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2018 Quartermaster Honors Program

Regimental Honor Announcements

The Office of the Quartermaster General, US Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia is currently accepting nominations for Hall of Fame, Distinguished Members and Distinguished Units Awards. The Quartermaster Honors Program recognizes outstanding individual and unit achievement. The nomination period is open from 13 December 1017 thru 28 February 2018. The annual Quartermaster Honors Ceremony will be held on 1 May 2018 at Fort Lee, Virginia. Additional details will be provided. Please direct your questions to the Adjutant at: usarmy.lee.tradoc.list.lee-qm-corps-adjutant@mail.mil, or at 804-734-3533/DSN 687-3533.

BACKGROUND: Effective 13 June 1986, the US Army Quartermaster Regiment (Corps) was established with Fort Lee as its home base. The Quartermaster General serves as the Regimental Commander. The Regimental SOP outlines the role of other Regimental Officers, as well as procedures for appointment of an Honorary Colonel, an Honorary Chief Warrant Officer, and Honorary Sergeant Major of the Regiment. In addition, three separate Regimental Honors Programs were created to recognize outstanding individuals and units (both past and present) who have helped fulfill the Corps’ mission in very special ways, or who have brought known credit to the Regiment over the course of its long and proud history.

UPDATE: On 13 April 2017 and pursuant to AR 870-21 (The US Army Regimental System), the Quartermaster Branch was re-designated as a Corps. Henceforth, the Regimental Honors Program will now us of the term Corps in place of Regiment and Regimental.

HALL OF FAME


HOF Award
Created in 1986, the Quartermaster Hall of Fame award is the highest form of recognition the Corps offers. This much coveted award honors individuals who are judged to have made "the most significant contributions to the overall history and traditions of the Quartermaster Corps." A Selection Board appointed by the Quartermaster General reviews all nominations for this high honor.


Eligibility:

  1. Nominees must be Military or Civilian individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the Quartermaster Corps, and have been retired, discharged, or deceased for at least three years.

  2. Nominees must be a Quartermaster member. Quartermaster is defined as a Soldier who wears/wore Quartermaster Branch insignia or the Quartermaster Crest. Eligibility includes those who migrated to the Logistics or Acquisition Corps. For Civilians, Quartermaster is determined by their Career Management Field, Unit(s) of assignment, or by professional contributions which enhance the capability of the Quartermaster Corps and its Soldiers.


  3. Nominees who have distinguished themselves through gallantry (Congressional Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross awardees) and whose primary career endeavors are in the Quartermaster Corps, are also eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame while on Active Duty.

An honors recipient’s accomplishments must clearly demonstrate significant accomplishments in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Participating in and/or sustaining Unified Land Operations

  2. Advancements that transformed Army doctrine, policy, procedures, or force structure

  3. Initiatives that improved Army training, enhanced sustainment (equipping, support, acquisition), and advancements in research/development

  4. Initiatives that reduced personnel, equipment, or operating costs

  5. Initiatives that improved the safety, health and welfare of Soldiers

Nominating Procedures:

At a minimum, Hall of Fame nominations must be submitted by individuals (all components - active or retired) in the rank of LTC, CW4, CSM/SGM, and/or Department of the Army Civilians in the rank of GS-14 or above; the nominator must be of equal or greater rank to the nominee.

Nomination Packet must include:

1. Nomination Form (May be viewed using Adobe Reader)

2. Official Photograph

Note 1: Hall of Fame Nomination Form is a “PDF Fillable” form; go to file, then “save as” to a location on your computer.

Note 2: Letters of Endorsement are not required, but up to three may be submitted at the nominator’s discretion. Space is allocated in the “PDF Nomination Form” for Endorsement Letters.


DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE CORPS


In 1991, the Distinguished Member of the Corps (DMOC) award was introduced to honor selected individuals who have made "distinguished contributions to the Quartermaster Corps," and who, by virtue of prestige, status and experience, "will assist in fostering Corps pride and esprit, heritage and tradition."

Eligibility:

Nominees must be a distinguished active or retired Officer, Warrant Officer, Enlisted, or Department of the Army Civilian, and be a current or former Active, Army National Guard, US Army Reserve or Civilian member of the Quartermaster Corps.

Nominating Procedures:

At a minimum, nominations must be submitted by individuals (all components - active or retired) in the rank of LTC, CW4, CSM/SGM, and/or Department of the Army Civilians in the rank of GS-14 or above.

Nomination Packet must include:

1. Nomination Form (May be viewed using Adobe Reader)

2. Official Photograph

Note 1: Nomination Form is a “PDF Fillable” form; go to file, then “save as” to a location on your computer.

Note 2: Letters of Endorsement are not required, but up to two may be submitted at the nominator’s discretion. Space is allocated in the “PDF Nomination Form” for Endorsement Letters.

 

COMMAND DESIGNATE DISTINGUISED MEMBERS OF THE CORPS


Per the Quartermaster Corps Honors Standard Operating Procedures, the Quartermaster General may “Command Designate” certain individuals, not previously recognized, as Distinguished Members of the Corps based on their distinguished service.

Eligibility:

The following categories are eligible for induction:

    1. Quartermaster Officer appointed to the rank of Brigadier General or above

    2. Quartermaster Colonel selected on a Command/Key Billet Centralized Selection List

    3. Quartermaster Warrant Officer selected for Chief Warrant Officer Five

    4. Quartermaster Command Sergeant Major selected on a Command Sergeant Major Centralized Selection List at the Brigade or higher level command/billet.

    5. Department of the Army Civilian (Quartermaster), selected for Senior Executive Service

Nominating Procedures:

There is no packet required for “Command Designate” DMOCs. The Adjutant, in coordination with Human Resources Command, will identify those who meet the eligibility requirements. For Reserve Component personnel, the Adjutant will coordinate with the Reserve Component Affairs Office, US Army Quartermaster School to determine those eligible for Command Designation recognition.

DISTINGUISHED UNITS OF THE CORPS


The Distinguished Units of the Corps (DUOC) award was introduced in 1993 to recognize outstanding units, past and present, who have made a significant contributions to the Quartermaster Corps.

Eligibility:

    1. Be an Active or De-Activated, Active Army, Army National Guard or US Army Reserve Quartermaster unit.

    2. Units will normally be Battalion size or larger. However, exceptions may be made for units that have distinguished themselves throughout their history.

Nominating Procedures:

Anyone can submit nominations for the Distinguished Unit of the Corps.

Nomination Packet must include:

    1. Nomination Form (May be viewed using Adobe Reader)

Note 1: DUOC Nomination Form is a “PDF Fillable” form; go to file, then “save as” to a location on your computer.

Note 2: Letters of Endorsement are not required, but “Letters of Support” from individuals who served with or are serving in the unit, or additional testimonials, awards, notices, or other forms of recognition may be submitted at the nominator’s discretion. Space is allocated in the “PDF Nomination Form” for Endorsement Letters.


CONTACT INFORMATION


Questions on the Quartermaster Corps Honors Program, please Email or call:

usarmy.lee.tradoc.list.lee-qm-corps-adjutant@mail.mil

(804) 734-4503 or (804) 734-3697
DSN 687

 

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