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SOLICITATION FOR THE ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (AFCEA) 12TH ANNUAL MILITARY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Date Signed: 2/6/2019
MARADMINS Number: 072/19

R 061556Z FEB 19
MARADMIN 072/19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC C4//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR THE ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (AFCEA) 12TH 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/ISIS CULVER/CAPT/HQMC C4/EMAIL: ISIS.CULVER@USMC.MIL/TEL: 571-256-8815//
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 2019 AFCEA Military IT Leadership Awards selection board and solicits Marine Corps nominations.  The awards recognize service members who have made significant contributions to their fellow warfighters through the use of IT.  A total of 14 awards are presented, including 1 enlisted and 1 officer from each of the armed services, plus another 4 service members (2 enlisted and 2 officers) who were in joint billets, from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.  Special selection consideration will be given to nominees who displayed decisive bravery in their actions.  Awards will be presented on 22 May 2019.
2.  Mission.  Commands are requested to submit nomination packages for the best qualified Marines directly to AFCEA.  Command endorsements above the company, or battery level, 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.  The nominee and nominator’s contact information.
3.A.2.  Leadership Contribution.  Describe the nominee's leadership contribution and impact on the warfighter.  Address the specific criteria identified below, and provide any other information deemed to be vital to the nominee’s selection.
3.A.2.A.  Criteria.
3.A.2.A.1.  Leadership contribution in using, employing, deploying, or advancing IT in support of 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 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 or her duties serving the warfighter (restricted to 250 words).
4.  Administration and Logistics.
4.A.  All nominations will be submitted on-line at:  http:(slash)(slash)dcevents.afceachapters.org/militnominations19.  Nomination packages must be received by AFCEA no later than 1700 EST 8 March 2019 in order to be considered for selection.
4.A.1.  Complete copy of the package will be forwarded to POCs identified in this MARADMIN.  POCs on this MARADMIN will not submit awards to AFCEA for consideration.
4.B.  Award winners will be notified by AFCEA during the week of 15 April 2019.
4.C.  Presentation of Awards.
4.C.1.  Award recipients will receive recognition from AFCEA Washington, DC and their peers in the Military-Government Information Technology Community for their Contribution to the Warfighter through the use of Information Technology.  They will be recognized at two back-to-back events:  the 12th annual AFCEA Washington, DC Military IT Leadership Awards Dinner (at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia) on Wednesday, 22 May 2019, followed by a regional luncheon (at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia) on Thursday, 23 May 2019.  Detailed information about these two important 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 is a unit responsibility.
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 Ms. Leslie McIndoe, Awards Committee Chair at leslie.mcindoe@dc.afceachapters.org, 202-642-9293, or Mr. Kevin Thompson, Awards Committee Vice-Chair at kevin.thompson@dc.afceachapters.org, 703-678-9563.
6.  Release authorized by BGen Lorna M. Mahlock, Director, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4), Washington, D.C. //