2014 MARINE CORPS LEAGUE ENLISTED AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

Date Signed: 5/05/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 230/14

R 031340Z MAY 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 230/14
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PA//
SUBJ/2014 MARINE CORPS LEAGUE ENLISTED AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT//
REF/A/MSGID:MSG/MARADMIN 003-09/060930ZJAN2009//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/MCO P1070.12K/YMD:20000714//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN 003/09 TRANSMISSION AND FILING OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF). REF B IS THE MARINE CORPS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION MANUAL (IRAM)//
POC/MITCHELL, J./GYSGT/UNIT:CMC WASHINGTON DC PA/NAME: OUSMCC/PA/TEL:703-692-1034/EMAIL:JOSHUA.V.MITCHELL(AT) USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE (MCL) IS A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MORE THAN 76,000 MEMBERS WITH MORE THAN 1,000 DETACHMENTS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND OVERSEAS.
2. THE MCL WILL SPONSOR THE THIRTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MODERN DAY MARINE MILITARY EXPOSITION, 23-25 SEP 2014 AT MCB QUANTICO, VA. THE CAPITAL MARINES, HOST DETACHMENT OF THE MCL FOR THIS EVENT, WILL AGAIN RECOGNIZE ENLISTED MARINES AND SAILORS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CORPS.
3. THIS ANNUAL PROGRAM FEATURES (12) AWARD CATEGORIES. THIS MESSAGE SOLICITS NOMINATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING (7) AWARDS:
A. GUNNERY SERGEANT CARLOS N. HATHCOCK II AWARD: AWARDED TO AN ENLISTED MARINE WHO HAS MADE AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING.
B. SERGEANT MAJOR WILBUR BESTWICK AWARD: AWARDED TO AN ENLISTED MARINE IN A GROUND COMBAT ELEMENT OF THE OPERATING FORCES WHO HAS MADE AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO INCREASED COMBAT READINESS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION.
C. SERGEANT HARRY D. MYERS AWARD: AWARDED TO AN ENLISTED MARINE IN A COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT ELEMENT OF THE OPERATING FORCES WHO HAS MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO INCREASED COMBAT READINESS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION.
D. SERGEANT MAJOR FREDERICK B. DOUGLASS AWARD: AWARDED TO AN ENLISTED MARINE IN AN AVIATION COMBAT ELEMENT OF THE OPERATING FORCES WHO HAS MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO INCREASED COMBAT READINESS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION.
E. SERGEANT MAJOR BERTHA L. PETERS AWARD: AWARDED TO AN ENLISTED WOMAN MARINE WHO HAS MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO INCREASED COMBAT READINESS WITHIN HER ORGANIZATION.
F. CHIEF HOSPITAL CORPSMAN GEORGE WILLIAM "DOC" PIERCY AWARD: AWARDED TO A NAVY CORPSMAN OR DENTAL TECHNICIAN IN A GROUND, LOGISTIC OR AVIATION ELEMENT OF THE OPERATING FORCES, WHO HAS MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO INCREASED COMBAT MEDICAL READINESS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION.
G. THE MARINE CORPS RESERVIST OF THE YEAR AWARD: AWARDED TO AN ENLISTED MARINE CORPS RESERVIST WHO, WHILE SERVING WITH THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE, HAS MADE AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT READINESS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION.
4. REQUEST ONE NOMINATION FROM COMMARFORCOM; COMMARFORPAC; AND COMMARFORRES FOR EACH CATEGORY. NOMINATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEES (IMA) FOR THE RESERVIST OF THE YEAR MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE RESERVIST'S OPERATIONAL SPONSOR (E. G. COMMARFORPAC, COMMARFORCOM, ETC.). NOMINATIONS FOR RESERVISTS ASSIGNED TO SMCR UNITS WILL BE SUBMITTED VIA THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND TO COMMARFORRES.
