1.Purpose: This message solicits nominations for the FY22 Special
Command Aide (SCA) of the Year.
2.Background: This annual award recognizes the outstanding
performance of Coast Guard SCAs working within Coast Guard
Representational Facilities (REPFAC) and the Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff residence. This award recognizes and encourages
outstanding achievement, creativity, and contributions to the
3.Award eligibility: Presented annually, this award recognizes
individual performance and contributions between the dates of 01
OCT 2021 and 30 SEP 2022. Because the award is tailored to SCAs
that serve in REPFACs, nominees must have served as an SCA in a
REPFAC for at least six months during the qualifying period. SCAs
who transferred during the competition year will compete from the
REPFAC to which the SCA was assigned as of 01 APR 2022. Previous
SCA of the Year award winners are not eligible to apply.
4.The member selected as the Coast Guard SCA of the Year will
represent the Coast Guard at the Inter-Service Enlisted Aide of the
Year Competition held in Washington, D.C. The focus of the
competition is Enlisted Aide duties with the purpose of relieving
General and Flag Officers of those minor tasks and details which,
if performed by the officers, would be at the expense of the
officers’ primary military and official duties. Cooking will not be
part of this competition.
5.Nomination package requirements: Commands may submit an
application package for eligible members, which should be scanned
and emailed, to Jason.T.Rohrs@uscg.mil NLT 15 OCT 2022. The package
must include the following items:
a. General information sheet.
b. Command endorsement cover letter.
c. Justification remarks.
d. Personal statement.
e. Military biographical data.
f. Official photo (head and shoulders in service dress uniform
without combination cover).
6.Please contact CSCS Jason Rohrs to obtain the templates for the
general information sheet, justification remarks, personal
statement, and the military biographical data sheet.
7.Command Endorsement: Command endorsements are critical to the
selection process and must provide specific comments on the member
a. Leadership and Job Performance: Describe significant
leadership accomplishments and how well the member performed
assigned primary and additional duties. Define the scope and level
of responsibilities and the impact on the mission and unit. Include
any new initiatives or techniques developed by the member, and
comments on the establishment of quality household management. Also
describe any significant contributions that positively impacted the
unit and/or increased mission effectiveness during the recognition
period. Include awards received: e.g., enlisted person of the
quarter, and other local and civilian organization recognition.
b. Significant Self-Improvement: Show how the member developed
or improved skills related to primary duties: e.g., formal
training, career development course enrollment or completion,
on-the-job training, certifications, and off-duty education related
to primary duties, etc. Include completion of any professional
military education as well as any off-duty education not directly
related to primary duties: e.g., class, course, degree enrollment
or completion, and grade point average. Cite any other relevant
training, activity or achievements in professional or cultural
societies or associations, and the development of creative
abilities that significantly enhanced the member’s value as a
military citizen during the recognition period.
c. Base and Community Involvement: Define the scope and impact
of the member’s positive leadership and involvement in the military
and civilian community. Include leadership, membership or
participation in unit advisory councils, professional military
organizations, associations and events: e.g., president of the
local Coast Guard Enlisted Association branch, member of the
nutrition and wellness board, officer in culinary chapter, youth
coach, etc. Include contributions (tangible or intangible) to the
professional community and service industry’s welfare, morale or
status. Highlight demonstrated ability as an articulate and
positive member of the Coast Guard during the recognition period.
8.POC: For additional information regarding the submission of
packages, contact the SCA program manager, CSCS Jason Rohrs, at
9.ADM Steven D. Poulin, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard
10. Internet release is authorized.
SUBJ: SOLICITATION FOR FY22 SPECIAL COMMAND AIDE OF THE YEAR