4TH QUARTER BOARD RESULTS FOR FY13 OUTREACH AWARDS

Date Signed: 8/02/2013
MARADMINS Active Number: 386/13

R 021606Z AUG 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 386/13
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/4TH QUARTER BOARD RESULTS FOR FY13 OUTREACH AWARDS//
REF/A/MSGID/MARADMIN/CMC(MPE)/YMD:20121005//
AMPN/REF A IS MARADMIN 561/12, FY13 CONSOLIDATED OUTREACH AWARDS SOLICITATION//
POC/M. A. MACPHEE/CAPT/CMC (MPE)/-/TEL:DSN 278-9371/TEL:(703)784-9371/EMAIL: MARTHA.MACPHE(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE REFERENCE OUTLINES SOLICITATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) AND NATIONAL AFFINITY GROUPS' DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS BY THE HQMC EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT BRANCH (MPE), AND THE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT BRANCH, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) (MPC-10).
2. DOD AND NATIONAL AFFINITY GROUPS' DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUAL MARINES AND MARINE CORPS CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES WHO DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES THROUGH THEIR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS, SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR COMMUNITY, AND HIGH DEGREE OF PERSONAL INTEGRITY AND ETHICAL CONDUCT.
   A. ALL MARINE AND CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, REGARDLESS OF RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER, OR RELIGION, ARE ELIGIBLE FOR NOMINATION.
   B. COMMANDERS MAY NOMINATE INDIVIDUALS FOR MORE THAN ONE AWARD IF THAT INDIVIDUAL MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR MULTIPLE AWARDS.
   C. IF AN INDIVIDUAL IS NOT CHOSEN FOR THE SPECIFIC AWARD FOR WHICH THEY ARE SUBMITTED, HQMC MAY EVALUATE THAT INDIVIDUAL FOR OTHER AWARDS, IF THEY MEET THE CRITERIA.
3. THE FOLLOWING MARINE RECIPIENTS WERE SELECTED TO REPRESENT THE MARINE CORPS:
   A. BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT (BIG) MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
       (1)  MASTER SERGEANT VERNITA D. STEVENS, MARINE CORPS RECRUITING DEPOT, PARRIS ISLAND, SC
       (2)  MS. TRACY HOLCOMB, MARINE CORPS COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS SCHOOL, TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA
   B. NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MEXICAN AMERICAN RIGHTS (NOMAR) MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
       (1)  STAFF SERGEANT HOLMES ORTIZ, MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATION FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
   C. LATINA STYLE MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
       (1)  MAJOR AIXA R. DONES, MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATION, PARRIS ISLAND, SC
   D. NATIONAL IMAGE, INC. MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
       (1)  MASTER SERGEANT JOSEPH A. PADILLA, MARINE CORPS RECRUITING STATION NASHVILLE, TN
4. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AWARD RECIPIENTS AND THEIR COMMANDS.
   A. THE BIG MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED DURING THE BIG CONFERENCE 19-22 AUGUST IN DALLAS, TEXAS.
   B. THE NOMAR MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE NOMAR TRAINING CONFERENCE, THE DATE AND LOCATION ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
   C. LATINA STYLE MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE LATINA STYLE SYMPOSIUM ON 5 SEPTEMBER 2013 IN WASHINGTON, DC.
   D. NATIONAL IMAGE, INC. MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED AT NATIONAL IMAGE INC. CONFERENCE 9-13 SEPTEMBER 2013 IN LINTHICUM, MD.
5. DEPENDING ON PACKAGE APPROVAL, MPE MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PAY FOR TRAVEL TO THESE AWARD CEREMONIES.  THE RECIPIENT SHOULD CONTACT THE CMC (MPE) POC TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.  IF MPE IS UNABLE TO FUND TRAVEL FOR THE AWARD RECIPIENTS AND PACKAGE IS APPROVED, WINNERS MAY ATTEND BUT MUST PAY FOR TRAVEL OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKET.
6. AWARD RECIPIENTS WHO RECEIVE A GIFT OF TRAVEL IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE AWARD CEREMONY OR CONFERENCE, INCLUDING WAIVER OF CONFERENCE FEES OR WAIVER OF DINNER EXPENSES, ARE REMINDED THAT IF THE VALUE OF BENEFITS RECEIVED FROM THE AFFINITY GROUP EXCEEDS 250 DOLLARS, THEY MUST REPORT THIS INFORMATION TO THEIR LOCAL SJA PRIOR TO ACCEPTING THE GIFT OR WAIVER.  THE LOCAL SJA MUST, IN TURN, REPORT THIS INFORMATION TO HQMC JUDGE ADVOCATE DIVISION'S CODE JAR FOR SEMI-ANNUAL DOD REPORTING PURPOSES.  THE SF326 IS AUTHORIZED FOR USE FOR THIS REPORT.
7. THE FOLLOWING OUTREACH AWARDS ARE DUE TO THE CMC (MPE/MPC) POC NLT 9 SEPTEMBER 2013:JEWISH INSTITUTE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS (JINSA) GRATEFUL NATION AWARD
8. NATIONAL AFFINITY GROUP CONFERENCES ARE NON-FEDERAL ENTITIES AND ARE NOT ENDORSED BY THE DOD OR USMC.
9. THIS MARADMIN IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS TOTAL FORCE.
10. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY (SES) MR. M. F. APPLEGATE, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER PLANS AND POLICY DIVISION, MRA//