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MDW Reg 215-7

 

MDW
Reg 215-7

DEPARTMENT
OF THE ARMY
U.S. ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF
WASHINGTON
FORT LESLEY J. McNAIR, DC
20319-5058

13
December 1999

Morale,
Welfare And Recreation
MDW SERGEANT AUDIE MURPHY CLUB


FOR
THE COMMANDER:                                                
DISTRIBUTIONS:

STEPHEN
B. MASSEY                                                     
A
Colonel, GS                                                                         
B
Chief of Staff                                                                        
C

OFFICIAL:


Signed

JOYCE
HENDERSON
LTC, AG
Adjutant General



History. This printing
publishes a new regulation.

Summary.
This regulation establishes
procedures and eligibility in
regard to the Military District of
Washington (MDW) Sergeant Audie
Murphy Club (SAMC) .

Applicability.
This regulation applies to all
elements of MDW with soldiers
assigned or attached, active Army,
Army Reserve, and Army National
Guard. It applies specifically to
the staff elements with
responsibilities for managing and
administering this program.

Supplementation.
This regulation may be
supplemented at the installation
level.. Proposed supplements must
be submitted for approval to
Commander, MDW, ATTN: ANPE, 103
Third Avenue, Fort Lesley J.
McNair, DC 20319-5058.

Suggested
improvements.
The proponent of
this regulation is the Deputy
Chief of Staff for Personnel (DCSPER)
I MDW. Users are invited to send
comments and suggested
improvements on DA Form 2028
(Recommended Changes to
Publications and Blank Forms) to
Commander, U.S. Army Military
District of Washington, ATTN: ANPE,
103 Third Avenue, Fort Lesley J.
McNair, DC 20319-5058.

Contents

Purpose
References
Explanation
of abbreviations and terms
General
Eligibility
Procedures
SAMC
Administration
Honorary
Membership

Appendixes
A.  The Biography
of Audie Murphy
B.  Sample
Memorandum of Introduction
C. Sample Format for
Unit Commander’s
Evaluation/Nomination
D. Sample Format for
SAMC Performance Record
E. SAMC Score Sheets
F. Suggestions for
Recognizing and Using SAMC Members
G. Sergeant Audie
Murphy Club SAMC Logo and Lineage

Glossary
Section I
Abbreviations

Section
II
Terms


1.  Purpose

This
regulation provides information and
administrative instructions for the
MDW Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC)
. Appendix A is a brief biography of
Sergeant Audie Murphy.

2.  References

a.
AR 600-8-105, Military Orders.

b.
AR Insignia. 670-1, Wear and
Appearance

c.
FM 25-101, Battle Focus Training.
of Army Uniforms

d.
MDW Form 1062 (United States Army
Military District Washington
Sergeant Audie Murphy Award)
(Certificate) .

3.  Explanation
of abbreviations and terms

Abbreviations
and special explained in the
glossary. terms used in this
regulation

4.  General

Induction
and membership in the MDW SAMC is a
reward for noncommissioned officers
(NCOs) whose leadership achievements
and performance merit special
recognition. The SAMC is a means of
recognizing those NCOs who have
contributed significantly to the
development of a professional NCO
corps and a combat ready Army.
Members exemplify leadership
characterized by personal concern
for the needs, training,
development, welfare of soldiers,
and concern for families of
soldiers.

5.  Eligibility

All
MDW active Army component Army
Reserve and Army National Guard NCOs
in the rank corporal through
sergeant first class who directly
supervise at least two soldiers are
eligible to compete for membership
in the MDW SAMC. The MDW Command
Sergeant Major (CSM) may at his
discretion allow tenant units on MDW
installations to be eligible to
compete for membership in the MDW
SAMC.

6.  Procedures

a.
The command sergeant major (CSM)
at each MDW subordinate command,
e.g., Continental U.S. Army (CONUSA)/installation/unit,
will exercise primary staff
responsibility for the SAMC at
that level. .Responsibility will
not be delegated to lower levels.
Responsibilities will include
chairing on the final selection
board each quarter. The MDW CSM
will be the president of the board
as well as oversee the monitoring,
tracking, and recording of SAMC
members. In addition,
responsibilities will include
publishing a memorandum of
introduction signed by the
principal commander for gaining
commanders of SAMC members
departing the command. A sample
memorandum of introduction is at
appendix B.

b.
The SAMC selection process will be
in four phases:

(1)
Phase 1 -Commander’s and CSM’s
Evaluation/Nomination: Unit
commanders and CSMs who
recommend NCOs for membership in
the SAMC will screen and
evaluate candidates prior to
their appearing before initial
selection board. A sample format
for commander’s
evaluation/nomination is at
appendix C.

