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LTC Thomas Knowlton's distinguished military service
during the Revolutionary War was recognized by General George Washington,
who appointed him to raise a regiment, expressly for desperate and delicate
intelligence services. Knowlton exemplifies the gallantry, bravery
and strong determination to succeed associated with the Military Intelligence
soldier. As a brave warrior soldier, and the first intelligence professional
in the Continental Army, LTC Thomas Knowlton embodies courage and dedication
He is an appropriate symbol of excellence for the Military Intelligence Corps.
The approval authority forwards the completed nomination packet to the Knowlton Committee of MICA. The MICA National Chapter will mail the certificate and medal to the person making the nomination.
A nominee for the Knowlton Award must have demonstrated excellence in intelligence or superior support to Military Intelligence, either in the military or civilian community; must have the highest standards of integrity, moral character, dedication to duty, demonstrated superb professional competence and leadership in a Military Intelligence unit; and must be nominated for the award by a MICA member.
Any officer, warrant officer, or enlisted soldier may receive the award.
Civilians who have demonstrated outstanding support of the Military Intelligence community or a specific intelligence unit may be presented the Knowlton Award. The nominee need not be an active duty member.
When worn with the Army Blue Mess or Army White Mess uniform, the Medallion should be worn with the ribbon around the neck, outside the shirt collar, and inside the coat collar. The Medallion should hang at full length on the ribbon.
When worn with the Army Blue, Army White, or Army Green uniform, the Medallion should hang with the ribbon around the neck, outside the shirt collar, and inside the coat collar. 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.
2. The approving authority is decentralized down to the President of each local MICA chapter. If there IS no local MICA Chapter, then the first Lieutenant Colonel Military Intelligence Officer within the chain of command can approve. If the individual is not serving in a Military Intelligence Corps unit, then the senior Lieutenant Colonel Military Intelligence Officer in the geographic area is authorized to approve the nomination.
3. The nomination packet must contain the nomination form and $30 per award (Check, money order, Visa, Mastercard. No Cash!). If the award is disapproved, the money is returned.
4. Mail the approved packet & money to:
MICA National Headquarters
ATTN: Knowlton Committee, P.O. Box 13020
Fort Huachuca, Arizona, 85670-3020.
Please Allow Three Weeks for delivery.