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MCEA AWARDS

SOLICITATION FOR THE MARINE CORPS ENGINEER ASSOCIATION (MCEA) AWARDS PROGRAM FOR 2015

Date Signed: 1/26/2015
MARADMINS Active Number: 039/15

R 262126Z JAN 15
MARADMIN 039/15
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC L LP//
SUBJ/SOLICITATION FOR THE MARINE CORPS ENGINEER ASSOCIATION (MCEA) AWARDS PROGRAM FOR 2015//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/MCO 1650.41C//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO 1650.41C, MARINE CORPS ENGINEER ASSOCIATION (MCEA) AWARDS PROGRAM.//
POC/KEN FRANTZ/COL (RET)/UNIT: EXECDIR, MCEA//
TEL: 936-273-4830/EMAIL: FRANTZ(AT)CONSOLIDATED.NET.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. IAW THE REF, THE PURPOSE OF THIS MSG IS TO SOLICIT NOMINEES FOR THE 2015 ANNUAL MCEA AWARDS. THE MCEA AWARDS PROGRAM WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1995 TO RECOGNIZE THE OUTSTANDING ENGINEER ACHIEVEMENTS OF INDIVIDUAL MARINES AND MARINE CORPS AND NAVY ORGANIZATIONS. THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 22 AWARD CATEGORIES ENCOMPASSING ALL ASPECTS OF THE ENGINEER/EOD MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS. THE CATEGORIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
COMBAT ENGINEER OFFICER (O1-O3)
COMBAT ENGINEER SNCO (E6-E7)
COMBAT ENGINEER NCO (E4-E5)
COMBAT ENGINEER MARINE (E1-E3)
ENGINEER EQUIPMENT OFFICER (WO-CWO5)
ENGINEER EQUIPMENT SNCO (E6-E7) (NOTE 1)
ENGINEER EQUIPMENT NCO (E4-E5)
ENGINEER EQUIPMENT MARINE (E1-E3)
UTILITIES OFFICER (WO-CWO5)
UTILITIES SNCO (E6-E7)
UTILITIES NCO (E4-E5)
UTILITIES MARINE (E1-E3)
BULK FUEL OFFICER (WO-CWO5)
BULK FUEL SNCO (E6-E7)
BULK FUEL NCO (E4-E5)
BULK FUEL MARINE (E1-E3)
EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL OFFICER (WO-CAPT)
EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TECHNICIAN (E5-E7)
COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION ENGINEER SUPPORT BATTALION MARINE WING SUPPORT SQUADRON, ENGINEER COMPANY NAVAL CONSTRUCTION FORCE UNIT, LIMITED TO BN SIZE OR SMALLER ORGANIZATIONS. NOTE 1: CHANGE TO REF A IS IN STAFFING; ENCL (1), PG 1-3, ENGR EQUIP SNCO MOS SHOULD INCLUDE SSGTS IN MOS 1316, 1341, 1345.
2. SELECTION OF RECIPIENTS WILL BE MADE BY AN AWARDS BOARD COMPRISED OF MEMBERS FROM THE MARINE CORPS ENGINEER ASSOCIATION. AWARD RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE BOARD WILL BE FORWARDED TO DC, IL (LPE) FOR APPROVAL. ALL INDIVIDUAL AND UNIT AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MCEA AWARDS BANQUET TO BE HELD AT THE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, JACKSONVILLE, NC. ON 24 SEP 2015.
3. ACTION
3.A. COMMANDS WITH PERSONNEL AND/OR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH MEET THE CRITERIA CONTAINED IN THE REF ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS VIA THE ENDORSING CHAIN OF COMMAND, ENDING WITH ENDORSEMENT BY FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND. NO ADDITIONAL CHAIN OF COMMAND ENDORSEMENTS ARE REQUIRED OR DESIRED.