(2)
Phase 2 Performance Record: The
SAMC performance record is based
on recorded accomplishments of
the candidates and their
subordinates (when applicable)
and must be enclosed with the
commander’s
evaluation/nomination. A sample
format of the performance record
is at appendix D.

(3)
Phase 3- Initial Selection
Board: An initial selection
board will be conducted at unit
level under direction of the
unit senior NCO. Board members
will be provided a copy of the
commander’s
evaluation/nomination and the
performance record. The board
will be composed of voting
members senior to the candidate
and will include at least one
voting member of the same sex as
the candidate being considered.
Numerical scoring on the sample
score sheets at appendix E will
determine if a candidate should
continue in the selection
process. Candidates selected to
continue will be scheduled to
appear before the final
selection board. Requests to
appear before the final
selection board will be by
memorandum to SAMC final
selection board president,
signed by the appropriate
commander.

(4)
Phase 4 Final Selection Board:
The SAMC final selection board
will be composed of the MDW
Command Sergeant Major as
president and three or more
command or staff sergeants major
appointed by the president, and
a recorder without vote. At
least one board member must be
of the same gender as the
candidate being considered. The
board may be reduced by one
sergeant major when replaced by
a SAMC voting member senior to
the candidate being considered.
The final selection board will
determine through a question and
answer protocol if the candidate
has reached a level of knowledge
in a range of subject matter to
warrant induction into the SAMC.
Candidates successfully meeting
standards of final selection
board will be selected for
induction into the SAMC. The
inductee is introduced to the
local SAMC chapter and presented
appropriate awards. Quotas will
not be established. The final
selection board need not select
candidates if they do not meet
required standards. The board
president will counsel
candidates not selected for
induction. Final selection
boards for candidates assigned
to duty stations at other than
MDW installations will be
convened by the CONUSA of that
geographical area or MDW major
subordinate command on that
installation. Similarly, each
CONUSA must ensure their
selection boards consider MDW
NCOs not assigned to a MDW major
subordinate command, e.g.,
CONUSA/ installation/unit. The
CONUSA final selection boards
may be consolidated when
coordinated between state
adjutant general (AG) national
guard and Army reserve CSMs as
appropriate.

7.  SAMC
administration

a.
The MDW Command Sergeant Major
will exercise overall program
administration at major Army
command (MACOM) level.

b.
Subordinate commands will have
procedures in place to administer
the program at local level within
the appropriate CSM office and
will prepare the following SAMC
awards for new inductees:

(1)
MDW Form 1062 (United States
Army Military District of
Washington Sergeant Audie Murphy
Award) (Certificate) , signed by
the MDW Commanding General and
Command Sergeant Major.
Certificate is approved for
filing in accordance with (IAW)
AR 600-8-105 in both military
personnel records jacket (MPRJ)
and official military personnel
file (OMPF) .Copies of
certificates should be forwarded
to servicing personnel service
center/ military personnel
division/military personnel
office (PSC/MPD/ MILPO) for
processing/filing.

(2)
Membership medallion, approved
for wear with Class A uniform
during SAMC official functions
only (IAW AR 670-1, para
28-13d).

(3)
Membership card.

c.
Presentation of local awards may
be appropriate as deemed necessary
by the commander, e.g., local gift
certificates and prizes.

d.
Public affairs officers at all
levels will arrange for press
coverage, such as local media
coverage and hometown news
releases. Photographs of members
should be prominently displayed.

e.
A list of suggestions for
recognizing and utilizing SAMC
members is at appendix F.

f.
The MDW CSM will conduct program
reviews of all subordinate SAMC
preliminary proceedings and
coordinate program inbriefs for
all incoming garrison commanders.
The MDW CSM will exercise final
authority for approval of any
policy or procedure exceptions to
include SAMC member removal
actions. Request for removal of
SAMC members will be submitted to
MDW CSM for evaluation and final
determination.

g.
The MDW Command Sergeant Major
Board will be responsible for
ensuring sufficient certificates,
medallions, and membership cards
are available to present new
inductees.

h.
The SAMC emblem is represented at
appendix G, along with an
explanation of the lineage. .

8.  Honorary
membership

a.
Honorary membership may be
extended to selected personnel who
fit the image of a SAMC member but
would not normally be allowed to
compete. Careful evaluation must
be taken by the approving
authority to ensure that the
spirit and intent of the program
is preserved.

b.
Sergeant Morales members in good
standing will be extended honorary
membership. They will receive a
membership card and the
opportunity to participate in all
SAMC activities. They will not
receive a certificate of
achievement or medallion.


