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Other Awards

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Quartermaster

Honorable Order of Saint Martin

The Honorable Order of Saint Martin recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity and moral character, displayed an outstanding degree of professional competence, served the United States Army Quartermaster Corps with selflessness, and contributed to the promotion of the Quartermaster Corps in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipient's superiors, subordinates and peers alike.   

Minimum Criteria:

Major or below. Sergeant First Class or below. CW3s or below who have displayed superior performance. Any civilian who has made significant contribution to the Quartermaster Corps.

Individual must have been a member of the Association of Quartermasters for three years or sign up for a 3-year membership. Five years service to the Quartermaster Corps.

The Honorable Order of Saint Martin nomination form must be accompanied by a one page justification which includes a brief biography of the nominee.

The award authority for the Honorable Order of Saint Martin has been delegated from the Quartermaster General to Quartermaster Officers serving as Colonel level Commanders. Such Commanders may approve the awards for personnel in or associated with their commands. When no such Quartermaster Commander is available, the Quartermaster General is the approving authority. The nominator is responsible for inducting the nominee into the Distinguished Order. It is intended that the induction ceremony will take place in conjunction with an official function, i.e. the QM Birthday Ball, Dining In/Out, or similar dignified ceremony or event. http://www.associationofquartermasters.com/osm/martin.htm

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Quartermaster

Catherine Greene Award

General Rules

    The Catharine Greene award was approved by the Quartermaster General in January 2001 to provide an award that would recognize significant contributions and support provided by Quartermaster spouses.   Any member of the Quartermaster corps may nominate a deserving candidate for the Catharine Greene Award.  Although any member of the Quartermaster Corps may nominate a spouse, the nominating of your own spouse is highly discouraged and approving officials should carefully screen such nomination requests.

Approval Authority

     The Quartermaster General has delegated approval authority of the Catharine Greene award to Quartermaster Corps General Officers and Quartermaster Colonels(06) in command respectively.  If there is not a Quartermaster General or Colonel available in the nominee's organization, then the nomination must be endorsed by the nominator's commander and submitted to the Association of Quartermasters.  The Association will then review the packet and coordinate with the Quartermaster General for further review and approval. 

Award Criteria

    In order to maintain the value and prestige of the Catharine Greene Award we have established three criteria that must be met in order for a nomination to be approved for the Catharine Greene Award.  Any deviation from these three criteria will cause the nomination requests to be forwarded to the Quartermaster General for consideration.

1) The nominee must be the spouse of a Quartermaster soldier or civilian.

2) The nominee's spouse must be a member of AQM.

3) The nominee must have provided a significant contribution or support to the Quartermaster Corps, a unit, a community or to their spouse that is of a nature that emulates Mrs. Catharine Greene and is distinguishing from other spouse contributions.

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Ordnance

Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe

Selection Criteria

   The purpose of the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe is to recognize those individuals who have served the United States Army Ordnance Corps with demonstrated integrity, moral character and professional competence over a sustained period of time. And whose selfless contributions to the Corps stand out in the eyes of their seniors, peers and subordinates alike.

Approval Authority

   The approval authority for the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe is delegated to Ordnance Corps General Officers and full Colonels (06) respectively. When there is not an Ordnance General or Colonel available in the nominees organization, the nomination packet must be favorably indorsed, as a minimum, by the nominee’s Company Commander or higher and submitted to the Ordnance Corps Association, who will coordinate for a review and approval by the Chief of Ordnance.

Nomination Procedures

Any member of the Ordnance Corps may nominate a qualified candidate for the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe.

Nominators may use the Ordnance Corps Association’s Samuel Sharpe nomination form or a reasonable facsimile. The nominator must provide a minimum of six concise bullet type comments or a maximum one-page justification, which articulates the candidate’s significant contributions to the Ordnance Corps, over a sustained period of time. The nomination form must also include the full name, rank, duty position, phone number and mailing address of the nominee, nominator and if appropriate the approval authority.

