COMNAVRESINTCOMINST 1650.4B

02

24 October 1996

COMNAVRESINTCOM INSTRUCTION 1650.4B

Subj: AWARDS AND RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Ref: (a) SECNAVINST 1650.1F

(b) COMNAVRESFORINST 1650.1F

1. Purpose. To inform Reserve Intelligence Area Commanders (RIACs), Naval Reserve Intelligence Program (NRIP) unit commanding officers, and all NRIP components of the Awards and Recognition Program, and to standardize award and recognition procedures at COMNAVRESINTCOM and within the NRIP.

2. Cancellation. COMNAVRESINTCOMINST 1650.4A

3. Background. References (a) and (b) provide information and regulations on awards available to individuals and units of the Naval Service and Naval Reserve. In addition to the above awards, COMNAVRESINTCOM has established several awards unique to the NRIP, while some private associations also offer awards to reservists. This instruction seeks to simplify and clarify eligibility, selection criteria, and nomination procedures for the various awards.

4. Method. This instruction requires use of higher level directives as appropriate. Command guidance is given only for clarification or for command-unique awards.

5. Action. All RIACs and unit COs make award nominations per the guidance herein.

6. Forms. OPNAV 1650/3, "Personal Award Recommendation," is available through the Navy Supply System. An electronic version of this form can be found on the main AIMS menu or downloaded from COMNAVRESINTCOM Homepage on the Internet. COMNAVRESINTCOM 1650/3 (Rev. 8/96) "NRIP SOQ/SSOQ/BJOY Nomination Information" is stocked at COMNAVRESINTCOM. It can be obtained by submitting a memorandum to COMNAVRESINTCOM (Code 21).

7. Reports. The reporting requirements for NRIP Naval Reserve Sailor of the Year (SOY), NRIP Naval Reserve Bluejacket of the Year, NAVRESINTCOM Active Duty Sailor of the Quarter (SSOQ), RIA Sailor of the Quarter, NAVRESINTCOM Shore Sailor of the Year (SSOY), NAVRESINTCOM Junior Officer of the Year (JOY),

IS1 Michael R. Wagner Award for Outstanding Naval Reserve Intelligence Program(Active Duty) Intelligence Specialist, CDR Joe Makoski Award for Outstanding Reserve Intelligence Program

Officer (RIPO),NAVRESINTCOM Naval Intelligence Reserve Analyst of

the Year Award, NAVRESINTCOM Civilian of the Year Award,

Captain George A. O'Connell, Jr.,Outstanding Naval Reserve Intelligence Program Unit of the Year Award, and Admiral Martin J. Andrews Award are exempt from reports control by SECNAVINST 5214.2B.



B. V. MORTON

Deputy

Distribution: (refer to COMNAVRESINTCOMINST 5216.1K)

Lists I through III

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REFERENCES

(a) SECNAVINST 1650.1F

Subj: NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AWARDS MANUAL

(b) COMNAVRESFORINST 1650.1F

Subj: POLICY AND PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE NAVY DECORATIONS AND AWARDS PROGRAM WITHIN THE NAVAL RESERVE

(c) OPNAVINST 1700.10E

Subj: SAILOR OF THE YEAR (SOY) PROGRAM

(d) COMNAVRESFORINST 1700.1D

Subj: SAILOR OF THE YEAR (SOY) PROGRAM

(e) COMNAVRESFORINST 1650.3D

Subj: RESERVE OFFICER ASSOCIATION (ROA) "OUTSTANDING NAVAL RESERVE JUNIOR OFFICER AWARD"

(f) COMNAVRESFOR NEW ORLEANS LA MSG 181400Z Feb 92

Subj: NAVAL RESERVE ASSOCIATION OUTSTANDING JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR

(g) OPNAVNOTE 1650

Subj: NEW SERVICE RIBBONS

(h) OPNAVNOTE 1700

Subj: NAVAL SHORE ACTIVITIES 199X SAILOR OF THE YEAR PROGRAM

(i) CNO WASHINGTON DC MSG 141646Z Nov 89 (NAVOP 135/89)

Subj: CHANGES TO NAVY MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (NAM), NAVAL RESERVE SEA SERVICE RIBBON (NRSSR), AND OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON (OSR)

(h) CCPONOLAINST 12000.1A of 15 Apr 82

Subj: CIVILIAN PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL (NOTAL)





















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TABLE OF CONTENTSChapter 1. INTRODUCTION 1-1Section 1. Purpose 1-1Section 2. Authority 1-1Section 3. Scope 1-1Section 4. Responsibility 1-2Section 5. Administrative Processing 1-3Chapter 2. RECURRING AWARDS 2-1Section 1. RIP Naval Reserve Sailor of the Year (SOY) 2-1Section 2. NRIP Naval Reserve Bluejacket of the Year 2-3Section 3. NAVRESINTCOM Active Duty Sailor of the Quarter (SSOQ) 2-5Section 4. RIA Sailor of the Quarter 2-7Section 5. NAVRESINTCOM Shore Sailor of the Year (SSOY) 2-8Section 6. NAVRESINTCOM Junior Officer of the Year (JOY) 2-10Section 7. IS1 Michael R. Wagner Award forOutstanding Naval Reserve IntelligenceProgram (Active Duty) Intellignce Specialist 2-14Section 8. CDR Joe Makoski Award for OutstandingReserve Intelligence Program Officer(RIPO) 2-16Section 9. NAVRESINTCOM Civilian of the Year Award 2-19Section 10. Captain George A. O'Connell, Jr.,Outstanding Naval Reserve Intelligence Program Unit of the Year Award 2-21Section 11. Admiral Martin J. Andrews Award 2-23Chapter 3. INDIVIDUAL MILITARY PERSONAL DECORATIONS 3-1Section 1. General Information 3-1Section 2. Meritorious Service Medal 3-12Section 3. Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal 3-13Section 4. Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal 3-15Chapter 4. INDIVIDUAL SERVICE AWARDS 4-1Section 1. Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal 4-1Section 2. Armed Forces Reserve Medal 4-1Section 3. Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon 4-1Section 4. Military Outstanding Volunteer ServiceMedal 4-3Section 5. Other Awards 4-3Chapter 5. LETTERS OF COMMENDATION AND APPRECIATION 5-1Section 1. Letter of Commendation (LOC) 5-1Section 2. Letter of Appreciation (LOA) 5-2Section 3. Letter of Appreciation (LOA) to Employers and Spouses of Naval Reservists 5-3Chapter 6. AWARDS FOR EMPLOYERS 6-1Section 1. National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 6-1Chapter 7. PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT LETTERS 7-1Section 1. Promotion and Advancement Letters 7-1Chapter 8. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION PROGRAMS 8-1Section 1. Master Training Specialist RecognitionProgram 8-1Appendix A. SAILOR OF THE YEAR SAMPLE NOMINATION FORMAT A-1Appendix B. SAILOR OF THE YEAR SAMPLE ENDORSEMENT(FOR RIAC NOMINEE ONLY) B-1Appendix C. NRIP BLUEJACKET OF THE YEAR ABBREVIATEDSAMPLE NOMINATION FORMAT . . . . . . . . . . C-1Appendix D. NRIP SOQ/SSOQ/BJOY SAILOR OF THE QUARTER NOMINATION INFORMATION COMNAVRESINTCOM 1650/3 (Rev. 8-96) D-1Appendix E. JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR SAMPLE NOMINATION FORMAT E-1Appendix F. SAMPLE OFFICER MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION F-1Appendix G. SAMPLE ENLISTED MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION G-1Appendix H. SAMPLE OFFICER SUMMARY OF ACTION ANDCITATION NAVY MARINE CORPS COMMENDATIONMEDAL H-1Appendix I. SAMPLE ENLISTED SUMMARY OF ACTION NAVYMARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL I-1Appendix J. SAMPLE OFFICER SUMMARY OF ACTION ANDCITATION NAVY MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENTMEDAL J-1Appendix K. SAMPLE ENLISTED SUMMARY OF ACTION ANDCITATION NAVY MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENTMEDAL K-1Appendix L. SAMPLE LETTER AWARDING MILITARY OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL L-1Appendix M. SAMPLE OFFICER SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION FOR A LETTER OF COMMENDATION M-1Appendix N. SAMPLE ENLISTED SUMMARY OF ACTION ANDCITATION FOR A LETTER OF COMMENDATION N-1Appendix O. SAMPLE RETIREMENT LETTER OF APPRECIATION O-1Appendix P. SAMPLE CIVILIAN LETTER OF APPRECIATION P-1Appendix Q. SAMPLE LETTER OF APPRECIATION TO SPOUSE Q-1Appendix R. SAMPLE LETTER OF APPRECIATION TO EMPLOYER R-1Appendix S. MASTER TRAINING SPECIALIST RECOGNITION PROGRAM SAMPLE NOMINATION LETTER S-1

Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION

Section 1. Purpose Section 1. Purpose

It is Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command (COMNAVRESINTCOM) policy to publicly recognize deserving personnel within NAVRESINTCOM and the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program (NRIP). To this end, this manual institutes the COMNAVRESINTCOM "Awards and Recognition Program". This document complements, but does not replace, the references listed on page iii. It addresses only the most common awards and recognition devices used within NAVRESINTCOM and the NRIP. Each reference should be reviewed for other awards not addressed in this manual. Further, it provides guidance in simplifying and reducing the necessary paperwork for Reserve Intelligence Area Commanders (RIACs) and NRIP unit commanding officers.

Section 2. Authority Section 2. Authority

Military awards serve to publicly recognize and reward extraordinary, exceptionally meritorious achievement or service, or conspicuous acts of gallantry, or heroism. Timely submission, evaluation and public presentation of such awards is essential. References (a) and (b) provide Navy policy and procedures on awards. Reference (a) delegates to COMNAVRESINTCOM, as the "first flag officer in the Chain of Command," the authority to award the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal to NAVRESINTCOM (except personal staff) and NRIP personnel. There are no quotas which apply to the NAVRESINTCOM awards program.

Section 3. Scope Section 3. Scope

This Awards and Recognition Program implements references (a) and (b) for NAVRESINTCOM and the NRIP. Additionally, the Program provides for the nomination, selection and recognition of certain recurring NAVRESINTCOM awards. They are: NAVRESINTCOM Sailor of the Year, Bluejacket of the Year, Shore Sailor of the Year, Shore Sailor of the Quarter, Reserve Intelligence Area (RIA) Reserve Sailor of the Quarter, and Junior Officer of the Year awards (references (c) through (h)). Further, the Program incorporates NRIP-specific awards and individual recognition:

a. IS1 Michael R. Wagner Award for Outstanding Naval Reserve Intelligence Specialist;

b. LCDR Joe Makoski Award for Outstanding Junior Reserve Intelligence Program Officer (RIPO);

c. NAVRESINTCOM Civilian of the Year (COY) Award;

d. Captain George A. O'Connell, Jr., Outstanding Naval Reserve Intelligence Program Unit of the Year Award;

e. Admiral Martin J. Andrews Award.

Specific instructions and guidance for these awards are contained herein.

Section 4. Responsibility Section 4. Responsibility

1. NAVRESINTCOM Awards Board implements the Awards and Recognition Program. Board members perform the following tasks:

a. Review award recommendations received from Reserve Intelligence Area Commanders (RIACs).

b. Preserve the character and meaning of awards and personal decorations by judicious interpretation of the distinction between "normal performance" and "exceptionally meritorious performance".

c. Recommend approval of the proposed award, approval of a lower award or disapproval of award nominations to COMNAVRESINTCOM.

2. Deputy Chief of Staff, Administration, is overall Awards and Recognition Program Coordinator and Sponsor:

a. Screens all award recommendations for format and technical compliance with directives, and provides background information to the Awards Board.

b. Maintains applicable files and processes NAVRESINTCOM approved awards.

c. Reviews the performance of each RIAC in carrying out this program.

3. Reserve Intelligence Area Commanders will institute, within their Reserve Intelligence Areas (RIAs), an Awards and Recognition Program which will:

a. Establish an "Awards Board".

b. Make awards information available to all RIA unit commanding officers.

c. Establish intra-RIA procedures for local recognition of outstanding performance.

d. Actively seek out and recognize eligible and deserving RIA units and personnel for award consideration.

e. Ensure that submissions for all recurring awards described herein are scheduled in the RIA planning calendar and are submitted in accordance with applicable directives.

4. NRIP Unit Commanding Officers: Each NRIP Unit Commanding Officer will:

a. Actively seek out and recommend eligible and deserving individuals for recognition.

b. Recognize awardees and retirees at appropriate ceremonies. A Letter of Appreciation from COMNAVRESINTCOM shall be requested for each retiring member.

Section 5. Administrative Processing Section 5. Administrative Processing

1. Within the NRIP, award recommendations for individuals should be generated by unit commanding officers. Award recommendations for unit commanding officers should be generated by RIACs. Unit nominations should be originated by the gaining command and recommended by the RIAC. If the originator of an individual recommendation is not the unit commanding officer, the recommendation must be forwarded to the individual's commanding officer for endorsement except when otherwise allowed by this directive. Recommendations are forwarded via the chain of command to the specific final awarding authority as specified in references (a) through (g), (i), (h and this manual.

2. Letters of Commendation (LOCs), while part of the COMNAVRESINTCOM Recognition Program, are not personal awards as set forth in reference (a). Because LOCs are an important means of recognizing NRIP personnel, directions for their processing are included in this instruction. However, issuing an LOC for specific actions during a specific time frame does not preclude approving a future personal award based on those same actions during that same time frame.

3. Do not nominate active duty staff members for mid-tour personal award recommendations. While routine end-of-tour awards are not part of the awards system, recommendations for deserving active duty personnel should be held until near the end of the tour so as to provide the most appropriate recognition for the entire tour. Nominations of mid-tour letters of commendation for active duty enlisted will be considered when appropriate to provide mid-tour recognition.

4. Unit-generated PARs will be screened by the RIA staff member responsible for awards to evaluate the appropriate level of award and assess technical compliance with applicable directives. When RIA quality control is complete, the PAR will be assigned a RIA control number (see Chapter 3) and presented to the RIAC for signature. RIACs shall institute procedures so that all awards are processed in a timely manner, normally less than 60 days. This shall be a RIAC evaluation item.

