FCA Awards Links

All award nominations should be submitted to [email protected]

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

FCA Awards 

There are five common award recognitions in the Finance Corps:

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

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.

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

 

Hall of Fame (HOF)

Established by the FCA on 31 August 2016 to recognize individuals that have made positive and lasting contributions to the Finance Corp. HOF inductees are automatically selected and recognized as a GOETZ Medallion recipient.

HOF Criteria.

(1) FCA membership is required.

(2) All Army components – former senior commissioned officers, noncommissioned officers, or civilians with prior Finance Regimental Affiliation.

(3) Retired with 25 Years or more of honorable service. The selection board cannot waive this requirement.

(4) Select Killed in Action (KIA) Soldiers (upon their demise with an unblemished record).

Selection Board Composition.

(1) General Officer (GO) Board of Directors (BOD) and SGM Board of Advisors (BOA) comprised of all GO SGMs.

(2) Regimental Commandant and CSM.

(3) Over 60% of the board voters must vote in the affirmative for approval.

(4) No overriding Authority – this is a majority vote by the board members.

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.


Distinguished Member of the Regiment Nominees.

 

 

The Finance Corps designated the first Distinguished Member of the Regiment on 5 May 1990 to recognize individuals whose legacy of landmark contributions and special acts are enduring and brings significant credit to the Finance Corps.

 Click here to list the recipients

DMR Criteria.

 

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

 (2)      All Army components – present and former finance commissioned officers, noncommissioned officers, enlisted Soldiers, or civilians with prior Finance Regimental Affiliation.

 (3)      Nominee must have 15 or more year’s honorable service.  If the submitting individual requests exception and provides ample justification, the board has the option to waive this requirement.

 (4)      Accomplishments must reflect a legacy of landmark contributions.

 Selection Board Composition.

 (1)      Mix of five Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, and Sergeants Major, representing all Components, selected from the FCA membership at large.  Upon acceptance, individuals will serve in this capacity for two years.

 (2)      80% majority vote is needed for approval.

 (3)      No Overriding Authority


 


BG Robert C. Goetz Medallion

 

Established by the FCA on 26 March 1999 to recognize individuals of unparalleled leadership and strategic vision: individual leaves an indelible impressions on the very essence of the Corps.

Click here to list recipients

 Brigadier General Robert C. Goetz Medallion Criteria:

 (1)      FCA membership is required.

 (2)      All Army components – present and former finance commissioned officers, noncommissioned officers, enlisted Soldiers, or civilians with prior Finance Regimental Affiliation.

 (3)      Nominee must have 20 or more years’ honorable service.  If the submitting individual requests exception and provides ample justification, the board has the option to waive this requirement.

 (4)      Accomplishments must reflect a lifetime of dedication to our core values of Patriotism, Integrity, Competence, and Service.

 Selection Board Composition.

 (1)      Mix of seven Colonels and Sergeants Major, representing all Components, selected from the FCA membership at large.  Upon acceptance, individuals will serve in this capacity for two years.

 (2)      70% majority vote is needed for approval.

 (3)      No Overriding Authority - – this is a majority vote by the board members.


 


MG Nathan Towson Medallion.

 

 

Established by the FCA on 7 May 1993 to recognize exceptional achievement or exemplary service or an established record of excellence. Accomplishments must clearly distinguish candidates from their peers.

 Click here to list recipients

Nathan Towson Medallion Criteria:

 (1)          FCA membership is required

 (2)          All Army components – Conferred to ONLY currently serving Finance commissioned officers, noncommissioned officers, enlisted soldiers, and civilians for exceptional leadership.

 (3)          Years of service not required

 (4)          Finance Corps ‘NCO of the Year’ and ‘Soldier of the Year’ automatically receive the Medallion.

 (5)          Leadership award winners for the Finance Captains Career Course and Senior Leaders Course will automatically receive the Medallion. 

Selection Board Composition.

 (1)          Mix of seven Lieutenant Colonels and Sergeants Major, representing all Components, selected from the FCA membership at large.  Upon acceptance, individuals will serve in this capacity for two years.

 (2)          80% of vote needed

 (3)          Regimental Commandant has Overriding Authority


 


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 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


 

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.