Knowlton Award

The Knowlton Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Military Intelligence in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipients, their superiors, subordinates, and peers. These individuals must also demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and moral character, display an outstanding degree of professional competence, and serve the MI Corps with distinction. This award was established in 1995 by MICA, in support of the MI Corps. MICA is the sponsoring organization and provides financial resources, administrative control, and publicity.

Eligibility

Any officer, warrant officer, enlisted soldier or civilian may receive the award. They must have demonstrated excellence in intelligence or superior support to MI, and must have the highest standards of integrity, moral character, and dedication to duty, demonstrated superb professional competence and leadership in a MI unit. Both the nominator and the nominee for MICA’s Knowlton Award must be members of MICA.

This is a once in a lifetime award.

How to wear the Knowlton Medal

The following are guidelines for wearing the Knowlton Award Medal.

Holders of the Knowlton award will wear the award in accordance with the appropriate military regulations (i.e Army Regulation 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia) or civilian equivalent protocol.

Knowlton in Dress BluesHolders of the Knowlton Award should wear their award with intense pride and decorum. They must, however, be extremely judicious in their choice of the occasions for wear. Awards may be worn on all appropriate occasions where Military Intelligence professionals gather in a formal setting in the furtherance of customs and traditions in support of Intelligence, the Army and the Nation. Appropriate occasions include when the Dress/Mess uniform (Formal, dining in, dining out) or civilian formal attire is worn, or on other occasions which the commander or awardee deems to be appropriate. Inappropriate occasions are social functions such as unit Hail and Farewell or local meetings, etc.

When worn with the Army Mess or Army Service Uniform, the medallion should have the ribbon around the neck, outside the shirt collar and inside the coat collar. For other than the Mess Uniform, the medallion should hang over the four-in-hand necktie near the collar and above the top button of the coat, or just under the bow tie near the collar and above the top button of the coat. Proper positioning may necessitate pinning the ribbon together approximately three inches from the ribbon ends.

The Knowlton Award Medal collar pin may be worn at any time deemed appropriate, but should not be worn with work or very casual clothes (e.g. jeans, beachwear, etc.).

When possible, MICA Awards should be presented by MICA National or Chapter leadership.

Award Ceremony

Single Awardee

Narrator: The Military Intelligence Corps Association is the premier professional Association of the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps, with the mission of preserving history, educating leaders, honoring professionals, sharing knowledge and providing supporting award programs. MICA members represent the active duty, reserve component, retired, as well as defense contractors and other who support the MI mission component and are dedicated to ensuring that Army Intelligence remains “Always Out Front!”

Narrator: The Knowlton Award was established in June 1995, by the Military Intelligence Corps Association. The award honors LTC Thomas Knowlton, who commanded Knowlton’s Rangers, the first intelligence and reconnaissance unit in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The creation of this unit is regarded as the Birth of American Military Intelligence. The Knowlton Award recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the Military Intelligence Corps. Recipients must have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity and moral character and have displayed an outstanding degree of professional competence.

At this time, I invite presenter and award recipient to please come forward. Presenter will now present awardee with the Knowlton Medal and Certificate.

Patriot, Warrior and Soldier, LTC Thomas Knowlton was the embodiment of courage and gallantry. So too, Awardee embodies these same qualities and represents excellence without equal in the Military Intelligence Corps. Therefore, the Military Intelligence Corps Association acknowledges that this patriot is due special honor and respect and now posterity.

Please join me in a round of applause.

Multiple Awardees

Narrator: The Military Intelligence Corps Association is the premier professional Association of the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps, with the mission of preserving history, educating leaders, honoring professionals, sharing knowledge and providing supporting award programs. MICA members represent the active duty, reserve component, retired, as well as defense contractors and other who support the MI mission component and are dedicated to ensuring that Army Intelligence remains “Always Out Front!”

The Knowlton Award was established in June 1995, by the Military Intelligence Corps Association. The award honors LTC Thomas Knowlton, who commanded Knowlton’s Rangers, the first intelligence and reconnaissance unit in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The creation of this unit is regarded as the Birth of American Military Intelligence. The Knowlton Award recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the Military Intelligence Corps. Recipients must have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity and moral character and have displayed an outstanding degree of professional competence.

Persons to be honored, please rise for the receipt of the Knowlton Award.

THE KNOWLTON AWARD IS PRESENTED TO:

Patriot, Warrior and Soldier, LTC Thomas Knowlton was the embodiment of courage and gallantry. So too, Awardee embodies these same qualities and represents excellence without equal in the Military Intelligence Corps. Therefore, the Military Intelligence Corps Association acknowledges that this patriot is due special honor and respect and now posterity.

Please join me in a round of applause.

Awardees, please take your seats.