Order of Saint Gabriel the Archangel

Award Criteria

Order of Saint Gabriel – Member Degree (Bronze)

Description: The bronze medallion of the Order of Saint Gabriel the Archangel recognizes ASA members who have advanced the association’s goals and improved U.S. national security by developing strategies or plans related to U.S. national security, improving Army FA59 or CP60 institutions, or mentoring FA59s or CP60s.  The award comes with a bronze medallion and personalized certificate bearing the recipient’s name.

Eligibility Criteria: To be nominated and to receive the Order of Saint Gabriel - Bronze, the nominee must:

• Have completed, with distinction, at least one FA59 or CP60 assignment;
• Have developed or helped develop strategic plans or policies advancing U.S. interests, developing strategic planners, or improving the FA59/CP60 community; 
• Be a member in good standing of the Army Strategist Association at the time of nomination and award approval;

Order of Saint Gabriel – Officer Degree (Silver)

Description: The silver medallion of the Order of Saint Gabriel the Archangel recognizes those individuals with long-term serve to the United States Army strategic plans and policy community or the development of strategic planners. The award comes with a silver medallion and personalized certificate bearing the recipient’s name.

Eligibility Criteria: To be nominated and to receive the Order of Saint Gabriel - Silver, the nominee must

• Meet the eligibility criteria to qualify for awarding of the OSG-Bronze;
• Have performed in a manner above and beyond average for someone of their rank and experience in a FA59 or CP60 position; 
• Have mentored (includes peer mentorship), supervised, or overseen the activities of Strategists (FA59 or CP60) in the performance of their duties;
• Have Department of the Army orders permanently reassigning the nominee to a position with other than strategy duties or have approved retirement orders.

Order of Saint Gabriel – Officer Degree (Gold)

Description: The gold medallion of the Order of Saint Gabriel the Archangel recognizes individuals who are the best of the best in the Army strategic plans and policy community. This is the highest award presented to recognize a Strategist (FA59 or CP60). The award comes with a gold medallion and personalized certificate bearing the recipient’s name.  There is no rank requirement.  The board will only approve nominations that demonstrate the nominee’s actions substantially exceed the expectations of their rank/pay grade.  How far a nominee exceeds rank expectations is the most important award criteria.  The ASA board will ensure rank is not a primary award criterion and has set the criteria in this way to allow fair competition between GS-12 and general officer nominees.  General officers and members of the senior executive service will inherently do more than a major or GS-12 due to their experience and support staff. 

The ASA will award no more than two Order of Saint Gabriel – Gold medals per year.  Normally, ASA will only award one per year. 

Eligibility Criteria: To be nominated and to receive the Order of Saint Gabriel – Gold, the nominee must have:
• Served with distinction as a Strategist (FA59 or CP60) for at least five years;
• Supervised, overseen, or mentored (may include peer-peer mentoring) the activities of Strategists (FA59 or CP60) in the performance of their duties and responsibilities;
• Demonstrated outstanding achievements in the spirit, dignity, and sense of sacrifice and commitment that distinguishes the individual as one of the best of the best Army Strategists (FA59 or CP60);
• Demonstrated through either military or non-military efforts, advancement of Army Strategist Association goals or made significant contributions to the study, teaching, or practice of strategic planning and policymaking;
• Served in varying positions within government, public, and/or private institutions that required a high degree strategic thinking, applied supervision or oversight, applied decision-making; and/or resulted in substantial changes or progression of strategic level research, academic, and/or training through distinguished achievements, service, and/or support to national security or the United States Army
mission;
• Advanced the vision and goals of the Army Strategist Association; and
• become a member in good standing of the Army Strategist Association at the time of nomination and award approval.


 

Recipients of the Order of Saint Gabriel are selected based on merit and nominations.  As such, conferment requires a compelling narrative of the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions to justify the award.  Narrative length will not exceed two double-spaced pages.  While manner of duty performance will typically provide sufficient rationale for nomination, the most competitive nominees will have also have contributed to the study and practice of strategy or to the Association in other ways as well.  Examples include, but are not limited to, writing for publication on strategic issues/history, volunteer service within the Association, or public speaking/outreach on strategic topics.