2023 NAVAL INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AWARDS SOLICITATION:
R 171126Z MAY 23 MID120000089057U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
CMC WASHINGTON DC
COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/MAY//
SUBJ/2023 NAVAL INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AWARDS SOLICITATION//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1650.26E, NAVAL INTELLIGENCE AWARDS PROGRAM.
REF B IS COMNAVIFORESINST 1650.4P, POLICY AND PROCEDURES GOVERNING
MILITARY AWARDS AND RECOGNITION PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. Per reference (a) and (b), the Naval Intelligence Awards
Program recognizes excellence and outstanding achievement in Naval
Intelligence and covers recognition details for each award. This
NAVADMIN solicits nominations on accomplishments from Calendar Year
2022 (1 January 2022 through 31 December 2022) for consideration.
Submissions are due by 31 July 2023.
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 pay grades 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 pay grade 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
Specialist of the Year
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) in grades O-4 through O-6, Intelligence Chief Warrant
Officers (CWO) (783X) in grades CWO-3 through CWO-5, Intelligence
Specialists in grades 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
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
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) in grades O-4
through O-6, Intelligence CWOs (783X) in grades CWO-3 through CWO-5,
and Intelligence Specialists in grades 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
exemplifies the work ethic and attitude of Mr. Dworkin: analytic
expertise, strength of character, initiative, industriousness, and
exactitude. Active and Reserve Component Naval Intelligence Officers
(183X/683X) in grades O-3 through O-5, Intelligence CWOs (783X) in
grades CWO-2 through CWO-5, and civilians GS-12 through GS-14 (or
equivalent) are eligible. Nominees must 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
2. Nominations will be provided through
and must be unclassified.
a. Do not include social security numbers or other sensitive
Personally -Identifiable Information (PII).
b. Do not include fitness reports/evaluations or awards in
c. Incomplete packages or packages failing to meet all guidance
as outlined in this message and reference (a) will not be considered.
d. Classified nomination packages will not be accepted.
3. All packages must be submitted no later than 31 July 2023. Late
submissions will not be accepted.
4. Released by VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval
Operations for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//