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(MOWW Form 17, "National Citation Nomination")
Companion recognition is the timely, informal or formal acknowledgment of a person's behavior, effort or organizational result that supports the Order's vision, mission and Strategic Goals, and the tenets of the Preamble to the MOWW Constitution, and which has been beyond normal expectations.
Each commander of a chapter, department, or region may submit the name and narrative justification of a member or members of their chapter, department or region to be considered for award of a MOWW National Citation for performing meritorious service during the year. Such submissions must be received by HQ MOWW on or before 20 June of each year; no exceptions to this submission timing are permitted.
Chapter Commander Submissions: Not more than one such citation shall be awarded each year, except in those chapters having more than two hundred and fifty living members, in which case one citation may be awarded for every two hundred and fifty living members or major fraction thereof. Coordination with the region, department and chapter commanders is required to prevent duplication.
Department and region commander submissions: Department and region commanders may make only one such recommendation annually. Coordination with the region, department and chapter commanders is required to prevent duplication.
Other eligibility: No National Officer shall be eligible for a national citation award while in office. This restriction shall neither apply to Emeritus members of the General Staff nor shall it prohibit a national officer from receiving a national citation for truly meritorious service performed during that portion of the year immediately prior to becoming a national officer.
Colonel Jones distinguished herself by exceptionally meritorious service as the Senior Vice Commander, and as the Commander, Sample Chapter. She coordinated educational meeting programs, integrating the Order’s Strategic Goals. She coordinated the Law and Order, and Homeland Security, Programs. She transformed the chapter newsletter and the ROTC Program. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Colonel Jones reflect great credit on herself and The Military Order of the World Wars.
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