Army Accepting Public Affairs Hall of Fame Nominations

Brig. Gen. Omar Jones announced by email Jan. 9 that nominations are now open for the Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame. BG Jones' message follows:

Public Affairs Professionals,

It's time to start the U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame nomination process.

The U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to provide a prestigious and visible means of recognizing and honoring public affairs professionals. This honor recognizes those Soldiers and government civilians who have made lasting, significant contributions to the profession, history, and traditions of Army Public Affairs. The Hall of Fame program educates and inspires the current generation of Army Public Affairs practitioners to build upon the achievements and history of their forbearers. Since its inception, more than 50 individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame for their exemplary efforts in both peacetime and war. PA professionals have been recognized for contributions during World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Cold War, operations in Somalia, and ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The call for nominations for the U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame "Class of 2018" is now open. I have attached the nomination form, which includes basic eligibility criteria. This form, along with more information about the Hall of Fame and past inductees, can be found at the U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame website at the following address: www.army.mil/info/institution/publicAffairs/halloffame. Be sure nomination forms describe the nominee's achievements in detail (in context to time, scope, and impact). Do not assume the voting panel will understand the nominee's achievements without context. The panel will vote based on a review of the nomination form, and weigh any additional letters of recommendation or endorsement.

The deadline to submit nominees is 1700, 12 February 2018. All nominations must be posted via the website or emailed to the Sergeant Major of Public Affairs at the following address: paul.n.schultz4.mil@mail.mil. SGM Schultz is also the point of contact for any questions you may have regarding the program.

I urge all of you to consider nominating a deserving Soldier, NCO, officer, or government civilian for this honor. You have all had leaders, mentors, coaches, coworkers, and friends who have impacted Army Public Affairs in meaningful and lasting ways. Please take this opportunity to recognize their efforts and the public affairs career field.

I look forward to a strong showing and the chance to honor the best of our public affairs force. Please disseminate this information widely.

Thank you, BG Jones

Omar Jones Brigadier General, U.S. Army Chief of Public Affairs