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REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 1650.26E/06DEC17//
REF/B/DOC/COMNAVIFORESINST 1650.4P/21DEC18//
NARR/REF A IS THE NAVAL INTELLIGENCE AWARDS PROGRAM.  
REF B IS COMNAVIFORES POLICY AND PROCEDURES GOVERNING MILITARY AWARDS AND 
RECOGNITION PROGRAM.// 
POC/SCOTT/LT/OPNAV N2N6C/TEL:  703-604-6288/
EMAIL:  ALLISON.SCOTT2(AT)NAVY.MIL//

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 references (a) and (b), and 
solicits nominations.
    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 serving on both sea and  shore duty.  Active and Reserve 
Component Naval Intelligence officers (183X/683X) O-1 through O-3 are 
eligible.
Two Active or Reserve Component junior officers will be selected one each for 
the sea duty and shore duty categories.
    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.  Active and Reserve Component Intelligence Specialists 
in paygrades 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 paygrade E-6, including those frocked to E-6 
during the eligibility period, are eligible to compete for the Senior 
Intelligence Specialist of the Year award.  A total of four Active or Reserve 
Component Intelligence Specialists will be selected one junior and one senior 
Intelligence Specialists of the Year for each of the sea duty and shore duty 
categories.
    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.  Active and Reserve Component 
Naval Intelligence officers (183X/683X) O-4 through O-6, Intelligence Chief 
Warrant Officers (CWO) (783X) CWO-3 through CWO-5, Intelligence Specialists 
E-7 through E-9, and civilians GS-13 through GS-15 (or equivalent) are 
eligible.  Two candidates will be selected for this award one Active or 
civilian candidate, and one Reserve Component candidate.
    d.  Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence 
Instruction recognizes Intelligence instructors who embody the time-honored 
principles which Vice Admiral Taylor exemplified throughout his career:  
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.  Active and Reserve Component U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps 
service members serving as instructors, faculty, or staff at Information 
Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach and IWTC San Diego are 
eligible.  Two candidates will be selected one each from IWTC Virginia Beach 
and IWTC San Diego.
    e.  Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton Award for Leadership and  Mentorship 
recognizes outstanding leadership and mentorship in the  furtherance of Naval 
Intelligence performance.  Active and Reserve Component Naval Intelligence 
officers (183X/683X) O-4 through O-6, Intelligence CWOs (783X) CWO-3 through 
CWO-5, and Intelligence Specialists E-6 through E-9 are eligible.  There is 
no set number of awards to be given each year.
    f.  Herman Dworkin Award for Maritime Analytic Excellence recognizes a 
civilian or military analyst working maritime issues who displays an 
exceptional work ethic and analytical expertise.  Active and Reserve 
Component Naval Intelligence officers (183X/683X) O-3 through O-5, 
Intelligence CWOs
(783X) CWO-2 through CWO-5, and civilians GS-12 through GS-14 (or equivalent) 
are eligible.  Nominees shall have at least ten years of experience in the 
field of maritime intelligence analysis and be currently analytically active.  
One candidate will be selected for this award.

2.  Submission requirements are outlined in references (a) and (b).  The 
eligibility period for all Intelligence awards is 1 January 2019 to 31 
December 2019.

3.  Submission instructions.  All nomination packages shall be submitted as a 
single .pdf file.  With two exceptions (listed below), the nominees current 
command shall forward all award nomination packages to LT Allison Scott at 
email allison.scott2(AT)navy.mil and Mr. Michael Saunders at email 
michael.saunders(AT)navy.mil via encrypted email.  All emails shall have the 
award name and last name of the nominee in the subject line.  If unable to 
send encrypted emails, utilize DoD Secure Access File Exchange (SAFE) website 
at https://safe.apps.mil.
    a.  Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Leadership, Reserve Component 
nominations shall be received by Commander, Naval Information Force Reserve
(COMNAVIFORES) no later than 15 February 2020.  Nomination packages shall be 
endorsed by the supporting Naval Information Force Reserve (NIFR) Region of 
that unit (if applicable) prior to submission.  NIFR Regions will forward all 
packages for boarding to COMNAVIFORES Headquarters via encrypted email to YN1 
Dexter Correll at email NIFR_ALL_AWARDS(AT)navy.mil to meet the 15 February
2020 deadline.
    b.  Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence 
Instruction nominations.  Forward all packages to appropriate IWTC Point of 
contacts (POC) via encrypted email.  POC for IWTC Virginia Beach is Mr. Larry 
Banks at email larry.banks(AT)navy.mil, and POC for IWTC San Diego is Mr. 
Adam Thompson at email adam.d.thompson(AT)navy.mil.

4.  All packages shall be submitted no later than 13 March 2020, with the 
exception of the Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Leadership (Reserve 
Component), which shall be submitted no later than 15 February 2020 per 
reference (b).

5.  Reference (a) covers recognition details for each award.

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 email certificate login required).  Reference (a) and the 
award nomination template do not require the use of Social Security Numbers 
or other sensitive Personally-Identifiable Information (PII).  Commands 
should avoid including unnecessary PII 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.  Classified nomination packages will not be accepted.

9.  Released by VADM Matthew J. Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for 
Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//

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