WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Nominations for the Admiral Jeremy M. Boorda award, recognizing Navy military and civilian individuals who have made a significant contribution towards Navy personnel readiness either through research and analysis or the direct application of analytical results to policies and laws, are being accepted now, until May 30.
There are two award categories, one for a military nominee and one for a civilian nominee. There are no pay-grade restrictions.
Group submissions are authorized but a primary point of contact must be identified. For mixed research teams, the nomination must indicate whether the team wishes to be considered in the military or civilian category.
Nomination packages should include:
-A copy of the research product being submitted;
-One-page biography with one photograph for each team member;
-Proposed citation (maximum of 250 words); and
-Flag or commanding officer letter of endorsement (for group submissions, endorsement shall be initiated by the primary point of contact's commanding officer).
The award is named for Adm. Jeremy M. Boorda, whose career included service as both Chief of Naval Personnel and Chief of Naval Operations. Boorda was known for his determination and requirement to include research and analysis in the decision-making process. As CNP, he frequently turned to the research community for advice on personnel and policy issues.
Complete instructions and requirements can be found in OPNAVINST 1650.34 at http://doni.daps.dla.mil/Directives/01000%20Military%20Personnel%20Support/01-600%20Performance%20and%20Discipline%20Programs/1650.34.pdf
Nomination packages must be submitted via echelon two commands, to the office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) (N1), Code N1Z, via e-mail to ilia.christman(at)navy.mil and anthony.cunningham(at)navy.mil.
For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.