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MICA IS THE SPONSORING AGENCY FOR THREE AWARDS.
1.  The Knowlton Award
2. The Golden Rose Award
3. The "NEW" Van Deman Award

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

1. 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. A nominee
for the Knowlton Award must 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.

Nomination procedure for the Knowlton Award:
  • There is only one level of the Knowlton Award. No other degrees of this award are authorized, or sanctioned by MICA.
  • A MI Lieutenant Colonel and above; or, a MICA Chapter President must approve the award.
  • 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.
  • A $45 payment is required. Payment is made online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Credit Card details are
    collected using a SSL secured server.
  • The MICA National Chapter will mail the certificate and medal to the person making the nomination.


2. 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:
  • 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.

Nomination procedure for the Golden Rose Award:
  • Any MICA member in good standing may nominate a spouse of any MI professional (officer, warrant officer, enlisted soldier, or civilian)
    by filling out the online Nomination Form.
  • A MI Lieutenant Colonel and above; or, a MICA Chapter President must approve the award.
  • Nominations will be submitted as detailed by the NOMINATION PROCESS.
  • 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.
  • A $45 payment is required. Payment is made online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Credit Card details are
    collected using a SSL secured server.
  • The MICA National Chapter will mail the certificate and medal to the person making the nomination.
  • The completed nomination must be received by the MICA Administrator a minimum of 45 days prior to the planned presentation.

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.

1. VAN DEMAN AWARD - Recently MICA has received a number of inquiries asking about the process for awarding
Knowlton's to Foreign Intelligence Professionals. In the past, the numbers of nominations represented one or two out of the nearly 400
Knowlton nominations each year.   Given the increase in the number of requests, MICA National has elected to create a separate award. This
was done to:

  • Retain the Knowlton as an Award for U.S. Intelligence Professionals.
  • Create a special award to specifically recognize Foreign Professionals who have made significant contributions to furthering intelligence
    cooperation.

The MICA Board chose to name this new Award the Major General Ralph H. Van Deman Award. As many of you know 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.

As part of the process a new medallion and award certificate were created.

Nomination procedure for the Van Deman Award:
  • A $45 payment is required. Payment is made online by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Credit Card details are
    collected using a SSL secured server.
  • The MICA National Chapter will mail the certificate and medal to the person making the nomination.
  • Nominations will be submitted as detailed by the NOMINATION PROCESS.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Director at
execdir@micorps.org for any additional information or assistance.

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