Award

Eligible

Due Date

to CNRIC

RIA Subm

Required


Announcement

Date


Due Date to Next Echelon

Personal Award

Nominated for

BJOY

Act/Res

E1 - E4

01 Feb

N

15 Feb

N

LOC

SOQ

Act/Res

E4 - E6

01 Feb

01 May

01 Aug

01 Nov

N

15 Feb

15 May

15 Aug

15 Nov

N

LOC

SSOY

Act Duty

E4 - E6


30 Jan

N

15 Feb

15 Mar

NMCAM

NRSOY

SelRes

E4 - E6


30 Jan

Y

15 Mar

1 Apr

NMCAM

SelRes

JOY


01 - 04

W2 - W3


30 Sep

Y

15 Mar

NRA: 30 Dec

ROA: 15 Nov

NMCCM

O'Connell

NRIP

Unit


01 Sep

N

Mgt Conf

( Nov )


N

N/A

Makoski/

TAR JOY

RIPO

01 - 04


01 Sep

N

Mgt Conf

( Nov )


NRA: 30 Dec

NONE

(Incl. in

End-of-Tour)


Wagner

Active

Duty "IS"

E4 - E9

01 Sep

N

Mgt Conf

( Nov )


N

NONE

(Incl. in

End-of-Tour)


Master

Training

Specialist


NEC 9502,

9506


01 Feb

N

15 Feb

01 Mar

N/A

Award

Eligible

Due Date

to CNRIC

RIA Subm

Required


Announcement

Date


Due Date to Next Echelon

Personal Award

Nominated for

Analyst

SelRes

E1 - O6


01 Mar

Y

1 Jun

N

NMCCM

COY

Civilian

01 Sep

N

Mgt Conf

(Nov)


N

N/A

Chapter 2. RECURRING AWARDS Chapter 2. RECURRING AWARDS

Section 1. NRIP Naval Reserve Sailor of the Year (SOY) Section 1. NRIP Naval Reserve Sailor of the Year (SOY)

Schedule: 1 February - Reserve Intelligence Area Nominations due at COMNAVRESINTCOM

1 April - COMNAVRESINTCOM Nominations due at COMNAVRESFOR

Documents Attached: Sample Nomination Letter -- Appendix A

Sample Endorsement -- Appendix B

1. Purpose. To establish the NRIP Naval Reserve Sailor of the Year Award, recognizing the most outstanding all around Selected Reservist (SelRes) sailor in the NRIP.

2. Policy. The spirit and intent of this program is to recognize the best all around sailor from all eligible pay grades. The program is open to all participating enlisted Naval Reserve personnel in the NRIP in pay grades E-4 through E-6. Personnel in pay grade E-6 selected for E-7 are ineligible. Emphasis is on professionalism, sustained superior performance and personal excellence. Selection of a NRIP Naval Reserve SOY will result in the nomination of that sailor in competition for COMNAVRESFOR Naval Reserve SOY, submission of a Personal Award Recommendation for the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal by COMNAVRESINTCOM to COMNAVRESFOR, presentation of a NAVRESINTCOM individual plaque, and inclusion of the recipient's name on a permanent plaque located at COMNAVRESINTCOM headquarters.

3. Criteria. When reviewing candidates for selection, the following criteria shall apply:

a. Sustained superior performance;

b. Demonstrated superior leadership ability;

c. Demonstrated high degree of initiative, cooperation and adaptability;

d. Exemplary military and professional conduct; and

e. Outstanding military appearance.

f. Significance of civic involvement or accomplishments including offices held and actively pursued. Special consideration shall be given to those individuals who have excelled in demanding and challenging assignments. Demonstration of progress in furthering the individual's education and participation in community and civic affairs shall also be considered.

4. Discussion

a. The competitive period for the NRIP Naval Reserve SOY program is based upon the preceding calendar year. The nomination should be dated for the current year in which the SOY is awarded (e.g.: competitive period: 1 January to 31 December 1992; selectee will be the 1993 Sailor of the Year).

b. Each RIA will develop its own procedures for the selection of the NRIP SOY nominee.

c. Photos. If procuring Navy photo service is difficult, high quality, non-professional front and side photos of any RIA nominee are acceptable. However, once selected as the NRIP SOY, the RIA must then provide professional photos of the nominee as specified in the sample endorsement.

d. The Personal Award Recommendation (PAR) for the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal submitted with each nomination will be separately reviewed for each nominee for NRIP SOY. The NRIP SOY PAR will be forwarded for consideration by COMNAVRESFOR. Pursuant to reference (d) COMNAVRESFOR non-selectees will be awarded a Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal from COMNAVRESFOR.

Section 2. NRIP Naval Reserve Bluejacket of the Year Section 2. NRIP Naval Reserve Bluejacket of the Year

Schedule: 1 February - Reserve Intelligence Area

Nominations due at COMNAVRESINTCOM

Documents Attached: Sample Nomination Letter -- Appendix C

NRIP Bluejacket of the Year Nomination Sheet, COMNAVRESINTCOM 1650/3

(Rev.8-96) Appendix D

1. Purpose. To establish the NRIP Bluejacket of the Year Award, recognizing the most outstanding all around junior sailor in the NRIP.

2. Policy. This program is open to all participating personnel in the NRIP in pay grades E-1 through E-4. Personnel in pay grade E-4 selected for E-5 are ineligible. This recognizes the best all-around sailor from all eligible pay grades. Emphasis is on professionalism and performance. Selection as NRIP Bluejacket of the Year will result in a recommendation for a Letter of Commendation and presentation of a NAVRESINTCOM individual plaque, and inclusion of the recipient's name on a permanent plaque located at COMNAVRESINTCOM headquarters.

3. Criteria. When reviewing candidates for selection, the following criteria shall apply:

a. Sustained superior performance;

b. Demonstrated leadership ability (if applicable);

c. Demonstrated high degree of initiative, cooperation, and adaptability;

d. Exemplary military professional conduct;

e. Outstanding military appearance.

Special consideration shall be given to those individuals who have excelled in demanding and challenging assignments. Demonstration of progress in furthering the individual's education and participation in community and civic affairs shall also be considered.

4. Discussion

a. The competitive period for NRIP BJOY is based upon the preceding calendar year. The nomination should be dated for the current year in which the BJOY is awarded (e.g.; performance period: 1 January to 31 December 1995; selectee will be the 1996 Bluejacket of the Year).

b. Each RIA will develop their own procedures for the selection of the RIAs nominee for Blue Jacket of the Year.

c. The NRIP Bluejacket of the Year shall receive a COMNAVRESINTCOM Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal. All other requests for Letters of Commendation shall be submitted and given a Letter of Commendation for selection as the RIA Bluejacket of the Year based on the merits of summary of action.


Section 3. NAVRESINTCOM Active Duty Sailor of the Quarter (SSOQ) Section 3. NAVRESINTCOM Active Duty Sailor of the Quarter (SSOQ)

Schedule: Reserve Intelligence Area Nominations due at COMNAVRESINTCOM quarterly as follows: 1 Feb,

1 May, 1 Aug, and 1 Nov

Documents Attached: SSOQ Review Sheet -- Appendix C

NRIP SSOQ Nomination Form 1650/3 (Rev. 8-96) Appendix D,

1. Purpose. To establish the NRIP Active Duty Sailor of the Quarter Award, which recognizes the most outstanding all around active duty sailor in the NRIP.

2. Policy. This program is open to all participating active duty enlisted personnel serving in the NRIP in pay grades E-4 through E-6. Personnel in pay grade E-6 selected for E-7 are ineligible. The spirit and intent of this program is to recognize the very best all around sailor from all eligible pay grades. Emphasis shall be placed on professionalism and performance. Selection of the NRIP Active Duty SOQ will result in the nomination of that sailor in competition for COMNAVRESINTCOM Sailor of the Year.

3. Criteria. When reviewing candidates for selection, the following criteria shall apply:

a. Sustained superior performance;

b. Demonstrated superior leadership ability;

c. Demonstrated high degree of initiative, cooperation and adaptability;

d. Exemplary military and professional conduct; and

e. Outstanding military appearance.

Special consideration shall be given to those individuals who have excelled in demanding and challenging assignments. Demonstration of progress in furthering the individual's education and participation in community and civic affairs shall also be considered.

4. Discussion

a. The competitive period for the NAVRESINTCOM Active Duty SOQ program is based upon performance during the preceding fiscal quarter, and, unlike the Sailor of the Year period, the SSOQ nomination will be numbered for that quarter (e.g.: performance period: 1 January to 31 March 1996 and awarded in May; selectee will be the 1996 Second Quarter Sailor of the Quarter). This means that the fourth quarter SSOQ (1 Jul-30 Sep) will be due to headquarters 1 Nov and will be the last SOQ eligible for the SSOY the following February. The winner for the period 1 Oct - 31 Dec 93, for example, would only be eligible for SSOY selected in February 97 (see table below).

FISCAL QUARTER #

FISCAL QUARTER

DATES/FY


DUE CNRIC/FY

ANNOUNCED/FY

ELIGIBLE FOR SOY DUE

1

1 OCT-31 DEC/FY1

1 FEB/FY1

FEB/FY1

FEB/FY2

2

1 JAN-31 MAR/FY1

1 MAY/FY1

MAY/FY1

FEB/FY2

3

1 APR-30 JUN/FY1

1 AUG/FY1

AUG/FY1

FEB/FY2

4

1 JUL-30 SEP/FY1

1 NOV/FY2

NOV/FY2

FEB/FY2

5. Action

a. Nomination. Nominate a RIA active duty Sailor of the Quarter using COMNAVRESINTCOM form 1650/3 and include a copy of the latest evaluation.

b. Selection. The COMNAVRESINTCOM Command Master Chief will convene a quarterly board comprised of the headquarters Chief's Mess to review nominations and recommend a candidate to the Commander for selection.

c. Award. The active duty Sailor of the Quarter will be issued a Letter of Commendation from the commander within 30 days of selection. The RIA should present this letter to the member with appropriate formality.

Section 4. RIA Sailor of the Quarter Section 4. RIA Sailor of the Quarter

Schedule: RIA selectee forms due at COMNAVRESINTCOM quarterly as follows: 1 Feb, 1 May, 1 Aug, and

1 Nov

Documents Attached: Sample Endorsement Letter -- Appendix B

NRIP (SOQ) Nomination Form 1650/3 (Rev. 8-96) -- Appendix D

1. Purpose. To provide flag recognition to RIA Sailors of the Quarter.

2. Policy. This is not a mandatory award; each RIA may or may not choose to select a winner each quarter. Eligible members include all Selected Reserve enlisted personnel serving in the RIA in pay grades E-4 through E-6. Personnel in pay grade E-6 selected for E-7 are ineligible. Selection as RIA SOQ will normally result in that sailor competing for RIA Sailor of the Year.

3. Criteria. Same as for SSOQ.

4. Discussion. The competitive period for the RIA SOQ program is the same as for the SSOQ program.

5. Action

a. Selection. RIA's who choose a RIA SOQ should fax/mail a completed COMNAVRESINTCOM form 1650/3 to NAVRESINTCOM by the deadlines shown above.

b. Award. For each RIA Sailor of the Quarter for whom a form is received, the Commander will issue a Letter of Commendation within 30 days of notification. The RIA should present this letter to the member with appropriate formality to recognize the achievement.


Section 5. NAVRESINTCOM Shore Sailor of the Year (SSOY) Section 5. NAVRESINTCOM Shore Sailor of the Year (SSOY)

Schedule: 30 January - Reserve Intelligence Area

Nominations due at COMNAVRESINTCOM

15 March - COMNAVRESINTCOM Nominations due at COMNAVRESFOR

Documents Attached: Sample Nomination Letter -- Appendix A

1. Purpose. To establish the NAVRESINTCOM Shore Sailor of the Year Award, recognizing the most outstanding all around sailor in NAVRESINTCOM.

2. Policy. This program is open to all participating active duty enlisted personnel serving in NAVRESINTCOM, including TAR and ADSW, in pay grades E-4 through E-6. Personnel in pay grade E-6 selected for E-7 are ineligible. The spirit and intent of this program is to recognize the very best all around sailor from all eligible pay grades. Emphasis shall be placed on professionalism and performance. Selection of a NAVRESINTCOM Shore SOY will result in the nomination of that sailor to compete for COMNAVRESFOR Shore SOY, submission of a Personal Award Recommendation for the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal by COMNAVRESINTCOM to COMNAVRESFOR, presentation of a NAVRESINTCOM individual plaque, and inclusion of the recipient's name on a permanent plaque located at COMNAVRESINTCOM headquarters.

3. Criteria. When reviewing candidates for selection, the following criteria shall apply:

a. Sustained superior performance;

b. Demonstrated superior leadership ability;

c. Demonstrated high degree of initiative, cooperation and adaptability;

d. Exemplary military and professional conduct; and

e. Outstanding military appearance.

Special consideration shall be given to those individuals who have excelled in demanding and challenging assignments. Demonstration of progress in furthering the individual's education and participation in community and civic affairs shall also be considered.



4. Discussion

a. The competitive period for the NAVRESINTCOM Shore SOY program is based upon the preceding calendar year. The nomination should be dated for the current year in which the SOY is awarded (e.g.: performance period: 1 January to 31 December 1996; selectee will be the 1997 Sailor of the Year).

b. The personal Award Recommendation for the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal submitted with each nomination will be acted upon separately for each nominee for COMNAVRESINTCOM Shore SOY. The NAVRESINTCOM Shore Sailor of the year PAR will be forwarded for consideration by COMNAVRESFOR. COMNAVRESFOR non-selectees will be awarded a Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal from COMNAVRESFOR.

Section 6. NAVRESINTCOM Junior Officer of the Year (JOY) Section 6. NAVRESINTCOM Junior Officer of the Year (JOY)

Schedule: 30 September - Reserve Intelligence Area Nominations due at COMNAVRESINTCOM

Documents Attached: Sample Endorsement -- Appendix B

Sample Nomination Format -- Appendix E

1. Purpose. To establish the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program (NRIP) Junior Officer of the Year Award, in recognition of the most outstanding all around junior officer in the NRIP.

2. Policy. This program is open to all drilling junior officer Naval Reserve personnel in the NRIP holding 1615/1635/6445/

6455/7455 designators in grades 0-1 through 0-4 and W-2 or W-3. 0-5 and W-4 selectees are ineligible as are previous recipients of the award. This award recognizes the very best all around junior officer from all eligible designators. Selection of the NRIP JOY will result in COMNAVRESINTCOM recognition as follows:

a. A NAVRESINTCOM plaque for presentation to the recipient plus inclusion of the recipient's name on a permanent plaque located at COMNAVRESINTCOM Headquarters.

b. Presentation of the Navy Marine Corps Achivement Medal from COMNAVRESINTCOM.

c. Submission to the Reserve Officer Association and the Naval Reserve Association as the COMNAVRESINTCOM nominee for their Junior Officer of the Year awards.

