HQ NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND NORAD HOI 900-3
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado 80914-5002 27 January 1989

Awards, Ceremonies, and Honors

RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING ENLISTED PERSONNEL

This headquarters operating instruction (HOI) establishes procedures for recog-
nizing outstanding Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
enlisted personnel, and specifies support required from United States Space
Command (USSPACECOM) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPACECOM). It applies to HQ
NORAD.

1. General. This program annually recognizes outstanding HQ NORAD enlisted
personnel. All enlisted personnel assigned to HQ NORAD including Canadian
Forces are eligible for this program.

2. Categories. For the purpose of this program and regardless of service cate-
gories, an outstanding enlisted member is selected annually from each of the
following categories (pay grades):

a. Junior enlisted (E-1 - E-4).

b. Noncommissioned officer (E-5 - E-6).

c. Senior noncommissioned officer (E-7 - E-9).

3. Policy. Nomination packages are submitted by directorates or AFSPACECOM
chiefs of special staff elements (CSSE) (in those instances where NORAD per-
sonnel are assigned to AFSPACECOM offices) to HQ USSPACECOM/J1J (manages the
NORAD program) by 1 February of each year and covers the preceding 12-month per-
iod (1 January-31 December). The member must have at least 6 months in the
Headquarters to be considered for nomination.

4. Procedures:

a. Submit nominations in the formats provided in attachments 1, 2, and 3.

b. A five-member board, including at least one member from each Service and
a Canadian representative, selects the annual winners for approval by the CINC.
The president of the board is an 0-6. Each board member reviews every nomina-
tion package and awards no more than 50 total points in the following cate-
gories:

(1) Leadership and job knowledge in primary duty (20 points).

(2) Community affairs (10 points).

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Supersedes N HOI 900-3, 20 April 1987. (For summary of changes see page 3.)
No. of Printed Pages: 6
OPR: JlPP (Maj A. Batron)
Approved by: Col W. Murray
Editor: K. Kite
Distribution: F
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(3) Significant self-improvement (10 points).

(4) Other accomplishments (10 points).

5. Responsibilities:

a. Directors or AFSPACECOM CSSEs:

(1) Ensure maximum support of the program.

(2) Provide a 3-day pass to the winners, if possible.

b. USSPACECOM Deputy Director of Joint Services Management (J1J):

(1) Solicits nominations annually from the staff agencies.

(2) Appoints the board president (0-6) and four senior noncommissioned
officer members (E-7 equivalent or above) for the junior enlisted and noncom-
missioned officer boards. Commissioned officers (0-3 through 0-5) and or senior
noncommissioned officers (E-9) are appointed for the senior noncommissioned
officer board. All boards include representatives from each Service and the
Canadian Forces.

(3) Arranges for an appropriate location to conduct the board and noti-
fies board members.

(4) Provides a recorder who may be the junior member of the board.

(5) Prepares a Staff Summary Sheet (AF Form 1768) after the board
adjourns, forwarding the board's recommendations and congratulatory letters
(Army--Letters of Commendation) for the CINC's signature.

(6) Arranges for plaques to be made for presentation to the winners at
an appropriate ceremony; such as, luncheon or banquet.

(7) Ensures photographs of the winners are prominently displayed at
Building 1470 and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base.

(8) Submits Outstanding Enlisted Personnel of the Year, approved by the
CINC, to compete in the annual Peterson Complex and Colorado Springs Chamber of
Commerce enlisted competitions.

c. Public Affairs. Arranges for appropriate local and hometown news
release to announce the annual recipients.

d. Protocol. Provides the appropriate support for the NORAD Outstanding
Enlisted Personnel of the Year ceremony.

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6. Air Force-Unique Recognition Programs. AFSPACECOM, which has been design-
ated to provide MAJCOM support for Air Force personnel assigned to NORAD,
administers Air Force-unique recognition programs, except those involving sepa-
rate quotas, such as the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. These are admin-
istered by the Director of Manpower and Personnel (Jl).

OFFICIAL JOHN L. PIOTROWSKI
General, USAF
Commander in Chief

G. A. STANSELL 3 Attachments
Colonel, USAF 1. Nomination Format for the Enlisted
Director of Information Management Recognition Program
2. Standard Biography Format
3. Narrative Format

SUMMARY OF CHANGES
Changes approval authority to CINC (paragraph 4b); establishes provision for
granting a 3-day pass to winners (paragraph 5a(2)); adds luncheon or banquet as
an appropriate ceremony (paragraph 5b(6)); and adds provision to display
winners' photographs (paragraph 5b(7)).

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NOMINATION FORMAT FOR THE ENLISTED RECOGNITION PROGRAM

NAME OF THE AWARD: JUNIOR ENLISTED OF THE YEAR

NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE YEAR

SENIOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE
YEAR

FROM: NORAD (DIRECTORATE OR AFSPACECOM CSSE)
PETERSON AFB CO 80914-5002

INCLUSIVE DATES 1 January 19 to
OF ACHIEVEMENT 31 December 19

NOMINEE: Mike Doe

GRADE: Senior Airman/Petty Officer/Senior Master
Sergeant

SSAN: 123-45-6789

DOB: 29 June 1957

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STANDARD BIOGRAPHY FORMAT

AIRMAN FIRST CLASS JOHN C. SMITH

444-44-4444

AFSC: 70250, ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

A2-1. BACKGROUND:

A2-2. MILITARY ASSIGNMENTS:

A2-3. SPECIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

A2-4. INVOLVEMENT WITH COMMUNITY:

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NARRATIVE FORMAT

A3-1. Provide a narrative addressing the topics below. Limit the narrative to
two double-spaced pages.

A3-2. Topics to Cover:

a. Leadership and Job Knowledge in Primary Duty.

Explanation. Address nominee's leadership and job performance. How have these
qualities contributed to increased mission effectiveness?

b. Significant Self-Improvement.

Explanation. Address participation in off-duty education, professional or
cultural associations, development of creative abilities, athletic activities,
and so on.

c. Community Affairs.

Explanation. Address contributions to church, schools, scouts, athletic teams,
chamber of commerce, and so on that result in a better community for work and
play.

d. Other Accomplishments.

Explanation. Accomplishments that set the nominee apart from others. Reference
civilian awards and honors received during the time period of the award.