Good afternoon Detachment Commandants and District Vice Commandants,

The time for submitting qualified nominees for the 2023 Northeast Division Marine of the Year  and Associate of the Year has arrived. As per the Dept of NJ Administrative Procedures, all submissions must be submitted to me, via U.S. Regular Mail, as detailed within Chapter 11, Section 5 of our Administrative Procedures.

Regarding the deadline of January 10th as listed in Chapter 11, Section 5, the Department’s Board of Trustees has decided with majority decision to extend that deadline to Wednesday, February 1, 2023. All nominations must be received by me no later than February 1st.

I have listed the criteria and instructions for NEDiv MOY submissions below. I urge all Detachment Commandants to seriously consider nominating one of your members for this prestigious recognition if so worthy and qualified. Please submit your nominations via mail to my address at:

John Cleary
Commandant – Department of NJ – MCL
122 Becker Avenue
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662-4326

Please direct any questions you may have regarding this process to either your District Vice Commandant or myself.

Thank you and Semper Fidelis,

John Cleary, P.C.
Commandant
Department of New Jersey
Marine Corps League

CHAPTER 11 NORTHEAST DIVISION MARINE OF THE YEAR SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NEW JERSEY

SECTION 1

The Northeast Division Marine of the Year Selection Committee for the Department of New Jersey shall be comprised of all former Department Marines of the Year in attendance at the January Staff Meeting with the most recent Department Marine of the Year present serving as the Chairperson.

SECTION 2

If a committee member is nominated, they shall recuse themself from the committee.

SECTION 3

The criteria to be observed by the Northeast Division Marine of the Year selection committee for the Department of New Jersey shall be as follows: Consideration of letter of nomination by a Detachment chartered in the Department of New Jersey and currently in good standing in the Department. Nominations shall be made of one (1) regular member who is a member in good standing of the nominating Detachment. Should a Marine hold dual membership in more than one Detachment in the Department of New Jersey, the nomination must come from their primary Detachment. The Department Commandant may submit one (1) nomination. 

NOMINATIONS SHALL BE TYPEWRITTEN AND IN THE FORM OF A RESUME DESCRIBING ACTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE NOMINEE FOR THAT YEAR.

SECTION 4

The Northeast Division Marine of the Year Selection Committee for the Department of New Jersey shall hold its deliberations in the strictest confidentiality.

SECTION 5 

All nominations shall be submitted to the Department Commandant VIA REGULAR MAIL. IT SHALL BE CLEARLY MARKED “MARINE OF THE YEAR” AND RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT COMMANDANT NO LATER THAN JANUARY 10TH. NO HAND DELIVERED SUBMISSIONS SHALL BE PERMITTED. NO SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE SHALL BE ACCEPTED. Submissions received beyond the established deadline shall be returned to the submitting Detachment, unopened, by the Department Commandant. 

SECTION 6 

It shall be the responsibility of the Department Commandant to properly send the New Jersey nominee selected to the Northeast Division District Vice Commandant by March 1st.

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