This award is intended to recognize a spouse whose volunteer service contributes substantially to the mission accomplishment of a Military Intelligence (MI) unit, activity, command, or staff agency. Established in 2004 by MICA in support of the MI Corps, the Golden Rose Award is not intended for recognition of a single, short-term event or contribution. It is a prestigious award to recognize volunteer service that makes a substantial contribution to the MI Corps and has a positive impact on the quality of life of soldiers and their families.
The spouse of any MI Professional (officer, warrant officer, enlisted soldier of civilian) may receive the Golden Rose Award.
A nominee must have demonstrated exemplary volunteer service in support of the MI Community and the Army family. Eligibility criteria are listed below:
This is a once in a lifetime award.
The following are guidelines for wearing the Knowlton Award Medal.
Holders of the Golden Rose Award should wear their award with intense pride and decorum. They must, however, be extremely judicious in their choice of occasions and clothing for wear. The medallion may be worn at almost any military function such as the MI Corps birthday celebration, MI Balls, military Dining-Ins and Outs. It may be worn with either formal or informal dress. Wearing it with causal wear is considered inappropriate. The Golden Rose Award is not intended for wear with the military uniform but should an occasion occur where a spouse, who is also a service member, receives the award then its wear would be just like the guidance provided for the Knowlton Award. The Golden Rose pin may be worn on any civilian attire as either a pin or tie tack.
When possible, MICA Awards should be presented by MICA National or Chapter leadership.
Narrator: The Golden Rose Award was established in June 2004 by the Military Intelligence Corps Association. It is intended to recognize those select individuals whose exemplary volunteer service has contributed significantly to the betterment of the Military Intelligence Corps, military intelligence community and the Army family. It singles out for recognition those few individuals who have made a difference through service. We are honored to be able to recognize (name) for (his/her) service to the Corps.
At this time, I invite presenter and award recipient to please come forward. Presenter will now present awardee with the Golden Rose Medal and Certificate.
The Golden Rose is the embodiment of loyalty, dedication, commitment and service above self. So too, these individuals embody these same qualities and therefore represent the very best of the Military Intelligence Corps. Therefore, the Military Intelligence Corps Association acknowledges that these individuals are among those select individuals who are recognized for outstanding volunteer service to the Military Intelligence Corps.
Please join me in a round of applause.
THE GOLDEN ROSE IS THE EMBODIMENT OF LOYALTY, DEDICATION, COMMITMENT AND SERVICE ABOVE SELF. SO TOO, THESE INDIVIDUALS EMBODY THESE SAME QUALITIES AND THEREFORE REPRESENT THE VERY BEST OF THE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE CORPS. THEREFORE, THE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE CORPS ASSOCIATION ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE AMOUNT THOSE SELECT INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO THE MI CORPS. PLEASE JOIN ME IN A ROUND OF APPLAUSE.