2022 EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE EXCELLENCE AWARDS (EWEA) SOLICITATION:
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MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N95/FEB//
SUBJ/2022 EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE EXCELLENCE AWARDS (EWEA) SOLICITATION//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/DECISION PAPER/YMD: 20200610//
AMPN/REF A IS THE DECISION PAPER FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EWEA//
POC 1/T.A. LAIR/LCDR/OPNAV N95/ COM (703) 697 9801/TRAVIS.A.LAIR.MIL
POC 2/J.E. MORRIS/LT/OPNAV N95/ COM (703) 614-0391/JACOB.E.MORRIS.MIL
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. The Deputy Commandant for Combat Development
and Integration (DC, CD&I), and the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (DCNO, N9) are pleased to solicit
nominations for the annual Expeditionary Warfare Excellence Awards
(EWEA). The EWEA recognizes those Marines and Sailors who have distinguished
themselves through exceptional performance while serving in an expeditionary
warfare assignment and have significantly influenced the future of naval
expeditionary warfare and amphibious capabilities, doctrine and training
through innovative concepts, leadership, and teamwork. The EWEA ceremony
will take place at the 2023 Marine Corps Association Combat Development
Dinner on or around 24 August 2023.
1.a. Inclusive dates for the awards are 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.
1.b. The EWEA features four awards: Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare
Officer of the Year (CWO3 - CWO4, O3-O4), Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare
Staff Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year (E6-E7), Navy Expeditionary
Warfare Officer of the Year (CWO3-CWO4, O3-O4), and Navy Expeditionary
Warfare Enlisted Sailor of the Year (E6-E7). This awards program is
applicable to the Active and Reserve components of the United States Marine
Corps and the United States Navy.
1.c. An awards board convened by CD&I and OPNAV N9 will recommend eminently
qualified packages for DC, CD&I approval. The award winners will be
announced via MARADMIN and NAVADMIN.
2.a. Commands with personnel meeting the criteria are highly encouraged to
submit nominations via the first O-6 in the chain of command to the POCs
listed in this message.
2.b. Nomination packages must be received no later than 31 March 2023.
2.c. Nomination packages shall be sent electronically via email and will
include one file in Microsoft Word format and one file in Portable Document
Format (PDF) per nominee. The subject line should read: "Calendar Year 2022
EWEA ICO Rank/Name." Nomination packages will include the following:
2.c.1. A nomination letter from the first O-6, or senior, in the chain of
2.c.2. Unit point of contact to include phone number and email address.
2.c.3. Phone number and email address for each nominee.
2.c.4. A summary of performance that provides a concise resume of
qualifications, including the billet description and significant
contributions, not to exceed two pages using 12-pitch courier new font.
2.c.5. A biography of the nominee.
2.c.6. A proposed citation not to exceed 20 typewritten lines using 12-pitch
courier new font.
3. CD&I will fund travel for the individual awardee while the Marine Corps
Association will fund travel for one guest per award winner to attend the
Combat Development Dinner for the presentation of the award. Every effort
shall be made by local commanders to ensure the presence of the awardee at
the ceremony. Individuals other than the awardee and their guest who desire
to attend must do so at their own expense.
4. Ensure widest dissemination of the contents of this message.
5. Release authorized by Brigadier General Marcus Annibale, Director,
Expeditionary Warfare, OPNAV N95.//