Several awards are presented to ASMC members for achievements in areas such as leadership, recruitment, corporate engagement, and authorship.

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Objective

The objective of this award is to recognize individuals for outstanding and continuous leadership, accomplishment and support of the Society at the ASMC chapter level. This may include impacts on chapter programs, such as chapter membership and CDFM growth, professional development of members, participation in community support activities, and other areas.

Award Criteria

Nominee must be a member or corporate member designee of ASMC in good standing. Nominee must have been a member for at least three full consecutive years immediately prior to the submission due date. The nominee must have been a chapter officer/chapter committee chairperson for a minimum of one full year.

Submission Requirements

Any current ASMC member may nominate one individual for a Chapter Leadership Award. Nomination must be submitted via the Awards Online website. Justification should cite specific examples and factual details of ASMC chapter leadership skills and accomplishments. Justification should address:

Leadership Skills and Traits

  • Periodic and effective communication
  • Ability to engage with and influence volunteers
  • Overseeing and guiding chapter programs
  • Acting as an example
  • Outreach to non-members

Professional Development of the Local Defense Financial Management Community

  • Providing professional development opportunities
  • Contributions in terms of significant chapter events such as regional or mini-PDI

Chapter Improvement Results

  • Growth in chapter membership
  • Growth in Certifications (CDFM, CDFM-A)
  • Support of Defense FM Certification Program
  • Providing community support opportunities

Evidence of sustained (over multiple years) leadership contributions to the chapter

Award Selection Procedures

Up to one winner will be selected from each of the chapter size categories:

Group Number of Members
A-1 351 or more
A 151-350
B 76-150
C 75 or less

Judging is be based on outstanding performance as evidenced by information reflecting quality of leadership of the chapter, impact on professional development of the local defense financial management community (considering opportunities to provide support to both chapter members and nonmembers), and results in growth of chapter programs. Any judges that have or develop any conflicts of interest in judging will recuse themselves. To the extent reasonably possible, the recused judge will be replaced with someone from the same organization. The selection panel, chaired by Director for Membership and Chapter Development, will include not less than eight members that represent a cross section of ASMC Membership. The selection panel will review and judge all nominations received by the due date and submitted online. The nominator will be notified by May 1 by e-mail if their nominee has been selected.

Recognition

Awards will be presented in conjunction with other chapter and individual awards at the National ASMC Professional Development Institute. The recipients may be publicized at chapter meetings, in newsletters, on the ASMC website and in the Armed Forces Comptroller.

Deadline

Nominations must be submitted by April 10 to be considered by the selection panel. If April 10 falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day. No exception to this deadline will be allowed.

Submit a Nomination
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For More Information

Libby Long
long@asmconline.org
www.awards.asmconline.org

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Objective

This award recognizes Corporations who are members for outstanding contributions made to a local Chapter and the National Organization in the furtherance of the goals of the chapter and the society, as well as efforts in promoting the professional development of ASMC members.

Award Criteria

To be nominated a Corporation must have been an ASMC Corporate Member for at least two consecutive years immediately preceding award period. The nominee is the corporation itself, not a member designee of the company. The nominee’s contribution must have applicability to the goals of the local chapter and the National organization. Nominees will be scored on contributions of the Corporate Member, scope/impact of those contributions to the local ASMC chapter and the national organization, and any innovative approaches and methods used to further promote the professional development of ASMC and its members. Notable contributions in fostering better understanding of private sector business environment and improvement in the relationship of DoD and private sector through education will be given more weight than just financial support. The performance period for the award is January 1 to December 31. Winner(s) from the previous year cannot be considered in the awards year directly following.

Submission Requirements

Each chapter may submit one nomination each year; endorsed by the Chapter President, at asmconline.org

Award Selection Procedures

A selection panel of 6, chaired by the Chair of the Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) and assisted by the Awards Committee Chair, will review all nominations and make a final selection. If the Chair of the CAG has a conflict, and the Vice Chair of the CAG does not, the CAG Vice Chair shall preside as Chair of the panel. If both have a conflict, the ASMC Director for Membership will chair the panel.

There shall be no chapter or corporate conflict of interest in judging representation. To the extent reasonably possible, the Awards Committee Chair will replace the recused judge with someone else from the organization.

Judges will be as follows:

  • Chair of the Corporate Advisory Group (if there is a conflict, another CAG member will be selected)
  • Vice Chair of the CAG, (if there is a conflict, another CAG member will be selected)
  • Chair of ASMC Awards Committee
  • 2 ASMC Chapter Presidents (one from a Category A chapter and the other from a Category A-1 Chapter, provided there is no conflict due to a nomination from their chapter. Should the chapter president initially chosen to judge be involved in a nomination, another chapter president from his/her chapter category will be selected.
  • ASMC Director of Membership

Nominators will be notified by May 1 if their nominee has been selected.

