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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC I//
SUBJ/NOMINATION AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2019 (CY19) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND HUMAN INTELLIGENCE (CI/HUMINT) ENTERPRISE AWARDS//
POC/C. MRS. A. GIBBONS/CIH/CMC WASHINGTON DC I/ TEL: 703-692-9605/EMAIL: ALLISON.GIBBONS@USMC.MIL//
SECONDARY POC/N. RIVERA/GYSGT/CIH/CMC WASHINGTON DC I/TEL: 703-693-7144/NICHOLAS.RIVERA@USMC.MIL//
REF/A/MSGID: DIA WASHINGTON DC/DTG: 041538ZDEC19//
NARR/REF A IS THE SOLICITATION MESSAGE FOR CY 2019 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND HUMAN INTELLIGENCE ENTERPRISE AWARDS NOMINATIONS//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN solicits nominations and outlines submission requirements for the calendar year (CY) 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) Counterintelligence (CI)/Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Enterprise Awards. The Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) invites all eligible organizations to submit nominations to recognize professionals who have through exceptional accomplishments or service, enhanced the standing and stature of the professions, functions, and disciplines that support the CI and HUMINT activities in the DoD.
2. Eligibility. DoD CI/HUMINT Enterprise Awards will be presented to DoD civilian or military personnel assigned or attached to DoD CI (including Law Enforcement) and HUMINT components of each executor, which includes Military Departments, Combatant Commands (CCMDs) or Defense Agencies. 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 prior to submission and each package must include a letter attesting to such vetting.
3. Deadline. The submission deadline is NLT COB 16 March 2020. No late submissions will be accepted. Please submit your awards nominations using an appropriately classified system to match that of the classification of the award submission.
4. Nomination and submission process.
4.a. Each command may submit only one nomination for each category. For the purposes of this message, a command is defined as any element commanded by an O-5 or above. Submit awards directly to Intelligence Division, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) (point of contact (POC) listed in paragraph 11 of this message) with at a minimum, an O-5 endorsement. Only nominations endorsed and vetted by a command as defined above, under whose authority the production, collection, training or investigative activity was conducted, will be accepted.
4.b. Individuals may not be nominated for individual and team awards for the same achievement.
4.c. Nominations originating from the Combatant Command must be coordinated and de-conflicted with the nominee’s parent service or Defense Agency. In those cases where the Uniformed Service makes the nomination on behalf of the Combatant Command, a second nomination from that command is not permitted. This restriction also applies to Uniformed Services and Defense Agencies.
4.d. Nominations without the applicable endorsement will be returned and forwarded to the appropriate executor for action.
4.e. To streamline administrative processing of DIA award submissions, nomination packages will be accepted directly from the Defense Clandestine Service, Defense Debriefing Service, Defense Attaché Service, and the Office of Counterintelligence. These offices may submit only one nomination for each category.
5.a. Nominations: Nominations should not exceed two pages. Use Times New Roman, 12 point font and mark document with appropriate classification markings, in accordance with Compartmented Access Programs Control Office (CAPCO) guidelines. List in order, the award category, nominee/team name, job series, and rank/grade, nominee’s organization, location, POC information, nominating authority, summary of achievements, and significance of achievements. All templates for nominations will be stored on the Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Community of Practice SharePoint on SIPRNet at: https:(SLASH)(SLASH)intelshare.intelink.sgov.gov\sites\hqmcintel\cop\cih. Templates may also be requested from the point of contact identified in para 11 of this message.
5.b. Biography: Times New Roman, 12 point font. Maximum of one page. Narrative paragraph format referring to nominee in third person.
5.c. Team Biography: Times New Roman, 12 point font. Maximum of one page. Team list must be unclassified. Please identify full name and grade, and whether the individual is a government civilian or military member.
5.d. Narrative (Citation): Times New Roman, 12 point font maximum of 10 lines. Must be unclassified.
