Service Member of the Year and Service Member of the Month
The Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Committee (MAC) sponsors a monthly Service Member of the Month (SMOM) and an annual Service Member of the Year (SMOY) recognition award for the Camp Lejeune/New River area. This recognition is based on the attributes of exceptional professional performance, particularly valuable or unique service, and/or participation in community projects, services and/or affairs. The recipients are selected from organizational and tenant commands located in Onslow County on a rotational basis.
The award presentation is conducted at the monthly MAC social, which is normally held on the third Monday of each month aboard Camp Lejeune or New River Air Station. During this meeting the selected honoree is introduced to the full Military Affairs Committee comprised of 90 civilians, and 119 active duty military billets. His/her immediate superior and/or SNCOIC, and will provide the opening remarks followed by the SMOM’s receiving of a list of gifts provided by the generous MAC members.
Award Prerequisites. Nominees must meet the following prerequisites to be considered for this award:
1. Grade of sergeant/petty officer second class (E-5) or below;
2. Outstanding performance of military duties;
3. Duties performed are of a nature to be particularly valuable to the command and/or that the individual’s performance is exceptional to the degree that it clearly distinguishes them from their peers;
4. Outstanding record of conduct with no discreditable service book entries in the past year;
5. Recommended for reenlistment;
6. Passed service essential subjects;
7. Qualified with table of organization weapon;
8. Passed branch of service Physical Fitness Test and Combat Physical Test, if applicable; and
9. Exceptional personal appearance and military bearing.
Service Member of the Month Gifts
On behalf of all the members of the Military Affairs Committee of the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce, please accept and enjoy the following very special gifts:
1. Framing of the Beirut Memorial print is compliments of Jones-Onslow EMC and Marine Federal Credit Union.
2. The print is compliments of Dr. Hampton Hadley of Hadley Family Chiropractic.
3. A$100 Visa Gift Card compliments of John Glover, Bo Honeycutt, Michaels Stokes at Coastal Enterprises and Col Dave Jones, USMC (Ret).
4. A gift Certificate for Tideline Marine, Inc. compliments of Boyd Tisdale and Kevin McConnell of Tisdale, McConnell & Bardill attorneys – at – law and Bill Tarplee of Tideline Marine.
5. A desk clock with the USMC emblem, compliments of Patrick Punzalan at GEICO Auto Insurance.
6. A commemorative brick in your honor to be placed in the walkways of the Museum of the Marine compliments of Bob Warden of Pro Construction and Humphrey Mechanical & Donna McHugh of Courtyard Marriott.
7. A Bluetooth wireless speaker compliments of Brandon Mills of SIA Group.
8. A set of wireless headphones and a hydro flask water bottle compliments of Mat Raymond Jr. and Mat Raymond III at Sanders Ford.
9. A gift card compliments of EJ Pope & Son Inc, your local Handy Mart Retailer and Rex Willis of Ward and Smith PA.
10. A Gift Card to Ducks Restaurant complements of Matt Ray, Ray Properties and ABA Rental Properties.
11. A Flag Shadow Box, courtesy of Robbie Yates of National Dodge.
12. A custom made wooden pen set engraved. Compliments of Scott Rainville at First Command Financial Services.
13. A Gift Certificate to HOME2SUITES of Jacksonville.
14. Flowers, compliments of Flowers on the Move.
By being selected as a 2017 Service Member of the Month, you are now a candidate for Service Member of the Year, which is awarded February 2018.
The Service Member of the Year for 2017 will be awarded a 4-day Caribbean Cruise for two compliments of:
Charles Efird at Modern Exterminating
Michael Lazzara at Vital Signs & Lazzara’s Pizza
Don Williamson of Moore Buick and GMC
Millie Chalk of Duke Energy
Jason Mayer of Budget Blinds
Jeff Serbus of Liberty Tax & Serbus Financial Group
• And $500 dollars in spending money compliments of George & Rosie Jones of The Jones Companies,
• A G-Shock watch compliments of Patrick Punzalan at Geico.
• And a billboard in your honor placed in Jacksonville compliments of Robbie Yates of National Dodge Volkswagen Subaru.