FCA Awards Links

Award Recommendations

ALL NOMINATIONS: Narrative descriptions should be prepared as a word document, attached to an email along with a nomination form (click to download the form) and forwarded to fcassociationsc@gmail.com.  Telephone 910-580-5037. Nominations may require up to six weeks to process.

Award Types

Click on the desired award to see the description, criteria, authority, and process for nomination:

 

US Army Finance Corps
Regimental and Association
Awards



There are five common award recognitions in the Finance Corps:

  • Hall of Fame (HOF),
  • BG Robert C. Goetz Medallion,
  • MG Nathan Towson Medallion.
  • Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMR),
  • Honorary Member of the Regiment (HMOR)

Additionally, there are four Financial Management School institutional leadership awards:  

  • LTC Lewis L. Hawkins,
  • MG Emmitt J. Bean,
  • CSM Paul L. Morrissette, and
  • CSM Robert W.Johns
  • Annual FCA Scholarship Competition

The Finance Corps Association (FCA) sponsors all Finance Corps and institutional awards with the exception of the Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMR), which is established by AR 600-82 and the Honorary Member of the Regiment (HOR). The links on each award explain each award and the associated selection criteria.


 

 

Hall of Fame (HOF)

Established by the Finance Corps Association to recognize individuals that have made positive, lasting, unparalleled leadership and strategic vision in an enduring legacy to the Finance Corps Regiment. These accomplishments must reflect a lifetime of dedication to our core values of Patriotism, Integrity, Competence, and Service. This induction formally recognizes the individual's indelible impression on the very essence of our corps.

HOF Nomination/Selection Process:

Active members of the FCA may nominate other members to be inducted into the FCA HOF. Narrative nominations must clearly document individuals of unparalleled leadership and strategic vision in an enduring legacy to the Finance Corps Regiment. These accomplishments must reflect a lifetime of dedication to our core values of Patriotism, Integrity, Competence, and Service. Nominations for the HOF inductees are not limited as to pages.

Selection Committee:

The committee will consist of the General Officer (GO) Board of Directors (BOD) and CSM/SGM Board of Advisors (BOA) comprised of all GO SGMs, and the FCA President.

 

 


BG Robert C. Goetz Medallion

 

The purpose of this award, presented by the Finance Corps Association, is to recognize individuals of unparalleled leadership and strategic vision in an enduring legacy to the Finance Corps Regiment. These accomplishments must reflect a lifetime of dedication to our core values of Patriotism, Integrity, Competence, and Service. This award formally recognizes the individual's indelible impression on the very essence of our corps.


BG Goetz Nomination/Selection Process:

Active members of the FCA may nominate other members for the Goetz award. Narrative nominations must clearly document individuals of unparalleled leadership and strategic vision in an enduring legacy to the Finance Corps Regiment. These accomplishments must reflect a lifetime of dedication to our core values of Patriotism, Integrity, Competence, and Service.

Nominations for the Goetz award are not limited as to pages.

 

Selection Committee:

The committee will consist of the FCA President, Regimental CSM, and five FM senior leaders chosen randomly by the President.

Click here to list recipients

 


 


Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMR).

 

 

The Finance Corps designated the first Distinguished Member of the Regiment and conferred the initial Regimental Medallion on May 5, 1990. The DMR program honors individuals whose legacy of landmark contributions and special acts brings significant credit to the Finance Corps. Distinguished Members of the Regiment display a lasting dedication to the core Finance values of Patriotism, Integrity, Competence, and Service. Each awardee receives a distinctive medallion and special Department of the Army certificate, and names of the honorees are engraved on the DMR plaque, which hangs in the Finance School.


Eligible for nomination as Distinguished Members of the Regiment are persons from all Army components - present and former finance commissioned officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, enlisted Soldiers, or civilians with prior service in the finance corps.


DMR Nomination/Selection Process:

Narrative nomination should provide adequate evidence of the nominated individual whose legacy of landmark contributions and special acts bring significant credit to the Finance Corps. Nominations are limited to one page, .10 font and .05 margin on all sides of the page.

Selection Committee:

Selection committee consists of five individuals from the Active Components, Reserve and National Guard components. Chief of the Finance Corps and Corps CSM.

 Click here to list the recipients

 


MG Nathan Towson Medallion.

 

 

The MG Nathan Towson Regimental Medallion bears the name of MG Nathan Towson who, as Paymaster General 1819-1821 and 1822-1854, envisioned and shaped a financial department, which met the Army's needs until the 20th century. Under his supervision, Army Paymasters assumed responsibility for paying all U.S. troops on an area basis - geographically the world's largest nation - yet Towson's new systems and strict standards of accountability brought costs down and reduced losses to one-fifth of one percent.


The Towson Medallion is presented by the Finance Corps Association and recognizes exceptional achievement or exemplary service. Accomplishments must clearly distinguish candidates from their peers and honor the mission and traditions of the Finance Corps. Although the award need not recognize a lifetime of service, it will only be conferred upon those who have embodied the values of the Finance Corps through an established record of excellence. Each awardee receives a distinctive medallion and special certificate. Names of the honorees are engraved on the Towson plaque, which hangs in the Finance School.


