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SUBJECT: SECRETARY OF THE ARMY ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
1. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS AN IMMEDIATE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY.
2. NOMINATIONS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS AND WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION IN THE AWARDS CEREMONY.
A. DECORATION FOR EXCEPTIONAL CIVILIAN SERVICES (DECS)
B. SECRETARY OF THE ARMY AWARD FOR VALOR
C. SUGGESTERS OF THE YEAR
D. AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO)
E. SMALL AND DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS UTILIZATION AWARD (SADBU)
3. THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY RECOGNIZES CIVILIAN AND MILITARY PERSONNEL FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT.
4. MILITARY AND CAREER CIVILIAN MEMBERS MAY BE NOMINATED FOR THE SUGGESTERS, EEO, AND SADBU AWARDS. ONLY CAREER CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MAY BE NOMINATED FOR THE DECS AND THE VALOR AWARDS. NOMINEES FOR THESE AWARDS MUST MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ESTABLISHED FOR THESE AWARDS. COMMANDERS SHOULD ENSURE THAT MILITARY AND CAREER CIVILIAN MEMBERS ARE CONSIDERED IN THOSE CATEGORIES FOR WHICH THEY ARE ELIGIBLE.
5. NOMINATIONS FOR ALL AWARD CATEGORIES MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
A. ENDORSEMENT BY A MAJOR ARMY COMMAND (MACOM) COMMANDER OR DA FORM 1256.
B. EEO CERTIFICATION COMPLETED ON EACH NOMINEE PER GUIDANCE CONTAINED IN AR 672 20, PARA 2 2.
C. BIOGRAPHICAL DATA INCLUDING EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.
D. PROPOSED CITATION CONSISTING OF 50 TO 60 WORDS. THE CITATION SHOULD HIGHLIGHT THE NOMINEES SPECIFIC ACHIEVEMENT.
E. ELECTRONIC PHOTOGRAPH FOR EACH NOMINEE SUITABLE FOR INCLUSION IN THE CEREMONY PROGRAM BOOKLET.
F. VERIFICATION THAT THE NOMINEES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE CEREMONY. (NOTE: NOMINATIONS CONSIDERED FOR PRESENTATION AT THE CEREMONY MUST BE BOARDED BY THE ARMY INCENTIVE AWARDS BOARD AND APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY. APPROVED NOMINATIONS WILL BE HELD FOR PRESENTATION AT THE CEREMONY SCHEDULED IN MARCH 2007, UNLESS THE COMMAND REQUESTS OTHERWISE.)
6. THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY SUSPENSE DATE FOR THE MACOMS IS 29 DECEMBER 2006. THE MACOMS WILL ESTABLISH THEIR OWN SUSPENSE DATE.
7. POINT OF CONTACTS FOR SUBMITTING AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY ARE THE FOLLOWING:
A. THE DECS AND VALOR AWARDS: MS. MARVOL EDMONDS, COM 703-695 5698, DSN 225 5698, FAX 703-695 6997, OR E MAIL MARVOL.EDMONDS@HQDA.ARMY.MIL, AND MS. JOANN HOLMES, COM 703-695-5692, DSN 225-5692, FAX 703-695 6997, OR E-MAIL JOANN.HOLMES@HQDA.ARMY.MIL. ADDRESS: EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, ARMY INCENTIVE AWARDS BOARD, ATTN: DAPE-CP PS, 300 ARMY PENTAGON, ROOM 2C453, WASHINGTON DC 20310 0300.
B. SUGGESTERS AWARD: MS. VIVIAN COLLINS, COM 703-604 3162, DSN 664 3162, FAX 703-602 7112, OR E-MAIL VIVIAN.COLLINS@HQDA.ARMY.MIL. ADDRESS: OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY, ARMY SUGGESTION PROGRAM, ATTN: RESOURCE OPERATIONS CENTER, 2511 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY, TAYLOR BUILDING ROOM 13020C, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22202-4102.
C. THE SADBU AWARD: LTC JAMES BLANCO, COM 703-693 6114, DSN 227 6114, FAX 703-693 3898, OR E-MAIL JAMES.BLANCO@HQDA.ARMY.MIL. ADDRESS: DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF THE SMALL AND DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS UTILIZATION, 106 ARMY PENTAGON, WASHINGTON, DC 20310 0106.
D. THE EEO AWARD: MS. MARGARET BARFIELD, COM 703-607 2331, DSN 327 2331, FAX 703-607 2042, OR E-MAIL MARGARET.BARFIELD@HQDA.ARMY.MIL. ADDRESS: DIRECTOR, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND CIVIL RIGHTS, 1901 SOUTH BELL STREET, BUILDING CM4, 2ND FLOOR, SUITE 207, ARLINGTON, VA 22202 4508.

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