Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How many nominees can a command submit per award?
    • The Commanding Officer of a deployed ship during the 12 months ending 30 September of this year can forward 2 nominees: their most exceptional Officer (O-1 through O-4, W-2 through W-4) and Enlisted (E-3 through E-7) selectee.

  2. Is an ISIC endorsement required?
    • No, the criteria of this award was changed in 2016 and the requirement of an ISIC endorsement is no longer needed.

  3. Do you require a hard copy of the award package to be mailed to the SNA office?
    • No, we prefer all nominations be sent electronically. Please do not send a duplicate in the mail. If you are unable to send electronically, award package can be mailed, but MUST be received by the deadline, 15 October to be considered. Mailing address: 6551 Loisdale Ct., Suite 222, Springfield, VA 22150