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Jack Paxton
Executive Director, USMCCCA
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Wildwood, FL 34785
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Keith Oliver
Col. Sally Pritchett
Ralph Austin

Don Coleman
George Chrisman
Dan Carpenter
Dale Baird
Tom Kerr
Bob McEwen
Mike Arnold
Walt Ford
Cochise Cash

Joe Skymba
John Ames
Mike Minardi

Dedicated Members

The 2016-17 Dedicated Member Campaign has begun. This year you can designate where your contribution goes. Your name and dedication will also appear in the Annual Conference Journal at the end of the year:

Bill Hauptfleisch
Dale Baird
Don Parzanese
Sally Pritchett
IMO Don O’Neal
Bill Hauptfleisch
IMO Don O’Neal
Kate Stark
IMO Don O’Neal
Gene Smith
IMO Don O’Neal
& USMCCCA Scholarship Fund
Bob Bowen
IMO Tom Bartlett
Dan Bisher
IMO Lester Wesighan
Mike Arnold
IMO Lester Wesighan
Fran Slimmer
Dianna Ball
Jenny Holbert
Don Gee
Malcom Barr
Margaret Diefenbach
Tom Kerr
Joe Galloway
Kevin Doll
Steve Illes
IMO GySgt. Steve Illes IV USMC
Keith Oliver
Jack Paxton
Emil Dansker
IMO Col. Herb Hart
John Dodd
Virginia Bueno
Walt Ford
IMO Don O’Neal
Bob Long
Cochise Cash
IMO of Jack Lewis and Don O’Neal
Cynthia LaJeunesse

Choose Option

Merit Award Info

The annual USMC Combat Correspondents Association and Division of Public Affairs Merit Awards program, operating under the aegis of the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, recognizes Marines and others whose print and broadcast journalism products promote the Marine Corps and demonstrate outstanding achievement in furthering objectives of the Department of Defense internal information program.

The intent of the competition is to recognize public communicators within the Marine Corps public affairs community and to select the first place winners in each category who will compete in the DOD Thomas Jefferson awards program at the Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD. The program is open to all active-duty Marines, reserve Marines on active duty, reserve Marines attending regular drills, members of mobilization training units for public affairs and combat camera personnel. All entrants must be officially engaged in the production of materials published/released for public distribution by the Marine Corps. Non public affairs or combat camera personnel may be eligible if they have published content on behalf of the Marine Corps (such as stringers or contract employees). 
These individuals require their public affairs sponsor to submit work on the entrant’s behalf. See SOP guidelines for further information on eligibility.

The deadline for submissions is usually around February with judging announced sometime in March. Awards are presented during the USMCCCA conference awards banquet usually in September.


Metro-Format Newspaper
Tabloid Format Newspaper
The Jack Lewis Magazine Format Publication Award
News Article
Feature Article
Sports Article
Series Article
Stand Alone Photograph
Art and Graphics in Support of a Publication
Contribution by Contractor/Stringer-Writer
Contribution by Contractor/Stringer-Photographer
Outstanding Flagship Publication 
Outstanding Flagship Writer
Outstanding Flagship Website
Web-Based Publication
Outstanding New Writer
The Tom Bartlett Print Journalist of the Year Award
The Sam Stavisky Combat Reporting Award
The Norman Hatch Combat Photography (Combat Camera) Award
News Photography
The Megan McClung Sports Photography Award
Open Photography
Marine Photo-Journalist of the Year
Radio Entertainment Program
Radio Spot Production
Radio News Report
Radio Feature Report
Radio Sports Report
Television Information Program
The William Salazar Television Spot Production Award
Television News Report
Television Feature Report
Television Sports Report
Local Television Newscast
Regional Television Newscast
Television Newsbreak
Command Information Campaign
Outstanding New Broadcaster
Broadcast Journalist of the Year


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