Appendix
A
The Biography of Audie Murphy

Audie
Leon Murphy was a legend in his own
time. A war hero, movie actor,
writer of country and western songs,
and poet. His biography reads more
like fiction than fact. He lived
9nly 46 years, but he made a lasting
imprint on American history. Audie
was born on a sharecropper farm in
northern Texas on June 20, 1924. As
a boy, he chopped cotton for 1
dollar a day and was noted for his
feats of daring do and his accuracy
with a gun. He had only 5 years of
schooling and was orphaned at age
16. After being refused enlistment
during World War II, in both the
Marines and Paratroopers, for being
too small ( 5’5" ) and
underweight ( 110 lbs.) He enlisted
in the U.S. Army a few days after
his 18th birthday. After basic
training at Camp Wolters, Texas, and
advanced training at Fort George G.
Meade, Maryland, Audie was sent
overseas. He was assigned to the
famous 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d
Infantry Division, where he fought
in North Africa, Sicily, Italy,
France, and Germany. He earned a
battlefield commission for his
courage and leadership ability as
well as citations and decorations
including every medal for valor that
America gives. He was also awarded
three French and one Belgian medals.
Lieutenant Audie Murphy was the
highest decorated soldier in
American history. Discharged from
the Army on September 21, 1945,
Audie went to Hollywood at the
invitation of movie star James
Cagney. He remained in California
for the rest of his life and was
closely associated with the movie
industry as both an actor and a
producer. He acted in 44 films,
starring in 39 of them. His best
known film was "To Hell and
Back, II adopted from the best
selling book of his war experiences
by the same name. Most of his movies
were westerns. In 1955, Audie Murphy
was voted the Most Popular Western
Actor in America by the Motion
Picture Exhibitors. Audie wrote the
lyrics to 16 country and western
songs, the most popular of which was
"Shutters and Boards,"
written with Scott Turner in 1962.
Over 30 pop singers, including Jerry
Wallace, Dean Martin, and Porter
Waggoner recorded the song. He was
an accomplished poet; unfortunately,
only a few of his poems have
survived. In 1950, Audie joined the
36th Infantry Division ("T-Patchers")
of the Texas National Guard and
served with it until 1966. He was a
Mason and a Shriner and belonged to
several veterans’ organizations.
Audie Murphy was killed in a plane
crash on a mountaintop near Roanoke,
Virginia, on May 28, 1971.
Fittingly, his body was recovered 2
days later on Memorial Day. Audie
could very well be the last American
war hero. He was the greatest combat
soldier in the 200-year plus history
of the United States.


Appendix
B
Sample Memorandum of Introduction

(Letterhead
Stationery)

Office
Symbol (Marks Number)                                                             
(Date)

MEMORANDUM
FOR XXXXXX
                                       
XXX
                                       
XXX

SUBJECT: 
Memorandum of Introduction

1. 
It is with personal pleasure that I
forward this memorandum of
introduction to Sergeant James R.
Jones, Jr., 111-22-3333, currently
assigned to your command. Sergeant
Jones is a member of the U.S. Army
Military District of Washington (MDW)
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, and one
of the Army’s finest noncommissioned
officers.

2. 
The MDW Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
was established to recognize
noncommissioned officers who best
exemplify that special kind of
leadership and professionalism
characterized by personal concern
for the needs, training,
development, and welfare of
soldiers. Membership is granted only
to those who have demonstrated the
ability to meet those challenges in
an exceptional manner.

3. 
Sergeant Jones exhibited the very
highest standards leadership and
achievement and was selected for
membership this prestigious club of
military professionals.

4. 
Enclosed is a copy of Sergeant Audie
Murphy’s biography that clearly sets
the standards by which club members
are evaluated.

Encl                                                                           
Signature Block
                                                                                 
Major General, USA
                                                                                 
Commanding


Appendix
C
Sample Format for Unit Commander
Nomination

(Letterhead
Stationery)

Office
Symbol (Marks Number)                                                             
(Date)

MEMORANDUM
FOR:

Commander,
U. S. Army Military District of
Washington
103 Third Avenue
Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC
20319-5058

SUBJECT: 
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
Nomination and Worksheet

NAME:

SSN:

GRADE:

PMOS:

SMOS:

DATE:

UNIT:

DUTY
PHONE:

MONTHS
AT PRESENT JOB:

DUTY
POSITION AND DATE ASSIGNED:

TIME
IN SERVICE:

ETS:

CIVILIAN
EDUCATION:

MILITARY
EDUCATION: 

SECURITY
CLEARANCE :

NO.
PERSONS SUPERVISED:

2
Encls                                                                                      
(CDR SIGNATURE BLOCK)
1. DD Form 2266
2. Bio Sketch