3.B. NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY POC NO LATER THAN 30 APR 2015. THE AWARD COVERS THE PERIOD 1 APR 2014 - 31 MAR 2015. ALL COMMANDS ANTICIPATING SUBMISSIONS WILL PROVIDE OFF/SNCO POC INFO TO THE MESSAGE POC NLT 10 APR 2015. NEGATIVE REPORTS VIA EMAIL ARE REQUIRED NLT 30 APR 2015. DUE TO THE VOLUME OF AWARD RECOMMENDATIONS RECEIVED, LATE OR INCOMPLETE NOMINATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. COMMANDS ARE TO EMAIL COMPLETE PACKAGES, WITH ATTACHMENTS, TO THE MESSAGE POC. NO MAILED COPIES ARE REQUIRED OR DESIRED.
3.C. INDIVIDUAL AWARD NOMINATIONS SHALL CONSIST OF ONE FILE PER NOMINEE IN PDF FORMAT:
3.C.1. A SUMMARY OF ACTION (SOA) NOT TO EXCEED TWO PAGES.
3.C.2. UNIT POC TO INCLUDE PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS.
3.C.3. CHAIN OF COMMAND ENDORSEMENTS, TO INCLUDE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN CHAIN OF COMMAND.
3.C.4. DO NOT INCLUDE FULL SSN ON INDIVIDUAL AWARD NOMINATIONS.
3.C.5. PROPOSED CITATION (NO FEWER THAN 20 LINES AND NO MORE THAN 30 LINES).
3.C.6. PERSONAL DATA FORM (IAW FORMAT ON MCEA WEBSITE, AWARDS PAGE).
3.D. ORGANIZATION AWARD NOMINATION PACKAGES SHALL CONSIST OF ONE FILE PER UNIT IN PDF FORMAT:
3.D.1. SOA NOT TO EXCEED THREE PAGES.
3.D.2. A COMPLETED COPY OF THE STATISTICAL SUMMARY AS DISPLAYED IN ENCL2 OF THE REF (TEXT ONLY, NO PICS).
3.D.3. UNIT POC TO INCLUDE PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS.
3.D.4. CHAIN OF COMMAND ENDORSEMENTS, TO INCLUDE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN CHAIN OF COMMAND.
3.D.5. PROPOSED CITATION (NO FEWER THAN 20 LINES AND NO MORE THAN 30 LINES).
3.D.6. PERSONAL DATA FORMS FOR COMMANDING OFFICER AND SERGEANT MAJOR/COMMAND MASTER CHIEF.
3.E. ACTS OF VALOR RECOGNIZED BY MILITARY AWARDS CAN ALSO BE RECOGNIZED BY ONE OR MORE OF THE ENGINEER AWARDS AS DESCRIBED IN ENCLOSURE 1 OF THE REF.
3.F. EACH MARINE CORPS MAJOR COMMAND (DIVISION, MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP, MARINE AIR WING) MAY SUBMIT ONLY ONE NOMINATION FOR EACH AWARD CATEGORY. NAVAL EXPEDITINARY COMBAT COMMAND (NECC) MAY SUBMIT UP TO THREE NOMINATIONS FOR THE NCF UNIT AWARD. SPTG ESTABLISHMENTS MAY ALSO SUBMIT ONE NOMINATION FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL AWARD.
3.G. SAMPLES OF INDIVIDUAL AND UNIT AWARD CITATIONS CAN BE FOUND ON THE MARINE CORPS ENGINEER ASSOCIATION WEBSITE: WWW.MARCORENGASN.ORG/AWARDSPAGE.
4. RESPONSIBILITIES
4.A. DC, IL (LPE) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING MARINE CORPS AND SEABEE PARTICIPATION IN ALL ENGINEER AWARD SELECTIONS AND THOSE CEREMONIES CONDUCTED BY THE MCEA.
4.B. LOCAL COMMANDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUAL AND UNIT AWARD RECIPIENTS AT APPROPRIATE LOCAL CEREMONIES.
5. RESERVE APPLICABILITY. THIS AWARDS PROGRAM IS APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
6. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY C. C. CRENSHAW, BGEN, ASSISTANT DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS (LP).//



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