NOMINATION AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL CLANDESTINE SERVICE/COMMUNITY HUMINT (NCS/CH) RICHARD T. ELLIS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HUMINT COLLABORATION
Date Signed: 6/25/2020 | MARADMINS Number: 367/20
MARADMINS : 367/20

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MARADMIN 367/20
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SUBJ: NOMINATION AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL CLANDESTINE SERVICE/COMMUNITY HUMINT (NCS/CH) RICHARD T. ELLIS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HUMINT COLLABORATION
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This MARADMIN solicits nominations and outlines submission requirements for the 2020 National Clandestine Service/Community HUMINT (NCS/CH) Richard T. Ellis award for excellence in HUMINT collaboration.  This award recognizes exceptional, sustained, and significant contributions to the National HUMINT Enterprise (NHE), furthering collaboration, coordination, deconfliction, policy development, and/or intelligence sharing missions of the HUMINT community.
2.  Nomination deadline.  Nominations for this award are due to the POC, via the appropriately-classified email system, no later than 20 July 2020.  Late submissions will not be accepted.
3.  Awards description and method of presentation.
A.  In 2010, the Directorate of Operations (DO) established annual awards to recognize those select individuals and teams in the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) who have demonstrated exceptional, sustained mission impact through integration and collaboration with other elements of the USIC over the past year.
B.  This Award honors the late Associate Deputy Director for Operations/Community HUMINT (ADDO/CH), Brigadier General (BG) Richard T. Ellis, U.S. Army, who passed away unexpectedly on 4 May 2009 at age 53.  An exceptional accomplished soldier and intelligence officer, he was a skillful and effective leader of Community HUMINT.  Prior to coming to NHE, BG Ellis commanded at every level and held a variety of key staff positions to include as J-2 for the U.S. Southern Command.  His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Bronze Star, he proudly wore the tabs of the Special Forces and Rangers.  He was a gracious and gifted colleague, and his loss was a heavy one for the USIC and the country.  As noted by then-DCIA Panetta in a message to the CIA workforce the day after his passing, “An exceptionally accomplished soldier and intelligence officer, Richard was a skillful and effective leader of our Community HUMINT effort.”
C.  Nominations for candidates can be prepared by anypone in the National HUMIT Enterprise, to include supervisors, peers, subordinates, partners or customers of the nominee. Self nominations are strongly discouraged for this merit award.  Both individuals and teams may be nominated.
4.  Eligibility.  To be nominated for the Ellis Award, an individual should be a staff HUMINT professional currently serving in the USIC in a position with a sustained impact to the NHE over a period of at least one year.  A valid team nomination should include a multi-agency team of individuals who worked together and demonstrated an outstanding level of integration and/or collaboration with other elements of the USIC.  The candidates’ contributions to the NHE should be considered exceptional, sustained, and significant in impact to the community. Candidates' achievements for the year should be over and above those that would otherwise earn a candidate an Exceptional Performance Award or other standard merit recognition.  Nominations must unequivocally demonstrate that identified outcomes were directly attributable to the actions of the nominee.  Team nominations must include detailed language articulating each member’s distinct contributions.  Uniformed Marine Corps nominees must be in compliance with Marine Corps height, weight, body fat, and physical fitness standards at the time of submission.
5.  Nomination contents and format.  Nomination packages must be typed in courier new, 10-pitch font, and classified appropriately.  Nominations shall be in standard naval letter format and shall be submitted in Microsoft Word document format (with the exception of signed commanding officer endorsements, which may be in adobe pdf format).  Each nomination package must include:
A.  Name, position, and home agency (assigned unit) of personnel nominated.
B.  Confirmation that the nominated individual or team has rendered a significant contribution to the NHE mission in excess of one year.
C.  A detailed narrative outlining the candidates’ contributions to furthering the collaboration, coordination, deconfliction, policy development, and/or intelligence sharing missions of the NHE over the last year, clearly documenting that the candidates' achievements and contributions had meaningful, positive, and demonstrable impact on the NHE mission.
D.  Name, position, title, and home agency (assigned unit) of the individual submitting the nomination package for the candidate.
E.  A short unclassified biography (for individual nominees only) and an abbreviated, unclassified narrative (to be used in a proposed citation statement).
F.  If nominating a team, please include the names and positions of all team members in your initial nomination with a detailed statement outlining the contributions of each individual candidate.
G.  A memorandum from the nominated individual’s commanding officer (O-5 and above) to the Director of Intelligence endorsing the nomination.
6.  Award nomination and selection process.
A.  Commanding Officers may submit only one Ellis Award Nomination to the Director of Intelligence (DIRINT), Intelligence Division (I DIV), Deputy Commandant for Information (DC I), Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC).
B.  The DIRINT, will select and forward one nomination to the director, NCH/CH, for consideration.  The NCS/CH awards selection panel will review nominations from all organizations and select one winner.  The selection panel will be comprised of senior members from across the NHE.
C.  Awards will be presented at a ceremony to be determined at a later date based upon world events.  For additional guidance or information, please contact POC referenced above.
7.  Forward nominations via the appropriate classified email system to the POC no later than the deadlines listed in paragraph 2.
8.  Release authorized by BGen M. G. Carter, Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps.//