R 052111Z JAN 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC DC I WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR THE ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (AFCEA) 14TH ANNUAL MILITARY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) LEADERSHIP AWARDS//
POC/KERRY M. HALLER/1STLT/DC I ADMIN OFFICER/EMAIL: KERRY.HALLER@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-693-9979//
POC/JACOB M. ALFANO/MSGT/IC4 DC I ADMIN CHIEF/EMAIL: JACOB.ALFANO@USMC.MIL/TEL: 703-693-3464//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Situation. This MARADMIN announces the convening of the 2021 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. Awards will be presented to one enlisted and one officer from each of the Armed Services who were nominated for their contribution in calendar year 2020. Four additional awards (two officers and two enlisted) will be presented to service members who were in joint billets during the time of their demonstrated leadership in 2020. Special selection consideration will be given to nominees who displayed decisive bravery in the course of their service and at the time of their contributions. Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony on 19 May 2021.
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.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.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). 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 https:(slash)(slash)dcevents.afceachapters.org/militnominations21. Nomination packages must be received by AFCEA no later than 1700 EST on 3 February 2021 in order to be considered for selection.
4.A.1. POCs on this MARADMIN will not submit awards to AFCEA for consideration.
4.B. Award winners will be notified by AFCEA during mid March 2021.
4.C. Presentation of Awards.
4.C.1. Award recipients will receive recognition from AFCEA Washington, DC identifying their “Contribution to the warfighter through the use of Information Technology.” The Military IT Leadership Awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony on 19 May 2021.
4.C.2. Detailed information about this event will be provided separately to award winners and their nominators, and will be available on the AFCEA Washington, DC website at dc.afceachapters.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-642-9293; or Mr. Kevin Thompson, Awards Committee Vice-Chair at email@example.com, 703-678-9563.
6. Release authorized by LtGen L. E. Reynolds, Headquarters Marine Corps, Deputy Commandant for Information.//