Appendix
D
Performance Record

(Letterhead
Stationery)

Office
Symbol (Marks Number)

(Date)

MEMORANDUM
FOR SAMC Selection Board

SUBJECT:
SAMC Performance Record

1.
The following performance records
are submitted for (place name of
soldier), an SAMC candidate:

NAME:

SSN:

UNIT:

DOR:

DOB:

ETS:

PMOS:

NCOES:

NUMBER
OF SOLDIERS SUPERVISED:

NAME/ADDRESS
NEXT OF KIN:

AWARDS
AND DECORATIONS :

PERSONAL
PERFORMANCE ACHIEVEMENTS :

APFT:

WEAPON
QUAL:

SUBORDINATE
PERFORMANCE ACHIEVEMENTS :

APFT
STANDARD:

WEAPON
QUAL AVG:

APFT
AVERAGE: –

2.
The following information concerning
discipline of subordinates is
provided:

AWOL:

UCMJ:

DUI/DWI

3.
The following additional comments
are provided:

 

(CDR
SIGNATURE BLOCK)

Appendix
E
SAMC Score Sheets
SAMC BOARD SHEETS

NAME Date Rank Unit:
Common
Scored Areas_
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
GO
/ NO GO

__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________
Group
1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________
Group
2
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________
Group
3
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________
Group
4
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________
Group
5
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________

I
DO / DO NOT RECOMMEND SM FOR SAMC
______________________________
                                                                                   
(Signature of Board Members)

REMARKS:

 


Appendix
F
Suggestions for Recognizing and
Using SAMC Members

F-l. 
Interview SAMC members as possible
officer candidate school or warrant
officer candidates.

F-2. 
Encourage assignments to leadership
positions allow SAMC members to
develop leadership skills.

F-3. 
Assign to instructor duties or
positions and teach NCO development
classes.

F-4. 
Encourage further participation in
off-duty education programs to set
an example for younger soldiers.

F-5. 
Accompany sergeants major on unit
visits and talk to individual NCOs.

F-6. 
Use their talents as:

a. 
Guest speakers at command
information classes and seminars
b.  Speakers at NCO
leadership schools
c.  Participants in various
corps, division, and brigade ad
hoc committees.
d.  Attendees at selected
command briefings.
e.  Greeters for VIPs
visiting local commands.
f.  Participants in
sponsorship and reception programs

F-7. 
Encourage their involvement in
community activities, e.g., Youth
Services, Army Community Service,
and Parent Teacher Associations.

F-8. 
Encourage them to help identify
potential SAMC member.


Appendix
G
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Logo and
Lineage


CREST.GIF (42268 bytes)

S*A*M*C:
Initials separated by three stars
which represent the Be, Know, and Do
for the NCO.

SSG
Rank Insignia: Reflects Audie
Murphy’s highest enlisted rank.

The
Eagle: Our national bird and symbol
of freedom, the intent of the club
to be nationwide.

The
Laurel: Represents the individual
achievement of the NCOs in the club.

The
Lightning Bolt: Represents swift and
decisive action taken by the NCO.

The
Sword: A historical reference, a
tool for the NCO to cut to the heart
of the matter, to lead the charge.

The
Streamers: Indicate upon which we
base our philosophy.


Glossary
Section I
Abbreviations

AG………………………….
APFT………………………
BASD……………………..
CDR……………………….
CG………………………….
CSM……………………….
CONUSA………………..
DCSPER………………….
DWI………………………..
ETS…………………………
MACOM…………………
MDW……………………..
MILPO……………………
MPRJ………………………
NCO……………………….
NCOER…………………..
NCOES…………………..
OMPF…………………….
PMOS…………………….
PSC………………………..
SAMC…………………….
SMOS…………………….
SSN………………………..
UCMJ……………………..
adjutant
general
Army Physical Fitness Test
basic active service date
commander
commander general
commander sergeant major
Continental United States of
America
Deputy Chief of Staff for
Personnel, MDW
driving while intoxicated
estimated time in service
major Army command
U.S. Army Military District
of Washington
military personnel office
military personnel records
jacket
noncommissioned officer
noncommissioned officer
evaluation report
noncommissioned officer
education system
official military personnel
file
primary military occupation
specialty
personnel service center
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club
secondary military
occupation specialty
social security number
Uniform Code of Military
Justice

Section
II
Terms

Sergeant
Audie Murphy

The name of an NCO who, as a squad
leader, consistently demonstrated
the highest qualities of leadership,
professionalism, and regard for the
welfare of his soldiers.

The
MDW Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

An elite organization of NCOs that
have demonstrated the characterized
performance and inherent leadership
qualities and abilities of Sergeant
Audie Murphy.

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