: HEADQUARTERS US MARINE CORPS, INTELLIGENCE DEPT ATTN: IJ, 3000 MARINE CORPS PENTAGON, RM 1A262B, WASHINGTON DC 20350-3000.
E.  THE DIRINT WILL CONVENE AN AWARDS BOARD DURING APRIL 2013 TO REVIEW NOMINATIONS AND SELECT WINNERS.  HQMC INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT WILL PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE MCIAP TO INCLUDE FUNDING FOR PARTICIPATION BY AWARD RECIPIENTS AND A DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE WINNING UNIT.
F.  IN ADDITION TO THE MCIAP AWARDS, THE BOARD WILL SELECT THE 2012 NATIONAL MILITARY INTELLIGENCE ASSOCIATION (NMIA) COLONEL DONALD G. COOK AND COLONEL JAMES L. JONES AWARDS FROM THE SUBMITTED NOMINEES. THESE AWARDS ALSO RECOGNIZE PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AND EXCEPTIONAL DEDICATION TO DUTY IN THE MCISRE.  THE COOK AWARD IS PRESENTED TO AN ACTIVE DUTY MARINE (OFFICER OR ENLISTED) OR MARINE CORPS GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONAL.  THE JONES AWARD IS PRESENTED TO A MARINE CORPS RESERVE (OFFICER OR ENLISTED) INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONAL.  THE NMIA AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED DURING THE 19 MAY 2013 NMIA BANQUET, IN THE GREATER WASHINGTON, DC AREA. NMIA WILL PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE COLONEL DONALD
G.  COOK AND COLONEL JAMES L. JONES AWARDS.
5.  ENSURE WIDEST DISSEMINATION OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS MSG.
6.  QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS MARADMIN SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE POCS.
7.  THIS MESSAGE SELF CANCELS ON 1 JANUARY 2014.
8.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY MR. P.C. CHUDOBA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE, HEADQUARTERS, U.S. MARINE CORPS.//