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NOMINATION AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND HUMAN INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AWARDS

Date Signed: 2/6/2019
MARADMINS Number: 071/19

R 061458Z FEB 19
MARADMIN 071/19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC I//
SUBJ/NOMINATION AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018 (CY18) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND HUMAN INTELLIGENCE (CI/HUMINT) COMMUNITY AWARDS//
POC/C. R. SHELDON/MSGT/CIH/CMC WASHINGTON DC I/ TEL: 703-614-2219/EMAIL: CHARLES.SHELDON@SMC.MIL//
SECONDARY POC/L. L. YOUNG/CIV/CIH/CMC WASHINGTON DC I/TEL: 703-693-7144/LAWRENCE.L.YOUNG@USMC.MIL//
REF/A/MSGID: DIA WASHINGTON DC/DTG: 201557Z DEC 18//
NARR/REF A IS THE SOLICITATION MESSAGE FOR THE DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CY18 DOD CI/HUMINT COMMUNITY AWARDS PROGRAM//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN solicits nominations and outlines submission requirements for the CY18 DOD Counterintelligence (CI)/Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Community Awards.  The CI/HUMINT Community Awards Program recognizes exceptional accomplishments in enhancing the standing and stature of the professions, functions, and disciplines of CI and HUMINT activities within the DoD.  Submissions will only include actions undertaken during CY18.
2. Eligibility.  DOD CI/HUMINT Community Awards may be presented to DOD civilians or military personnel assigned or attached to the DOD CI (including Law Enforcement) and HUMINT components of the Military Departments, Defense Agencies, or Combatant Commands.  Contractors are not eligible for these awards, either individually or as part of a team.  Teams are limited to twenty-five personnel or less.  All nominees must be vetted by their parent organization and each package must include a command letter attesting to such vetting, described in paragraph 3.f. of this message.
3. Nomination and submission process.  Each command may submit only two nominations for each award category for which there are individual and team awards, one for individual and one for team.  Each command may only submit one nomination for the John F. OHara CI Career Award, the Colonel John Lansdale CI Award, the HUMINT Career Achievement Award, and the LTG Samuel V. Wilson HUMINT Award.  For the purposes of this message, a command is defined as any element commanded by an O-5 or above.  Submit awards directly to CI/HUMINT Branch (CIH), Intelligence Department, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) (point of contact (POC) listed in paragraph 7 of this message) with, at a minimum, an O-5 endorsement.  Submissions are due to the CIH POC no later than close-of-business (COB) on 8 March 2019.
3.a. Each award nomination package, with exceptions described in paragraph 6.a. of this message, will include an unclassified or classified narrative nomination describing the achievement and its impact on or importance to DOD and Military Service, Combatant Command, or Defense Agency supported, not to exceed two pages, an unclassified biography of the nominee or a team history not to exceed one page, an unclassified draft award citation for use in drafting award certificates and other appropriate program documentation, not to exceed ten single spaced lines, and a vetting letter provided by the nominating command.  Example nomination and biography formats are available upon request from the POC listed in paragraph 7 of this message.
3.b. Format for CI and HUMINT award narratives:  Maximum two pages.  Provide Word document and PDF.  Use Times New Roman 12 point font and mark document with appropriate classification markings.  List in order:  the award category, nominee/team name, job series, and rank/grade, nominees organization, location, and POC, nominating authority (including POC information), summary of achievements, and significance of achievements.
3.c. Format for individual biography:  Maximum of one page. Provide Word document and PDF.  Times New Roman 12 point font.  Must be unclassified.
Must refer to nominee in third person.  All names must be formatted as first name, middle initial, and last name.  In the first narrative paragraph, include the nominees personal information (place of birth and home of record, high school and location, college or university and location as well as degree, name of spouse and children, and current residential information).  In the second paragraph, include the nominees professional information (branch of service, career field and discipline, DOD CI or HUMINT related education information, and previous DOD CI or HUMINT awards).  In the third paragraph, include the nominees career information (duty title, unit and location, as required for each job position or organization, ending with current information, and description of responsibilities at duty station during timeframe of award nomination).
3.d. Format for team biography: Maximum of one page.  Provide Word document and PDF.  Times New Roman 12 point font.  Team list and biography must be unclassified.  Include year and reason for establishment, operational, and administrative control agencies and any other pertinent information about the team and its members including, but not limited to, a list of team members with names and grades, and whether each individual is a government civilian or military member.
3.e. Format for citation:  Maximum of 10 lines.  Provide Word document and PDF.  Times New Roman 12 point font.  Must be unclassified.
3.f. Format for vetting letter.  Provide in PDF.  The vetting letter is a simple letter from the nominating command attesting the nominees have been vetted by their parent organization for any derogatory or disciplinary information prior to the nomination submission.
3.g. The submission deadline to the POC in paragraph 7 is NLT COB 8 March 2019.  No late submissions will be accepted.
4. Selection and presentation process.  Awards submissions will be subject to an initial screening and selection process at Intelligence Department, Headquarters Marine Corps.  Upon submission of awards nominations to DIA, the nominations will be presented to awards selection panels.  The awards selection panels review the nominations and recommend selections.  The panels will be comprised of community members from the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD (I)), the Services, Joint Staff J2, and Defense Agencies.  The awards selection panels serve at the invitation of the Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).  Panels will select recommendations based on the following factors:
4.a. Impact.  Nominations should address the significance of the achievement(s) to DoD and Military Service, Combatant Command, or supported agency.
4.b. Complexity.  Nominations should address relative difficulty and complexity of achievement(s).
4.c. Performance.  Nominations should describe how the achievement(s) went above and beyond expectations, based on grade, training, and experience.
