Van Deman Award

In 2013 MICA established this Award specifically to recognize our Foreign Intelligence Professionals/Partners who have made significant contributions to furthering intelligence cooperation. MICA chose to name this new Award the Major General Ralph H. Van Deman Award. MG Van Deman served in the Spanish American War, World War I, and as a consultant during World War II. During World War I, he was instrumental in establishing a series of protocols enabling the allies to share intelligence on the Central Powers. He brought the various allied intelligence activities together, enabling a more complete picture of the situation on the Western Front. It seemed appropriate that his name be given to an award recognizing allied intelligence professionals who have made significant contributions to our intelligence efforts.

Like the Knowlton, the Van Deman Award becomes special recognition for those allied professionals who have gone the extra measure to ensure cooperation with U.S. Military Intelligence Forces.

Eligibility

Any Foreign Intelligence Professional may receive the award. They must have made significant contributions to furthering intelligence cooperation and have demonstrated excellence and must have the highest standards of integrity, moral character, and dedication to duty, demonstrated superb professional competence.

This is a once in a lifetime award.

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

Award Ceremony

Suggested Van Deman Award Presentation Ceremony

Narrator: The Van Deman Award was established in 2003 by the Military Intelligence Corps Association. It is intended to recognize our Foreign Intelligence Professionals/Partners who have made significant contributions to furthering intelligence cooperation. MICA chose to name this new Award the Major General Ralph H. Van Deman Award. MG Van Deman served in the Spanish American War, World War I, and as a consultant during World War II. During World War I, he was instrumental in establishing a series of protocols enabling the allies to share intelligence on the Central Powers. He brought the various allied intelligence activities together, enabling a more complete picture of the situation on the Western Front. It seemed appropriate that his name be given to an award recognizing allied intelligence professionals who have made significant contributions to our intelligence efforts.

Persons to be honored please rise for receipt of the Van Deman award.

Narrator: Like the Knowlton, the Van Deman Award becomes special recognition for those allied professionals who have gone the extra measure to ensure cooperation with U.S. Military Intelligence Forces. _____________________ has made significant contributions to furthering intelligence cooperation and have demonstrated excellence and must have the highest standards of integrity, moral character, and dedication to duty, demonstrated superb professional competence.

The Van Deman Award is presented to: ____________________________________________

Ladies and Gentlemen please join me in a round of applause for our awardee(s).