6. Selection Process and Critical Factors. Defense Enterprise CI and HUMINT selection panels will be held during the last two weeks of April 2020 and comprise members from across the Defense CI Enterprise and Defense HUMINT Enterprise. The panels will make recommendations to the Director, DIA, who will be the final approving authority. Winners will be announced in late May or early June. Recommendations based on the following three factors:
6.a. Significance of Achievement (Impact). Nomination packets should address the impact within the scope of the unit or organizational mission. What changed as a result of the nominee(s) efforts?
6.b. Difficulty and Complexity of the Achievements. Nominations should address the obstacles overcome and what actions were taken to achieve the outcome.
6.c. Exceeded Expectations. Nominations should describe how the achievement went above and beyond the expectations based on the grade, training, and experience of the nominee(s).
7. Awards Ceremony. The Director, DIA will host an awards ceremony on 22 July 2020 at DIA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Details of the ceremony will be disseminated after the announcement of the award winners.
8. DOD CI awards categories and criteria:
8.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. This award recognizes those activities that further the CI investigations profession, function or discipline.
8.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. This award recognizes exemplary achievement related to CI activities that develop, promote, expand, improve, or employ the application of information technologies, or other specialized technologies in support of DoD CI missions and requirements.
8.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.
8.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.
8.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.
8.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 those activities as they relate to conducting offensive CI activities against U.S. adversaries, and those activities that further the CI operations profession, function, or discipline.
8.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.
8.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.
8.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.
8.j. John F. O’Hara 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.
9. DOD HUMINT awards categories and criteria:
9.a. HUMINT Collector (Clandestine) (Individual and Team): Exemplary achievement answering national, theater, and/or military service intelligence requirements through HUMINT collection operations using controlled HUMINT collection methodology.
9.b. HUMINT Collector (Overt) (Individual and Team): Exemplary achievement answering national, theater, and/or military service intelligence requirements through HUMINT collection operations using overt/Military Source Operations (MSO) category 3 methodology.
9.c. Military Attaché (USDAO and Individual): Exemplary achievement related to HUMINT collection operations conducted by an accredited United States Defense Attaché Office (USDAO), and/or member of a USDAO, answering national, CCMD, and/or military service intelligence requirements.
9.d. Training and Education (Individual and Unit): Exemplary achievement related to application of formal, institutional-level training, and/or educational skills supporting DoD HUMINT professional development, goals, and objectives.
9.e. Operations Support (Individual and Team): Exemplary achievement related to superior operations support in the areas of HUMINT targeting, collection management, and/or educational skills supporting DoD HUMINT professional development, goals, and objectives.
9.f. 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.
9.g. HUMINT Career Achievement Award: This award 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.
10. National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF) Awards. NMIF Awards will be selected using the same awards timelines and formats outlined above, and are focused on exceptional accomplishments in support of Combatant Command J2X operations. NMIF awards will be presented during a ceremony and dinner at the McLean Hilton, Tysons Corner, Virginia, on 17 May 2020. These awards are not associated with the DoD CI and HUMINT Enterprise Awards, and winners will be notified separately by the DIA Directorate of Operations.
10.a. National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) Colonel John Lansdale CI Award (Individual): The 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 CY2019. 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 CCMD J-2X operations.
10.b. NMIA LTG Samuel V. Wilson HUMINT Award (Individual): The LTG Samuel V. Wilson 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 2019. 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.
11. POC for Award Submissions.
11.a. Gunnery Sergeant Nicholas C. Rivera, HQMC, Intelligence Division (Code: CIH) at firstname.lastname@example.org (unclassified submissions) or email@example.com (classified submissions).
11.B. Mrs. Allison Gibbons, HQMC, Intelligence Department (Code: CIH) at Allison.Gibbons@usmc.mil (unclassified submissions) or Allison.Gibbons@usmc.smil.mil (classified submissions).
12. Release authorized by Ms. J. D. Cole, Intelligence Community Coordinator, U.S. Marine Corps.//