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SOLICITATION OF NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 MARINE CORPS AVIATION ASSOCIATION (MCAA) JOHN GLENN SQUADRON MARINE AVIATION ACQUISITION AWARDS

Date Signed: 11/28/2018
MARADMINS Number: 672/18

R 281526Z NOV 18
MARADMIN 672/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC AVN ASM//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION OF NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 MARINE CORPS AVIATION ASSOCIATION (MCAA) JOHN GLENN SQUADRON MARINE AVIATION ACQUISITION AWARDS//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1650.29H/YMD: 20120922//
AMPN/REF A IS AVIATION AWARDS ORDER.//
POC/E.NORTHAM/MAJ/UNIT: MARINE AVIATION DETACHMENT (MAD) PATUXENT  (PAX) RIVER/-/TEL: DSN 342-1421 /TEL: COMM (301)342-1421/EMAIL: ERIC.R.NORTHAM1@NAVY.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Purpose.  To solicit nominations for the annual MCAA John Glenn Squadron Marine aviation acquisition awards.  Nomination packages are due to mad Patuxent River NLT 7 December 2018.
2.  Background: the MCAA John Glenn Squadron, located at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, annually presents awards to recognize Marines who have distinguished themselves through the most significant contribution to, or professional achievement in the field of Marine aviation acquisition during the preceding calendar year.  Citations and individual and permanent trophies will be presented at a formal dinner banquet held at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in February 2019.  Transportation and billeting for awardees (and their spouses, if applicable) who do not reside in the local area will be provided by the MCAA John Glenn Squadron.
3.  Instructions/criteria for nominations:
   a.  The period for all MCAA aviation acquisition awards is 1 January 2018 through 31 December 2018.
   B.  Award criteria and instructions for completing and submitting nomination packages can be obtained by contacting the message POC.
4.  The 2019 MCAA aviation acquisition awards and eligibility are listed below:
   a.  Senator John H. Glenn test pilot/naval flight officer-of-the-year.  Eligibility: all Marine aviators and naval flight officers performing duties as a test pilot or NFO.
   B.  Lieutenant General Michael A. Hough acquisition officer-of-the-year.  Eligibility: all Marine officers performing duties that contribute to, or support Marine aviation acquisition efforts.
   C.  Gunnery Sergeant Sean Joyce/Master Gunnery Sergeant Gary leader acquisition staff non-commissioned officer-of-the-year.  Eligibility:  All Marine SNCOs performing duties that contribute to, or support Marine aviation acquisition efforts.
5.  Nomination packages must be submitted through the appropriate chain of command to:  Commanding Officer of the Marine aviation detachment, Patuxent River via email to eric.r.northam1@navy.mil.
6.  Release authorized by LtGen S.R. Rudder, Deputy Commandant for Aviation.//