About the Golden Rose Award
This award is intended to recognize a spouse whose volunteer service contributes substantially to the mission accomplishment of a Military Intelligence (MI) unit, activity, command, or staff agency. Established in 2004 by MICA in support of the MI Corps, the Golden Rose Award is not intended for recognition of a single, short-term event or contribution. It is a prestigious award to recognize volunteer service that makes a substantial contribution to the MI Corps and has a positive impact on the quality of life of soldiers and their families.
The spouse of any MI Professional (officer, warrant officer, enlisted soldier of civilian) may receive the Golden Rose Award.
A nominee must have demonstrated exemplary volunteer service in support of the MI Community and the Army family. Eligibility criteria are listed below:
- A nomination will cover at least one year of service within the unit submitting the nomination.
- Service or achievement should result in tangible benefits to the MI Community.
- A nominee will have demonstrated a high degree of initiative and/or originality.
- A nominee will have exhibited outstanding leadership in planning, organizing, or directing a program or made a significant contribution in carrying out of a program or programs.
- A nominee will have established a demonstrable pattern of service excellence and achievement.
- Long periods of service do not of themselves constitute sufficient basis for conferring this award.
When possible, MICA Awards should be presented by MICA National or Chapter leadership.
- Step 1: The nominator must be a member of MICA. To purchase a membership, click here.
- Step 2: The Golden Rose Award is a once in a lifetime award. To see if an individual has already received the award you are nominating them for, click here.
- Step 3: Complete the nomination form: Award Nomination Form. E-mail the completed form as an attachment to email@example.com. Please save completed forms as individual files (one per nominee) and include the awardee’s name in the filename. In the event that you are making multiple nominations, you may send multiple attachments in one email.
- Step 4: A $50 payment is required for each nomination. Click here to complete your award payment online using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. For multiple nominations, change the quantity in the Shopping Cart. Once you have paid, you will receive an order number which you can include on your nomination form under the payment section.
- Step 5: Processing. A minimum of 10 business days are required for processing from the date of the receipt of the nomination, payment and approval of the award. MICA National will mail the certificate and medal to the shipping address specified on the nomination form. MICA normally uses USPS First Class or Priority Mail.Please do not hesitate to contact the MICA Director of Finance and Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org or MICA Office Manager at email@example.com for any additional information or assistance.
Narrator: The Golden Rose Award was established in June 2004 by the Military Intelligence Corps Association. It is intended to recognize those select individuals whose exemplary volunteer service has contributed significantly to the betterment of the MI Corps, military intelligence community and the Army family. It singles out for recognition those few individuals who have made a difference through service. We are honored to be able to recognize (name) for (his/her) service to the Corps.
Read the specific accomplishments of those receiving the Award. The Awarding Officer/Person then presents the recipient with their Golden Rose Medallion and Pin.
Narrator: The Golden Rose is the embodiment of loyalty, dedication, commitment and service above self. So too, the aforementioned individual embodies these same qualities and therefore represents the very best of the Military Intelligence Corps. Therefore, the Chief of the Military Intelligence Corps and the Military Intelligence Corps Association acknowledges that (name) is among those select individuals who are recognized for outstanding volunteer service to the MI Corps and the Army Family.
Remarks by the Award recipient. Conclusion of Ceremony.
How to wear Golden Rose
Holders of the Golden Rose Award should wear their award with intense pride and decorum. They must, however, be extremely judicious in their choice of occasions and clothing for wear. The medallion may be worn at almost any military function such as the MI Corps birthday celebration, MI Balls, military Dining-Ins and Outs. It may be worn with either formal or informal dress. Wearing it with causal wear is considered inappropriate. The Golden Rose Award is not intended for wear with the military uniform but should an occasion occur where a spouse, who is also a service member, receives the award then its wear would be just like the guidance provided for the Knowlton Award. The Golden Rose pin may be worn on any civilian attire as either a pin or tie tack.
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