Re: New Award for the Military (MOVSM)
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Mon, 5 Dec 1994 20:57:46 CST
"Woltz, Al LTC" <woltza@SHAFTER-EMH3.ARMY.MIL> writes:
>I forgot to mention something in my post yesterday considering the subject
>award. Mike Walton mentioned, "You know what will be happening, and this is
>a good thing in a great way: there will be an INCREASE in the number of
>military members (especially enlisted military people) volunteering for
>Scouting service and knowing that in a couple of years at least, they will
>get the MOVSM. (enlisted persons get promotion points added for the awards
>and decorations they earn.)"
>The MOVSM is an award for all types of community service. The Navy
>Instruction had a two-page listing of "Sample Organizations" that would
>qualify for appropriate service. The first item on the list was:
>Boy/Girl Scouts/Brownies/Camp Fire/Cub Scouts/YWCA Indian Princess
>this was followed by:
(a great list of programs and events which would net military persons
the award...I'm forwarding a copy to my military "higher headquarters"
because they were under the impression that the *only* programs that
the award could go to are participants in "official command-sponsered
programs, like Scouting and youth activities programs". I was unable
to sway them otherwise, and the Army's "Award guru" at the Hoffman
Complex was unable to send me a copy of ALL of the organizations that
would qualify. Thanks again, Al!!)
>In your post, Mike Walton, you also stated, "My command already has folks in
>line for the award, and as the "mover", I'm already in the process of
>completing the recommendations for seven of them (even though they only
>cover a year; they are being written to cover the previous year ...."
> Counting this month, a person would have 2 years of service vice one
>considering the service from 31 December 199*2*. I don't see any problem
>for getting the award through command channels (but then again, I'm not the
>approving authority). I too have submitted two military folks (one Air
>Force and one Army), now all I have to do is get someone to put me in for
I was counting 1993 and 1994 together in the recommendations; the
approving authority (125th ARCOM) is counting starting 1 Janurary
1993. I thought that I saw 199_2_ ,though, on the message that I've
got in my box at the Center.
I take seven recommendations down with me on Friday for the Garrison
Commander's signature, and then to send them to the ARCOM for
approval. Hopefully, everything will go well and we'll make our first
presenatations in the springtime!
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