US Space Command




This headquarters operating instruction implements Public lAW 89-529 (10 U.S.C. 339) and DOD Directive 1348.19. It further supplements MJCS 237-86 by establishing individual programs that recognize excellence of U.S. personnel accomplishments and contributions supporting the United States Space Command (HQ USSPACECOM) and the U.S. Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command. It further establishes policies and procedures for the awarding of special trophies. This HOI applies U.S. personnel assigned to HQ USSPACECOM and U.S. personnel assigned to U.S. Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Requires directorate publication/approval of an internal operating instruction to establish a trophies and awards program. Requires directorate/staff office programming of allocated appropriated funds to support and sustain special troophies and awards program. Updates governing regulations. Implements provisions for a trophies and awards program for U.S. personnel assigned to USSPACECOM and the U.S. Element, NORAD.

1. References:

1.1. Public Law 89-529 (10 U.S.C. 339).

1.2. DOD Directive 1348.19, Award of Trophies and Similar Devices in Recognition of Accomplishments.

1.3. Memorandum Joint Chiefs of Staff (MJCS) 237-86, Award of Trophies and Similar Devices in Recognition of Accomplishments.

1.4. AFI36-2805, Special Trophies and Awards.

1.5. AFI65-601V1, Chapter 4, Section L, Awards and Gifts.

1.6. AFI65-603, Official Representation Funds - Guidance and Procedures.

1.7. AFI34-201, Chapter 12, Use of NonAppropriated Funds (NAFs), Support for Special Morale and Welfare (SM&W) Purposes.

2. General:

2.1. Special trophies and awards are trophies, plaques, emblems, or certificates designed, engraved, inscribed, or printed only for display purposes. Awards must be of nominal value. No award is authorized which is redeemable for cash, merchandise, or services. Other appropriate elements may include plaques and pen and pencil desk sets. The cost of such items should be commensurate with the significance of the achievement being recognized.

2.2. Reference 1.1. delegates authority to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, to use appropriated funds to purchase trophies and similar devices to be awarded to U.S. military members and units of the Armed Forces under his jurisdiction.

Supersedes: UHOI900-5, 27 Feb 87
No. of Printed Pages: 2
OPR: JlA (LTC D. D. Keesee, Jr.)
Approved by: Colonel Rodney S. Lusey
Distribution: F

2.3. Reference 1.2. delegates the authority described in paragraph 2.2. above to, among others, the commanders of unified commands.

3. Policy:

3.1. USCINCSPACE is the approval authority for establishment of individual programs that recognize excellence in accomplishments and competitions of U.S. personnel contributing to the effectiveness of NORAD and USSPACECOM organizational operations and mission accomplishments.

3.2. Program initiation is subject to the availability of appropriated fund support allocated to respective directorates/staff offices. After approval of an awards program, programming of directorate/staff office appropriated funds is required to support and sustain the program.

3.3. Directors desiring to establish a trophies and awards program must staff with N-SP/J1 an internal operating instruction. The operating instruction must include nomination procedures to ensure all deserving persons are considered. Such programs generally are of a continuing nature and recipients normally are honored annually.

3.4. A one-time trophy or award may be given to an individual whose achievements are unique. The recipient must have made a significant contribution to the effectiveness and efficiency of the directorate. An individual will not receive two awards or trophies for the same achievement.

4. Procedures:

4.1. Requests to establish directorate programs for trophies and awards are to be submitted by official memorandum through N-SP/J1 for coordination by the DCINCUSSPACE and approval by USCINCSPACE. Coordination must be affected with the Staff Judge Advocate prior to receipt by N-SP/J1.

4.2. After approved, directors publish and announce the program and nomination procedures to ensure maximum participation by all personnel.

4.3. The directors are responsible for special awards programs established by their directorates, procurement of trophies and awards, and for presentation at appropriate ceremonies.

Joint Secretary