3. Criteria. When reviewing candidates for selection, the following criteria shall apply:

a. Sustained superior performance.

b. Demonstrated superior leadership ability.

c. Display of a high degree of initiative, cooperation and adaptability.

d. Exemplary military and professional conduct.

e. Significance of civic involvement or accomplishments, including offices held and actively pursued.

f. Outstanding military appearance.

Special consideration shall be given to those officers who have excelled in demanding and challenging assignments. Demonstration of progress in furthering the officer's education shall also be considered.

4. Discussion

a. The competitive period of the JOY program is based upon the preceding fiscal year. The nomination should be dated for the current fiscal year in which the JOY is awarded (e.g., performance period: 1 October 1995 to 30 September 1996; selectee will be the 1997 Junior Officer of the Year).

b. Each RIA shall develop its own procedures for the selection of its NRIP JOY nominee.

c. Photos. If procuring Navy photo service is difficult, we will accept high quality, non-professional front and side photos of any RIA nominee. However, once selected as the NRIP SOY, the RIA must then provide professional photos of the nominee as specified in the sample endorsement.

d. Unit commanding officers should note that the NRA will accept nomination packages for its award directly from the RIA. However, we discourage such nominations because the nominees would be in direct competition with the COMNAVRESINTCOM nominee. Nevertheless, for any nomination sent directly to NRA, COMNAVRESINTCOM requests a copy of the nomination cover letter. Nomination directly to the Reserve Officers Association for its JOY award is not permitted, since COMNAVRESFOR selects the winner.

e. In regard to submission of documentation supporting the nominees selection, do NOT include copies of fitness reports.

f. The personal award recommendation submitted with each JOY nomination package will be separately acted upon for all nominees that are not selected as the NRIP JOY.

5. RESERVE OFFICER ASSOCIATION (ROA) OUTSTANDING NAVAL JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR.

a. The winner of the COMNAVRESINTCOM JOY competition will automatically be entered as the NAVRESINTCOM nominee to the ROA JOY competition.

b. Eligibility Requirements. Same as for NRIP JOY.

c. Special Benefits for the ROA Junior Officer of the Year Awardee. The candidate will:

(1) Be invited to attend the ROA Midwinter Conference in Washington, DC.

(2) Be issued AT orders with pay and allowances for a period not to exceed four days, including travel. The ROA will sponsor conference registration fees, meals, and hotel accommodations for the selectee and his/her spouse.

(3) Be recognized with a plaque to be presented at the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Service Selection Luncheon and at the Midwinter Conference Banquet.

d. Submission Schedule: None for RIA's; 15 November is the deadline for COMNAVRESINTCOM submission to COMNAVRESFOR.

e. Two additional photos are required prior to submission to COMNAVRESFOR: black and white, 3" X 5", one a portrait and the other an action-type photo.

6. NAVAL RESERVE ASSOCIATION (NRA) OUTSTANDING JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR.

a. The Naval Reserve Association presents two awards each year: one to a naval reserve officer drilling with a component of the Naval Reserve and one to an active duty TAR officer.

b. The winner in the COMNAVRESINTCOM JOY competition will be automatically entered as the NAVRESINTCOM nominee to the NRA JOY competition.

(1) The winner of the Joe Makoski Award competition shall automatically be entered as the NAVRESINTCOM nominee for the NRA TAR competition.

c. Eligibility Requirements. Same as for NRIP JOY.

d. Special Benefits for the NRA Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Awardee.

(1) The NRA selectee(s) will be invited to attend the formal presentation at the annual NRA National Conference. The NRA will sponsor conference registration fees, meals, and hotel accommodations for the selectee.

(2) The NAVRESINTCOM candidate will receive a Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with COMNAVRESINTCOM as awarding authority.

e. Submission Schedule. None for RIA's; deadline for COMNAVRESINTCOM submission to NRA Headquarters as promulgated by NRA/COMNAVRESFOR.

Section 7. IS1 Michael R. Wagner Award for Outstanding Naval Reserve Intelligence Program (Active Duty) Intelli gence Specialist Section 7. IS1 Michael R. Wagner Award for Outstanding Naval Reserve Intelligence Program (Active Duty) Intelli gence Specialist

Reference: None - See Eligibility Requirements and

Selection Criteria below

Schedule: 1 September - Reserve Intelligence Area Nominations due at COMNAVRESINTCOM

1. Purpose. To establish the IS1 Michael R. Wagner Award to be awarded annually to recognize outstanding performance by a NRIP active duty Intelligence Specialist (IS).

2. Background. IS1 Michael R. Wagner, USN, served as the RIA Area Six active duty Intelligence Specialist from May 1981 until September 1983. Following that tour, he was transferred to attache duty in Beirut, Lebanon, where he was killed in action on 20 September 1984. His selfless dedication to duty and the United States Navy provides an inspiration to all who follow in his path. This award is established to honor IS1 Michael Wagner and to recognize outstanding performance by a NRIP active duty Intelligence Specialist.

3. Policy. The IS1 Michael R. Wagner Award is awarded by COMNAVRESINTCOM to an active duty Intelligence Specialist (E-4 through E-9) who has served at least six months in an NRIP position (including COMNAVAIRESFOR Code N2, ONI-14 and NAVRESINTCOM staff) during the past fiscal year. Repeat awards are not authorized.

4. Nomination Process

a. On or before 1 September of each year RIACs/RIPOs should provide their nomination to COMNAVRESINTCOM.

b. The nomination package will consist of:

(1) Bulletized resume of nominee.

(2) Copy of performance evaluations covering previous 12 months.

(3) Justification for selection.

5. Selection Criteria. Nominations will be based on overall performance. Points to be considered are:

a. Attitude, enthusiasm and eagerness to serve the Reserve Intelligence Program and its personnel;

b. Coordination of the Basic Reserve Intelligence Training for enlisted personnel;

c. Leadership ability;

d. Adaptability; and

e. Promotion of good command relationships.

6. Selection Process. Final selection will be made by COMNAVRESINTCOM who will seek the confidential advice of RIACs, senior TAR Intelligence Officers, Host Air Activity commanding officers, and NAVRESINTCOM staff as necessary to select the most deserving nominee.

7. Recognition of Recipient

a. The IS1 Michael R. Wagner Award will consist of a plaque for presentation to the recipient, plus installation of the recipient's name on a permanent plaque located at NAVRESINTCOM headquarters. Recipient shall also receive a specific achievement Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal.

b. The award will normally be presented at the annual NAVRESINTCOM Management Conference in November.

c. Identification of the receipt of this award should be highlighted in any "end of tour" award recommendation.

Section 8. CDR Joe Makoski Award for Outstanding Reserve Intelligence Program Officer (RIPO) Section 8. CDR Joe Makoski Award for Outstanding Reserve Intelligence Program Officer (RIPO)

Reference: None - See Eligibility Requirements and Selection Criteria below

Schedule: 1 August - Deputy Commander, NAVRESINTCOM solicits officers listed in paragraph 5 for nominees

1 September - Officers listed in paragraph 5 submit prioritized list of nominees to NAVRESINTCOM

Document Attached: LCDR Makoski Nomination Checklist -- Appendix F

1. Purpose. To establish the LCDR Joe Makoski Award to recognize outstanding performance by a RIPO in the grade of O4 or below.

2. Background

a. The RIPO is the cornerstone of the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program, acting as a daily point of contact, coordinator, counselor and administrator to the hundreds of NRIP reservists in his/her Area. Appropriate recognition of outstanding RIPO performance is therefore most important.

b. LCDR Joseph V. Makoski, USNR, served with skill, distinction and dedication as RIPO Area EIGHTEEN, from February 1981 to January 1984, and as RIPO Area SIXTEEN, from February to July 1984. At that time, a sudden and untimely physical disability caused his retirement from the Navy and the loss of his talents to the NRIP. LCDR Makoski's courage in coping with a crippling disability has provided an inspiring example to all who know him.

c. This award was established on 28 September 1986, to honor LCDR Makoski and to recognize outstanding performance by a similar junior officer serving as a RIPO.

3. Eligibility Requirements. Officers who are LCDR or below (including CDR selectees) and who have served at least six months as a RIPO during the past fiscal year are eligible. Repeat awards are not authorized.

4. Selection Criteria. Nominations may be based on overall performance, exceptional specific achievements, or both. Points to be considered are:

a. Attitude, enthusiasm and eagerness to serve the Reserve Intelligence Area and its personnel;

b. Administrative efficiency;

c. Management of training, ADT and readiness;

d. Facilities and budget management;

e. Promotion of good command relationships, and

f. Contributions to the NRIP nationally.

5. Nomination Process

a. On or before 1 September of each year, the holders of the following billets should separately submit to COMNAVRESINTCOM a prioritized list of the nominees, with a brief summary of reasons for each:

(1) RIACs

(2) RIPOs

(3) Deputy Commander, NAVRESINTCOM

(4) CNO (N2R)

(5) Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI-14)

(6) COMNAVAIRESFOR (N2)

6. Selection Process. Final selection will be made by COMNAVRESINTCOM, who will also seek the confidential advice of RIACs, Host Air Activity Commanding Officers, and NAVRESINTCOM staff as necessary to select the most deserving nominee.

7. Recognition of Recipient

a. The LCDR Joe Makoski Award will consist of an individual plaque presented to the recipient, plus installation of the recipient's name on a permanent plaque located at NAVRESINTCOM headquarters or at another suitable location. Recipient will also receive a specific achievement Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal.

b. The award will normally be presented during the annual NAVRESINTCOM Management Conference in November.

c. The recipient will be the COMNAVRESINTCOM nominee for the Naval Reserve Association active duty Junior Officer of the Year award. Within 60 days after selection, the winner's RIAC will forward to COMNAVRESINTCOM a smooth nomination package for this

award. Use the same format as for the NRIP JOY. Include a full-length black and white photo in uniform.

d. Identification of the receipt of this award should be highlighted in any "end of tour" award recommendation.

Section 9. NAVRESINTCOM Civilian of the Year Award Section 9. NAVRESINTCOM Civilian of the Year Award

Reference: CCPONOLAINST 12000.1A (NOTAL)

Schedule: 1 September - Reserve Intelligence Area

Nominations due at COMNAVRESINTCOM

Document Attached: Civilian of the Year Nomination Checklist

Appendix G

1. Purpose. To establish the NAVRESINTCOM Civilian of the Year Award to recognize outstanding performance of COMNAVRESINTCOM civilian support staff members.

2. Background. As an Echelon IV command, COMNAVRESINTCOM is authorized to recognize the civilian employees within its 14 Reserve Intelligence Areas. This recognition can take the form of a cash awards, per the guidance of the reference, and/or the awarding of a civil service medal.

3. Eligibility Requirements. Civil servants who have served at least six months, either on the NAVRESINTCOM or a RIAC staff, are eligible. Repeat awards may be given only under unusual circumstances. Only those with most recent performance ratings of "outstanding" are eligible.

4. Nomination Process

a. On or before 1 September of each fiscal year, RIACs/RIPOs and the COMNAVRESINTCOM Chief Staff Officer should provide his nominations to the Deputy Commander, NAVRESINTCOM.

b. The nomination package will consist of:

The nominee's most recent performance appraisal, per Chapter 11 of the reference;

(1) Bulletized resume of nominee;

(2) Justification for selection;

(3) RIAC recommendation.

5. Selection Process. Final selection will be made by the Commander, who will also seek the confidential advice of RIACs, Host Air Activity Commanding Officers, and the NAVRESINTCOM staff as necessary to select the most deserving nominee and runner-up.



6. Recognition of the Recipient

a. The award will normally be announced at the annual NAVRESINTCOM Management Conference in November and a plaque presented as soon as possible thereafter at a suitable public occasion.

b. The Civilian of the Year will normally receive a higher cash performance award than other civilians for the performance award cycle ending 31 October.

Section 10. Captain George A. O'Connell, Jr., Outstanding Naval Reserve Intelligence Program Unit of the Year Award Section 10. Captain George A. O'Connell, Jr., Outstanding Naval Reserve Intelligence Program Unit of the Year Award

Reference: None - See Eligibility Requirements and Selection

Criteria below

Schedule: 1 September - Reserve Intelligence Area

Nominations due at COMNAVRESINTCOM

Document Attached: CAPT George A. O'Connell, Jr. Nomination Checklist -- Appendix H

1. Purpose. To establish the Captain George A. O'Connell, Jr. Outstanding Unit of the Year Award to recognize the outstanding NRIP unit.

2. Background. Captain George A. O'Connell, Jr., USNR (Ret) was a dedicated member of the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program and past president of the Naval Reserve Association. He served with distinction on active duty in World War II as a communications officer and air intelligence officer in the South Pacific, and on the CNO's staff in Washington. Upon release from active duty, he immediately affiliated with the U.S. Naval Reserve, was recalled during the Korean War to serve at the Photographic Intelligence Center in Washington, D.C. and remained active in the reserve intelligence program serving as a member and commanding officer of several reserve intelligence units until his retirement in 1974. This award has been established in conjunction with the Naval Reserve Association to honor Captain O'Connell's dedicated service and superb leadership and management by recognizing the outstanding Naval Reserve Intelligence Program unit each year.

3. Eligibility Criteria. Any pay unit in the NRIP. Must not have been a previous recipient of this award within the last five years.

4. Selection Criteria. Annual selection will be based on unit performance during the 12 month period ending 30 September.

a. Primary factors. Winning units will be selected based on outstanding performance and unique achievements, primarily in the following two areas:

(1) Mobilization readiness (unit must be at R1 or R2 readiness level).

(2) Support to the gaining command and other active forces.

b. Secondary factors. If a winner cannot be determined based on the primary factors, then the following areas may be looked at as tie-breakers:

(1) Security and security awareness.

(2) Training programs and training efficiency.

(3) Recruiting and retention.

(4) Administrative efficiency, including automation.

5. Nomination Process. By 1 September of each year, nominations will be submitted to COMNAVRESINTCOM by RIACs. Each nomination must address the primary factors listed in paragraph 4 above. Secondary factors may or may not be addressed. Be as specific as possible in identifying achievements and results. RIAs should use any internal processes that may already exist to select and nominate units for this award. RIA selection processes should be streamlined to minimize paperwork. More than one unit from a RIA may be nominated, but they must be ranked by the RIAC.

6. Selection Process. Final selection will be made by COMNAV-RESINTCOM after evaluation of nominations and recommendations from the NAVRESINTCOM Awards Board. The Awards Board may seek the confidential advice of RIACs, Gaining Command representatives and others deemed appropriate to select the most deserving unit.