5. NOMINATION CRITERIA. NOMINATIONS MUST REFLECT EITHER SUSTAINED PERFORMANCE OR A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL ACT. THE CONTRIBUTION MUST HAVE BEEN MADE DURING CALENDAR YEAR 2013. NOMINATIONS MUST BE FULLY SUBSTANTIATED AND PACKAGE SHALL INCLUDE:
A. ALL APPROPRIATE ENDORSEMENTS. NOMINATIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED FROM THE NOMINATING UNIT VIA THE CHAIN OF COMMAND TO THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS (OUSMCC/PA). PACKAGES RECEIVED WITHOUT FULL ENDORSEMENTS, TO INCLUDE ENDORSEMENT FROM THE APPROPRIATE MARFOR, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
B. NOMINATION LETTER. A COMMAND NOMINATION LETTER IN STANDARD LETTER FORMAT THAT INCLUDES A BRIEF OUTLINE JUSTIFYING THE NOMINATION AS WELL AS PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON THE NOMINEE IS REQUIRED. ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION REQUESTED BELOW IS NEEDED BY THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE FOR COORDINATION OF TRAVEL AND LOGISTICS.
(1) FULL NAME, RANK AND MOS CODE.
(2) CURRENT DUTY STATION AND ASSIGNMENT.
(3) CURRENT DUTY ADDRESS, WORK EMAIL, WORK TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER.
(4) TIME IN SERVICE.
(5) NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE UNIT IN WHICH HE/SHE WAS SERVING WHEN CONTRIBUTION WAS MADE.
(6) ACCOMPANYING SPOUSE'S NAME AND LOCATION, IF APPLICABLE, FOR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT COORDINATION FOR AWARD RECIPIENTS WITH SPOUSES.
(7) A BY-NAME UNIT OIC AND HIS/HER CONTACT PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS.
C. PHOTOGRAPHS. EACH NOMINATION PACKAGE MUST CONTAIN (2) PHOTOGRAPHS, BOTH IN THE SERVICE ALPHA UNIFORM (MARINES) WITH SLACKS FOR FEMALES. SAILORS SHOULD WEAR THE APPROPRIATE SEASONAL SERVICE DRESS UNIFORM. THESE ARE OFFICIAL PHOTOS AND MUST ADHERE TO THE GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED IN REFERENCES A AND B. BOTH PHOTOS MUST BE OF HIGH RESOLUTION QUALITY, AT LEAST 300 DPI. FOR DEPLOYED MARINES, UNIFORM IS UTILITIES MINUS THE UTILITY BLOUSE, WITH LEFT SHOULDER FORWARD, FOR USE IN DETERMINING MILITARY APPEARANCE. ONLY AN ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH IS ACCEPTABLE. DIGITAL PHOTOS MUST BE SENT AS SEPARATE FILES FROM THE NOMINATION PACKAGE AS A JOINT PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERTS GROUP (JPEG) FILE.
(1) THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE A FULL-LENGTH PHOTO FOR USE IN DETERMINING MILITARY APPEARANCE. THE PHOTO MUST CONTAIN A PLACARD WITH ALL INFORMATION AS IDENTIFIED IN REF B.
(2) THE SECOND PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE A HEAD-AND-SHOULDERS, COMMAND PORTRAIT-STYLE PHOTO. PHOTOGRAPHS MUST BE COLOR AND OF SUFFICIENT QUALITY TO BE REPRODUCED AND PRINTED. FOR DEPLOYED MARINES, THIS PHOTO SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH THE UTILITIES BLOUSE ON.
D. ADDITIONAL ENCLOSURES. IN ADDITION TO THE NOMINATION LETTER AND PHOTOGRAPHS, EACH SUBMISSION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AS SEPARATE ENCLOSURES:
(1) NOMINEE'S BIO, CONTAINING PERTINENT MILITARY BACKGROUND PRIOR TO PERIOD/EVENT FOR WHICH HE/SHE IS BEING NOMINATED.
