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End of Year Awards

Rules and Best Practices – End Of Year Awards

Do you know someone who is deserving of recognition for and “End Of the Year” award but you don’t know exactly how to get started? Well, you are in the right place.

Deadline to Wing: Annually NLT August, 25th.  Any award submitted after that date or incomplete will not be considered. Groups are responsible for submitting all awards to Wing. 


Steps for Submitting Awards:

1.    Start by choosing the award for which you want to nominate the member.

2.    Next, select the proper form.

 *F24
 Mar 13
Application for Senior Member Professional Development Awards  E-mail address at National: Lmmeforms@capnhq.gov
 R50-17
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 *F25
 Jan 05 
The Frank G. Brewer CAP Memorial Aerospace Award  E-mail address at National: ae@capnhq.gov
 R280-2
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 *F50-1
FEB 18
The Frank G. Brewer Memorial Aerospace Award
 R50-1
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 *F50-2
JUN 18
The Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Officer of the Year Award
 R50-1
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 *F50-3
JUN 18
The Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award
 R50-1
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 *F50-4
FEB 18
AFA CAP Aerospace Cadet of the Year Award  
 R50-1
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F60-84
Jun 19
Nomination for Cadet of the Year
R60-1
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 F128
 Jan 09
The Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award
 R280-2
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 F129
 Jan 09
The Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Officer of the Year Award
 R280-2
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     3.     Begin with an opening sentence.

(Example) 2d Lt Anne Strong, of the Example Composite Squadron, is nominated for the Safety Officer of the Year Award.

4.     Next, describe, in complete sentences and in paragraph form, why the member is deserving of this award.

It may help to answer some of the questions below when formulating your thoughts. Pick the ones you think apply to the person being nominated.

– What does this member do for the unit?
– What is challenging about the position?
– What is special about their performance?
– Why do you believe the member is deserving of special recognition?
– What is this member doing that is above and beyond what is expected in his/her position?
– What obstacles (if any) has the member successfully overcome in the position?
– How has the member’s contributions helped their squadron, group and/or wing?
– What are some specific accomplishments, initiatives, improvements or achievements the member has brought about/completed/attained in the position?
– How has the member’s work in CAP helped people/groups outside of CAP? (This could apply, for example, to Aerospace Education and DDR Officers.)
– Use numbers to describe the accomplishments, such as time spent on a project, flying hours, number of members recruited, amount of money saved, etc.

5.     Lastly, write a closing such as:
(Example) Given these achievements, I strongly recommend that 2d Lt Anne Strong be recognized as the Safety Officer of the Year for 2017.

After completing the Justification section, enter your information (name, grade and title) at the bottom of the page.  The form will allow you to choose your grade from a pick-list.

Now it is time to submit the nomination!


Things to remember:

  1. It is possible the people reviewing the awards do not know the nominee. So, be specific and do not assume the reader will know anything about the nominee.

  2. Write in complete sentences. (No bullet points.)

  3. Fill-out the form as completely as possible and proofread your work before submitting.

  4. All nominations will be submitted to your Group Commander

  5. Ask questions, if you have them. You can contact the Wing Director of Personnel, Lt Col Al Senese at senese@juno.com

  6. You can submit a rough draft of your award nomination for feedback by emailing Director of Personnel, prior to 15 August.

  7. Nominations received past the deadline of 15 Jan 2018 or incomplete nominations will not be considered. (Anything less than four sentences in the justification section is considered incomplete).

  8. For even more advice on creating awards nominations, view the complete CAPP 39-3, June 2010, “Awards Made Easy”  . 

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