The Naval Intelligence Awards program recognizes Active and Reserve Component naval intelligence officers, intelligence specialists, and civilian intelligence professionals in various categories for outstanding performance.
NIP Chair VADM (Ret) Bob Sharp, and COMONI, RADM Mike Studeman, presented the 2022 NIP-sponsored awards for ONI’s Sailors of the Year, Junior Officers of the Year, and the Civilian Leadership award at ONI’s annual award’s ceremony on 23 March 2023.
2022 ONI's Civilian Leadership Award: Ms. Jennifer Ligons
2022 Captain Sidney Wood ONI Junior Officer of the Year Award (Sea): LT Jordan Brown, USN
2022 Captain Sidney Wood ONI Junior Officer of the Year Award (Shore): LT Gregory Markiw, USN
2022 Sailor of the Year Award (Sea): STS1 (SS) Jeremy Galli, USN
2022 Sailor of the Year Award (Shore): YN1 (IW/SW/AW) Natalie Vela, USN
2022 Sailor of the Year Award (Shore): IS1 (IW/AW) Micah Mahelona, USN
2022 Blue Jacket of the Year Award (Shore): IS3 Stephanie Montoya, USN
Congratulations to these individuals for their outstanding achievement!
RADM Thomas A. Brooks Junior Officer of the Year
The award recognizes junior officers for their leadership, performance, special accomplishments, and overall contribution to command efficiency, morale and welfare.
The Herman Dworkin award is presented annually to the civilian or military analyst working maritime issues who exemplifies, through his/her work and attitude, Mr. Dworkin's traits of analytic expertise, strength of character, initiative, industriousness and exactitude.
The Chief of Naval Operations Naval Intelligence Foundation (NIF) Navy League Award for Exceptional Leadership is presented annually to recognize leadership in providing excellence in operational intelligence support to the Fleet.
VADM Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence Instruction
The award recognizes excellence in naval intelligence instruction and is given annually to one Navy or Marine Corps instructor, faculty, or staff at the Center for Information Warfare Unit Hampton Roads and the Center for Information Warfare Unit San Diego.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) ADM B.R. Inman Award is presented annually to a U.S. Sea Service officer attending NPS in recognition of that student's outstanding contribution to the field of maritime intelligence.
The Naval War College ADM Ike Kidd Award was established in 1996 to recognize that in-residence student at the Naval War College whose professional essay is considered to have made the most significant contribution to maritime intelligence support within a joint force operational context.
CAPT Sidney E. Wood ONI Junior Officer of the Year
The award is presented annually to that Junior Officer serving at the ONI who has served with distinction as demonstrated by leadership, performance, special accomplishments, and overall contribution to command efficiency, morale, and welfare.
The NIP Capitol Chapter, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) Sailors of the Year Award was established in 1995 to recognize exemplary performance, devotion to duty, professionalism, technical competence and leadership of sailors serving at ONI.