Jewish Institute Seeks to Award Sailors for Grateful Nation Award

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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) is accepting nominations for its Grateful Nation Award during JINSA's 34th annual Award Dinner in Washington, D.C.

Established in 2003, the Grateful Nation Award is presented annually to six service members within the Department of Defense who have exemplified superior conduct in the war on terrorism.

For consideration, nominees must be O-4 and below or E-8 and below, and should have distinguished themselves by exhibiting superior service while deployed in the performance of duties directly related to the global war on terror. Award nominations are due to OPNAV134 by Aug. 15.

JINSA will present the award November 29 during an awards dinner at the Marriot Marquis in Washington, D.C. More information is available at

For questions or if in need of further guidance on the nomination process, please contact Lt. Ingrid Radionoff at (703) 604-5077 or

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Grateful Nation Award presentation
WASHINGTON - Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Ramos, a maritime enforcement specialist assigned to Tactical Enforcement Team South, stands at attention with other honorees after being present the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs' Grateful Nation Award at the Ronald Reagan Building, Nov. 15, 2010. Ramos was recognized for his actions in support of the counter-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden including saving the life of a fellow boarding team member who fell into the water during heavy weather boat operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Anderson
December 12, 2013
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