This command is dedicated to ensuring that all members, noncommissioned officers, and officers who distinguish themselves through exceptional achievement or service, special skills or qualification, or acts of heroism or valor receive the appropriate tangible recognition through an effective awards program. Every member within HHC must adhere to and enforce the guidelines established below to ensure timely, appropriate recognition for deserving personnel.
All award recommendations will be prepared in accordance with the examples in this SOP, and forwarded to the Company Commander through the First Sergeant for recommendation and signature. Recommendations with clerical errors or those without substantial justification will be immediately returned to the submitting section or platoon for correction. No award recommendation will normally remain in the HHC command group longer than 48 hours. Recommendations will either be returned for correction, or approved and submitted to the Section 1 Division Administration Office for further processing.