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Awards

All awards listed below are for Calendar Year 2016 (Jan 16- Dec 16). ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 17 March 2017. Please send to Gustavo Limo gustavo.d.limo.mil@mail.mil through your MSC.

The following is a list of awards:

The President’s Award

a. Purpose. The highest award of this Association shall be known as “The President’s Award”. This award may be presented to individuals or organizations.

  1. For attaining National honors in competition, i.e. National Rifle Meet, Ricks Memorial Trophy and other affairs on a National level which bring favorable recognition to the Army or Air National Guard, this Association, or both.
  2. For outstanding feats of heroism.
  3. For National recognition for a given achievement involving activities on behalf of the Army or Air National Guard of New Jersey, this Association, or both (award of ARCOM, Soldiers Medal, etc.).
  4. For attaining high office or standing and who, through such attainment, furthers the cause of the Army and Air National Guard or this Association.

b. Eligibility. Any member or friend (this includes groups, organizations, businesses, etc) of the National Guard Association of New Jersey is eligible for this recognition upon being nominated and approved by the Executive Council.

c. ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 17 March 2017. Please send to Gustavo Limo gustavo.d.limo.mil@mail.mil. Please include:

Certificate of Achievement

a. Purpose: The “National Guard Association of New Jersey – Certificate of Achievement” may be awarded to individuals or organizations, whether military or civilian, companies or business firms.

  1. For outstanding service to Guard members in other than a military role, such as promotion of legislation favorable to the Army and Air National Guard. It may also be awarded to an individual who contributes much of his/her time or money to the benefit of the Army of Air National Guard or this Association.
  2. A corporation which cooperates in an outstanding manner to further the New Jersey Army and/or Air National Guard or this Association, i.e. there have been instances where companies have underwritten the entire cost of recruiting films, use of training area, or support in time of disaster, etc.

b. Eligibility. Any member or friend (this includes groups, organizations, businesses, etc.) of the National Guard Association of New Jersey is eligible for this recognition upon being nominated (according to the standards listed below), and approved by the Executive Council of this Association.

c. ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 17 March 2017. Please send to Gustavo Limo gustavo.d.limo.mil@mail.mil. Please include:

Certificate of Appreciation

a. Purpose.

  1. The “National Guard Association of New Jersey – Certificate of Appreciation” may be awarded to individuals or organizations, whether military or civilian, companies and businesses.
  2. This award is to provide immediate impact. Blank Certificates should be available in order for the President and/or Secretary to complete and issue in a short time frame. NGANJ AWARDS PROGRAM 7

b. Eligibility. The criteria and reason for the award are the same as the Certificate of Achievement.

c. ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 17 March 2017. Please send to Gustavo Limo gustavo.d.limo.mil@mail.mil. Please include:

NGANJ Service Award – BG Bob Dutko Award

a. Purpose. The award is presented to give recognition to individuals who have served as a member of the Executive Council or Committee Chairperson.

B. Name. The award shall be known as the “BG Robert S. Dutko, Sr. Service Award”. NGANJ AWARDS PROGRAM 10
c. Eligibility. Recipient must have served as an active regular member or nonactive regular member of the Association for three consecutive years in any of the above categories or a combination thereof.

d. ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 17 March 2017. Please send to Gustavo Limo gustavo.d.limo.mil@mail.mil. Please include:

Outstanding Company Grade Officer – Army and Air (O1-O3)

a. The Major Commands are requested to forward nominations for the Major General James F. Cantwell Outstanding Company Grade Officer- Army and Air Award for Calendar Year 2016.  The format for recommendations is provided in Annex A of the NGANJ Awards Program.

b. Eligible Officers must be an active regular member of the National Guard Association of New Jersey in the grades of 0-1, 0-2, or 0-3, who are not members of the NGANJ Executive Council, and who have not previously won this award.

c. ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 17 March 2017. Please send to Gustavo Limo gustavo.d.limo.mil@mail.mil. Please include:

The Major General Francis R. Gerard Trophy – Army and Air

a. The Major Commands are requested to forward nominations for the Major General Francis R. Gerard Trophy for Calendar Year 2016. This award is given annually to recognize the most outstanding individual on flying status for performance of rated and assigned duties which includes one or more of the following criteria: a) heroic act involving life saving, or possible life threatening situation during flight activities; b) heroic act involving saving aircraft, facilities or personnel during flight activities; c) outstanding participation in unit exercises, deployment and/or training. Major Commands and their number of nominations in parenthesis are as follows:

b. Any active regular member of the National Guard Association of New Jersey on flying status, in any grade is eligible for consideration. The format for recommendations is provided in Annex C of the NGANJ Awards Program.

c. ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 17 March 2017.  Please send to Gustavo Limo gustavo.d.limo.mil@mail.mil.

Outstanding Army Senior Warrant Officer Award (Non-Aviation)

a. The following Major Commands are requested to forward nominations for the Brigadier General Patrick J. McCarthy Outstanding Army Senior Warrant Officer (Non-Aviation) Award for Calendar Year 2016, given annually to recognize the most outstanding senior warrant officer from the NJ Army Guard.  The format for recommendations is provided in Annex D of the NGANJ Awards Program.

b. Eligible Warrant Officers in the grades of W-3, W-4, and W-5 must be an active regular member of the National Guard Association of New Jersey, who are not members of the NGANJ Executive Council, not serving on flight status, and have not previously won.

c. ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 17 March 2017.  Please send to Gustavo Limo gustavo.d.limo.mil@mail.mil.

Outstanding Army Junior Warrant Officer Award (Non-Aviation)

a. The Major Commands are requested to forward nominations for the Brigadier General Patrick J. McCarthy Outstanding Army Junior Warrant Officer (Non-Aviation) Award for Calendar Year 2016, given annually to recognize the most outstanding senior warrant officer from the NJ Army Guard.  The format for recommendations is provided in Annex D of the NGANJ Awards Program.

b. Eligible Warrant Officers in the grades of W-1, and W-2, must be an active regular member of the National Guard Association of New Jersey, who are not members of the NGANJ Executive Council, not serving on flight status, and have not previously won.

c. ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 17 March 2017.  Please send to Gustavo Limo gustavo.d.limo.mil@mail.mil.

The Lieutenant Thomas E. Williams Leadership Award

a. The award presentation will recognize an individual who has demonstrated strong personal character, evidence of citizenship/leadership and a dedication in the battle against intolerance, social injustice, and discrimination and to affirm the New Jersey National Guard and Association’s commitment to diversity.

b. Eligibility: Commissioned Officers in the Grades of 01-06 and W1-W5 who are active regular member or non-active regular member of the Association National Guard Association of New Jersey.

c. ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 17 March 2017.  Please send to Gustavo Limo gustavo.d.limo.mil@mail.mil.

General Information

Complete award categories and criteria can be downloaded here:

Awards Program

Scholarship Program

The association sponsors an annual scholarship program for our members for undergraduate study at an approved community college, school of nursing, or an approved four year college/university. The number of scholarships and the amount awarded is dependent upon annual fund-raising activities of the association. The 2017 scholarship deadline is March 13, 2017.

Scholarship Program

Scholarship Flyer

Scholarship Application

NGAUS Scholarships

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