Recognition

Award will be presented at the National ASMC Professional Development Institute (PDI). Winning member may be featured in the Armed Forces Comptroller and other ASMC media platforms.

Deadline

All nominations must be entered by April 10 to be considered. If April 10 falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day. No exceptions to the deadline will be allowed.

Submit a Nomination
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For More Information

Libby Long, long@asmconline.org
www.awards.asmconline.org

Do not use after April 2021

Objective

The objective of this award is to encourage authorship by members of the society.

Award Criteria

Entrants must be members in good standing of the American Society of Military Comptrollers at the time of submission and selection.

  • Essays may not be previously published articles.
  • Essays must be written on the current topic for 2021: “Historically, many federal agencies have organized based on the premise that their workforce willb operate in largely traditional office spaces. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged that model, as many organizations were forced to limit in-person/on-site activities due to increased health risk. What should your organization do now to prepare to operate more effectively through future pandemics or other similar contingencies?”
  • Duo or group authored essays will not be accepted.
  • Essays must be original and must not exceed 1,500 words.
  • No member will be permitted to be a repeat winner for more than two consecutive years.

How to Submit an Essay

Essays must be submitted using the web based form through the nomination link at asmconline.org. Essays may be submitted by an ASMC chapter representative or by the author directly.

Deadline

All essays must be submitted via the ASMC Awards Online website not later than February 28 to be considered by the selection panel. If February 28 falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the deadline is the next business day. There is no exception to this deadline.

Award Selection Procedures

A selection panel chaired by a member of the National Awards Committee and assisted by the Armed Forces Comptroller Editorial Board Chairperson will make final recommendations to the ASMC National Executive Committee, who will approve final award winners. The selection panel will include not less than four members representing a cross section of ASMC Membership. A judge must recuse him/herself if a conflict of interest exists.

Essays will be judged on adherence to topic (how well does the essay meet the contest topic), clarity and readability (how well does the essay flow and is it understandable), content (is the essay original and does it contain substantial content) and general administration (length, grammar, spelling, sentence structure, punctuation). Winners will receive email notification by 1 May and results will be posted on the ASMC website.

Recognition

Winners of the Essay Award may have their essays published in the Armed Forces Comptroller magazine and/or the ASMC website. Up to three winners will be selected each year from qualified essays. The first place winner receives $750; second place receives $500; and third place receives $250. In addition, all winners receive a plaque, which is presented at the ASMC Professional Development Institute (PDI). A completed W-9 will be required before disbursement of the award check(s) to the winners.

Submit a Nomination
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For More Information

National Awards Committee
Mr. Sam Grable, samgrable@aol.com
www.asmconline.org

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Objective

Elsie Steffany was an employee of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller). A member of our Washington Chapter, she was also a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and participated in activities of our Redstone-Huntsville Chapter, while on temporary assignment at Headquarters, Army Materiel Command. This award will recognize one individual who demonstrates exceptional dedication to professional development and clearly committed to public service.

Award Criteria

  • Entrants must be members in good standing of the American Society of Military Comptrollers at the time of submission and selection.
  • No member will be permitted to be a repeat winner.
  • Nominee must submit an essay of no more than 600 words addressing the following questions:
    • Why is public service in defense financial management important to you?
    • Why is professional development and the pursuit of the CDFM certificate important to you?

How to Submit a Nomination

Essays must be submitted by 31 December to the member’s local ASMC chapter. Each ASMC chapter president may submit one nomination, from among the applications submitted and evaluated at the chapter level. Each nomination must be submitted by the chapter via the ASMC Awards Online website by the published deadline. Chapters may not edit, add to, or otherwise embellish individual applications.

Deadline

All nominations must be submitted to the local chapter by 31 December. One nomination from the chapter must be submitted by 31 January via the ASMC Awards Online website to be considered by the selection panel. If 31 January falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the deadline is the next business day. There is no exception to this deadline.

Award Selection Procedures

A selection panel, consisting of members of the Elsie Steffany Memorial Scholarship Award Committee, will make final recommendations to the ASMC National Executive Committee, who will approve the final award winner. The selection panel will include not less than four members representing a cross section of ASMC Membership. A judge must recuse him/herself if a conflict of interest exists. Judging will be based on nominee’s focus on professional development and recognition of the importance of professionalism in public service. Winners will receive email notification by 1 May and results will be posted on the ASMC website.

Recognition

The scholarship award covers the following costs:

  • Enrollment for two years as a candidate in the ASMC Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) program
  • CDFM Textbook
  • One Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (subject to course availability and approval of awardee’s organization)
  • Three exams (one each for CDFM Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3)
  • Registration to attend (subject to approval of the awardee’s organization) the ASMC National PDI, in which the scholarship award will be presented.
Submit a Nomination
For More Information:
Libby Long, long@asmconline.org

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