7. Recognition for Recipient Unit. The Captain George A. O'Connell, Jr. Award will consist of an individual plaque presented to the recipient unit. The unit's name will be engraved on a permanent plaque located at COMNAVRESINTCOM headquarters. The award will normally be presented to the RIAC of the selected unit during the annual NAVRESINTCOM Management Conference. The RIAC will then present the award to the selected unit at an appropriate recognition ceremony in the RIA.

Section 11. Admiral Martin J. Andrews Award

References: -- None

Schedule: -- None

Documents Attached: -- None

1. Purpose. To establish the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program Hall of Honor, recognizing the few outstanding individuals who have given of themselves to such a degree that a personal award cannot recognize them sufficiently.

2. Policy. This program is open to all members of the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program in the rank of Captain. Nominations for this Award are not open. COMNAVRESINTCOM shall determine the membership of the Hall of Honor. This award shall be periodic in nature.

3. Criteria. COMNAVRESINTCOM shall select those officers who have willingly and tirelessly given of their time and talents to further the goals and mission of NAVRESINTCOM without thought of personal gain.


Chapter 3. INDIVIDUAL MILITARY PERSONAL DECORATIONS Chapter 3. INDIVIDUAL MILITARY PERSONAL DECORATIONS

Section 1. General Information Section 1. General Information

1. General. Personal decorations are important symbols of recognition, and a means of publicly recognizing and rewarding extraordinary, exceptionally meritorious, or conspicuously outstanding acts of heroism and other acts or services which are above and beyond that normally expected and which distinguish the individual among those performing similar acts or services.

2. Submission requirements. Submission of personal award recommendations (PARs) must include at a minimum:

a. The original PAR form (OPNAV 1650/3) (both sides), signed by both the originator (normally the unit CO) and the first endorser (normally the RIAC). Original signatures of the unit commanding officer and the RIAC are required. Signing "by direction" is not authorized. Originators are required to submit a soft copy of each PAR (3.5" IBM-compatible diskette). An electronic version of the OPNAV 1650/3 form can be obtained in AIMS or from the COMNAVRESINTCOM Homepage on the Internet.

3. Required PAR identification numbering system. Each PAR will have a unique sequential identification number assigned by the RIA at the time it is logged out of the RIA for submission to COMNAVRESINTCOM. This seven-digit number will be neatly lettered or typed in the upper right hand corner on the front side of the PAR form. The composition of the I.D. number shall be as follows:

a. Digits 1 and 2 - RIA originating the PAR;

b. Digits 3 and 4 - fiscal year in which the PAR is submitted;

c. Digits 5, 6, and 7 - Sequential number of the PAR during the current fiscal year.

Do not use dashes, hyphens, or spaces between the characters.

d. Example: RIA 17 has submitted 23 PARS since 1 October 1993 and is about to submit its 24th. Its PAR identification number will be: 1794024.

4. Details for Preparing a Personal Award Recommendation (PAR) (FORM OPNAV 1650/3 (Rev. 1-94)). Nominations for personal decorations are made using the PAR form. Detailed guidance for completing this form follows:

Documents Attached: Sample Personal Award Recommendation (OPNAV 1650/3) - Blank

"FROM" Block: Enter originator (usually the NRIP unit and unit Commanding Officer). Do not name the commanding officer, simply insert "Commanding Officer," followed by the command title in long form. Do not use abbreviations. See Appendix B to Chapter 2 of SECNAVINST 1650.1F.

"TO" Block: Enter awarding authority as follows:

Award Awarding Authority

Meritorious Service Medal CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS

Navy Marine Corp COMNAVRESINTCOM

Commendation Medal

Navy Marine Corp COMNAVRESINTCOM

Achievement Medal

Letter COMNAVRESINTCOM

of Commendation

Block 1: Social Security Number

Block 2: Designator/NEC/MOS. Enter officer designator or Navy Enlisted Classification Code (e.g. "1635", "2526"). If there is no NEC, simply insert "0000". MOS is the USMC Military Occupational Standard.

Block 3: List full name: Last (ALL CAPS), first and middle

DOE, John Robert

DOE, John NMN

DOE, John Robert Jr.

Use the above examples for full name, name with appropriate initial in quotations if there is an initial only, and "NMN" for no middle name. Indicate "Jr.", "Sr.", "II", "III", as appropriate.

Block 4: Component. Choose from USNR-R, (for all SELRES or IVTU members), USNR, (TAR) or USN.

Block 5: Grade/Rate. Enter proper abbreviation for present rank/rate, i.e., AFCM, YN1(SS), CAPT, etc. (Do not use pay grade E3, E4, O4, O6 etc.)

Block 6: Warfare Designator. If earned, identify only one designator, (SW/AW/SS).

Block 7: UIC/RUIC. Enter unit five digit identification code (e.g. "00072") that corresponds to the unit identified in block 17.

Block 8: Recommended award. Award name must be abbreviated in this block, (e.g. NAVY MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL -- NA, NAVY MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL -- NC, MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL -- MM, MILITARY OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL -- MOVSM).

Block 9: Specific Achievement. Check either YES or NO indicating whether the award is a specific achievement award. A specific achievement means a single, discrete accomplishment, normally occurring over a short period of time as opposed to outstanding performance for many things done during a multi-year tour of duty. (e.g., the PAR form for the Junior Officer of the Year, Sailor of the Year and Shore Sailor of the Year should be specific achievement awards.)

Block 10: Check appropriate box. The majority of peacetime awards will be "meritorious".

Block 11: Number of award of this medal. Enter as "First", "Second", and so forth, the number of the recommended award which the member will have, assuming that the recommended award is approved. The number in this block and block 19 should agree (i.e., if the member has been awarded the same personal decoration once previously, that particular award should be listed once in block 19, and block 11 should state "Second").

Block 12: Action Date/Meritorious Period. Enter date or dates for which the award is recommended (e.g., "15 Jun 1991 to 29 Jul 1993"). These must be the same dates that are listed on the citation.

Block 13: Area of Action/Service. Specify geographic area of action/service (e.g. CONUS, WESTPAC, EUROPE, MED). Typically, the entry will be CONUS.

Block 14: Expiration of Active Duty. For active duty enlisted, enter EAOS; for active duty officer, enter "INDEFINITE" unless the date has been established for transfer to Fleet Reserve or Retired List; for participating Naval Reserve officers and enlisted members, enter "N/A." For TAR officers enter "Indefinite".

Block 15: Estimated Detachment Date. If known, indicate (e.g. "15 Oct 1989"). This date is of particular importance when the award is to be presented prior to the date that the member will

be retiring or detaching. If unknown or not detaching, indicate "N/A".

Block 16: New Duty Station. Type in SNDL authorized short title of the new duty station with the complete mailing address (e.g., "NAS Dallas, TX 75211-9541"). If being separated, enter home address, including ZIP code.

Block 17: Unit and unit location at Time of Action/Service. Enter official abbreviated title of the command where individual was assigned during the period of action or service.

Block 18: Duty Assignment. Enter standard title of billet/ assigned duty (e.g., Training Officer).

Block 19: Previous Personal Decorations and periods for which recognized. Enter only previous personal decorations and periods for which awarded (e.g., "Navy Marine Corp Achievement Medal, Sep 1985 - Oct 1989"). Personal awards/decorations are listed in SECNAVINST 1650.1F, Chapter 2. Good Conduct Medals are not considered personal decorations. DO NOT enter campaign, service or unit awards. If none, so indicate.

Block 20: Personal awards for which recommended but not yet approved. If none, so indicate, by entering "NONE". (Normally, "NONE", as this is usually used for combat situations.)

Block 21: Other personnel being recommended for same action. Enter other names of personnel being recommended for same action. If none, so indicate (usually this is "NONE").

Block 22: List first name or initial, middle initial, last name, rank, title of originator (spelled out). Signature block should only contain the signature. Remember to check the appropriate certification block.

Block 23: Forwarding endorsement by via addressee(s). Spell out entire title of command (no abbreviations). Do not include mailing address. NRIP activities will submit award recommendations on participating reservists using the following chain of command:

a. Naval Reserve Unit;

b. Reserve Intelligence Area Commander;

c. Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command (if not the awarding authority);

d. Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force (if not awarding authority);

e. Commander, Naval Reserve Force (if not awarding authority);

f. Chief of Naval Operations.

Note: SECNAVINST 1650.1F Section 2 paragraph 220.3, permits the use of standard size paper (appended to OPNAV 1650/3) when additional space is required. The NRIP unit commanding officer must comment or endorse a PAR involving a member of the unit at the time of action if he is not the originator. Thus, PARS originated by the RIAC must be commented upon or endorsed by the member's unit commanding officer. Exceptions to this rule are those unit members who have been assigned (and approved in writing) to the RIAC Staff.

Block 24: To be completed by the awarding authority. Combat "V". For combat use only. Check box "Yes" or "No".

Block 25: Summary of action. This part of the PAR, to be included on the reverse side of OPNAV Form 1650/3, is required in all cases and is the most important element since each PAR is evaluated on the merits of this justification. Generalities, excess use of superlatives and the "job description approach" are to be avoided. Use specific, action-oriented statements and qualitative and quantitative descriptions and comparisons. Brevity is encouraged. An outline or bullet format limited to one page is sufficient for the majority of cases for Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal PARs, it is required to be a maximum of one page. The emphasis should be on performance of responsibilities and specific accomplishments that set the member apart from his/her peers. This objective summary will give specific examples of the performance and the manner it was accomplished along with the results and benefits derived. The amount of detail and supporting documentation required will depend upon the circumstances, nature and requirements of the

award being recommended. Weak, incomplete, or otherwise insufficient write-ups will result in the PAR being disapproved, downgraded, or returned to the originator for rework or reconsideration. If the originator desires that the award be processed for presentation prior to the transfer/separation of the member, a statement to this effect should be made following the summary. In the event the PAR origination date is more than 90 days beyond the ending date of the period of action (Block 12), include an explanation for the delay in submission.

5. Citation. The originator will prepare a proposed (double-spaced) citation. The approving authority will prepare the smooth citation on command letterhead. Citations must be factual and contain no classified material. They are formal statements of the facts delineated in the SOA. Non-combat personal award citations are limited to 7 typewritten lines with 90 characters per line. Citations for LOCs shall be no more than 22 typewritten lines with 65 characters per line. In no case should citations exceed one typewritten page. The citation must agree with the PAR in terms of dates (block 12), unit at time of action (block 17), and duty assignment of the individual (block 18). Include identification of the RIA (spelled out, with RIA number in upper case) and the geographical location on the citation. Do not use acronyms unless they have been previously defined and will be used more than once in the text. The citation is made up of the three parts as set forth by SECNAVINST 1650.1F, paragraph 220.3, which outlines very specific requirements for the contents. Examples are as follows:

a. Opening Sentence. The opening sentence of the body of the citation consists of a standard phrase describing the degree of meritorious or heroic service as specified for each award; the duty assignment of the individual; the unit name (spelled out); RIA (spelled out, with RIA number in upper case); the geographic location; and the inclusive dates of service upon which the PAR is based. Opening standard phrases for specific decorations include:

(1) Meritorious Service Medal. "For outstanding meritorious achievement/or service ..."

(2) Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal. "For heroic achievement (or meritorious achievement) (or heroic service) (or meritorious service) while serving as ..."

(3) Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal. "For leadership (or professional) achievement in the superior performance of duties while serving as ..."

(4) Letter of Commendation. "For leadership (or professional) achievement in the performance of duties while serving as..."

b. Statement of Heroic/Meritorious Achievement or Service. The second part of the citation identifies the recipient by name, describes his/her specific duty assignments, his/her accomplishment, and the impact or benefits derived from the actions. The description of the recipient's achievements must show clearly that they were sufficient to justify the award recommended. No classified information may be included in the proposed citation.

(1) Identify officers by rank and last name, and enlisted personnel as "Chief Petty Officer", "Petty Officer", "Seaman", followed by last name;

(2) If duty was performed in actual combat, the citation should so state.

c. Commendatory Remarks. The third part of each citation states that the outstanding attributes, mentioned or implied in the second part, "reflected great credit upon himself (herself) and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." Typically, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal citations close as follows:

"Petty Officer Doe's exceptional professional ability, initiative and loyal dedication to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Most Common Errors on Form 1650/3

d. Insufficient lead time for processing. Average lead time after receipt by COMNAVRESINTCOM is 45 - 60 days for Navy Marine Corps Commendation or Achievement Medals, and 90 to 120 days for Meritorious Service Medals which have Chief of Naval Operations awarding authority.

e. "To" Line: Awarding Authority incorrect for respective medal. The Awarding Authority for the Navy Marine Corps Commendation and Achievement Medal is COMMANDER, NAVAL RESERVE INTELLIGENCE COMMAND. For all others, see page 3-14. COMNAVRESINTCOM UIC is 68899 and shall be included in the "To" Line.

f. Block 4: USNR-R is the appropriate component for SelRes members.

g. Block 5: Do not use pay grade, E7, E5, O3 etc.

h. Block 7: UIC/RUIC omitted or incorrect; this should reflect the UIC/RUIC of Block 17.

i. Block 13: Improper area listed. This refers to a geographic area, such as CONUS, WESTPAC, etc. - not a specific location.

j. Block 16: Incomplete mailing address - include zip code if member is transferred to new duty station or is being separated.

k. Block 17: Geographical location of unit at time of action must be included. Unit must be the same as UIC/RUIC shown in Block 7.

l. Block 18: Duty assignment inconsistent with proposed citation.

m. Block 19: Improper awards listed or incorrectly stated. Only list prior receipt of personal decorations. Refer to SECNAVINST 1650.1F, Appendix B to Chapter 2. The period covered by each such decoration must be stated (e.g. NA 01 Oct 1990 - 30 Sep 1991). Do Not list "service" awards (i.e. Sea Service Deployment Ribbon) or "Unit" awards (i.e. Navy Unit Commendation Award).

n. Block 23: Incorrect chain of command. The proper chain of command is found in Section 4 of this chapter. SECNAVINST 1650.1F, Section 2 Paragraph 220.3, permits the use of standard size paper (appended to OPNAV 1650/3) when additional space is required.

o. Block 23: The "Command" portion is for the title of the endorsing command, not the name of the commanding officer of the endorsing command. The "Signature" portion must include the rank of the signee. Otherwise, leave Block 23 blank.

p. Block 24: Incomplete. (If award is locally approved, this block should be completed and signed by the awarding authority). For all awards submitted to or via COMNAVRESINTCOM, leave Block 24 blank.

q. Block 25: Poorly written Summary of Action which does not adequately provide justification to merit the proposed award. Too often, the SOA is too general or describes the nominee's character as is done in a Fitness Report or Evaluation. Rather, it must focus on specific achievements and be action-oriented. It should describe the individual's level of responsibility and the impact or benefits derived from his/her actions.

r. Citations are not factual, too wordy, or exceed maximum length and width. The citation must be submitted in double-spaced format, must be a condensation of the Summary of Action and must open and close with language as specifically prescribed for each award.

s. As a general rule, only one award will be made for the same act, achievement, or period of meritorious service. LOC's are not considered awards and are not covered by this rule.

t. Timeliness. PARS are not submitted in a timely manner. Late PARS are allowed if accompanied by written justification.

