R 261543Z MAR 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC L WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS GROUND ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (GOMA) AWARD PROGRAM 2020 AWARD RECIPIENTS//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG/MARADMIN 457/20//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1650.61 W/ADMIN CH//
AMPN/REF A IS MARADMIN 457/20, SOLICITATION FOR THE MARINE CORPS GROUND ORDNANCE MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (GOMA) AWARDS FOR FY 2020. REF B IS MCO 1650.61 W/ADMIN CH, MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS AWARDS PROGRAM (MCILAP).//
POC/J. C. BECK/CAPT/USMC/HQMC IL LPM-2/TEL: 571-256-7105/EMAIL: JASON.BECK@USMC.MIL//
POC/J. E. KENNEDY/MGYSGT/USMC/HQMC IL LPM-2/TEL: 571-256-7109/EMAIL: JOSEPH.KENNEDY@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The Commandant of the Marine Corps congratulates the Marines listed below for selection as the 2020 GOMA award recipients. As specified in reference (b), an annual awards board was convened to review nominations and select awardees for the Marine Corps GOMA Awards Program. Award recipients are as follows: (read in three columns)
Award Category Recipient Nominating Command
Maint Officer of the Year CWO2 J. M. Riddle 1st Tank Bn,
Maint SNCO of the Year GySgt B. T. Bush 11th Marines,
Maint NCO of the Year Sgt D. G. Laskowski 1st Maint Bn,
Maint Marine of the Year LCpl W. B. Burns 3d AA Bn, 1st MarDiv
2. The sponsor for the award is the Marine Corps Ground Ordnance Maintenance Association (GOMA). There is no formal HQMC award ceremony associated with the GOMA Award Program. Due to travel constraints, it is not feasible to conduct an awards banquet. The absence of a formal awards banquet does not detract from the importance of the awards. Awards should be presented via appropriate local ceremonies.
2.a. I Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Forces Reserve G-4 Ordnance representatives will coordinate with the local GOMA representatives for delivery of awards and follow-on presentation.
3. The GOMA Award Program selection process was extremely challenging due to the highly qualified, professional and competitive nature of all nominees. Commands are encouraged to recognize all Marines for their hard work and dedication to the Ground Ordnance Maintenance community and mission. All those nominated are deserving of our highest respect and gratitude. Congratulations to all the nominees.
4. Release authorized by LtGen C. G. Chiarotti, Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics.//