The 2020 DMOR / HMOR
Nomination and Ceremony have been announced
The 2020 DMOR / HMOR Ceremony will be held on May 21, 2020; during the Week of the Eagle and the Currahee Reunion. More details are below. So, join us at Fort Campbell, KY for the 2020 Currahee Reunion.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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2020 Week of the Eagles and 506th Association Reunion to Include Currahee DMOR/HMOR Ceremony
On May 21, 2020, during the Week of the Eagles celebration at Fort Campbell, there will be the Currahee 506th Regimental Distinguished Member of the Regiment (DMOR) and Honorary Member of the Regiment (HMOR) ceremony. Lieutenant Colonel Paul Witkowski, Commander, 1st Battalion, 506 Infantry Regiment and Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Thomas, Commander, 2nd Battalion, 506 Infantry Regiment are calling for nominations for consideration of selection to be Distinguished and Honorary Members of the 506th Infantry Regiment. The induction ceremony is currently planned for 10:00 AM on May 21, 2020 at the Currahee Memorial (an alternate indoor location will be available in the event of excess heat or inclement weather). All previous DMOR/HMOR inductees and veterans are especially invited to attend.
The Army established the Distinguished Member of the Regiment to recognize the accomplishments of Soldiers associated with regimental units. Governed by AR 600-82, the DMOR designation identifies and honors individuals who served in the 506th and who have demonstrated exemplary military service to the unit, to Soldiers and to the Nation as well as accomplishment after retirement or discharge. It also takes into consideration the services later in life in support of the 506th Regiment and our Nation. This distinction can be awarded to both Currahee veterans and active duty Currahee Soldiers. A parallel honor, the Honorary Member of the Regiment recognizes similar accomplishments or services benefiting the regiment by Soldiers, spouses and individuals who did not serve in the regiment. For example, support of Currahee families during deployments or other Currahee veteran activities.
The DMOR Selection Process
The DMOR selection process is led by a leadership board consisting of battalion Commanding Officers, Command Sergeants Major, and the Honorary Colonel and Honorary Sergeant Major of the Regiment. Selections are then reviewed by the Infantry Branch at Fort Benning. It is a demanding process that ensures only the most outstanding candidates are honored as a 506th Infantry Regiment DMOR/HMOR. Announcement of selected DMORs and HMORs will be made in early March 2020 to allow maximum planning time for travel to Ft Campbell.
The Nomination Process
Current and former members of all three battalions of the Regiment may be nominated to receive DMOR honors. It has been requested that all nomination packets be submitted no later than February 29, 2020 to the 1st Battalion 506th Infantry to ensure that the selection board has ample time to make their decisions. This gives those who desire to submit nominations a month to write their narratives and submit their nominations. Please contact any past or present Currahees that you believe may be interested in nominating someone for this high honor.
Any nomination from any source and in any format will go before the 506th Regimental DMOR/HMOR board for consideration. However, it will be more effective to use the following format for recommendations to assist the proper presentation of the candidate in the selection board process. DMOR/HMOR nominations should provide the following information:
This information gives the 506th Regiment DMOR/HMOR Selection Board a full impression of the candidate. All packets, whether submitted on paper via the mail or electronically by email should be sent as a package to the POC for nominations, 1LT Frank Toub. Preferably packets will be scanned and submitted via email. Paper copy submissions are acceptable. Both hard copy and electronic nomination packets must be sent to arrive at the 1st Battalion headquarters by February 29, 2020.
Address and contact info
Hard copy to:
3290 S. Senseney Circle
Clarksville, TN 37042.
Email copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions should be addressed to: 1LT Toub at: Cell: 610-506-4966, Office: 270-956-0926.