Forward the completed nomination form and $35.00 for the cost of the award, shipping and handling to:U.S. Army Ordnance Corps AssociationP.O. Box 377Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-0337

The nomination must be received no later than four weeks prior to the projected presentation date. If the desired presentation date is less than four weeks a $15.00 late fee is required, to cover the cost associated with expediting and handling of the awards.

It is expected that recipients will be presented the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe during an appropriate and dignified ceremony.

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Ordnance

Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe

Keeper of the Flame Selection Criteria

Purpose

   The purpose of the Ordnance Corps Association's Keeper of the Flame award is to recognize and show our appreciation for the invaluable service Ordnance spouses provide to our Corps.Approval Authority

   Any member of the Ordnance Corps may nominate a deserving candidate for the Keeper of the Flame award.  The approval authority is delegated to Ordnance Corps General officers and Colonels (06) respectively.    When there is not an Ordnance General or Colonel available in the nominee's organization, the nomination must be endorsed by the nominator's commander and submitted to the Ordnance Corps Association.  The Association will then review and coordinate approval by the Chief of Ordnance.

Nomination Procedures

Any member of the Ordnance Corps may nominate a qualified candidate for the Keeper of the Flame.

Nominators may use the Ordnance Corps Association’s Keeper of the Flame nomination form or a reasonable facsimile. The nominator must provide a minimum of five concise bullet type comments or a maximum one-page justification, which articulates the candidate’s significant contributions to the Ordnance Corps, over a sustained period of time. The nomination form must also include the full name, rank, unit, phone number and mailing address of the nominator, and the endorser or approval authority as appropriate.

Forward the completed nomination form and $25.00 for the cost of the award, shipping and handling to:U.S. Army Ordnance Corps AssociationP.O. Box 377Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-0337

The nomination must be received no later than four weeks prior to the projected presentation date. If the desired presentation date is less than four weeks a $15.00 late fee is required, to cover the cost associated with expediting and handling of the awards.

It is expected that recipients will be presented the Keeper of the Flame during an appropriate and dignified ceremony.

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Transportation

Honorable Order of Saint Christopher

An individual may be nominated for the Order of Saint Christopher by anyone who has knowledge of the individual’s service to the Transportation Corps.

Nominator should complete the order form including full name, rank, desired presentation date for desired award packet items. Payment must be included to process your request.

Include a one-page letter of justification with your award packet. There is no special format for this letter; it simply must contain sufficient details about the nominee to enable the approval authority to make an informed decision.

For awards needing the COT’s approval, the Transportation Corps Regimental Association will refund payment in full if the COT deems the justification does not merit the honor.

Ensure the complete signature block of the Transportation Corps commander is printed as you wish it to appear on the certificate. 

Due to minimum staff, processing may take up to 30 days. If you are requesting from an overseas location, allow an additional 30 days. Courier is the US Postal Service; therefore, Express and Priority mail is only available in CONUS.

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Transportation

PATRONUS ROTAE

"PATRON OF THE WHEEL"

CRITERIA:

The criteria for nominating an individual for the Patronus Rotae, "Patron of the Wheel," award must be in accordance with the following:

- The nominator of the award must be a Transportation Corps soldier or a Transportation civilian in Career Field 24 or 74.

- The nominator must also be a member in good standing in the Transportation Corps Regimental Association.

- The nominee must have made a significant positive impact on the Transportation Corps, a unit or the community and have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity and moral character.

HOW TO REQUEST AWARD:

- The approval authority is delegated to the first Transportation Corps (TC) Battalion or Brigade Commander in the sponsor's chain of command. If there is no Transportation Corps commander available, then the Chief of Transportation is the approval authority.

- The nominator has the option of forwarding the award recommendation to the Chief of Transportation for his approval/signature even if there is a TC Battalion or Brigade Commander in the sponsor's chain of command.

- All nominations must be submitted to the Transportation Corps Regimental Association's (TCRA) National Office at Fort Eustis, Virginia, for processing.

- The TCRA National Office must receive the complete nomination packet no later than one month prior to the presentation date or additional processing and shipping costs will be incurred.

- The nominator should complete the order form including full name of the nominee, the desired presentation date and payment for the award. The order form is available on the upper left hand corner of this page.

