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MSGID/GENADMIN/COMMARCORSYSCOM QUANTICO VA//
SUBJ/HIGGINS, STONER, ROEBLING, KREITZER, AND BATES AWARDS FOR ACQUISITION INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO 1650.46B (ANDREW J. HIGGINS, EUGENE M. STONER, AND DONALD ROEBLING FOR ACQUISITION INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE)//
POC/H.HAMLIN/CIV/MARCORSYSCOM/EMAIL: MCSCAWARDS@USMC.MIL/TEL: CML 703-432-4192/TEL: DSN 378-4192//
POC/K.HEMPHILL/CIV/MARCORSYSCOM/EMAIL: MCSCAWARDS@USMC.MIL/TEL: CML 703-432-4198/TEL: DSN 378-4198//
POC/M.WILKIN/CTR/MARCORSYSCOM/EMAIL: MCSCAWARDS@USMC.MIL/TEL: CML 703-432-4195/TEL: DSN 378-4195//
POC/M.WAGNER/CTR/MARCORSYSCOM/EMAIL: MCSCAWARDS@USMC.MIL/TEL: CML 703-432-4294/TEL: DSN 378-4294//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. The purpose of this MARADMIN is to solicit nominations for the subject awards. The reference (in the process of being revised) provides eligibility, criteria, and submission procedures. The Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command and the Marine Corps Association will present the Higgins, Stoner, Roebling, Kreitzer, and Bates Awards for Acquisition Innovation and Excellence. The Higgins Award is presented to a Marine Corps officer, the Stoner Award is presented to a Marine Corps staff noncommissioned officer (SNCO), and the Roebling Award is presented to a Marine Corps acquisition civilian employee. These awards recognize personnel for their superior professional excellence and/or innovation in the pursuit of acquisition, fielding, and/or support of systems and equipment to the operating forces. The Kreitzer Award is presented to a Marine or civilian acquisition employee who inspires and motivates others by exhibiting the highest standards of leadership, courage, and accomplishment in their command’s business. The Bates award is presented to a Marine or civilian acquisition employee who is hand-selected by the commander for an extraordinary contribution toward achievement of the command’s goals and major initiatives.
2. Eligibility. Any Marine Corps officer or SNCO may be nominated by his/her supervisor as long as the Marine has not tendered his/her resignation, has not applied for retirement, or does not end active service before 1 September 2024. Any Government civilian acquisition professional currently employed by the Marine Corps may be nominated by his/her supervisor. Previous award recipients are ineligible. Award nominees not selected as recipients in previous years are eligible.
3. Nominations must be in the format outlined in enclosure (2) of the reference. Include the nominating organization's address and his/her point of contact's name, phone number, and email address. Packages must be submitted to MCSCAWARDS@usmc.mil and received NLT 17 November 2023.
4. The awards will be presented in the spring/summer of 2024.
5. Release authorized by Brigadier General D. C. Walsh, Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command.//