(2) A SUGGESTED DETAILED CITATION.
(3) A WRITTEN AND SIGNED STATEMENT OF EXPRESSED CONSENT BY THE NOMINEE, AUTHORIZING RELEASE OF INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE NOMINATION PACKAGE, PER THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS A SAMPLE OF WRITTEN CONSENT: "I, RANK/FULL NAME, DO HEREBY AUTHORIZE THE RELEASE OF ALL INFORMATION ENCLOSED IN THIS NOMINATION PACKAGE TO THOSE PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS."
6. A SAMPLE NOMINATION PACKAGE IS AVAILABLE VIA THE MARINE CORPS WEBSITE AT: WWW.MARINES.MIL, CLICK ON "COMMUNITY RELATIONS, THEN "RESOURCES", THEN "LINKS". ANY SUBMISSIONS WHICH DO NOT FOLLOW THE ABOVE GUIDELINES OR ARE RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE (SEE PARA. 9) WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
7. THE SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS WILL CHAIR A BOARD TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS OF POTENTIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR EACH OF THE SEVEN CATEGORIES. FINAL AWARD SELECTIONS WILL BE APPROVED BY THE MCL. UPON COMPLETION OF THE SELECTION PROCESS, COMMANDS AND SELECTED AWARDEES WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THE MCL AND A MARADMIN WILL BE RELEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE SELECTED AWARD RECIPIENTS.
8. SUBMISSIONS. ALL NOMINATIONS SHOULD BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY VIA EMAIL TO: HQMC.COMREL(AT)USMC.MIL USING PDF AND JPEG FILES WITH THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT LINE: "2014 MCL ENLISTED AWARDS PROGRAM; NAME OF AWARD CATEGORY; ICO OF RANK/NAME."
9. DEADLINE. OUSMCC/PA MUST RECEIVE NOMINATION PACKAGES NLT THAN 8 JUL 2014. NO EXTENSIONS OR EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GRANTED.
10. LOGISTICS AND EXPENDITURES. AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE THIRTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MODERN DAY MARINE MILITARY EXPOSITION, 24 SEP 2014, AT MCB QUANTICO, VA. THE MCL'S CAPITAL MARINES DETACHMENT WILL PROVIDE STATESIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM QUANTICO, ACCOMMODATIONS AND MEALS FOR SELECTEES AND THEIR SPOUSES. USING THIS MESSAGE AS A REFERENCE, COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ISSUE TAD ORDERS SO AWARD RECIPIENTS MAY ATTEND THE EXPO. SELECTEES SHOULD PLAN TO BE IN THE WASHINGTON AREA FROM 22-25 SEP 2014. SPECIFIC COORDINATING DETAILS, TO INCLUDE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE SENT TO AWARD RECIPIENTS FOLLOWING THE SELECTION PROCESS. FOR ADDITIONAL LOGISTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM, CONTACT MRS. LYNN LABERGE OF THE CAPITAL MARINES DETACHMENT, MCL, AT TEL: (352) 391-9259 OR VIA EMAIL: LYNN.LABERGE(AT)COMCAST.NET.
11. AWARD RECIPIENTS ARE REMINDED THAT IF THE VALUE OF THE TRAVEL BENEFITS RECEIVED FROM THE MCL EXCEEDS 250 DOLLARS, AWARD RECIPIENTS MUST REPORT ACCEPTANCE UPON COMPLETION OF THE TRAVEL TO THEIR LOCAL STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE. LOCAL SJA MUST, IN TURN, REPORT THIS INFORMATION TO HQMC JA DIVISION'S CODE JAR FOR SEMI-ANNUAL DOD REPORTING PURPOSES. SF 326 IS AUTHORIZED FOR USE FOR THIS REPORT.
12. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN (SEL) T.V. WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF U. S. MARINE CORPS COMMUNICATION, HQMC.//