SOLICITATION FOR THE MARINE CORPS ENGINEER ASSOCIATION (MCEA) AWARDS PROGRAM FOR 2019
Date Signed: 1/11/2019
MARADMINS Number: 029/19
R 111619Z JAN 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC L LP//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR THE MARINE CORPS ENGINEER ASSOCIATION (MCEA) AWARDS PROGRAM FOR 2019//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1650.61 Ch 1//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO 1650.61 Ch 1, MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS AWARDS PROGRAM (MCILAP)//
POC/MGYSGT TUCKER, GAREY A. /UNIT: I AND L, LPE/TEL: 571-256-7159/EMAIL: GAREY.TUCKER@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. IAW the reference, the purpose of this message is to solicit nominees for the 2019 annual MCEA Awards. The MCEA Awards Program was established in 1995 to recognize the outstanding Engineer achievements of individual Marines, Marine Corps and Navy Units. There are a total of 22 award categories encompassing all aspects of the Engineers, Utilities, Fuels and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Military Occupational Fields. The categories are as follows:
Combat Engineer Officer (O1-O3)
Combat Engineer SNCO (E6-E7)
Combat Engineer NCO (E4-E5)
Combat Engineer Marine (E1-E3)
Engineer Equipment Officer (WO-CWO5)
Engineer Equipment SNCO (E6-E7)
Engineer Equipment NCO (E4-E5)
Engineer Equipment Marine (E1-E3)
Utilities Officer (WO-CWO5)
Utilities SNCO (E6-E7)
Utilities NCO (E4-E5)
Utilities Marine (E1-E3)
Bulk Fuel Officer (WO-CWO5) (Note 1)
Bulk Fuel SNCO (E6-E7) (Note 1)
Bulk Fuel NCO (E4-E5) (Note 1)
Bulk Fuel Marine (E1-E3) (Note 1)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer (WO-Capt)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (E5-E7)
Combat Engineer Battalion
Engineer Support Battalion
Marine Wing Support Squadron, Engineer Company
Naval Construction Force (NCF) Unit, Limited to Battalion size or smaller organizations. Note 1: Tactical units only.
2. Selection of recipients will be made by an awards board comprised of members from HQMC (LPE). Recommendations from the board will be forwarded to DC, IL (LP) for approval. All individual and unit awards will be presented at the annual MCEA awards banquet to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, 8101 Pat Booker Road, San Antonio, Texas on 13 September 2019.
3.A. Commands with personnel and/or organizations which meet the criteria contained in the reference are encouraged to submit nominations via the endorsing chain of command, ending with endorsement by the first General Officer in the chain of command. No additional chain of command endorsements are required or desired.
3.B. Nominations must be received by POC no later than 30 April 2019. The award covers the period 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019. All commands anticipating submissions will provide Officer/SNCO POC info to POC NLT 10 April 2019. Negative reports via email are required NLT 24 April 2019. Due to the volume of award recommendations received, late or incomplete nominations will not be considered. Commands are to email complete packages, with attachments, to the POC. No mailed copies are required or desired.
3.C. Individual award nominations shall consist of one file per nominee in PDF format:
3.C.1. A summary of action (SOA) not to exceed two pages.
3.C.2. Proposed citation (no fewer than 20 lines and no more than 30 lines).
3.C.3. Career Biography.
3.C.4. Command Photograph, (Uniform for the photograph is the Service Alphas or service equivalent).
3.C.5. Personal data form (IAW format on MCEA website, awards page) www.marcorengasn.org/fyi/awards-program.
3.C.6. Unit POC to include phone number and email address.
3.C.7. Chain of command endorsements, to include first General Officer in chain of command.
3.D. Organization award nomination packages shall consist of one file per unit in PDF format:
3.D.1. Unit chronology of events for award period, not to exceed three pages.
3.D.2. Proposed citation (no fewer than 20 lines and no more than 30 lines).
3.D.3. Supporting documentation, shall include a complete copy of the appropriate statistical summary (text only, no photo).
3.D.4. Personal data forms for Commanding Officer and Sergeant Major/Command Master Chief.
3.D.5. Unit POC to include phone number and email address.
3.D.6. Unit logo and if feasible, a unit photo (electronic)
3.D.7. Chain of command endorsements, to include first General Officer in chain of command.
3.E. Acts of valor recognized by military awards can also be recognized by one or more of the engineer awards.
3.F. Each Marine Corps Major Command (Division, Marine Logistics Group, Marine Air Wing) may submit only one nomination for each award category. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) may submit up to three nominations for the NCF unit award. Supporting Establishments may also submit one nomination for each individual award.
3.G. Samples of individual and unit award citations can be found in reference A, enclosure (4).
4.A. DC, IL (LPE) is responsible for coordinating Marine Corps and Seabee participation in all engineer award selections and those ceremonies conducted by the MCEA.
4.B. Local commanders are encouraged to recognize individual and unit award recipients at appropriate local ceremonies.
5. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
6. Release authorized by Brigadier General D. W. Maxwell, Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (LP).//