6. Tips on Writing Personal Award Recommendations and Citations

a. For unit commanding officers, department heads and Command Chiefs, observe your personnel closely to determine whether their performance approaches an extraordinary level on a day-to-day, month-to-month basis. If so, keep track of specific aspects of performance, i.e., build a fact file. Look to see if the performance is beyond the scope of duties. A COMNAVRESINTCOM LOC need not be outside the scope of normally performed duties, but a personal decoration is recognition for performance exceeding that which can be recognized by fitness report or performance evaluation.

b. Objectively evaluate the individual's level of responsibility and the extent of impact the actions have on the unit, RIA, NRIP, or Naval Reserve program. Keep perspective; the responsibility level combined with superb performance of a unit Commanding Officer or a RIA Command Chief are typically necessary to merit a Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (NMCCM). Personnel with outstanding performance, but lesser responsibility, should normally be nominated for a Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (NAM) or Letter of Commendation (LOC). Remember, however, a NAM is awarded only to Lieutenant Commanders and below, not to senior officers.

c. Apply the facts of performance against the requirements of the award. The elements making up the requirements for an award viewed in comparison to the facts of performance will enable a determination of worthiness for the award. This comparison will form the basis for the summary of action if there is a sufficient finding for meeting the required award elements.

d. Take your time. Writing a good PAR involves thought. The PAR is going to be read by strangers. Ask yourself whether you are easily communicating the justification in the summary of action so as to compel the readers to conclude the individual has clearly earned the award. A well written PAR "leaps out" at the reader with positive statements about the actions of the recommended individual.

e. Make sure all blocks on the PAR are complete and correct. Have the PAR reviewed by at least one knowledgeable individual for correctness and justification.

f. Be timely. Dedicate the time to completing the PAR within a short time after expiration of the action period.

g. Follow up with higher authority to make sure the PAR has been received and is "in line" for review, but follow the chain of command at all times.

h. Citations. The first sentence of each citation must begin as specified for each respective award and then be completed as specified in this manual under "Details for Preparing a Personal Award Recommendation." The second sentence should be a general statement which states summarily the individual's achievements. The next several statements should draw specific detail of the achievements from the Summary of Action. The closing, commendatory remark should also be as specified. Read your draft aloud; imagine yourself reading it front of a formation at quarters. The body of the citation should flow easily, with simple, concise sentences.

7. NRIP Chain of Command for Personal Award Recommendations

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8. Replacement of Awards

Reference: SECNAVINST 1650.1F

a. Large medals (U. S. awards only) may be replaced without charge if the medal has been lost, destroyed or rendered unfit for use without the fault or neglect on the part of the person to whom awarded. Large medals may be replaced at the expense of the individual if not entitled to replacement without charge. Send replacement requests in writing to RIPO's. RIPO's verify eligibility, consolidate requests, and forward to COMNAVRESINTCOM Headquarters (Code 02B) on a quarterly basis.

b. Procedure for Replacement at Own Expense

1. Contact: BUPERS (PERS 312)

2. Address:

Bureau of Personnel (BUPERS - 312)

Washington, DC 20370

3. Telephone: DSN 224-3296; Commercial (202)694-3296

4. Send memo request together with copy of citation or other evidence of award and money order, if being charged. Costs range from $1.00 to about $20.00 depending on the award.

c. Foreign Awards: Large medals of foreign awards are available for purchase at the Navy Exchange and other commercial outlets.

Section 2. Meritorious Service Medal Section 2. Meritorious Service Medal

Reference: SECNAVINST 1650.1F, Chapter 2, Section 3, Article 230.10

Documents Attached: Sample Summary of Action and

Citation -- Appendix J and K

1. Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who distinguishes himself/herself by outstanding meritorious achievement or service to the United States. To justify this decoration, the acts or services rendered by an individual, regardless of grade or rate, must have been comparable to that required for the Legion of Merit but in a duty of lesser responsibility. The Meritorious Service Medal is the counterpart of the Bronze Star Medal for the recognition of meritorious non-combat service. When the degree of meritorious achievement or service rendered is not sufficient to warrant the award of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, when appropriate, should be considered.

2. Specific Language Required on Citation

a. The phraseology used for the opening sentence is as follows:

"For outstanding meritorious achievement/service..."

b. The commendatory closing remarks for the Meritorious Service Medal will end with the words:

"... were in keeping with highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Section 3. Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal Section 3. Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Reference: SECNAVINST 1650.1F, Chapter 2, Section 3, Article 230.12

Documents Attached: Sample Summary of Action and

Citation -- Appendix L and M

1. Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps (including foreign military personnel and members of U. S. Reserve components on active or inactive duty), distinguishes himself after 06 December 1941, by heroic or meritorious achievement or service. To merit this award, the acts or services must be accomplished or performed in a manner above that normally to be expected and sufficient to distinguish the individual above those performing similar services, as set forth in the following:

a. For Acts of Heroism: Worthy of special recognition, but not to the degree required for the Bronze Star Medal when combat is involved or the Navy and Marine Corps Medal when combat is not involved.

b. For Meritorious Achievement: Outstanding and worthy of special recognition, but not to the degree required for the Bronze Star Medal or Air Medal when combat is involved or the Meritorious Service Medal or Air Medal when combat is not involved. The achievement should be such as to constitute a definite contribution to the Naval service, such as an invention, or improvement in design, procedure or organization.

c. For Meritorious Service: Outstanding and worthy of special recognition, but not to the degree required for the Bronze Star Medal or Air Medal when combat is involved or the Meritorious Service Medal or Air Medal when combat is not involved. The award may cover an extended period of time during which a higher award may have been recommended or received for specific act(s). The criteria, however, should not be the period of service involved, but rather the circumstances and conditions under which the service was performed. The performance should be well above that usually expected of an individual commensurate with his/her grade or rate, and above the degree of excellence which can be appropriately reflected in the individual's fitness report or performance evaluation report.

2. Specific Language Required On Citation

a. The phraseology used for the opening sentence is as follows:

"For heroic achievement (or meritorious achievement) (or heroic service) (or meritorious service) while serving as..."

b. The commendatory closing remarks for the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal will end with the words:

"... were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Section 4. Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal Section 4. Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Reference: SECNAVINST 1650.1F, Chapter 2, Section 3, Article 230.13

Documents Attached: Sample Summary of Action and Sample

Citation -- Appendix N and O

1. Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to enlisted or commissioned members of the Navy and Marine Corps, including members of Reserve components on active or inactive duty, of the grade of Lieutenant Commander/Major and junior thereto, for service performed on or after 1 May 1961. It may also be awarded to members of other branches of the Armed Forces of comparable grade or rate, when attached to, or serving with, units of the Department of the Navy. The award shall be given for meritorious service or achievement in a combat or non-combat situation based on sustained performance or specific achievement of a superlative nature, and shall be of such merit as to warrant more tangible recognition than is possible by a fitness report or evaluation sheet, but which does not warrant a Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal or higher.

2. Professional achievement which merits the award must:

a. Clearly exceed that which is normally required or expected, considering the individual's grade or rate, training and experience; and

b. Be an important contribution which is of benefit to the United States and the Naval service.

3. Leadership achievement which merits the award must:

a. Be noteworthy;

b. Be sustained so as to demonstrate a high state of development or, if for a specific achievement, be of such merit as to earn singular recognition for the act(s); and

c. Reflect most creditably on the efforts of the individual toward the accomplishment of the unit mission.

4. Specific Language Required On Citation

a. The phraseology used for the opening sentence is as follows:


"For leadership (or professional) achievement in the superior performance of his (or her) duties while serving as ..."

b. The commendatory closing remarks for the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal will end with the words:

"Rank/Rate, Last Name's" exceptional professional ability, initiative and loyal dedication to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself/herself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Chapter 4. INDIVIDUAL SERVICE AWARDS Chapter 4. INDIVIDUAL SERVICE AWARDS

Section 1. Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal Section 1. Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal

Reference: SECNAVINST 1650.1F, Chapter 4, Section 3, Article 430.3

1. Required Service: Four years of enlisted service with no evaluation mark less than 3.0. This medal is equivalent to the active duty Navy Good Conduct Medal.

2. Eligibility certification: (Section 128) Unit Commanding Officer certifies eligibility.

3. Original Procurement: Standard MILSTRIP Requisition submitted direct to DPSC Philadelphia, PA. Letter requests are not acceptable. S/N 8455-00-926-6783.

Section 2. Armed Forces Reserve Medal Section 2. Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Reference: SECNAVINST 1650.1F, Chapter 4, Section 3, Article 430.21

1. Required Service: Ten years of honorable satisfactory service in any 12-year period (see SECNAVINST 1650.1F, Chapter 4, Article 430.21, page 4-48). Repeat medals are awarded for each follow-on period of ten years of honorable service in any 12 year period.

2. Eligibility Certification: Section 128

a. Officer: Apply by letter to Bureau of Naval Personnel Command (Pers-9).

b. Enlisted: Unit Commanding Officer certifies eligibility.

3. Original Procurement: Standard MILSTRIP Requisition submitted direct to DPSC Philadelphia, PA. Letter requests are not acceptable. S/N 8455-00-753-2908.

Section 3. Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon Section 3. Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon

Reference: SECNAVINST 1650.1F Chapter 4, Section 3, Article 430.19

1. Eligible Personnel: Officer and enlisted personnel of the United States Navy, United States Naval Reserve, United States Marine Corps, and United States Marine Corps Reserve.


2. Eligibility Requirements

a. Active Duty Personnel: 12 months consecutive or accumulated duty at overseas duty station.

b. Inactive Reservists: 30 consecutive days or 45 cumulative days of Annual Training (AT), Active Duty Training (ADT) or Active Duty Special Work (ADSW).

An individual cannot be awarded the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon for the same period. "Overseas" is defined as duty outside the United States (Alaska and Hawaii are not eligible duty stations, except for service at Adak, Alaska).

3. Beginning Date of Eligibility: 15 August 1974

4. Initial Award: Qualifying service performed between 15 August 1974 and 1 January 1979 will be credited only toward the initial award of the ribbon. Subsequent to 1 January 1979, one award for each qualifying period (Subsequent award is 3/16-inch Bronze Star).

5. Waiver of Requirements: For active duty personnel no more than 14 days may be waived. For inactive reservists - no waiver.

For posthumous awards the time requirements may be waived by the Chief of Naval Operations/Commandant of the Marine Corps in posthumous cases on a case be case basis.

6. Awarding Authority: Commanding Officers. Navy Commanding Officers shall:

a. Determine eligibility from service records, affidavits, or upon completion of eligibility requirements at current command.

b. Make service record entries for enlisted members and issue letter of eligibility for officer personnel.

Section 4. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal Section 4. Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Reference: SECNAV NOTICE 1650, 12 April 1994

Documents Attached: Sample COMNAVRESINTCOM Authorization Letter -- Appendix P

1. Eligible Personnel: Officer and enlisted personnel of the United States Navy, United States Naval Reserve, United States Marine Corps, and United States Marine Corps Reserve.

2. Eligibility Requirements: The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) may be awarded to members who, subsequent to December 31, 1992, perform outstanding volunteer community service of a sustained, direct and consequential nature. To be eligible, an individual's service must:

a. be to the civilian community, including the military family community;

b. be significant in nature and produce tangible results;

c. reflect favorably on the Military Service and the Department of the Navy; and

d. be of a sustained and direct nature, normally, three or more years.

Section 5. Other Awards

Reference: SECNAVINST 1650.1F Chapter 4, Section 3, Article 430.19

1. Refer to the previous reference for details concerning the Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon and Navy Arctic Service Ribbon.

Chapter 5. LETTERS OF COMMENDATION AND APPRECIATION Chapter 5. LETTERS OF COMMENDATION AND APPRECIATION

Section 1. Letter of Commendation (LOC) Section 1. Letter of Commendation (LOC)

Document Attached: Sample Summary of Action and Letters of Commendation Citation -- Appendix Q and R

1. Background: The purpose of a COMNAVRESINTCOM LOC is to recognize outstanding or exemplary performance of duty. When appropriate, an LOC may be requested in lieu of a recommendation for personal decoration. Performance earning a COMNAVRESINTCOM LOC need not be outside the scope of normally assigned duties, but should reflect such a degree of dedication, contribution and sheer competence that there is no question that the individual deserves special public recognition.

2. Procedure: COMNAVRESINTCOM LOCs are submitted on the Personal Award Recommendation Form, OPNAV 1650/3. They are not, however, personal awards, and issuance of an LOC does not preclude the period of action or achievements described in it from being used as a basis for nomination for a personal decoration. The block 25 Summary of Action must detail the acts for which the LOC is recommended and not exceed the available space. The proposed citation must not exceed 22 lines with 65 spaces per line.

Section 2. Letter of Appreciation (LOA) Section 2. Letter of Appreciation (LOA)

Document Attached: Sample Letters of Appreciation Citations - Appendix S and T

1. Background: The Letter of Appreciation (LOA) is for two purposes only:

a. To acknowledge and honor retiring members of the NRIP for career service regardless of particular achievements.

b. To recognize gaining command and other non-NRIP personnel for exemplary support to the NRIP.

2. Procedure: Request LOAs by letter/fax/e-mail.

a. Retirement LOA. A standardized retirement LOA citation is included herein (see sample #1 LOA) and will be used for all retirements unless otherwise requested.

b. LOA for non-NRIP personnel. All other LOA's will be in standard Navy letter format, military or civilian, as appropriate. When requesting an LOA, be sure to include a draft of what you want it to say.

Section 3. Letter of Appreciation (LOA) to Employers and Spouses of Naval Reservists Section 3. Letter of Appreciation (LOA) to Employers and Spouses of Naval Reservists

Documents Attached: Sample Letter of Appreciation to Spouse

Appendix U

Sample Letter of Appreciation to Employer Appendix V

1. Background: Employer and spouse support of Naval Reserve Intelligence personnel is vital to the success of the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program (NRIP). Without such support and encouragement, active participation through monthly drills and AT would be difficult, if not impossible. Employers must often rearrange work schedules or postpone programs to accommodate a reservist's drill or AT schedule. Families often postpone or even cancel vacation plans or outings. Leaders of the NRIP should recognize the inconveniences caused by participation in the program and demonstrate their appreciation to those individuals who have accepted these inconveniences. The RIAC is encouraged to send Letters of Appreciation to employers and spouses of those reservists who desire to participate in this recognition program. COMNAVRESINTCOM will send Letters of Appreciation on flag stationary to RIAC spouses and employers upon written request.

