THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
DEADLINE: February 28, 2016
The Nomination Process
Anyone may propose a
superior, peer or subordi-
nate—or themselves—for an
American Foreign Service
dissent award. The nomina-
tion must be 700 words or
fewer, and must include all
of the following elements:
• The name of the award
for which the person is
being nominated, along with
the nominee’s grade, agency and position;
• The nominator’s name, grade, agency and position, along
with a description of his or her association with the nominee;
• A justification for nomination that describes the actions
and qualities that qualify the nominee for the award. This
should cite specific examples demonstrating that he or she
has “exhibited extraordinary accomplishment involving initia-
tive, integrity, intellectual courage and constructive dissent.”
• Only career or career-conditional members of the foreign
affairs agencies (e.g., State, USAID, FCS, FAS, APHIS or BBG)
• An individual may be nominated more than once in dif-
ferent years for the same award, provided that he or she has
never won that award.
• The actions attributed to the nominee must have taken
place no more than four years prior to the nomination.
While messages sent via the State Department Dissent
Channel and USAID’s Direct Channel may be cited as the
basis of a dissent nomination, they are not necessary. A nomi-
nation must be submitted directly to AFSA for consideration.
For additional information or to nominate someone using
AFSA’s online form, seewww.afsa.org/dissent.
If you have
questions, contact Special Awards and Outreach Coordinator
Perri Green firstname.lastname@example.org
or (202) 719-9700.
Call for Nominations:
AFSA Constructive Dissent