A one-page justification letter must accompany the nomination form. There is no special format for this letter. It simply must contain sufficient details about the nominee and have the endorsement of the approval authority.

- The nominator is responsible for ensuring presentation of the award takes place at a dignified ceremony or event.

- The Chief of Transportation retains final approval authority. If the justification does not merit the honor, payment will be refunded in full.

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Signal
  • Criteria for Justification of a Bronze Order of Mercury:
  • This award is to be given to *members of the Association who have served the Regiment well and have made a significant contribution to the Association’s activities in the pursuit of its goals. A nominee’s grade and length of service must be considered as to degree of contribution to our Regiment, length of Association membership, and participation in our Association.  Special consideration must be given to our functional area officers who have their first opportunity to become both members of the Regiment and Association only when they become Career Field Designated as a major so may first only learn of our Association at that time.
  •  The Bronze Order of Mercury can be approved by any colonel of the Regiment** who is also a member in good standing with the Association. The nominee must also be an outstanding member of the Regiment and a member of the Association. Colonels of the Regiment must zealously maintain the standard of this award.  If a colonel of the Regiment is not available, the nominator can submit the recommendation to SCRA National Board of Directors where it will be placed before the awards board.
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Aviation

CRITERIA

A nominee for the Order of Saint Michael must have served Army Aviation or the civilian aviation community with distinction and have demonstrated a significant conspicuous contribution in support of the Aviation Branch; must represent the highest standards of integrity, moral character, professional competence, and dedication to duty; and must be nominated for the award by an active AAAA member. The nominee need not be an active AAAA member. Specific award criteria are as follows:

[3] Bronze Medal: The awardee has made a conspicuous contribution to Army Aviation and support of the Branch.

DOCUMENTATION

The official nomination form should be used and is attainable from the AAAA National Office, 755 Main Street, Suite 4D, Monroe, CT 06468-2830. Telephone: (203) 268-2450; Fax: (203) 268-5870. These forms may be reproduced locally. All forms should be provided to the local AAAA Chapter President for approval.

A brief outline of not more than 100 words citing the main reason(s) for the nomination should be provided. Additional supporting information may be attached as enclosures and is limited to 1,500 words or three pages (whichever is greater).

Justification must contain sufficient details about the nominee to enable the Approving Authority to make an informed decision. The nomination should include a photograph of the nominee in any size. TYPE all entries to assist in the photo copying of data.

SUBMISSION

Any active AAAA member may submit the official nomination form to their local Chapter for consideration, subject to the following:

[1] Submission of the Order of Saint Michael Award Nomination should be made through the local AAAA Chapter. If there is no local chapter, nominations should be sent directly to the AAAA National Executive Director. The nomination packet should contain a nomination form, a photograph, a request form, and the appropriate payment.

[2] For Bronze Nominations: The local chapter will retain the nomination locally.

[4] Award nomination materials, to include photographs, will not be returned.

APPROVING AUTHORITY & SELECTION

The Approving Authority for the Order of Saint Michael Award is:

c. Bronze Award: The President of the local AAAA Chapter (allow 30 days for processing). In instances where a local AAAA Chapter is not applicable or when the local President is nominated, the Approving Authority is the National Executive Board, AAAA (allow sixty days for processing action). When the nomination cannot be processed in a timely fashion by the National Executive Board, the Order of Saint Michael Selection Committee consisting of the Chairman of the AAAA Awards Committee and two members of the Awards Committee appointed by the Awards Committee Chairman, are authorized to act for the National Executive Board (allow sixty days for processing).

AWARD MEDALLION, CERTIFICATE & LAPEL PIN

[1] Recipients shall receive the Medallion of the Order of St. Michael, a Certificate, and a Lapel Pin.

NOTIFICATION & PRESENTATION

[1] The AAAA National Office will notify the recipient through the nominator for Silver and Gold awards. Bronze award nominees will be notified by the local Chapter President.

[2] The nominator will be responsible for induction of the recipient into the Order of Saint Michael and presentation of the medallion and certificate.