MARADMINS : 006/16
R 052053Z JAN 16
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PO//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF CY 2015 DOUGLAS A. ZEMBIEC AWARD//
REF/A/DOC/MCO 1650.55/YMD: 20101122//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO 1650.55 DOUGLAS A. ZEMBIEC AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS. REF B IS MARADMIN 498/13, OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE (OMPF) PHOTOGRAPH GUIDANCE.//
POC/M.A. MARKLEY/MAJ/UNIT: PPO PO-SOD/-/TEL: COMM (703)571-1057/EMAIL: MARK.MARKLEY(AT)USMC.MIL//
POC/M.C. MULVIHILL/MSGT/UNIT: PPO PO-SOD/-/ TEL: COMM (703) 571-1054/EMAIL: MICHAEL.MULVIHILL(AT)USMC.MIL//
Gentext/Remarks/1. Situation: This MARADMIN announces the 2015 Douglas A. Zembiec award for outstanding leadership in the United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command selection board and solicits nominations per ref A. The Zembiec award is an award presented annually in memory of Major Douglas A. Zembiec, U.S. Marine Corps, killed in action in Iraq, 2007. The Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command will convene a board of senior field grade officers to recommend an officer to the Commandant of the Marine Corps for selection.
2.A. Per the reference, commanders will use the following criteria to submit nominations:
2.A.1. Nominee must be on active duty as a MARSOC Special Operations Officer (SOO) Team Leader or equivalent billet in joint special operations during 2015.
2.A.2. The recipient becomes ineligible to be re-nominated after receiving the award. Officers previously nominated but not selected are eligible for subsequent nominations if they still meet all award criteria.
2.A.3. Nominations may be submitted posthumously, provided the officer nominated would meet all eligibility and award criteria in para (3) of reference A.
2.A.4. Nominees should be recognized by seniors, contemporaries, and subordinates as officers who most exemplify outstanding leadership and tactical acumen in the Marine special operations community.
2.A.5. Nominees must clearly and dramatically demonstrate the ideals of courage, resourcefulness, perseverance, and concern for the well-being of the special operations community, our Corps, and their fellow Marines.
2.A.6. Nominees must exhibit qualities that have made an outstanding contribution to the development of Esprit de Corps, tactical and technical competence, and loyalty within the special operation forces community.
2.A.7. Nominees, through personal example, must set the standards that all other officers seek to emulate.
2.A.8. The award period covers CY 2015. Actions included in each nomination package must have occurred within CY 2015.
3. Execution: COMMARFORSOC will accept nominations and convene a board to select the nominee using the eligibility and award criteria stated above. COMMARFORSOC will submit the name for the recommended officer to DC, PP&O (PO-SOD) no later than 4 March 2016. Nominations will consist of the following:
3.A. Official photographs shall be submitted IAW ref B.
3.B. Biographical information of the nominee.
3.C. Summary of performance supporting the nominee's qualifications for the award.
4. Administration and Logistics:
4.A. CMC will select the winner. The package submitted to CMC will include the nominees unit address, point of contact, phone number (comm and DSN) and unclassified email. The package shall be sent electronically via unclassified email to the POCs indicated in this message. Faxed submissions will not be accepted.
4.B. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
5. Command and Signal:
5.A. Ensure widest dissemination of the contents of this msg.
5.B. Direct all questions regarding this MARADMIN to the POCs listed above.
6. Release authorized by Major General John K. Love, Director Of Operations Division, Plans, Policies, and Operations, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.//