Chapter 6. AWARDS FOR EMPLOYERS Chapter 6. AWARDS FOR EMPLOYERS

Section 1. National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Section 1. National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Reference: None - See "National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve" pamphlet and nomination form.

Schedule: Nominations may be submitted anytime. The program is a continuing effort.

Documents Attached: National Committee for Employer Support

of the Guard and Reserve Fact Sheet "My

Boss is a Pro" Awards Nomination Form

1. National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and

reserve, on behalf of the Department of Defense, conduct a program designed to honor employers who support a strong Guard and Reserve force. Nomination will result in the employer receiving one of three, suitable for mounting, awards: "PRO PATRIA", "STATE CHAIRMAN'S AWARD", or "EMPLOYER SUPPORT CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION". At a minimum, each employer will receive a certificate of appreciation. Participating reservists are encouraged to take this opportunity to express their "thanks" to deserving employers.

2. Additional forms can be obtained by telephoning (800) 336-4590 or DSN 226-1400.

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Chapter 7. PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT LETTERS Chapter 7. PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT LETTERS

Section 1. Promotion and Advancement Letters Section 1. Promotion and Advancement Letters

1. Purpose: To recognize the performance of NRIP members who have been selected for promotion or advancement and to challenge each to successfully meet the increased leadership responsibility which accompanies the new rank or rate.

2. Procedure: COMNAVRESINTCOM will send a personal congratulatory letter to each of the following selectees: O-5, O-6, E-7, E-8, E-9, LDO, and CWO. As soon as results are published for each of these boards, RIAC's will provide the following information on each selectee: rank selected for, full name, and current mailing address. For all other RIA promotions and advancements, RIACs are encouraged to send their own personal letters of congratulations.

Chapter 8. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION PROGRAMS Chapter 8. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION PROGRAMS

Section 1. Master Training Specialist Recognition Program Section 1. Master Training Specialist Recognition Program

(CNRIC 16 to 11)

Reference: COMNAVAIRESFORINST 1500.4

Schedule: 1 February - RIAC nominations due at

COMNAVRESINTCOM

1 March - COMNAVRESINTCOM nominations due at COMNAVAIRESFOR (Code 553)

Document Attached: Sample Nomination Letter -- Appendix W

1. Purpose. To establish a program to recognize outstanding enlisted instructor personnel within COMNAVRESINTCOM and NMITC/ FITCPAC units as Master Training Specialists (MTSs).

2. Discussion. This recognition program provides RIACs with a means of recognizing outstanding individual effort and fostering excellence in training and education. The main objective is to recognize outstanding individuals in instructor-related and/or curriculum development billets (i.e., enlisted personnel assigned to instructor billets in NR NMITC 0186, NR FITCPAC 0194 and RIPO ISs in all RIAs). Recognition as an MTS should not preclude other appropriate awards for the same service, nor should it be used as an end-of-tour award. A secondary objective is to create a cadre of MTSs whose proficiency will enable them to certify incoming instructors and participate in instructor evaluation and in-service training. Designation as an MTS is a permanent recognition of training excellence and, as such, remains in effect for personnel subsequently assigned to non-instructor- related duties.

3. Nomination Process. RIACs shall establish a local review board to nominate personnel for designation as MTSs. Local review boards may be convened anytime during the year, however, all nominations must be submitted to COMNAVRESINTCOM no later than 1 February each year. Local review boards should be comprised of individuals knowledgeable in current instructional techniques, requirements, and instructions.

a. Nominations for MTS shall be forwarded to COMNAVRESINTCOM for review per COMNAVAIRESFORINST 1500.4 and the attached sample letter. A copy of the nominee's latest enlisted performance evaluation and instructor evaluation shall be included.

b. COMNAVRESINTCOM will forward final nominees to COMNAVAIRESFOR for approval and issuance of a certificate of achievement.

c. The designation of MTS should be publicized through local station newspapers, hometown news releases, and other appropriate PAO media. Presentations should be made at a formal ceremony to signify command support and interest.















APPENDIX

Appendix A. SAILOR OF THE YEAR SAMPLE NOMINATION FORMAT Appendix A. SAILOR OF THE YEAR SAMPLE NOMINATION FORMAT

From: Commanding Officer, (NRIP Unit)

To: Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area    

Subj: 19    NAVAL RESERVE INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM (SHORE) SAILOR OF THE YEAR NOMINATION IN THE CASE OF (RATE/NAME/USNR-R/SSN)

Ref: (a) COMNAVRESINTCOMINST 1650.4B

Encl: (1) Information considered pertinent to support the nomination (e.g., certified to be true copies of letters of commendation/appreciation, news releases, etc.)

(2) Narrative biography, starting with date and place of birth, schooling, military service, current assignment, awards, medals, family, etc. (limited to two typewritten, double-spaced pages).

(3) Personal Award Recommendation (OPNAV 1650/3 (Rev 1/94)) for the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with proposed citation listing COMNAVRESINTCOM as awarding authority and the individual's unit commanding officer as originator and the RIAC as the first endorser. PAR must indicate "Sailor of the Year Program" at the top of form.

(4) Certified to be true copies of periodic evaluations for the last three years.

1. Per reference (a), Petty Officer       is nominated for the 19    Naval Reserve Intelligence Program Sailor of the Year.

2. The following information is provided:

a. Name:

b. SSN:

c. Date of Birth:

d. Date enlisted in Navy/Naval Reserve:

e. Advancement History (give dates):

(1) E-4

(2) E-5

(3) E-6

f. Currently selected for advancement? (If yes, provide date to be advanced).

g. Dependents (list names, dates of birth) (optional):

h. If previously selected as Sailor of the Month/Quarter/ Year, give date(s) and command(s):

i. Brief synopsis of significant professional achievements which warrant selection:

j. Awards (personal, service, campaign):

k. Off-duty community involvement:

l. Educational background:

(1) Years of formal schooling completed and degree(s) attained:

(2) Significant Navy schools completed:

(3) Other self-study educational achievements attained while affiliated with the Naval Reserve. Include correspondence courses, USAFI extension courses, Navy-sponsored courses, etc. Exclude rate courses required for advancement.

m. Accomplishments in civilian employment: (if SELRES)

n. Any other information to distinguish nominee from contemporaries (limited to one single spaced typewritten page):

CO's Signature

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Appendix B. SAILOR OF THE YEAR SAMPLE ENDORSEMENT (FOR RIAC NOMINEE ONLY)

FIRST ENDORSEMENT on Unit ltr 1650 Ser     of 10 Feb 19   

From: Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area    

To: Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command

Subj: NAVAL RESERVE INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM _____________ OF THE YEAR (SOY/SSOY/BJOY) NOMINATION

Encl: (1) Two 5X7 black and white glossy photographs, full length front view and side view with plain background, in service dress blue uniform, uncovered.

1. Readdressed and forwarded as the Reserve Intelligence Area     nominee for NRIP (Shore) Sailor of the Year.

2. RIAC comments (limited to one single spaced typewritten page):



RIAC's Signature

Typed Name

Appendix C. NRIP BLUEJACKET OF THE YEAR ABBREVIATED SAMPLE NOMINATION FORMAT

From: Commanding Officer, (NRIP Unit)

To: Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area ____

Subj: 19__ NRIP BLUEJACKET OF THE YEAR NOMINATION IN THE CASE OF (RATE/NAME/USNR/SSN)

Ref: (a) COMNAVRESINTCOMINST 1650.4B

Encl: (1) Personal Award Recommendation (OPNAV 1650/3 (Rev 1/94)) for a Letter of Commendation with proposed citation listing COMNAVRESINTCOM as awarding authority.

(2) Copies of last two evaluations (certified to be a true copy).

1. In accordance with reference (a), _________________ is nominated for the 19__ Naval Reserve Intelligence Program Bluejacket of the Year.


CO's Signature

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Appendix D.

NRIP SOQ/SSOQ/BJOY SAILOR OF THE QUARTER NOMINATION INFORMATION COMNAVRESINTCOMINST 1650.4B

PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT: The authority to request this information is contained in 5 USC 301 departmental regulations. The information requested is not mandatory; however, failure to provide the required information may result in the selection board being unable to consider the nominee for Sailor of the Quarter.

1. Name, Rate, and SSN of Nominee:

2. Current Status: (Circle one)

USNR-R USNR(TAR) USN


3. Reserve Intelligence Area Assigned:

4. Reserve Unit Assigned:

5. Currently Selected for Advancement:

(Circle one)

YES NO


6. Previously Selected as Sailor of the Month/Quarter/Year: (Give date(s) and command(s))



7. Primary Duties:



8. Collateral Duties:




9. Description of selection eligibility which distinguished nominee from other peers in the RIA during the quarter:



10. Command Master Chief



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12. Reserve Intelligence Area

Commander


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COMNAVRESINTCOM 1650/3 (Rev. 8-96) Appendix D. NRIP SOQ/SSOQ/BJOY SAILOR OF THE QUARTER NOMINATION INFORMATION COMNAVRESINTCOMINST 1650.4B PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT The authority to request this information is contained in 5 USC 301 departmental regulations. The information requested is not mandatory; however, failure to provide the required information may result in the selection board being unable to consider the nominee for Sailor of the Quarter.1. Name, Rate, and SSN of Nominee2. Current Status (Circle one) USNR-R USNR(TAR) USN3. Reserve Intelligence Area Assigned4. Reserve Unit Assigned5. Currently Selected for Advancement (Circle one) YES NO6. Previously Selected as Sailor of the Month/Quarter/Year (Give date(s) and command(s)) COMNAVRESINTCOM 1650/3 (Rev. 8-96)

Appendix E. JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR SAMPLE NOMINATION FORMAT

From: Commanding Officer, (Member's Unit)

To: Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area    

Subj: 19    NAVAL RESERVE INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION IN THE CASE OF RANK/NAME/USNR/

SSN/DESIGNATOR)

Ref: (a) COMNAVRESINTCOMINST 1650.4B

Encl: (1) Personal Award Recommendation (OPNAV 1650/3) for the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with proposed citation listing COMNAVRESINTCOM as the awarding authority with the individual's unit commanding officer as the originator and the RIAC as the first endorser.

(2) OQQ/NRQQ

(3) Any other documentation desired to support nomination such as awards received, news releases, etc.)

1. In accordance with reference (a),    (rank and name)     is nominated for the 19    Naval Reserve Intelligence Program Junior Officer of the Year.

2. (Free format letter of recommendation which might include: synopsis of professional and personal achievements and traits which warrant selection; awards received; community involvement; any educational achievements not on OQQ; any accomplishments in civilian employment; and CO comments on performance. Also include basic family information. Do not duplicate OQQ.)



CO's Signature

Typed Name

Appendix F. SAMPLE OFFICER MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION Appendix F. SAMPLE OFFICER MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION

SUMMARY OF ACTION - CAPTAIN SMITH 001-00-0002

From 01 October 1994 to 30 September 1996, Captain Smith distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States Navy as Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area TWENTY. During this period, Captain Smith provided outstanding guidance and direction to nine (9) Naval Reserve Intelligence Units located in Alaska and Florida, comprised of more than 300 officers and enlisted personnel.

Through Captain Smith's exceptional performance of duty a comprehensive series of programs was established that significantly enhanced area mobilization readiness, training, retention, recruitment, and greatly strengthened the area's overall pride and professionalism.

The following accomplishments reflect the breadth of Captain Smith's exceptional leadership and management activities:

* Gaining Commands - Improved relationships with gaining commands has been accomplished through personal visits and communications with Unit Commanding Officers, RIA TWENTY personnel, the host air facility and gaining commands. Captain Smith visited each of his units' gaining commands and led the effort for expanded support, which culminated in the establishment of an additional CINCSOUTH Unit and a major expansion in DIA and Seventh Fleet billets. He also orchestrated U.S. CINCSOUTH, J-2 and RLO visits and received visitors from DIA and JICPAC.

* Mobilization Readiness - Under his leadership and guidance, all units have improved mobilization readiness - 8 units stand at R-1 and 1 unit at R-2. This has been accomplished even with a significant increase in billets and is a result of his aggressive recruiting program, an effective BRIT school, specific targeting of AT for all members, improved retention, and tenacious attention to the assignment of personnel to specific billets. Area TWENTY has provided personnel for exercises and short lead time augmentation support. Examples include exercise support (25 persons for additional ADT) for joint forces in U. S., Korea, Japan and the Philippines.

* Manning Levels - Especially noteworthy, over the last 18 months, intelligence billets have increased 55%, from 150 to 232 with current manning averaging 100% overall and 75% reduction in controllable losses. He has made recruiting an all-hands evolution by establishing a recruiting team comprised of members from all units and managed by the DRIAC for Manpower Management. The recruiting program has been highly energized and has brought 42 additional personnel on board so far, with 70 formal interviews currently under way. Targeted efforts have been directed to area employers resulting in the affiliation of five APGs and 13 direct commissions in process. Retention has been

greatly enhanced by the current management philosophy which embodies communication and improved resource management.

* Advancement - Through Captain Smith's personal communication with Unit Commanding Officers, a high degree of emphasis has been placed on preparing enlisted members to take advancement exams. Most recently, 50 time-in-rate eligible enlisted personnel took the exam and 48 passed. In the "IS" rate, 95.7% passed the exam and 93.3% of all rates taking the exam passed.

* Basic Reserve Intelligence Training (BRIT) Graduates - Captain Smith has aggressively organized and placed into operation intensified programs pertaining to enlisted readiness training with special emphasis given to Advance Pay Grade (APG) personnel. Under his leadership a curriculum emphasizing military discipline and training was incorporated into the BRIT school, which has produced 25 graduates. The results have been improved morale, retention and mobilization readiness of APG personnel.

* Project Support - Emphasis continues on increasing man-hours spent on production and decreasing administrative time. The production time has improved from 40% for all six units to 44% in FY 1995/1996, while administrative overhead was reduced from 32% to 25%. The RIAC Staff has also been instrumental in assuming additional administrative responsibilities, thereby freeing up drill pay personnel for production. While not reflected in the percentage figures, there is an organized and integrated program involving "sister services". Through Captain Smith's innovative leadership, 20 Air Force and 4 Marine officers and enlisted personnel, working directly with the RIA TWENTY Units, contributed over 2,000 man-hours to the Area's production support of the active Navy.