5. DOD CI awards categories and criteria:
5.a. CI Investigations (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement related to the application of investigative tradecraft and analysis that aided in the identification and neutralization of ongoing foreign intelligence entity activities directed against the U.S.
5.b. Countering Technical and Cyber Threats (Individual and Team): Exemplary achievement related to the application, development, or enhancement of technical tools, technical knowledge, or technical analysis to identify and counter foreign intelligence entities cyber threats against U.S. national interests and institutions.
5.c. CI Analysis and Production (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement of the most significant analytical contributions using or advancing intelligence analysis and production in support of gaining insight into foreign intelligence capabilities and activities that pose a threat to U.S. national interests.  May also include the fulfillment of high priority CI analytic gaps, the facilitation of strategic warning, the production of damage assessments, and providing decision makers and operators with actionable intelligence to counter foreign intelligence threats.
5.d. CI Training and Education (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement related to training or educating the CI community in developing and refining tradecraft skills, competencies, and expertise to foster proficiency and a cadre of future leaders.
5.e. CI Collection (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement in responding to high priority CI collection requirements or the application of CI collection operations strategies, programs, or initiatives that aided in or accomplished the identification and collection of significant national priority intelligence threat information.
5.f. CI Operations (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement of the application of strategies, technologies, and/or tradecraft to strengthen or expand exploitation, neutralization, and operational capabilities necessary for countering foreign intelligence entity threats.  This award focuses on these activities as they relate to conducting offensive CI activities against U.S. adversaries.
5.g. Supply Chain Risk Protection (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement of those activities that further the supply chain risk protection profession, function, or discipline through the application of innovative policies, practices, and technology to identify and mitigate attempts to compromise the U.S. supply chain.  These activities include efforts to collect information on, and develop access to suppliers, sabotage of critical components, insertion of defective components and parts, transfer of technology, or acquisition of U.S. vendors.
5.h. Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement in conducting TSCM activities through the application of innovative policies, practices, or technology to protect personnel, prevent unauthorized access to facilities, equipment, material, and documents, or defend against espionage, terrorism, or sabotage.
5.i. Credibility Assessment (Individual):  Exemplary achievement in conducting credibility assessment activities which significantly enhances education, training, research, and development utilizing credibility assessment techniques that improve force protection, mitigate insider threat, and enhance source validation.
5.j. John F. OHara Counterintelligence Career Achievement Award (Individual):  Recognizes sustained (at least 10 years), selfless service of the highest order, and/or extraordinary and long-lasting contributions to DOD CI and the U.S. by an individual in a position of great responsibility. Awarded when appropriate and on a highly selective basis.
5.k. National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) Colonel John Lansdale CI Award (Individual):  This NMIA sponsored Colonel John Lansdale CI Award is intended for only those CI professionals assigned to or supporting a Combatant Command J-2X structure either in garrison or deployed during CY2017.  The award will be presented to the CI professional who, in the judgment of the DOD CI community-sponsored selection committee, made extraordinary contribution to the DOD CI community while supporting Combatant Command J-2X operations.  The NMIA Colonel John Lansdale CI Award will be presented during a ceremony on 19 May 2019, separately from the other awards listed above.
6. DOD HUMINT awards categories and criteria:
6.a. HUMINT Collector (Controlled) (Individual and Team):  All submissions will be on SIPR or JWICS.  No submissions for this category will be accepted on NIPR.  Exemplary achievement answering national, theater, and/or military service intelligence requirements through HUMINT collection operations using controlled HUMINT collection methodology.
6.b. HUMINT Collector (Overt) (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement answering national, theater, and/or military service intelligence requirements through HUMINT collection operations using overt methodology.
6.c. Military Attaché (Individual and USDAO):  Exemplary achievement related to HUMINT collection operations conducted by an accredited Defense Attaché Office (DAO), and/or member of a DAO, answering national, Combatant Command, and/or military service intelligence requirements.
6.d. Training and Education (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement related to application of formal, institutional-level training, and/or educational skills supporting DOD HUMINT professional development, goals, and objectives.
6.e. Operations Support (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement related to superior operations support in the areas of HUMINT targeting, collection management, and/or serving as a desk officer for any DoD HUMINT collection activity.
6.f. Operational Support (Individual and Team): Exemplary achievement related to superior support (administrative, logistical, fiscal, or technical) to any HUMINT collection activity.
6.g. Mission Support (Individual and Team):  Exemplary achievement related to superior mission support in the areas of administration, logistics, fiscal, and/or technical support to any HUMINT collection activity.
6.h. HUMINT Career Achievement Award (Individual):  Recognizes sustained (at least 10 years), selfless service of the highest order, and/or extraordinary and long-lasting contributions to DOD HUMINT and the U.S. by an individual in a position of great responsibility.  Awarded when appropriate and on a highly selective basis.
6.i. NMIA LTG Samuel V. Wilson HUMINT Award (Individual):  This NMIA sponsored HUMINT award is intended for only those HUMINT professionals assigned to or supporting a Combatant Command J-2X structure either in garrison or deployed during CY 2018.  The award will be presented to the HUMINT professional that, in the judgment of the DOD HUMINT community-sponsored selection committee, made extraordinary contribution to the DOD HUMINT community while supporting Combatant Command J-2X operations. The NMIA LTG Samuel V. Wilson Award will be presented during a ceremony on 19 May 2019, separately from the other awards listed above.
7. Submit nominations to Master Sergeant Charles Sheldon, HQMC, Intelligence Department (Code: IOC) at charles.sheldon@usmc.mil (unclassified submissions) or charles.sheldon@usmc.smil.mil (classified submissions).
8. Release authorized by Ms. J. D. Cole,  SNIS, Senior Advisor for Analysis to the Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps.//