R 271310Z APR 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE REMAINING CY21 OUTREACH AWARDS//
POC/M. J. SHEPPARD/CIV/CMC (MPE)/TEL: COM 703-784-9371/DSN 278/EMAIL: MARC.SHEPPARD@USMC.MIL//
POC/A. QUINONES/SGT/CMC (MPE)/TEL: COM 703-784-9371/DSN 278/EMAIL: ANTHONY.QUINONES@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Each year the Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion Branch (MPE) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Branch of Headquarters Marine Corps convene boards to select award recipients for numerous Department of Defense (DoD) and affinity group awards.
2. All Marines and civilian employees, regardless of rank, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity are eligible for nomination.
3. A sample nomination package and award criteria can be found on the MPE website at https:(slash)(slash)www.manpower.usmc.mil/webcenter/portal/MPE_OA. The picture required as part of the package will not be part of the awardee selection process. The photo may be used by the awarding organization in award ceremony publications or displays. Photo submissions should be a high-resolution, command-style photo in the Service “A” uniform or civilian equivalent.
4. The following calendar year 2021 outreach awards nominations are due to MPE via the points of contact by 13 May 2021:
4.a. The Federal Training Institute of the League of United Latin American Citizens sponsors the Excellence in Service Award to recognize excellence in public service in the advancement of education, economics, health and diversity accomplishments, particularly within underrepresented populations of the Nation.
4.b. LATINA Style Inc. presents the Distinguished Military Service Awards to service members who embody the qualities that are at the core of the Marine Corps’ mission. Well respected by superiors and peers as leaders and upstanding service members, awardees display exceptional character and represent the Hispanic community with dignity and pride.
4.c. The National IMAGE, Inc. presents the Military/Uniformed Services and Civilian Meritorious Service Awards to individuals who promote the tenets of civil/human rights, race relations, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and/or public service.
4.d. The Society of American Indian Government Employees hosts the Military Meritorious Service Award. The Military Service Award is presented to individuals who have assisted with the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native professionals, role models, and future leaders.
4.e. The DoD Disability Awards (military and civilian) recognize individuals with disabilities who have honorably supported the DoD mission, offer exemplary contributions to the workplace, and/or whose qualities best epitomize the core values of the DoD.
4.f. Career Communications Group hosts the Women of Color Technology Rising Stars Outstanding Achievement Award. This awards recognizes women in the workforce who have outstanding military accomplishments, performance, and are helping to shape technology for the future.
4.g. Sea Service Leadership Association (SSLA) sponsors numerous awards for deserving servicemembers.
4.g.1. The North Star Award is presented to an active duty or reserve officer in the pay grades of O-5 and higher or a government civilian employee in paygrades of GS-13 (or equivalent) and above, to include members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), who has demonstrated continued exceptional leadership in furthering the mission and vision of the SSLA within the uniformed services.
4.g.2. The Emerging Leader Award is presented to one active duty or reserve enlisted member (E3 to E6), one active duty or reserve officer (O1 to O4), and/or one government civilian employee (GS-5 to GS-12 or their equivalent) male or female to recognize exceptional leadership in furthering the mission and vision of the SSLA within the uniformed services.
4.g.3. The Compass Award is presented to an active duty or reserve enlisted member, in the pay grades of E7 or above, male or female, who has demonstrated continued exceptional leadership in furthering the mission and vision of the SSLA within the uniformed services.
4.h. The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs “Grateful Nation” Award is presented to a service member who has deployed, fought, led, and sacrificed to help the Nation since the declaration of war on terrorism. Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom combat veterans who have shown extraordinary leadership and courage under fire or in an extreme situation are exceptionally qualified.
5. Affinity groups are non-federal entities wholly independent of the Marine Corps.
6. All communication regarding award criteria, award submissions, or the Marine Corps Outreach Program should be directed to the message points of contacts.
7. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
8. Release authorized by BGen J. G. Woodworth, Director, Manpower Plans and Policy Division.//