MCA Information Awards
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Deputy Commandant for Information
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

In accordance with annual guidelines released in MARADMIN 525/23, subordinate commands are directed to submit award recommendations in the form and manner prescribed herein in order to recognize those Marines, civilian Marines, and Marine units/organizations displaying exemplary performance and dedication to duty.

Every year, the Marines and civilians working within the Marine Corps Information Environment Enterprise (MCIEE) make tremendous contributions and sacrifices while executing pivotal roles within the Marine Corps.  This program is designed to provide individual recognition for performance that reflects exceptional initiative, leadership, management/organizational skills, and devotion to duty.  Unit/organization awards recognize those units that have made the most outstanding contributions to the Marine Corps through development of advanced concepts, doctrine, technology, or procedures and/or through demonstration of consistent resourcefulness and responsiveness while providing support in a tactical, operational, or strategic environment.


Nomination packages must be submitted to the DC I Front Office NLT 12 January 2024. Performance and eligibility criteria, updated nomination limits by Commands, and Nomination Package Format templates can be found at the below links Commands listed in the “Current Nomination Limits by Command” document will accept nomination packages from their subordinate commands and conduct a board to select and forward the best qualified packages based on the quantities outlined for each award category.  Each nomination package will be endorsed by the Commander of the MARFOR.  All units not listed in the document may submit nominations directly to DC I via the first General Officer in their administrative chain of command.

For Nomination Packages, Classified Summary of Performances (SoP) will be accepted up to the Secret level. In the case of a classified SoP, all other requirements should be still be submitted as prescribed in the current year MARADMIN via unclassified channels.

USMC nominations must contain all requested information and must be sent via email to by COB 12 January 2024. No fax or hard copy submissions will be accepted. Due to the timeline, no extensions will be approved.

Questions regarding the MCA Information Awards Program may be sent to

The Marine Corps Association Information Awards recognize exemplary contributions of the USMC commands supporting and the Marines and civilians working within the Marine Corps Information Environment Enterprise (MCIEE). These prestigious awards, sponsored by the Marine Corps Association, honor the commitment, expertise, and dedication of individuals and entities who work tirelessly to support the operational information of the Marine Corps. As with any esteemed honor, the process is underscored by the presence of references that vouch for the authenticity and quality of the information presented, serving as a testament to the credibility and value of the recognized works. Please thoroughly read and follow the provided references:

DC IO 1650.2 MCAF INFO Awards

Awards Categories and Performance and Eligibility Criteria

Nomination Limits by Command

Individual Nomination Package Format

Unit/Organization Nomination Package Format

Deputy Commandant for Information