HQ NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND NORAD REGULATION 900-1
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado 80914-5002 23 November 1988

Awards, Ceremonies, and Honors

COMPANY GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD PROGRAM

This regulation establishes procedures for the annual Company Grade Officer of
the Year Award Program. It applies to Headquarters North American Aerospace
Defense Command (NORAD) and the regions.

1. Purpose. This award is to recognize the Command's outstanding Company
Grade Officer (CGO). All company grade officers (paygrade 0-3 and below) are
eligible for consideration regardless of years of commissioned service. Company
grade officers from all services including Canadian Forces are eligible.

2. Policy:

a. Submit nominations to HQ USSPACECOM/JIJ each year by 1 February to cover
the preceding 12-month period (1 January - 31 December). If the member was not
assigned to the Command for the entire year, member must have at least 6 months
on station to qualify for consideration or nomination.

b. Submit nominations in the formats provided in attachments 1, Nomination
Format for the Company Grade Officer of the Year Program, and 2, Narrative
Format. Limit nomination packages to one single-spaced, typewritten page for
each attachment and include one 811 x 1011 glossy black and white photo (head and
shoulders) of the nominee.

c. A five-member board, including members from each Service and nation,
recommends the winner for approval by the CINC. The president of the board is
an 0-6. Each board member reviews every nomination package and awards no more
than 50 total points per nominee in the following categories:

(1) Leadership and job knowledge in primary duty (20 points).
(2) Community affairs; being a representative and positive spokesperson
(10 points).

(3) Significant self-improvement (10 points).

(4) Other accomplishments (10 points).

3. Responsibilities:

a. USSPACECOM, Deputy Director of Joint Services Management (JIJ):

(1) Solicits nominations from staff agencies each year before I
January.

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(2) Appoints the board president (0-6) and four members (0-5 or 0-6)
representing each Service and Headquarters NORAD Directorate.

(3) Arranges an appropriate location and notifies board members.

(4) Provides a recorder.

(5) Prepares a staff summary sheet forwarding the board recommendation
and congratulatory letter for the CINC's review, approval, and signature.
(6) Makes sure the selectee's picture is posted at an appropriate place
within the Headquarters and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base (CMAFB).
b. Public Affairs. Coordinates appropriate local and hometown news re-
leases to announce the Company Grade Officer of the Year.

C. Protocol. Provides the appropriate support for the Company Grade
Officer of the Year ceremony.
4. Recognition. Winners are recognized at a Command luncheon where they are
presented a plaque. In addition, their photo is displayed in Bldg 1470 and
CMAFB. Directors may approve a 3-day pass.

OFFICIAL JOHN L. PIOTROWSKI
General, USAF
Commander In Chief

G. A. STANSELL 2 Attachments
Colonel, USAF 1. Nomination Format
Director of Information Management 2. Narrative Format

SUMMARY OF CHANGES
Deletes paragraph concerning accompaniment on CINC's trip from program;
establishes minimum time-on-station for nomination consideration; clarifies
board membership to include reference to Canada; and defines tangible awards.
NR 900-1 Attachment 1 23 November 1988 3

NOMINATION FORMAT FOR THE
COMPANY GRADE OFFICER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM

NAME OF THE AWARD: Company Grade Officer of the Year

FROM: NORAD (Directorate) Peterson AFB
GO 80914-5002

INCLUSIVE DATES
OF ACHIEVEMENT: 1 January 19 - 31 December 19

NOMINEE: Mike Doe

GRADE: First Lieutenant

SSAN: 123-45-5678

DOB: 29 June 1957

PERMANENT HOME ADDRESS: 1234 Nautical Way
San Diego CA 92117
4 NR 900-1 Attachment 2 23 November 1988

NARRATIVE FORMAT

1. Limit the narrative to one typewritten page in bullet format.

2. Topics to be covered:

Leadership and Job Knowledge in Primary Duty

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

Significant Self-Improvement

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

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.)

Other Accomplishments

Explanation (Accomplishments that set the nominee apart from others, Ref-
erence civilian awards and honors received 1 January-31 December.)

Representative and Positive Spokesperson

Explanation (Address the nominee's ability to represent the Command and
their respective Service (such as, military bearing, poise, and ease of
speaking).)