CY 2013 JIM KALLSTROM AWARDS RESULTS

Date Signed: 2/21/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 071/14

R 201803Z Feb 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 071/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PPO PS//
SUBJ/CY 2013 JIM KALLSTROM AWARDS RESULTS//
REF/A/MSG/MARADMIN 013/14/ DTG: R 101923Z JAN 14//
AMPN/REF/A/IS MARADMIN 013/14 CY 2013 JIM KALLSTROM AWARDS//
POC/M A SICKELS/CAPT/PPO PS PSL/ EMAIL: MICHAEL.SICKELS(AT)USMC.MIL/ TEL:703-692-4248//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  PER THE REF, HQMC, PPO, SECURITY DIVISION SOLICITED NOMINATIONS FOR THE SUBJECT AWARD AND CONVENED A SELECTION BOARD TO DETERMINE THE CY 13 AWARD WINNERS.
2.  THE CY13 JIM KALLSTROM AWARD WINNERS ARE:
2.A.  THE JIM KALLSTROM AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IS AWARDED TO MASTER SERGEANT JOHN ALEN, MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP, U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, FOR HIS EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE AS PROGRAM MANAGER FOR THE MARSOC MULTI-PURPOSE CANINE PROGRAM,CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA.
2.B.  THE JIM KALLSTROM AWARD FOR BRAVERY IS AWARDED TO SERGEANT MILES F. JONES-FRANCE, MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAM 8111, 1ST MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, FOR HIS HEROIC SERVICE UNDER FIRE AS A CANINE HANDLER, WHILE EMBEDDED WITH MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS TEAM 8111, SPECIAL OPERATIONS TASK FORCE SOUTH WEST, AFGHANISTAN.
3.  MASTER SERGEANT JOHN ALEN AND SERGEANT MILES F. JONES-FRANCE WILL BE RECOGNIZED BY THE ASSISTANT DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR PLANS, POLICIES AND OPERATIONS (SECURITY) AT THE 2014 SENIOR LEADERSSECURITY CONFERENCE AT MCRD SAN DIEGO, CA DURING THE WEEK OF 10-14 MAR 14.  DETAILS WILL BE PROMULGATED VIA SEPCOR.
4.  CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH MARINES FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
5.  RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY (SES) MR. RAYMOND F. GEOFFROY, ASSISTANT DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR PLANS, POLICIES AND OPERATIONS (SECURITY).//