R 151415Z JAN 16
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
CMC WASHINGTON DC
COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/JAN//
SUBJ/2016 NAVAL INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AWARDS SOLICITATION//
AMPN/NAVAL INTELLIGENCE AWARDS PROGRAM//
POC/NESBITT/CDR/OPNAV N2N6C1/-/TEL: (703) 604-6293/TEL: DSN 664-
RMKS/1. Reference (a) is the Naval Intelligence Awards program that
recognizes excellence and outstanding achievement in Naval Intelligence.
This NAVADMIN builds on guidance provided in reference (a) and solicits
a. Rear Admiral Thomas A. Brooks Intelligence Junior Officer of the Year
Award recognizes junior officers for their leadership, performance, special
accomplishments, and overall contribution to command efficiency, morale, and
welfare while afloat or ashore. Two junior officers (Active or Reserve
Component) will be selected, one for the afloat category and one for the
ashore category. Active and Reserve Component Naval Intelligence officers
(183X/683X) O-1 through O-3 are eligible.
b. Commander Dan F. Shanower Intelligence Specialist of the Year Award
recognizes Intelligence Specialists for their performance, leadership,
special accomplishments, and overall contribution to command efficiency,
morale and welfare. A total of four Active or Reserve Component Intelligence
Specialists, a Junior and Senior Intelligence Specialist of the Year each,
will be selected for the ashore and afloat categories. Active and Reserve
Component Intelligence Specialists in pay grades E-1 through E-5 are eligible
to compete for the Junior Intelligence Specialist of the Year award. Active
and Reserve Component Intelligence Specialists in pay grade E-6, including
those who are frocked to E-6 during eligibility period, are eligible to
compete for the Senior Intelligence Specialist of the Year award.
c. Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Leadership recognizes
leadership from deserving Active or Reserve Component officer, enlisted, or
civilian personnel who exemplify excellence and exceptional dedication to
duty within the Naval Intelligence community. Two candidates will be
selected for this award, one Active Duty or civilian candidate and one
Reserve Component candidate. Active or Reserve Component Naval Intelligence
officers (183X/683X) O-5 and O-6, or Chief Warrant Officers (CWO) (783X) CWO-
2 through CWO-5, Intelligence Specialists E-6 through E-9, or civilians
General Schedule (GS) or General Government (GG) 14-15, or equivalent are
d. Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence
Instruction recognizes excellence in intelligence instruction. Two
candidates will be selected, one from the Center for Information Dominance
(CID) Unit Hampton Roads and one from CID Unit San Diego. Active and Reserve
Component U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps personnel serving as instructors,
faculty, or staff at CID Unit Hampton Roads and CID Unit San Diego are
e. Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton Award for Leadership and Mentorship
recognizes outstanding leadership and mentorship in the furtherance of Naval
Intelligence performance. There is no set number of awards to be given each
year. Active and Reserve Component Naval Intelligence officers (183X/683X)
O-4 through O-6, CWOs (783X) CWO-3 through CWO-5, and Intelligence
Specialists E-6 through E-9 are eligible.
f. Herman Dworkin Award for Maritime Analytic Excellence recognizes a
civilian or military analyst working maritime issues who exemplifies the work
ethic and attitude of Mr. Dworkin. One candidate will be selected for this
award. Active and Reserve Component Naval Intelligence officers (183X/683X)
O-3 through O-4, CWOs (783X) CWO-2 through CWO-5, and civilians GS/GG 11-14
or equivalent are eligible. Nominees must have at least 10 years of
experience in the field of maritime intelligence analysis and be currently
2. Submission Requirements are outlined in reference (a). The period of
eligibility for the Rear Admiral Thomas A. Brooks Intelligence Junior Officer
of the Year Award is 1 September 2014 to 31 December 2015. The eligibility
period for all other awards is 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.
3. Submission Instructions. With the two exceptions below, the nominees
current command must forward all award nomination packages via encrypted
email to the message POC. All emails must have the award name and the last
name of the nominee in the subject line.
a. Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Leadership Reserve Component
nominations: forward all packages to Commander, Information Dominance Corps
Reserve Command via encrypted email to YN1 Bracamonte,
adrian.bracamonte(at)navy.mil; YN2 Palacios, ricardo.palacios1(at)navy.mil;
YN3 Jones, tommie.jones(at)navy.mil; and YNSR Polk, andre.polk(at)navy.mil.
b. Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in
Intelligence Instruction nominations: forward all packages to respective CID
Unit POCs via encrypted email to Mr. Larry Banks, larry.banks(at)navy.mil
(CID Unit Hampton Roads) or Ms. Stephanie Storch,
stephanie.storch(at)navy.mil (CID Unit San Diego).
4. All packages shall be received no later than 31 March 2016.
5. Reference (a) covers recognition details for each award. For any
questions contact the message POC.
6. The nomination template is posted to the Navy Information Warfare
Outreach page on milSuite at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-244835
(Common Access Card login required). Reference (a) and the award nomination
template do not require the use of Social Security Numbers or other unneeded
personal information, commands should avoid including unnecessary personal
information in nomination packages.
7. Incomplete packages or packages failing to meet all guidance as outlined
in this message and reference (a) will not be considered. Late submissions
will not be accepted.
8. Released by VADM Ted N. Branch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Dominance, OPNAV N2N6.//