NAVSCIATTS Distinguished Alumni Program

USSOCOM is seeking nominations for NAVSCIATTS 2018 distinguished alumni award. Nominees must have attended and successfully completed a NAVSCIATTS CONUS training course and received a certificate of completion on or after formal establishment of the training center in 1983. The award is intended to honor and recognize a senior officer or high ranking civilian alumni who has achieved notable accomplishments in their own country or in support of the United States regional or international military or diplomatic efforts.

Nominations should be done via Chief Office of Security Cooperation US Embassy in the respective country. No self-nominations will be accepted. To nominate, complete the online application and submit a letter of recommendation describing how the nominee meets the specified criteria before the deadline. Nominations must be submitted by 15 Dec 2018 at: https://community.apan.org/socom/iscc/navsciatts/distinguished-alumni-award or NAVSCIATTSN5@SOCOM.MIL https://community.apan.orgmailto:NAVSCIATTSN5@SOCOM.MIL. Include nominee's rank, full name, title, country, course and dates attended NAVSCIATTS, current military biography with photo, current email address, and telephone contact information.

Package submission must contain amplifying information as to the nominees' accomplishments. Nominees must demonstrate all or some of the following primary criteria: outstanding achievements in his/her chosen profession or other area of endeavor; demonstrated and upheld the core values and mission embraced by NAVSCIATTS of integrity, courage and respect; made significant humanitarian contributions to the community at large.

The NAVSCIATTS Distinguished Alumni program was established in 2013 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of NAVSCIATTS. The award is part of an overarching effort to engage senior-level officers and maintain relationships with alumni.

The award is designed to honor alumni who have typified the NAVSCIATTS tradition of excellence and brought credit to NAVSCIATTS and our partner nations’ armed forces by their distinctive personal accomplishments and extraordinary professional achievements at national and international levels.

This is NAVSCIATTS highest and most prestigious award. All distinguished alumni are selected by a committee of staff members, both military and civilians, who choose and vote from a pool of candidates. Nominees must have attended NAVSCIATTS for any class and at any time since the training center opened in 1963.

All awardees will have their photograph and a short biography displayed in the NAVSCIATTS Hall of Fame, where their significant accomplishments can be admired by staff, official visitors and, more importantly, by all students who hail from all continents.

As the only Department of Navy Security Cooperation schoolhouse operating under USSOCOM, NAVSCIATTS offers the opportunity to foster and maintain relationships with foreign security forces from both special operations and general purpose forces through training and key-leader engagement, ensuring strong bilateral relationships between the U.S. and its partner nations.


2016 Distinguished Alumni Recipient

Vice Adm. Ernesto Duran Gonzalez
Commander of the Colombian National Navy
Naval Small Craft Instruction & Technical Training School
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