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Nominating Procedures

The Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service - Nominating Procedures

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  1. The nomination of volunteers, whose contributions are believed to merit this recognition, will be made by
    installations on an annual basis. Installations are under no obligation to submit nominations. There is no
    limit on the number of nominations submitted or number of awards issued. There is no limit on the
    number of times an individual can receive the EMBA, however, caution must be taken to assure previous
    award hours are not included in new award.

  2. Eligibility requirements can be found on Army OneSource website,

  3. Nomination(s) must include an endorsement, for each nominee, signed by garrison commander and
    respective IMCOM Directorate or designee. IMCOM CG will sign a memorandum approving the
    recommendation from IMCOM to ACISM.

  4. Nominations must be received by IMCOM Directorate NLT 1 September of each year. Respective IMCOM
    Directorate will review the nomination(s), preferably by committee, to ensure they meet the criteria.
    When a nomination does not fully meet criteria, IMCOM Directorate should solicit an alternative
    recognition that would be more appropriate, if applicable. One copy of each nomination considered
    appropriate for receipt of the award will be forwarded via email with endorsements from Garrison
    Commander and IMCOM Directorate to IMCOM Army Volunteer Corps POC NLT 1 November of each year.

  5. All nominations considered appropriate for receipt of the award will be routed through IMCOM for Chief
    of Staff, Army signature. A congratulatory memo from IMCOM CG, signed certificate and lapel pin will be
    mailed to recipient’s Garrison Commander or designee for presentation during Volunteer Appreciation
    Week in April or at a time most convenient for command.


  1. Endorsement(s)
    1. Garrison Commander
    2. IMCOM Directorate

  2. Nomination Packet
    1. Nomination Narrative Section I
    2. Nomination Narrative Section II
    3. Nomination Narrative Section III
    4. Nomination Narrative Section IV

  3. Other Documents
    1. Volunteer Service Record (include current to date)
    2. Volunteer Agreement
    3. Volunteer Position Description(s)