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RMKS/1. Reference (a) is the Naval Intelligence Awards Program that
recognizes excellence and outstanding achievement in Naval Intelligence, and
covers recognition details for each award. 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
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 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) in grades O-4 through O-6,
Intelligence CWOs (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 IWTC Virginia Beach and IWTC San
Diego are eligible. Two candidates will be selected one each from
Information Warfare Training Command (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) 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) in grades O-3 through O-5,
Intelligence CWOs (783X) CWO-2 through CWO-5, and civilians GS-12 through GS-
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 this award.
2. The eligibility period for all Intelligence awards is 1 January 2020 to
31 December 2020.
3. Submission requirements are outlined in references (a) and (b).
Nomination packages must be unclassified, and should strictly follow the
nomination template that 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). This template accounts for
all information and enclosures required per reference (a). The template does
not require the use of social security numbers or other sensitive Personally-
Identifiable Information (PII). Commands should avoid including unnecessary
PII in nomination packages. Recent fitness reports, evaluations, or awards
are not required in nomination packages and should not be included in
4. Submission instructions. All nomination packages must be submitted as a
single .pdf file. With two exceptions (listed below), the nominees current
commands must forward all award nomination packages to Ms. Yolanda Watson at
email@example.com via encrypted email. All emails must 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
a. Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Leadership, Reserve Component
nominations must be received by Commander, Naval Information Force Reserve
(COMNAVIFORES) no later than 15 February 2021. Nomination packages must be
endorsed by units supported Naval Information Force Reserve (NIFR) Region (if
applicable) prior to submission. NIFR Regions will forward all packages for
boarding to COMNAVIFORES HQ via encrypted email to YNCS Shergala Brockett at
firstname.lastname@example.org to meet the 15 February 2021 deadline.
b. Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence
Instruction nominations. Forward all packages to appropriate IWTC POCs via
encrypted email. POC for IWTC Virginia Beach is Mr. Larry Banks,
email: email@example.com. POC for IWTC San Diego is Mr. Adam
Thompson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. All packages must be submitted no later than 12 March 2021, with the
exception of the Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Leadership (Reserve
Component), which must be submitted no later than 15 February 2021 per
6. 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. Classified nomination packages will not be accepted.
7. Released by VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//