Adjutant General's Corps Regimental Association

AGCRA Awards Program – Changes and the New Superior Lifetime Achievemenet Award

AGCRA GATES GOLD & BRONZE MEDAL CHANGES,
INTRODUCING THE NEW SUPERIOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD,
AND PROMOTING THE AGCRA ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

The Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association (AGCRA) Executive Council, through majority vote, announces the awards criteria changes below for the AGCRA Gates Gold and Bronze Medals effective 1 March 2012, announces the new Superior Lifetime Achievement Award, and fully encourages promoting the AGCRA Achievement Medal.

 

Gates Gold Medal Changes:

  • The inclusive dates for the award for the Gates Gold Medal must now cover at least 24 months (minimum).  The award nominee must be an AGCRA member during the inclusive dates of the award period.  There can be no overlap for Gates Gold Medal recommendations.
  • The second award of the Gates Gold Medal will now be called the Superior Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Superior Lifetime Achievement Award will follow the same awards selection criteria as the Gates Gold Medal.
  • Reminder – The Gates Gold Medal still requires significant achievement and distinguished service to the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association AND the Adjutant General’s Corps or Army Human Resources Community.

 

Gates Bronze Changes:

  • The Gates Bronze Medal will now require significant achievement and distinguished service to the Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association AND the Adjutant General’s Corps or Army Human Resources Community.
  • The inclusive dates for the award for the Gates Bronze Medal must now cover an extended period of time.  The extended period of time is not defined, but rules out consideration of an achievement type award based on AGCRA Executive Council interpretation.  The award nominee must be an AGCRA member during the inclusive dates of the award period.

 

Promoting the AGCRA Achievement Medal:

  • All Superior Lifetime Achievement Award, Gates Gold Medal or Gates Bronze Medal nominations disapproved by the AGCRA Executive Council will be considered for approval of the AGCRA Achievement Medal by the AGCRA President.
  • Reminder – All AGCRA Chapter Presidents have AGCRA Achievement Medal approval authority.
  • All Achievement Medal recipients must be AGCRA members at the time of presentation (minimum).

 

Other AGCRA Awards News:

  • Based on the increased cost of precious metals, the Gates Bronze Medal now costs $35.00 and the Gates Gold medal is $40.00.  There is no change in price for the Achievement and Honorary Gates Medals.
  • Awards should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the presentation date to allow time for AGCRA Executive Council voting, preparation of the medal and certificate, and shipping.  Shipping charges for first class or priority mail are included in the cost of each award.  If expedited shipping is used, the recommender will pay the increased shipping costs.
  • AGCRA award payments can be made by check payable to AGCRA, or we can process a personal credit card through the Association’s PayPal account.  AGCRA accepts MasterCard, Visa or Discover.
  • Reminder – AGCRA awards are not intended to be retirement awards.  Presenting the award before retirement allows the recipient to wear the award at AG Corps Regimental functions while still on active duty or serving as a DOD / DA civilian employee.  Note, retirees are also authorized to wear AGCRA awards at AG Corps Regimental functions.

 

AGCRA award recommendations will be submitted as follows:

  • Primary Method – Scan & Email to:  awards@agcra.com
  • Secondary Method – Mailing Address:  Adjutant General’s Corps Regimental Association, P.O. Box 10026, Fort Jackson, SC  29207

Ensure all AGCRA award nominations are endorsed by the local AGCRA Chapter President or Senior AG/HR Official (if there is no local Chapter.  Click on the Awards tab above to see an example award nomination memorandum, and the updated award criteria/prices as outlined in this post.

POC is CW5 (Ret) Dave Ratliff, VP AGCRA Awards, David.A.Ratliff2.civ@mail.mil, (803) 751-8300, DSN 312-734-8300.

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