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Once you have read the following information about the Awards proceed to the NOMINATION PROCESS.

KNOWLTON AWARD - The Knowlton Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Military
Intelligence in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipients, their superiors, subordinates, and peers. These individuals must also demonstrate the
highest standards of integrity and moral character, display an outstanding degree of professional competence, and serve the MI Corps with distinction.
This award was established in 1995 by MICA, in support of the MI Corps. MICA is the sponsoring agency and provides financial resources,
administrative control, and publicity.

Who may receive a Knowlton Award? Any officer, warrant officer, or enlisted soldier may receive the award. Civilians who have demonstrated
outstanding support of the MI Community or a specific intelligence unit also may be presented the Knowlton Award. All nominees for the Knowlton
Award must be a current member of the Military Intelligence Corps Association at the time of nomination. They must also have demonstrated
excellence in intelligence or superior support to MI, either in the military or civilian community; must have the highest standards of integrity, moral
character, dedication to duty, demonstrated superb professional competence and leadership in a MI unit; and must be nominated for the award by a
MICA member. The nominee need not be an active duty member. This is a once in a lifetime award. No individual may
receive more than one Knowlton Award. To see if an individual has already received this award you can check the award recipients alphabetically or
use the award search tool.
Links for these are at the top and bottom of this page.


Who may nominate a person for the Knowlton Award? Any active MICA member may submit a nomination by following the
NOMINATION
PROCESS.

How and when is the Knowlton Award worn? Holders of the Knowlton Award should wear their award with intense pride and decorum. They must,
however, be extremely judicious in their choice of the occasions for wear. The medallion should be worn only at functions such as the MI Corps
birthday celebration, MI Balls, Dining-In and Out. Inappropriate occasions are social functions such as AUSA meetings, etc. When worn with the Army
Blue Mess or Army White Mess uniform, the Medallion should be worn with the ribbon around the neck, outside the shirt collar, and inside the coat
collar. The Medallion should hang at full length on the ribbon.

GOLDEN ROSE AWARD - This award is intended to recognize a spouse whose volunteer service contributes substantially to the mission
accomplishment of a Military Intelligence (MI) unit, activity, command, or staff agency. Established in 2004 by MICA in support of the MI Corps, the
Golden Rose Award is not intended for recognition of a single, short-term event or contribution. It is a prestigious award to recognize volunteer service
that makes a substantial contribution to the MI Corps and has a positive impact on the quality of life of soldiers and their families.

Who may receive a Golden Rose Award? The spouse of any MI professional (officer, warrant officer, enlisted soldier, or civilian) may receive the
award. This is a once in a lifetime award. No individual may receive more than one Golden Rose Award. To see if an individual has already received
this award you can check the award recipients alphabetically or use the award search tool. Links for these are at the top and bottom of this page.

A nominee must have demonstrated exemplary volunteer service in support of the MI Community and the Army family. Eligibility criteria are listed
below:
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  • A nomination will cover at least one year of service within the unit submitting the nomination.
  • Service or achievement should result in tangible benefits to the MI Community.
  • A nominee will have demonstrated a high degree of initiative and/or originality.
  • A nominee will have exhibited outstanding leadership in planning, organizing, or directing a program or made a significant contribution in
    carrying out of a program or programs.
  • A nominee will have established a demonstrable pattern of service excellence and achievement.
  • Long periods of service do not of themselves constitute sufficient basis for conferring this award.
  • MICA will exercise overall program administration and sponsorship of the Golden Rose Award.

How and when is the Golden Rose Award worn? Holders of the Golden Rose Award should wear their award with intense pride and decorum. They
must, however, be extremely judicious in their choice of occasions and clothing for wear. The medallion may be worn at almost any military function
such as the MI Corps birthday celebration, MI Balls, military Dining-Ins and Outs. It may be worn with either formal or informal dress. Wearing it with
causal wear is considered inappropriate. The Golden Rose Award is not intended for wear with the military uniform but should an occasion occur
where a spouse, who is also a service member, receives the award then its wear would be just like the guidance provided for the Knowlton Award. The
Golden Rose pin may be worn on any civilian attire as either a pin or tie tack. It may not be worn on a military uniform.



VAN DEMAN AWARD - In 2013 MICA established this Award specifically to recognize our Foreign Intelligence Professionals/Partners who have
made significant contributions to furthering intelligence cooperation. MICA chose to name this new Award the Major General Ralph H. Van Deman
Award. MG Van Deman served in the Spanish American War, World War I, and as a consultant during World War II.  During World War I, he was
instrumental in establishing a series of protocols enabling the allies to share intelligence on the Central Powers. He brought the various allied intelligence
activities together, enabling a more complete picture of the situation on the Western Front.  It seemed appropriate that his name be given to an award
recognizing allied intelligence professionals who have made significant contributions to our intelligence efforts.

Like the Knowlton, the Van Deman Award becomes special recognition for those allied professionals who have gone the extra measure to ensure
cooperation with U.S. Military Intelligence Forces.


NOMINATION PROCESS for all MICA Awards:
  • The person making MICA Award Nominations must be a MICA member in good standing.
  • Effective 1 April 2015, all KNOWLTON Awardees must be a MICA member. If the person making the nomination would like to also purchase
    the nominee’s MICA membership as a gift, that is allowed.
  • An MI LTC or equivalent; or, a MICA Chapter President must approve the award. MICA will contact the Approval Authority via email as part of
    the award processing.
  • A brief justification for the award details how the nominee has contributed to the MI Community. You will include this on the online nomination
    form. Keep it simple, and detail the nominee’s specific achievements that warrant this award – do not include a biography or a list of prior
    assignments.
  • A $50 payment is required. Payment is made online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Credit Card details are collected using
    a SSL secured server.
  • A minimum of 15 business days is required for award processing. Awards will be mailed to the address on the nomination form.



Please do not hesitate to contact the MICA’s President,
president@micorps.org for any additional information or assistance.

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MICA IS THE SPONSORING AGENCY FOR THREE AWARDS.
The LTC Thomas Knowlton Award
The Golden Rose Award
The MG Ralph H. Van Deman Award