R 041619Z MAR 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
CMC WASHINGTON DC
COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/2015 SPRING INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AWARDS SOLICITATION
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/MAR//
AMPN/OPNAV N2N6 NAVAL INTELLIGENCE AWARDS PROGRAM INSTRUCTION//
POC/OBRADOVICH/LT/OPNAV N2N6C1/-/TEL: (703) 604-6152/TEL: DSN 664-
RMKS/1. This message builds on guidance provided in reference (a) and
solicits nominations for the Herman Dworkin Award for Maritime Analytic
Excellence, the Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton Leadership Award, the Vice
Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Leadership, and the Vice Admiral Rufus L.
Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence Instruction.
a. The Directors of the Defense Intelligence Agency and Naval
Intelligence established the Herman Dworkin Award for Maritime Analytic
Excellence in 2001 to recognize the civilian or military analyst working
maritime issues who exemplifies, through his/her work and attitude, Mr.
Dworkin's traits of analytic expertise, strength of character, initiative,
industriousness, and exactitude.
(1) Nominees should be active and reserve component Naval
Intelligence Officers in paygrades O3 or O4, Intelligence Chief Warrant
Officers in paygrades W2 through W5, or civilian GG/GS 11 through 14.
(2) Nominees should have at least 10 years of experience in the field
of maritime intelligence analysis and be analytically active. The award is
not necessarily to identify the single best analyst; rather, it is to choose
a member of the naval and maritime analytic community (either regional or
functional specialty) who is viewed as an exemplary representative of the
group as a whole and routinely performs in a fashion characteristic of Mr.
(3) As a long-time supporter of the Naval Intelligence Awards
Program, the Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) recognizes the awardee of
the Herman Dworkin Award for Maritime Analytic Excellence with a
commemorative plaque. Additionally, a brass plate inscribed with the
selectee's name will be affixed to a large plaque at the Office of Naval
b. The Director of Naval Intelligence established the Rear Admiral Edwin
T. Layton Leadership Award in 2001 to recognize outstanding leadership and
mentorship in the furtherance of naval intelligence performance.
(1) Nominees should be active and reserve component Naval
Intelligence Officers in paygrades O4 through O6, Intelligence Chief Warrant
Officers in paygrades W3 through W5, or Intelligence Specialists in ranks E6
through E9. In rare cases, exceptions to the grade criteria will be
(2) Each person nominated must exemplify the leadership qualities of
honor, courage, and commitment and be exceptionally dedicated to ensuring the
professional and personal well-being and development of their people. Award
winners should be clearly recognized as leadership role models for the
(3) Seniors, juniors, or peers may nominate individuals for the Rear
Admiral Edwin T. Layton Leadership Award. Nominees will not compete against
other nominees; rather, they will be evaluated based on how well they embody
the qualities of leadership and mentorship the award seeks to recognize.
There is no set number of awards to be given each year. Nomination packages
must be forwarded by the nominee's current command.
(4) Recipients of the award will be recognized with a commemorative
NIP medal and a certificate of accomplishment signed by the Director of Naval
c. The Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Leadership Award recognizes one
active and one reserve component intelligence officer, Intelligence
Specialist, or civilian personnel who exemplifies excellence and exceptional
dedication to duty within the naval intelligence community.
(1) Two candidates shall be selected for this award:
(a) One active component Naval Intelligence Officer in paygrades
O5 or O6, Intelligence Chief Warrant Officer in paygrades of W2 through W5,
Intelligence Specialist in ranks E6 through E9, or civilian GS/GG 14 or 15.
(b) One reserve component Naval Intelligence Officer in paygrades
O5 or O6 or reserve Intelligence Specialist in ranks E6 through E9.
(2) This award recognizes individuals with senior-level leadership
experience (e.g., Leading Chief Petty Officer afloat, post-commander
milestone tour, or mid-to-senior civilian position). Each nominee must
exemplify excellence and exceptional dedication to duty, demonstrating
superior performance in providing operational intelligence to naval and joint
forces, benefiting the naval intelligence community.
(3) The National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) recognizes
the Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor leadership awardees at the annual NMIA
awards banquet, time and location TBD. The banquet provides a public forum
in which U.S. Military Intelligence professionals are recognized for the
vital mission they perform. Awardees will be notified of banquet details and
invited to attend.
d. The Naval Intelligence Foundation (NIF) established the Vice Admiral
Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence Instruction in 1989.
Two candidates shall be selected, one from Center for Information Dominance
(CID) Unit Hampton Roads and one from the CID Unit San Diego.
(1) One candidate shall be selected from each CID unit.
(2) This award recognizes U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps military
members serving as instructors, faculty, or staff at CID Unit Hampton Roads
and CID Unit San Diego. Each nominee must exemplify excellence in
intelligence instruction based on time honored principles which Vice Admiral
Taylor exemplified throughout his career: a desire for professional
knowledge, intellectual curiosity, initiative, enthusiasm, ability to command
respect and motivate others, devotion to duty, effective communication
skills, and personal and intellectual integrity.
(3) Award winners shall receive from NIF an engraved, commemorative
wall plaque, an engraved solid brass telescope, and a 5-year membership in
NIP. Permanent plaques bearing the names of the winners are also on display
at both schoolhouses.
2. Nomination packages submission instructions:
a. Forward all reserve component nomination packages for the Vice
Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Leadership Award per Commander, Information Dominance
Corps Reserve Command (CIDCRC) guidance to CIDRC POCs: YN1 Bracamonte,
adrian.bracamonte(at)navy.mil; YN2 Palacios, ricardo.palacios1(at)navy.mil;
and YN3 Jones, tommie.jones(at)navy.mil.
b. Forward all Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in
Intelligence Instruction nomination packages to respective CID Unit POCs:
Mr. Banks, larry.banks(at)navy.mil (CID Unit Hampton Roads) or Ms. Storch,
stephanie.storch(at)navy.mil (CID Unit San Diego).
c. All other nominations should be sent to OPNAV N2N6 POC, LT
3. All packages should be sent no later than 29 March 2015.
4. Nomination packages must include:
a. Nominee name, rank, designator, and projected rotation date.
b. Reporting senior*s name, rank, phone number, and mailing address.
c. Address for the nominee*s gaining command if transferring before June
d. Significant contributions (bullet format). Highlight qualities and
accomplishments consistent with the specific award's criteria. The
nomination should be specifically focused on current factors rather than a
e. Short biography (for the Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Leadership
f. Draft citation to accompany the award (for the Herman Dworkin Award
for Maritime Analytic Excellence and Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Leadership
Award). Ensure citations are also submitted in Microsoft Word or another
g. Command letter of endorsement.
5. Nomination templates are posted to the Intelligence Community Management
page on Navy Knowledge Online, at https://www.nko.navy.mil/group/intel-
community-management/home (Common Access Card login required).
6. Incomplete packages or packages failing to meet all guidance as outlined
in this message will not be considered. Late submissions will not be
7. OPNAV N2N6C will organize a board of senior intelligence personnel to
select recommended nominees. Board recommendations will be forwarded to the
Director of Naval Intelligence for final approval.
8. Released by VADM Ted N. Branch, OPNAV N2N6.//