MARADMINS : 628/16
R 022021Z DEC 16
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/WASHINGTON DC I//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR THE MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE AWARDS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2016//
REF/A/MSGID: MCO 1650.56/CMC WASHINGTON DC I/YMD:20130313//
AMPN/REF A IS THE MARINE CORPS INTELLIGENCE AWARDS PROGRAM (MCIAP) MARINE CORPS ORDER (MCO) 1650.56//
POC/THOMAS PROGAR/CIV/IJ/CMC WASHINGTON DC I//
TEL: 703-614-2677/TEL:DSN 224-2677/EMAIL: THOMAS.PROGAR(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. To solicit nominations for Marine Corps Intelligence awards that will be presented during the seventh annual Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCAF) Intelligence Awards Dinner. Nomination packages are due to Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Intelligence Department no later than 3 April 2017. MCIAP awards are sponsored by the MCAF and recognize superior achievement during calendar year (CY) 2016.
2. The MCIAP is administered by the Director of Intelligence (DIRINT) and consists of five individual awards, one unit/organization 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).
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.
b. The MGySgt Samuel C. Plott Marine Corps Intelligence Staff Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Award.
c. The MSgt Charles C. Arndt Marine Corps Intelligence Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Award.
d. The LCpl James E. Swain Marine Corps Intelligence Enlisted of the Year Award.
e. The John J. Guenther Marine Corps Intelligence Civilian of the Year Award.
f. The DIRINT Unit of the Year Award (DIRINT’s Cup).
g. The DIRINT Innovation Award.
4. Detailed MCIAP eligibility and performance criteria are in MCO 1650.56. Nominee’s actions must have taken place within CY 2016. 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.
a. The Commander Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM), Commander Marine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC), Commander Marine Corps Forces Reserve, and Commander Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command will screen, select, and forward nominations, in PDF format, to the DIRINT not to exceed the quantities outlined in Table 1 of the reference. Marine Corps Forces Europe, Marine Corps Forces Africa, and Marine Corps Forces South will submit through MARFORCOM. Marine Corps Forces Korea will submit through MARFORPAC.
b. The Commander Marine Corps Forces Central Command, Commander Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command, and Commander Marine Corps Forces Strategic Command will submit nominations, in PDF format, directly to the DIRINT. Marine Corps Supporting Establishment organizations will submit nominations via the first General Officer in their chain of command, in PDF format, directly to the DIRINT.
c. Meteorological and oceanographic Marines assigned to Marine Corps Intelligence organizations can be nominated for MCIAP awards, per the requirements outlined in this MARADMIN.
d. Award packages should be emailed (preferred method) to Intelligence Department in PDF format. Packages sent via the mail must allow two additional weeks for delivery, due to Pentagon security screening requirements. Intelligence Department mailing address: Headquarters U.S. 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 2017 to review nominations and select winners.
f. The MCIAP awards will be presented during the MCAF Intelligence Awards Dinner on 28 September 2017 in Arlington, VA. In addition to the MCIAP awards,the Marine Corps Language Professional of the Year Award, the Marine Corps Command Language Program of the Year Award, and the MajGen Ennis Award for Literary Excellence will be presented during the 28 September dinner. Submission, eligibility, and performance criteria for the Marine Corps language awards and the literary award will be issued via separate correspondence.
g. HQMC Intelligence Department will provide funding for award recipients participation at the MCAF Intelligence Awards Dinner.
5. The DIRINT awards board will also select the 2016 National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) Colonel Donald G. Cook and Colonel James L. Jones awards from the submitted MCIAP nominees. NMIA awards recognize professional intelligence excellence and exceptional dedication to duty. The Colonel Donald Cook award is presented to an active duty Marine (officer or enlisted) or government civilian intelligence professional. The Colonel James L. Jones award is presented to a Marine Corps Reserve (officer or enlisted) intelligence professional. Marine Corps Reserve organizations are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for the Col Cook award directly to the DIRINT, per the requirements outlined in this MARADMIN.
a. The NMIA awards will be presented during the May 2017 NMIA banquet, in the greater Washington, DC area.
b. NMIA provides administrative support for the Cook and Jones awards, but does not fund awardees travel to/from the banquet.
6. Ensure widest dissemination of the contents of this msg.
7. Questions should be directed to the point of contact in this MARADMIN.
8. This message self-cancels on 1 January 2018.
9. Release authorized by BGen W.H. Seely III, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.//