MARADMINS : 007/16
R 052054Z JAN 16
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC PO//
SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF CY 2015 MARSOC CRITICAL SKILLS OPERATOR (CSO) OF THE YEAR AWARD//
REF/A/DOC/MCO 1650.54/YMD: 20101206//
REF A IS MCO 1650.54 MARSOC CRITICAL SKILLS OPERATOR (CSO) OF THE YEAR AWARD. 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 MARSOC noncommissioned officer (NCO) CSO of the Year award selection board and solicits nominations from within United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command per ref A. The Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command will convene a board to recommend a nominee to the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC).
2.A. Per ref a, commanders will use the following criteria to submit nominations:
2.A.1. Nominees must be Marines serving on active duty as a MARSOC CSO during the period of eligibility.
2.A.2. The recipient becomes ineligible to be re-nominated after receiving the award. Marines 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 Marine nominated would meet all eligibility and award criteria in para (3) of ref A.
2.A.4. Nominees should be recognized by seniors, contemporaries, and subordinates as a Marine who has made a significant contribution to the command during the past year and epitomized the quintessential CSO.
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 CSOs seek to emulate.
2.A.8. The award period covers CY 2015. Actions included in each nomination must have occurred during CY 2015.
3. Execution: COMMARFORSOC will accept nominations and convene a board to select the nominee using the eligibility and award criteria stated above and as stipulated in ref A. COMMARFORSOC will submit the name of the recommended Marine to DC, PP&O (PO-SOD) no later than 4 March 2015. 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 address. 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.//