Captain Smith has consistently demonstrated superior competence in directing the many faceted administrative requirements of Area TWENTY. He regularly contributes a minimum of eight extra drills per month to his duties as RIAC, a significant investment of personal time and cost to himself. Captain Smith's extensive accomplishments reflect great credit upon himself, positively distinguish him from others and earn for him the special recognition afforded by this award.

SAMPLE OFFICER CITATION

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL to

CAPTAIN

WILLIAM PATRICK SMITH

UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

For service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

"For outstanding meritorious service as Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area TWENTY, Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command, at Naval Air Station San Diego, California from 1 October 1994 to 30 September 1996. Due to Captain Smith's tireless efforts and superlative performance, the mobilization readiness and productivity of the nine area units were significantly increased. An additional unit was established in support of U. S. Southern Command and other units were enlarged, resulting in a 55% increase in Area billets. In spite of this rapid expansion, Captain Smith achieved an overall manning average of 100% and a 75% decrease in controllable losses. In leading his area to these achievements, Captain Smith gave of himself to a degree clearly beyond that which could reasonably be expected. His performance, professionalism and loyal dedication to duty reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

For the President

Appendix G. SAMPLE ENLISTED MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION Appendix G.

SUMMARY OF ACTION --ISCS SMITH 001-01-0001

Command Senior Chief Smith's outstanding meritorious service was instrumental in the command's achievement of numerous objectives, particularly relating to the welfare of more than 2,000 enlisted members of the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program (NRIP) situated in 18 geographic areas throughout the nation. His untiring committment and devotion to duty, at great sacrifice of tiem, energy and expense, made lasting and significant contributions to the command. He has clearly earned the special recognition afforded by the award of the Meritorious Service Medal.

Command Senior Chief Smith, recognizing a need to improve communicaitons with the command's enlisted personnel, gained approval of his idea to increase direct interaction with NRIP enlisted personnel by increasing the number of visits to Reserve Intelligence Areas (RIAs). By volunteering to accompany the Commander on Intelligence Oversight Inspections, he doubled the opportunities to interact with RIA enlsited personnel on a personal, face-to-face basis, thereby significantly improving communications, morale, and espirit de corps throughout. In all, he visited each RIA at least twice, and he arranged in several cases, to visit a RIA even more frequently to help solve local problems.

Another of his initivies, implemented to improve communications, was to bring RIA Command Chiefs to command headquarters as part of the RIA leadeship team visits. Performing drills with the headquarter's staff one weekend provided each Command Chief exposure to staff personnel and procedures and clearly demonstrated the Commander's commitment to ensuring that the RIA Command Chiefs are an integral part of the NRIP manamgement structure.

Noting a lack of effective communicaitons and cohesiveness of the headquarters enlisted personnel, including Chief Petty Officers (CPOs), he initiated and implemented a CPO Mess tailored specifically to the command's needs. With success noted almost immediately, he then undescored and reinforced the CPO Mess concept during visits to RIAs. The benefits noted to date are that (1) more enlisted issues and problems are discussed and resolved at the local level, and (2) the mess concept provides the platform for RIA CPOs to be visible and to function as the Navy's middle managers as they are intended to be.

Command Senior Chief Smith enthusiastically presented countless briefs on enlisted leadership to NRIP-sponsored senior career development courses for command chiefs, CO/XOs and Reserve Intelligence Area Commanders. He used these opportunities to discuss enlisted matters in general and to specifically address the value that qualified Chief Petty Officers can be to a RIA when permitted to function as enlisted leaders and managers. Critiques have documented that his briefings were always well received and many of his ideas are being implemented throughout the NRIP.

Recognizing the value of the Senior Enlisted Leadership Symposium (MG-8) as a forum for expanding the knowledge of the NRIP's future enlisted leaders, he sought and received authorization to expand course quotas by 40% over a two year period. This increase in quotas will provide a significantly larger pool of more qualified enlisted leaders to fill existing leadership voids.

Additionally, while attending his first Training Advisory Board (TAB), he noted a paucity of enlisted representation on this Board. He presented and gained approval from the Commander to increase enlisted membership on the TAB. The expanded representation has fostered a better understanding of enlisted training needs and promoted meaningful dialogue between all individuals attending the TAB.

Command Senior Chief Smith scheduled periodic visits and conducted telephone liaison with Command Master Chiefs at NRIP Gaining Commands in order to assure an awareness of and support for the NRIP. This initiative has resulted in an increased appreciation for NRIP enlisted personnel and their professionalism and abilities, while also establishing another forum for connectivity between the NRIP and its Gaining Commands.

Command Senior Chief Smith upgraded the quality review process and streamlined various enlisted awards boards to assure a full impartial review of all award nominees. He presented well researched recommendations to the Commander and maintained a flawless record of each selection process for future recommendations.

Command Senior Chief Smith has taken the COMNAVRESINTCOM Command Senior Chief position to a new, most positive level of professionalism. He established a solid working relationship with the Force Master Chief Petty Officer (FMCOP) in New Orleans, vastly expanding the FMCPO's knowledge of the NRIP and its enlisted leadership structure. He has raised the position to a much higher level of involvement in Command issues then enjoyed by his predecessors. By these actions, he has had a most significant positive impact on the overall effectiveness and morale of NRIP enlisted members and established a sound future for the command's enlisted personnel and is most definitely deserving of recognition afforded by the award of the Navy Meritorious Service Medal.

SAMPLE ENLISTED CITATION

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL to

INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST SENIOR CHIEF

CHARLES S. SMITH

UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

For service as set forth in the following:

CITATION:

"For outstanding meritorious service as Command Senior Chief Petty Officer, Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command, Dallas, Texas, from 1 October 1994 to 30 September 1996. Demonstrating exemplary leadership and management, Senior Chief Petty Officer Smith's performance contributed significantly to mission accomplishment. By tireless effort and superlative devotion to duty, he markedly improved the welfare of the more than 2,000 enlisted members of the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program. Instituting numerous initiatives, he guided the Command and Program's senior enlisted leadership to excel in upgrading enlisted professional development, thereby raising readiness and intelligence contributory support to the active forces. Senior Chief Petty Officer Smith gave of himself to a degree clearly beyond that which could be reasonablely expected. His performance, professionalism, and loyal dedication to duty reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

For the President,

Appendix H. SAMPLE OFFICER SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION

NAVY MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL Appendix H. SAMPLE OFFICER SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION NAVY MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL

SUMMARY OF ACTION -- COMMANDER WOOD 002-02-0002

Commander Wood distinguished himself through meritorious service as the Commanding Officer of NR SACLANT INTEL ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE from 01 October 1994 to 30 September 1996. Through expert leadership and management, he ensured the unit exceeded both the reserve intelligence program administrative requirements and the gaining command's support needs. The following highlights his achievements:

- Made support to the gaining command a top priority; through his astute planning the ten unit personnel accomplished over 100 percent of the gaining command's requirements, totaling six months of active duty.

- Reorganized unit manning to successfully meet the new priorities of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic.

- Expanded unit responsibilities to include the writing of NATO intelligence documents.

- Established and supervised the training of intelligence watch teams in the SACLANT Strategic Direction Center (SDC), due to the rapid increase in NATO exercise activity. Through his initiative nine unit personnel, both officer and enlisted, qualified as watch officers and flawlessly augmented the SACLANT SDC.

- Supervised the Intelligence Cell watch teams for two high-intensity exercises. Under his direction, unit members prepared daily intelligence summaries, maintained orders of battle, and conducted operational intelligence briefings to multi-national flag officers. As a result of his guidance and training, the intelligence cell was recognized as the SDC's most effective and professional watch team.

- His close monitoring and direction ensured the unit achieved and maintained an R1 readiness level, despite a turnover in excess of 40 percent of unit manning.

- His constant attention to the professional development of unit members resulted in 100 percent retention and timely promotions for 88 percent of eligible personnel.

Commander Wood's outstanding performance over this two-year period has surpassed that which is considered outstanding as both Commanding Officer and Intelligence Officer, and warrants the recognition afforded by the Navy Commendation Medal.

SAMPLE OFFICER CITATION

NAVY MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the NAVY COMMENDATION MEDAL to

COMMANDER

GLENN RAY WOOD

UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

"For meritorious service as Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic Intelligence Unit ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE, Reserve Intelligence Area TWENTY, Naval Air Station Fort Smith, Arkansas, from 1 October 1994 through 30 September 1996. Through his exceptional managerial acumen, Commander Wood was instrumental in the unit's attainment of an R-1 readiness level despite significant personnel turnover. Commander Woods' personal and distinctive contributions, absolute dedication and intense devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service."

For the Secretary,

Appendix I. SAMPLE ENLISTED SUMMARY OF ACTION NAVY MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL

SUMMARY OF ACTION -- ISC JONES 003-03-0003

Chief Petty Officer Jones distinguished herself through superior performance and exceptional personal achievement as an Operations Department Intelligence Specialist, Acting Leading Chief Petty Officer, Training Chief Petty Officer, and Command Chief for NR Office of Naval Intelligence 0001 from 01 October 1994 to 30 November 1996. She is a most impressive chief petty officer who possesses a pride of performance and ambition seldom encountered amongst her peers. She continues to impress all members of the intelligence community with his consistent over achievement. She has markedly contributed to the readiness of the unit, from R4 to R2 and training readiness from T4 to T1, through her tireless dedication to duty and sharing her wealth of knowledge with the unit. During the past year, Chief Petty Officer Jones spent countless hours outside of the normally scheduled drills in accomplishing the following, well in excess of her pears:

- When the units Chief was suddenly absent from the unit for almost a year, on his own initiative and in addition to her other duties, she assumed the role and responsibilities of Command Chief and performed without equal.

- With the unit scheduled for an ADMAT inspection, CPO Jones assumed responsibility as the Training Chief Petty Officer, where she planned, organized and documented all unit training activities. She developed and maintained the Short and Medium Range Training Plans and other unit training forms and created a database for recording unit training. The result was increased training department efficiency through the consistent, accurate and timely submission of these forms. CPO Jones also conducted an extensive review of all enlisted training jackets and generated a computer based tracking system to facilitate continuous assessments and overview of enlisted training jacket status.

- CPO Jones takes a keen interest in the professional development of all enlisted personnel in the unit. She established a solid foundation for enhanced and meaningful training for enlisted personnel to ensure that billet and advancement requirements are achieved.

- Assuming the job of Unit Chief, she organized the "IS" Advancement Exam Review for ALL enlisted IS personnel in Reserve Intelligence Area TWENTY (RIA-20) during FY96. At her own expense, she compiled a bound copy of an Advancement Exam Review Guide which has been submitted to COMNAVRESINTCOM for consideration of dissemination throughout the intelligence community. In addition to teaching many of the classes, ISC Jones continues to be a key leader during IS rate training, scheduling and assigning instructors and ensuring Instructor Guide content quality, rewriting lessons whenever warranted. As

a direct result of her efforts, OPINTEL 0001's enlisted members have achieved a 90% pass rate on the advancement exam.

- In addition to the Professional Military Training, she regularly trains unit members on computer programs and assists briefers in the creation of overheads, charts, other briefing items, and coaches them on professional briefing techniques.

- Utilizing her expertise with a personal computer, ISC Jones developed a significant catalog of training items for use by the Intelligence Mutual Support Department. Specifically, she built a comprehensive computer library of surface, air, submarine and land platform line drawings and silhouettes, created overheads and charts and compiled a library of training material for future use by the unit during briefings and war gaming scenarios. Her efforts have markedly improved the unit's ability to efficiently and quickly adapt and revise scenarios to mirror real world occurrences.

Chief Petty Officer Jones's consistent superb performance, and her untiring efforts and commitment to the Intelligence program have resulted in significant personal accomplishments throughout her naval reserve career. Her personal example of OUTSTANDING dedication, devotion, special efforts, close coordination and successful achievement of such a wide variety of tasks is a tribute to herself and an example for others to follow. She can always be relied upon to make effective decisions, accept additional responsibilities without question, and present a professional appearance and demeanor. Her unsurpassed service ranks her among the finest examples of chief petty officers serving in the Naval Reserve. She has contributed materially to the success of the Unit and of Area TWENTY. Her efforts were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service and Warrant for him the special recognition of the Navy Commendation Medal.

SAMPLE ENLISTED CITATION

NAVY MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the NAVY COMMENDATION MEDAL to

CHIEF INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST

MICHELLE MARY JONES

UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

"For professional achievement in the superior performance of her duties while serving as an Operation Department Chief Petty Officer, Training Department Chief Petty Officer, and Acting Command Chief, Naval Reserve Office of Naval Intelligence Unit ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE, Reserve Intelligence Area TWENTY, Naval Air Station Fort Smith, Arkansas from 01 October 1994 to 30 November 1996. Chief Petty Officer Jones coordinated all unit training activities and generated a computer-based tracking system to facilitate continuous assessments and overview of all enlisted training jackets. Chief Petty Officer Jones' personal and distinctive contributions, absolute dedication and intense devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

For the Secretary,

Appendix J. SAMPLE OFFICER SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION

NAVY MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL Appendix J. SAMPLE OFFICER SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION NAVY MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

SUMMARY OF ACTION - LCDR JONES 002-00-0001

LCDR Jones distinguished himself by meritorious service/pro-fessional achievement while serving as the Training and Readiness Department Head and Recruiting Officer for a large (32 officers/28 enlisted) unit. Specifically, LCDR Jones' meritorious service/professional achievement is highlighted by the following noteworthy items:

* As the unit's recruiting officer, his 400+ individual recruiting contacts more than doubled the number of contacts made by any other RIA TWENTY member. Of these contacts, 20 individuals are currently processing through the Direct Commission (Intelligence) program and three have affiliated. Closely coordinating with active duty recruiting programs at NAS Jacksonville, he made significant contributions to overall recruiting, not just for the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program, but also for the Navy.

* As the Training and Readiness Department Head, he planned and implemented the unit's compliance with rate and billet training requirements, junior officer professional development training and exercised superb professional management of the documentation of such training. Making maximum use of available computer assets, he ensured each of the 60 unit members received complete quality training, thereby advancing not only readiness, but recruiting and retention objectives as well. His sustained outstanding performance contributed most significantly toward accomplishment of his unit's mission and consistent R-1/R-2 (usually R-1) readiness level.

* He devoted numerous extra hours to provide training counseling for Basic Reserve Intelligence Training (BRIT) course students from this and other units. By so doing, the newly-affiliated students received professional guidance at a critical, early stage of their career, thereby fostering the retention goal.

