The Order of the Sphinx Award is intended to recognize non-intel civilians who have contributed to the MI mission directly or through sponsorships that have exceed expectations to support the Military Intelligence Corps. Established in 2018 by MICA in support of the MI Corps, the Order of the Sphinx 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.
Any non-intel civilian may receive the Order of the Sphinx Award.
A nominee must have demonstrated exemplary service in support of the MI Community or have contributed a sponsorship that has exceeded expectations to support the Military Intelligence Corps.
This is a once in a lifetime award.
The following are guidelines for wearing the Order of the Sphinx Award Medal.
Holders of the Order of the Sphinx 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 Order of the Sphinx lapel 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.