This award was established annually to recognize the achievements and dedicated service of Army National Guard Warrant Officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, technical skills, and professionalism in their services to country and community. This is the latest addition to the NGAUS Awards Program. It will be presented for the first time in 2011.

Nominees must be Warrant Officers serving in either the Army National Guard during the award period for which the award is given. Nominees must be members of both NGAUS and their state associations.

Whole-career information will be submitted and evaluated to include: accomplishments in duty assignments; career progression, training, and professional development activities; community service demonstrating leadership or exemplary character; military and civilian education; awards and decorations; experience and achievements; leadership qualities and character.

Nomination and Selection Procedures
Recommended endorsements from unit commander, battalion, brigade and state Adjutant General. An individual may not receive more than one award. More than one award may be given in a calendar year. Each state or territory may submit no more than one nomination each year.