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2012 Torch Bearer Nominations Now Open
January 20, 2012
For more than fifty years, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has served the nation as the Department of Defense's premier all-source intelligence agency. While preventing strategic surprise and delivering a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners and policymakers, DIA continues to develop and honor excellence among its global workforce of dedicated professionals.
In 2011, DIA established the Torch Bearers Award to honor former DIA civilian and military members whose contributions directly impacted the agency's successes and accomplishments. The DIA Torch Bearers Award honors outstanding individuals; puts in place a cross-directorate recognition program for all ranks and grades, drawing attention to extraordinary achievement in an historical context; develops a shared sense of an agency-wide mission and vision for the future; and enhances the morale, welfare, and esprit de corps of the workforce.
If you know an exceptional DIA alumnus, living or deceased, you may forward a nomination to DIA before June 1, 2012, for consideration for the 2012 award. Nominees may have served in any DIA organizational element, but they must have been retired from federal or military service for at least three years prior to the nomination date. No more than four nominees will be selected for the 2012 award.
Read more about the Torch Bearers Award on the DIA website at http://www.dia.mil/public-affairs/news/2011-10-03.html.
For answers to questions or for nomination details, please e-mail DIA-PAO@dia.mil.
DIA is the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence organization.
It provides the nation’s most authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities. The agency’s four core competencies -- human intelligence, all-source analysis, counterintelligence and technical intelligence -- enable military operations while also informing policy-makers at the defense and national levels.
DIA’s mission is unique and no other agency matches its military expertise across such a broad range of intelligence disciplines.
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