US Space Command

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE USSPACECOM HOI 900-6
Headquarters United States Space Command
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado 80914-5003 27 January 1989

Awards, Ceremonies, and Honors

RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING ENLISTED PERSONNEL

This headquarters operating instruction (HOI) establishes procedures for recog-
nizing outstanding United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) enlisted personnel.
It applies to HQ USSPACECOM.

This publication is affected by the Privacy Act of 1974. Title 10 U.S.C. 8012,
Secretary of the Air Force: powers and duties; delegated by; as implemented by
Air Force Manual 30-3, Mechanized Personnel Procedures, and Air Force Manual 30-
130, Base Level Military Personnel System, is the authority to maintain system
of records prescribed by this instruction. System of records notice F035 AF MP
0, Unit Assigned Personnel Information applies.

1. Purpose. This program annually recognizes the outstanding HQ USSPACECOM
enlisted personnel. All enlisted personnel assigned to HQ USSPACECOM are
eligible for this program.

2. Categories. For the purpose of this program an outstanding enlisted member
is selected annually from the following categories (pay grades):

USA USN USAF USMC

a. Junior enlisted El-E4 El-E3 El-E4 El-E3
b. Noncommissioned officer E5-E6 E4-E6 E4*-E6 E4-E5
c. Senior noncommissioned officer E7-E9 E7-E9 E7-E9 E6-E9

3. Policy. Nomination packages are submitted by directorates or AFSPACECOM
chiefs of special staff elements (CSSE) (in those instances where USSPACECOM
personnel are assigned to AFSPACECOM offices) to HQ USSPACECOM/JlJ by 15 January
of each year and cover the preceding 12-month period (1 January - 31 December).
The nominee must arrive on station before 1 July of the calendar year for which
the award is given to be considered for nomination.

4. Procedures:

a. Submit nominations in the formats provided in attachments 1, 2, and 3.
Limit to one single-spaced, typewritten page with 1 inch margins on plain bond
paper in the order shown.

Supersedes USSPACECOM HOI 900-6, 20 April 1987.
(For summary of changes see page 3.)
No. of Printed Pages: 6
OPR: J1PP (Maj A. Batron)
Approved by: Col W. Murray
Editor: K. Kite
Distribution: F

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b. Winners are selected for CINC approval by a four-member selection board,
composed of senior enlisted members who are senior to all nominees to the extent
possible (if an E9 is nominated for Senior NCO, an officer in grade 06 chairs
the board), selecting winners for CINC approval. All Services will be
represented. A junior enlisted serves as the non-voting Recorder.

c. Competition for selection will proceed in two phases. Selection board
members will review all nominee packages with consideration emphasized in the
following categories:

(1) Leadership and job knowledge in primary duty.

(2) Community affairs.

(3) Significant self-improvement.

(4) Other accomplishments.

(5) Service or civilian awards, prizes, titles, and so forth.

(6) Articulate and positive spokesperson for the Service.

d. All nominees will appear before the selection board, for interview and
evaluation in the following areas:

(1) Military bearing.

(2) Poise and composure.

(3) General military knowledge.

(5) Leadership skill.

(4) Military occupational skill.

(6) Current events and world affairs.

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 for Joint Services Management (JlJ):

(1) Solicits nominations annually from the staff agencies.

(2) Determines selection board's composition, appoints the selection
board chairperson and three senior enlisted members, and ensures that the
seniority rule and Service representation guidelines are followed.

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(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 board's recommendations and congratulatory letters (Army--
Letters of Commendation) for CINC's review, approval, and signature.

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

(7) Ensures photographs of 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 annual Peterson Complex and Colorado Springs Chamber of Com-
merce enlisted competitions.

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

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

6. Air Force-Unique Recognition Programs. AFSPACECOM, which has been desig-
nated to provide MAJCOM support for Air Force personnel assigned to USSPACECOM,
administers Air Force-unique recognition programs, except those involving sepa-
rate quotas, such as the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. These are
administered by the Director of Manpower and Personnel (J1).

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
Defines pay grade categories (paragraphs 2a-c); updates package submission dates
to 15 January (paragraph 3); changes approval authority to CINC (paragraph 4b);
establishes a provision for granting a 3-day pass to winners (paragraph 5a(2);
revises board composition (paragraph 5b(2); adds luncheon or banquet as an
appropriate ceremony (paragraph 5b(6); and adds provision to display winners
photograph (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: USSPACECOM (DIRECTORATE OR AFSPACECOM
CSSE)
PETERSON AFB CO 80914-5003

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

PRESENT ORGANIZATION AND STATION: USSPACECOM/J3
Peterson AFB CO 80914-5003

PROJECTED ASSIGNMENT AND 53d Combat Support Group
REPORTING DATE: RNLTD 1 February 1989

PERMANENT HOME ADDRESS: 1234 Nautical Way
Kokomo FL 24567

Nominated for: Junior Enlisted of the Year for his excellent performance,
outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership as a computer operator
in support of the data processing services provided the USSPACECOM/J3. (Include
statement that member has or has not had an open UIF during the period for which
this nomination is being submitted.)

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STANDARD BIOGRAPHY FORMAT

AIRMAN FIRST CLASS JOHN C. SMITH

444-44-4444

AFSC: 70250, ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

Airman First Class John C. Smith is an Administrative Specialist assigned to
USSPACECOM/J3, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He is 24 years old.

Airman Smith was born in Kokomo, Florida, on 29 June 1964. He attended Central
High School and excelled across the entire spectrum of school activities. As a
3-year football letterman, his exceptional performance earned him the team's
coveted Patterson Award for spirit, dedication, and leadership on and off the
field.

After graduating from high school in 1982, Airman Smith was locally employed,
and served as a church council officer for the Good Sheppard Church in Kokomo,
Florida. He subsequently enlisted in the Air Force under the Delayed Enlistment
Program in 1984, and was called to active duty in 1985.

On completion of basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in
1985, Airman Smith began technical training as an Administrative Specialist at
Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, where he was an honor graduate (Dec 85).
He was then assigned to Peterson Air Force Base, and began on-the-job training
for his five-skill level.

Airman Smith is married. He and his wife actively participate in the local
church where he is a youth counselor and she is in the choir. He was selected
as the Junior Enlisted of the Quarter, and subsequently, as the Junior Enlisted
of the Year 1987 for USSPACECOM/J3. He is the recipient of the Air Force
Commendation Medal and has received many prizes and awards for his civic
involvement.

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NARRATIVE FORMAT

A3-1. Provide a narrative addressing the topics listed below. Limit the
narrative to one single-spaced page.

A3-2. Topics to be Covered:

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. Leadership Qualities (Social, Cultural, and or Religious).

Explanation. Address ability to work with groups, initiative, job accomplish-
ment. Does nominee demonstrate ability to get others to work toward goal?

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.

e. Service or Civilian Awards, Prizes, Titles, and so forth.

Explanation. Self-explanatory.

f. Articulate and Positive Spokesperson for the Service.

Explanation. Ability to speak in front of a group. Pro-active and supportive
of Service.