Towson Nomination/Selection Process:

Active members of the FCA may nominate other members for the Towson award. Narrative nomination should provide adequate evidence the nominated individual has embodied the values of the Finance Corps through an established record of excellence.

Nominations are limited to one page, .10 font and .05 margin on all sides of the page.

Selection Committee:

Selection committee consists of five individuals from the Active Components, Reserve and National Guard components.

 Click here to list recipients

 


 

Honorary Member of the Regiment

 

The Finance Corps designated the first Honorary Member of the Regiment on 5 July 1988 to honor those who have made significant professional contributions or have brought great credit to the Finance Corps through special acts or accomplishments.

 HMOR Criteria:

 

(1)      FCA membership is not required for this award.

 (2)      All personnel with or without Finance Regiment affiliation

 

Selection Board Composition.

 

(1)      Finance Corps Commandant and Command Sergeant Major.

 (2)      Both must agree for approval to take effect.


LTC Lewis L. Hawkins Award.

 
Ltc Hawkins

Sponsored by the FCA and first conferred in 1973 to the distinguished leader recipient of the FMCCC.  The recipient of the Hawkins Award automatically receives the Towson Award.

Hawkins Award Criteria. 

Recipient is the outstanding graduate demonstrating the highest caliber of leadership, professionalism, devotion to duty, and selfless service determined by academic average, physical fitness, course director evaluation, and peer assessment.

Selection

Selection is made by FMCCC Director and class peers.


 

MG Emmitt J. Bean Award

 

 

Sponsored by the FCA and first conferred in January 1991 to the distinguished leader recipient of BOLC.

 

Bean Award Criteria  

Recipient is the outstanding graduate demonstrating the highest caliber of leadership, professionalism, devotion to duty, and selfless service determined by academic average, physical fitness, course director evaluation, and peer assessment.

 

Selection

Selection is made by BOLC Director and class peers.

CSM Paul L. Morrissette Award

 

Sponsored by the FCA and first conferred in October 2016 to the distinguished leader recipient of the Senior Leaders Course.  The recipient of the Morrissette Award automatically receives the Towson Award.

 Morrissette Award Criteria

Recipient is the outstanding graduate demonstrating the highest caliber of leadership, professionalism, devotion to duty, and selfless service determined by academic average, physical fitness, course director evaluation, and peer assessment.

Selection

Selection is made by SLC small group leader and class peers.


CSM Robert W. Johns Award

 

 

 

Sponsored by the FCA and first conferred in October 2016 to the distinguished leader recipient of the Advanced Leaders Course.

 

Johns Award Criteria

Recipient is the outstanding graduate demonstrating the highest caliber of leadership, professionalism, devotion to duty, and selfless service determined by academic average, physical fitness, course director evaluation, and peer assessment.

 

Selection

Selection is made by ALC small group leader and class peer


 

FCA Annual Scholarship Competition 2018

Submissions: essays should be submitted not later than midnight April 8, 2018 to Annie Walker at: FCAsec3@gmail.com.

1. The Finance Corps Association (FCA) will award six $500 scholarships to aspiring or prospective college students. The potential candidates fall into two categories:

   a. Enlisted Soldiers (El through E4) who are members of the FCA and are actively pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university. Enrollment documentation is required with the essay submittal.

   b. FCA Family members, including high school seniors, (ages 17-23) currently or projected to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university. Submission must include a student biography with their age, current or projected school, and sponsor's information. In addition, enrollment documentation is required with the essay submittal.

2. To compete for the scholarships, candidates must submit an essay on the one of the flowing topics:

  •  "Character Counts: Why is a person's character important to their success in any profession?"
  •  "Why is the Preamble to the US Constitution essential to the foundation of our Democracy?"
  •  "Given Moore's law: the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. Said another way: every two years computing power doubles. Given this proposition, how will technology transform the Army Financial Management Profession in the future; or how will it transform combat in the future; or how will it transform our society in the future; or how will it transform human relationships in the future?" (Choose one).
  •  "What makes the Unites States of America a great nation?"
  •  Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration states, "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness "How do these self-evident truths (ideals) found in the Declaration of Independence contribute to the success of our Democracy?
  • "How do the thinking styles of millennials compare to other generations (WWII, Baby Boomers and GenXers); how will their differences in thinking positively impact our society or our Army?"

3. The FCA Executive Committee will judge all essays submitted and submit their recommendation to the FCA
President for final decision. Once judging is completed the winners will be notified not later than 20 April 2018.

4. The submission deadline for the essay is 30 March 2018. Essays must be at least 300 words in length but no longer than 500 words. Submitted essay will be in Microsoft Word format, 12 fonts, and double-spaced. Candidates will submit their essays via email to the following email address: rhondasafford@gmail.com

5. We will formally recognize the winners and present the scholarship check at the Army Finance Corps Ball on 11 May 2018 (winners are not required to be present, but your presence is preferred).