DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF THE REGIMENT (DMOR)
1. A description of the criteria for nomination of individuals to the position of Distinguished Member of the Regiment and the process for nomination to this position are as follows:
The DMOR category provides a link with history for today’s Soldiers. The DMOR program is designed to recognize truly outstanding Soldiers and Civilians with long AMEDD careers, who have contributed significantly to the proud heritage of the Army and the AMEDD Regiment. The DMOR is normally reserved as a retirement recognition. Requirements for this recognition are that the officer, warrant officer, enlisted Soldier or civilian must be affiliated with the AMEDD Regiment (Active, Reserve, National Guard, retiree or civilian). Civilians must have elected to affiliate with the Regiment and be entered in the Regiment`s database prior to being considered for the DMOR. A minimum of 20 years of significant contributions are required for the DMOR unless the magnitude of one`s contributions over a shorter period warrant a request for an exception to policy. The DMOR may be awarded only once to an individual. A DMOR nomination should be submitted a minimum of 60 days prior to the anticipated presentation date. The spouse of an individual nominated for the DMOR may be nominated for the HMOR, provided they are not an AMEDD Soldier or an affiliated AMEDD civilian employee, have supported their spouse and the AMEDD, and been married to the AMEDD Soldier or civilian for a period of at least 10 years. That statement must be added to the DMOR cover letter . A DMOR nomination should be submitted 60 days prior to the anticipated presentation date. Contractors are not eligible for this recognition.
2. While any member of the AMEDD Regiment, to include retirees, may submit nominations for Regimental recognition to the AMEDD Regimental Office, every effort should be made to submit the nominations through the normal supervisory chain.
a. For Officers, this should be through their immediate supervisor or the individual who submitted them for their retirement award. As the nomination requires confirmation that there are no adverse personnel actions pending, (see 4a below) the nomination should also include the Company Command.
b. For enlisted Soldiers, the nomination should go through the immediate supervisor or individual who submitted them for their retirement award. The nomination should also be routed through the Command Sergeant Major.
c. For civilians, the nomination should go through their immediate supervisor, department head, and the civilian personnel section.
3. Nominations consist of a Cover Letter and a Justification:
a. A cover letter (example) which provides the nominee`s name and rank or for civilians their title (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.). The nominator should also provide his/her full name, mailing address, email, and phone number to assist the Regimental Office in obtaining further information, if needed. The nominator should state the proposed presentation date and specify which address the certificate should be forwarded if the nomination is approved. The nomination must also include the following statement: "There are no adverse personnel actions pending on the individual being nominated". This should be verified with the Company Commander or equivalent
b. The justification for an active duty DMOR nominee is the retirement award write-up/justification. For a retiree, every effort should be made to secure the retirement award. If that is not possible, a narrative (limited to 2 pages) should be supplied listing the contributions the nominee has made to the AMEDD over the course of their career. For civilian nominations, justifications for any civilian award for which the nominee is submitted may also be used as justification for their DMOR. Otherwise, a narrative (limited to 2 pages) should be supplied listing the contributions the nominee has made to the AMEDD over the course of their career.
c. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON ANY DOCUMENT
d. The nomination and supporting documentation, if required, should be forwarded to the AMEDD Regimental Office via electronic mail at the following addresses:
4. Contact the Regimental Office at Commercial (210) 221-8455, or the email address provided in paragraph 3d for additional information.