* He assertively guided unit members in planning and scheduling annual training, thereby materially contributing to his unit having the highest active duty for training augmentation rate among the 14 reserve intelligence units supporting the gaining command for both 1995 and 1996.

* Unmatched dedication in accomplishing the above (often working numerous non-duty, non-pay hours) resulted in his selection as the Reserve Intelligence Area TWENTY Junior Officer of the Year for 1996.

SAMPLE OFFICER CITATION

NAVY MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the NAVY MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL to

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER

ROBERT BRIAN JONES

UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

Professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Recruiting Officer, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific Unit ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE, Reserve Intelligence Area TWENTY, Naval Air Station, Miami, Florida, from 1 October 1994 to 30 September 1996. His multiple officer applications and affiliations significantly upgraded readiness in the Area. Lieutenant Commander Jones' exceptional professional ability, initiative and loyal dedication to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

For the Secretary,

Appendix K. SAMPLE ENLISTED SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION

NAVY MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL Appendix K.

SUMMARY OF ACTION --IS1 CARTER 004-04-0004

ISl Carter distinguished himself by meritorious service while

assigned as Leading Petty Officer, Training Petty Officer and

Merchant Ship Reporting Division member of NR ONI 0001

Specifically, ISl Carter's meritorious service is highlighted by

the following noteworthy items:

­ He consistently displayed Total Quality Leadership through his

leadership­by­example style and complete focus on the needs of

unit enlisted personnel. His counseling efforts led to the

submission of 3 change of rating applications by unit members.

ISl Carter guided a unit APG in completion of required course

work and successful participation in the first exam cycle. He

was instrumental in the development of "Goals for Enlisted

Personnel FY­95", a TQL approach for the training and

professionalism of RIA­20 enlisted personnel. His pro­active

stance as leading petty officer brought long­term enlisted career

planning to an unprecedented level.

* While assigned to the Training Department, he initiated a

comprehensive review and update of unit training records. He

meticulously expended over 30 off­duty hours in researching unit

training jackets, preparing a discrepancy list and compiling all

necessary documentation to ensure readiness for a triennial

inspection. His efforts proved significant in the training

department's inspection success with no discrepancies noted.

* As the leader of a 5­member Photographic team in the Merchant

Ship Reporting Division, ISl Carter's performance has been

superlative. Motivated by ISl Carter, his photographic team

continuously meets and exceeds all prior month production goals

in both quantity and quality. He dedicated many off­duty hours

to provide liaison between unit and law enforcement to access

otherwise controlled areas in videotape/Photographic collection.

His efforts have proven instrumental in this unit achieving

status as one of the top­producing ONI collection units.

* ISl Carter contributed to unit readiness through successfully

recruiting an interrogator~translator for the unit, and 2 in­

process, language qualified candidates.

* Outstanding dedication in accomplishing the above resulted NR ONI 0001 Sailor of the Year for 1995 and 1996.

SAMPLE ENLISTED CITATION

NAVY MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the NAVY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL to

INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST FIRST CLASS

JOHN FREDERICK CARTER, JR.

UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION

"For leadership in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Leading Petty Officer and Training Petty Officer, NR Office of Naval Intelligence ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE, Reserve Intelligence Area TWENTY, Miami, Florida from 01 May 1993 to 31 March 1996. Exemplifying total quality leadership, he brought enlisted career planning and development to an unprecedented level. Petty Officer Carter's exceptional professional ability, initiative and loyal dedication to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Reserve."

For the Secretary,

Appendix L. SAMPLE LETTER AWARDING MILITARY OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL

From: Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command

To: Seaman J.P. Smith

Via: Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area TWENTY

Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Office of Naval Intelligence ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE

Subj: AWARD OF MILITARY OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE MEDAL

Ref: (a) SECNAVNOTE 1650 of 12 April 1994

1. In accordance with reference (a), you are authorized to wear the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (Gold Star/Silver Star in lieu of ___ award) for outstanding public service with ORGANIZATION for the period from _________ to __________.


L. L. POE

Copy to:

BUPERS (PERS 313C)

Appendix M. SAMPLE OFFICER SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION

FOR A LETTER OF COMMENDATION Appendix M.

SUMMARY OF ACTION -- LCDR WARE 100-10-1000

LCDR Ware distinguished himself by meritorious service based upon sustained outstanding performance of a clearly superlative nature and of such distinction as to warrant the more tangible recognition of a Letter of Commendation than is possible by fitness report.

Specifically, LCDR Ware's meritorious service achievement is highlighted by the following accomplishments:

a. As the unit's Training and Readiness Officer for the period 01 October 1994 through 30 September 1996 he organized and implemented the unit's training program. He materially contributed to maintaining the unit's training readiness level at a consistent T1 rating. This included compliance with rate and billet training requirements, junior officer professional development, and specific training related documentation requirements.

b. During its Triennial Inspection of RIA-20, the COMNAVRESINTCOM staff specifically singled out his unit as possessing "...by far the best unit training and readiness department of any RIA in the nation".

c. As a result of his superb professional management of the program, the 68 member unit maintained a 100% completion rate for each of the six month reporting periods. Training tracks, RSTARS inputs, and individual member training plans were completed in a timely accurate fashion.

In terms of professional ability, initiative and loyal dedication (numerous non-duty, non-pay hours) LCDR Ware has exceeded normal expectations of a junior officer.

SAMPLE OFFICER LETTER OF COMMENDATION CITATION

COMMANDER, NAVAL RESERVE INTELLIGENCE COMMAND takes pleasure in presenting a LETTER OF COMMENDATION to

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER

JAMES L. WARE

UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

Citation:

"For professional achievement in the performance of his duties while serving as Training Officer, Atlantic Intelligence Command Reserve Unit ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE, Reserve Intelligence Area TWENTY, Naval Air Reserve, Norfolk, Virginia from 1 October 1994 to 30 September 1996. Displaying superb leadership and management, Lieutenant Commander Ware's performance contributed importantly to mission accomplishment. By dynamic resourcefulness and untiring commitment, he excelled in providing complete training programs for officer and enlisted professional development, thereby markedly facilitating readiness and intelligence contributory support to the active forces, particularly the gaining command, Atlantic Intelligence Command and the foregoing achievement was widely recognized during the command's inspection. Lieutenant Commander Ware's exceptional professional ability, initiative, and loyal dedication to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

L. L. POE

Note: COMNAVRESFOR AND COMNAVAIRESFOR Letters of Commendation are also available. Refer to COMNAVRESFORINST 1650.1F for details.

Appendix N. SAMPLE ENLISTED SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION

FOR A LETTER OF COMMENDATION Appendix N. SAMPLE ENLISTED SUMMARY OF ACTION AND CITATION FOR A LETTER OF COMMENDATION

SUMMARY OF ACTION ­ SK3 Brandon 111-11-1111

SK3 Brandon distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as an Intelligence Mutual Support Department member, Command security Petty Officer and Physical Fitness Coordinator of NR ONI 0001. Specifically, SK3 Brandon's meritorious service is highlighted by the following noteworthy items:

* Affiliating in February 1994 as an APG, he immediately

I distinguished himself from his peers by his outstanding level of motivation and performance. He set the standard for quality of photographic work in the Merchant Ship Reporting Division. Consistently displaying creativity and efficiency, his production output was unmatched for a 9­month period. His initiative while on vacation in photographing European merchant vessels to support the gaining command typifies SK3 Brandon's dedication to duty.

* The aggressive role which he assumed in Interrogation of

Prisoners of War (IPW) training through curriculum development

Yielded significant, visible results in unit readiness.

* He clearly exceeded expectations of his rank, rate, training

and experience in the area of overt collections. immediately

exhibiting savvy and maturity in overt collection, his

contributions in source contact, assessment and brief write­up

have exceeded those of more senior personnel. Through his own

initiative, he learned the techniques of knowledgeability brief writing to support the unit mission and gaining command tasking.

* SK3 Brandon exceeded the expectations of his rank and rate

during the two­month absence of the Command Security Manager and Physical Fitness coordinator. He acted, unassisted, as Command Security Petty Officer and Physical Fitness coordinator, and performed his duties in a flawless manner.

* Due to his consistently superior performance, normally expected of more senior personnel, he was routinely approached by department heads for ad­hoc tasking.

* Unmatched dedication in accomplishing the above resulted in his selection as the Reserve Intelligence Area TWENTY Bluejacket of the Year for 1996.

SAMPLE ENLISTED LETTER OF COMMENDATION CITATION

COMMANDER, NAVAL RESERVE INTELLIGENCE COMMAND takes pleasure in presenting a LETTER OF COMMENDATION to

STOREKEEPER THIRD CLASS

JOSE BRANDON

UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

"For professional achievement in the performance of his duties while serving as an Intelligence Mutual Support

Department member, Command Security Petty Officer and Physical

Fitness Coordinator, Office of Naval Intelligence ZERO ZERO ZERO ONE, Reserve Intelligence Area TWENTY, from 1 February 1994 to 31 March 1995. Storekeeper Third Class Brandon consistently distinguished himself from his peers by setting the production standard for quality and output of photographic work in the Merchant Ship Reporting Division. Assuming an aggressive role in interrogation of prisoners of war training through tailored curriculum development, Storekeeper Third Class Brandon made significant contributions to unit mobilization readiness. Performing well beyond that expected of his rank and rate, he made significant contributions to his unit's overt collections tasking. Storekeeper Third Class Brandon's exceptional professional ability, initiative and loyal dedication to duty throughout reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

L. L. POE

Appendix O. SAMPLE RETIREMENT LETTER OF APPRECIATION

RANK/RATE

NAME

UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

"Upon the occasion of your retirement from the United States Naval Reserve, I congratulate you on your successful career and wish you every success in your future endeavors. It is my pleasure and privilege to express the grateful appreciation of our country, the Navy, and the Naval Reserve Intelligence Command for your self-sacrificing and sustained contributions during your __ years of service. Your dedication, loyalty, accomplishments, and love for the United States Navy have been clearly manifest throughout your career. Your distinguished performance [in (several) key (leadership) positions of the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program] [as an (intelligence specialist/(chief) petty officer/naval officer)] has strengthened the program and advanced the mission. I further express my appreciation to your family for their support of your Naval career. I know personally that these careers are very demanding of our families, and families are a significant factor in keeping our Navy strong. With my sincere appreciation for your superb service to the United States Navy, I send my best wishes."

Sincerely,

L. L. POE

Rear Admiral, U.S. Naval Reserve

Appendix Appendix P. SAMPLE CIVILIAN LETTER OF APPRECIATION

MS. MARIE SMITH

2608 Lakeview Trail

Dallas, TX 75075

Dear Miss Smith:

I wish to express my gratitude for your service as the Security Manager at Naval Air Reserve San Diego from December 1992 to May 1996. You distinguished yourself through your positive attitude and initiative.

The efficiency of your service reduced processing time for security clearances of Reserve Intelligence personnel which subsequently increased the readiness of reserve units.

You demonstrated traits which are expected of the best in the Navy. Pride and professionalism are the benchmarks by which you conducted your work. These traits reflect great pride in yourself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Thank you for your service.

Sincerely,

L. L. POE

Rear Admiral

U.S. Naval Reserve

Appendix Q. SAMPLE LETTER OF APPRECIATION TO SPOUSE

Dear Mr./Mrs.           :

I want to take this opportunity to tell you how appreciative I am for the support you regularly and consistently provide (first name) and, indirectly, to me and the Navy in connection with his/her activities as a member of the Naval Reserve.

As one who has spent many years in the Reserve program, attending drills one weekend per month and performing two weeks of active duty annually away from home, I understand what these separations mean to you both. I am therefore all the more grateful to you for your understanding because I recognize that if a Reservist does not have the support of his/her spouse, a very difficult and often unhappy situation for everyone can develop.

Further, I want you to know that (first name) contributes materially and significantly to his unit and the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program as a whole. It is easy to feel unimportant in an organization as large as the United States Navy, but every single unit and every single unit member is important to us here at (Host activity), and we feel fortunate to be able to include him/her as a most valued member of this command.

Again, let me say that I realize the importance of your special contribution to the Naval Reserve Program. Thank you very much for your continued understanding and support. We appreciate it!

Sincerely,

L.L. POE

Rear Admiral

U.S. Naval Reserve

Appendix R. SAMPLE LETTER OF APPRECIATION TO EMPLOYER Appendix R. SAMPLE LETTER OF APPRECIATION TO EMPLOYER

Dear Mr./Mrs.           :

As you may be aware, (Reservist's name), one of your employees, is an active member of the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program. I supervise (Reservist's name) as the program commander for this area.

(Reservist's name) is a most valuable asset to the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program. I am confident that he/she is also as valuable to your organization.

(Reservist's name) with his/her intelligence expertise is an important member of a strong Naval Reserve. He/she is not only qualified and ready to assume an intelligence assignment in time of war, but also provide timely and valuable support to active Naval forces during his/her drill weekend each month. His/her work on the drill weekend or while on annual training duty is not by any stretch of the imagination "busy work," but represents a very significant savings of time and money for the Navy and the taxpayer.

Although federal law mandates that members of the Naval Reserve be given latitude by civilian employers for their military duty without jeopardizing their jobs, it is important that employers understand the true value of Reserve participation to the Navy and the nation.

I sincerely believe that the contributions being made by (Reservist's name) are essential to our nation's strength and security. Your role as an employer who understands and appreciates these responsibilities is important to the success of our mission -- to provide trained intelligence personnel to the active forces in event of mobilization or national emergency.

Sincerely,

L. L. POE

Rear Admiral

U.S. Naval Reserve

Appendix S. MASTER TRAINING SPECIALIST RECOGNITION PROGRAM

SAMPLE NOMINATION LETTER Appendix S.

From: Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area    

To: Commander, Naval Reserve Intelligence Command

Subj: NOMINATION FOR MASTER TRAINING SPECIALIST

Ref: (a) COMNAVAIRESFORINST 1500.5C

(b) COMNAVRESINTCOMINST 1700.2

Encl: (1) Enlisted Performance Evaluation Report (NAVPERS

1616/24)

(2) Instructor Evaluation Report

1.      (Rate/Name/SSN)     is recommended for designation as a Master Training Specialist.      (Rate/Name)      has fulfilled all the eligibility requirements for the designation and has been certified by the RIA review board as deserving of this recognition.

2. Per references (a) and (b), the following information is provided:

a. Date Assigned to Instructor Billet:

b. BSC/AUIC:

c. Date 9502/9506 NEC Awarded:

d. Total Instructor Hours During Previous 12 Months:

e. List of Courses Instructed:

f. Additional Amplifying Remarks:

RIAC's Signature Typed Name

Copy to:

CO, (Member's unit)