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SOLICITATION FOR THE ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (AFCEA) 11TH ANNUAL MILITARY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Date Signed: 2/8/2018
MARADMINS Number: 087/18

R 081732Z FEB 18
MARADMIN 087/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC C4//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR THE ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (AFCEA) 11TH ANNUAL MILITARY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) LEADERSHIP AWARDS//
POC/MICHAEL MCGRAW/CIV/HQMC C4 CS/EMAIL: MICHAEL.P.MCGRAW1@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-614-6530//
POC/AMANDA MCINTOSH/CAPT/HQMC C4/EMAIL: AMANDA.MCINTOSH@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-693-3464//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Situation.  This MARADMIN announces the convening of the 2018 AFCEA Military IT Leadership Awards selection board and solicit nominations from throughout the Marine Corps.  The AFCEA IT Leadership Awards recognize service members who have made significant contributions to their fellow Warfighters through the use of information technology.  A total of 14 awards will be presented, including one enlisted and one officer from each of the Armed Services, plus another four service members (two enlisted, two officers) who served in joint billets.  Awards are based on service from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.  Special consideration will be given to nominees who displayed decisive bravery in their actions.
2.  Mission.  Commands are encouraged to submit nomination packages on the best qualified Marines directly to AFCEA.  Chain of command endorsements are not required.
3.  Execution
3.A.  Award Categories and Prerequisites.  Nomination packages consist of three sections: background information, leadership contribution, and decisive bravery (if applicable).
3.A.1.  Background Information:
Nominee Officer or Enlisted?:
Nominees Military Branch of Service:
Nominees Current Grade/Rank:
Nominees Name:
Unit nominee was assigned to during period of leadership contribution:
Was the nominee in a joint or service billet at the time?
Nominees Current unit or status:
Nominees Primary/Work Email:
Nominees Alt/Personal Email:
Nominees U.S. Postal Address:
Nominees Tel/Mobile:
Nominators Contact Information
Nominators Rank/Prefix:
Nominators Name:
Nominators Primary/Work Email:
Nominators U.S. Postal Address:
Nominators Tel/Mobile:
Nominators Relationship to Nominee:
3.A.2.  Leadership Contribution.  Describe the nominees leadership contribution and impact on the warfighter.  Address the specific criteria identified below and provide any other information deemed to be vital to the nominees selection.
3.A.2.A.  Criteria
3.A.2.A.1.  Leadership contribution in using/employing/deploying/advancing Information Technology (IT) in support their fellow warfighters.  (300 words maximum)
3.A.2.A.2.  Willingness and ability to treat obstacles as challenges, and not barriers.  (100 words maximum)
3.A.2.A.3.  Measurable improvement in performance linked to mission objectives/results through technology implementation.  (100 words maximum)
3.A.3.  Decisive Bravery (if applicable).  If you believe the nominee exhibited "decisive bravery" and you would like the committee to consider your comments describe how the nominee exhibited decisive bravery in the conduct of his/her duties serving the warfighter.  Decisive bravery write-up is restricted to 250 words.
4.  Administration and Logistics
4.A.  All nominations will be submitted on-line at: http:(slash)(slash) dcevents.afceachapters.org/leadershipawards2018.  Nomination packages must be received by AFCEA no later than 1700 EST on 9 March 2018, in order to be considered for selection. 4.A.1.  Courtesy copies of packages will be forwarded to POCs identified in this MARADMIN.  The POCs on this MARADMIN will not submit awards to AFCEA for consideration.
4.B.  Award winners will be notified via AFCEA during the week of 3 April, 2017.
4.C.  Presentation of Awards
4.C.1.  Award recipients will receive recognition from AFCEA Washington, DC identifying their “Contribution to the Warfighter through the use of Information Technology”.  The recipients will then be recognized by their peers in the Military-Government Information Technology community – government, industry and academia - at two back-to-back events:  First, during the 11th Annual AFCEA Washington, DC Military IT Leadership Awards Dinner (at the Ritz Carlton:  Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018), followed by a regional Luncheon (at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday, May 24, 2018).  Detailed information about these two important recognition events will be published separately to award winners and made available on the AFCEA Washington, DC website.
4.C.2.  Funding to attend award presentations will be provided by the unit who nominated the award recipient.
5.  Command and Signal
5.A.  This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
5.B.  Ensure widest dissemination of this MARADMIN.
5.C.  For questions regarding AFCEA Leadership Awards contact Leslie McIndoe, Awards Committee Chair at leslie.mcindoe@dc.afceachapters.org, 202-642-9293 or Kevin Thompson, Awards Committee Vice-Chair at kevin.thompson@dc.afceachapters.org, 703-678-9563.
6.  Release authorized by BGen D. A. Crall, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers, Chief Information Officer of the Marine Corps.//