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The Writer, The Comprehensive Guide for Writing Awards
The Writer, The Comprehensive Guide for Writing Awards

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Our Price: $23.95
Format: Coil Binding
ISBN: 7 59968 00026 2
Author: CSM (R) Mark Gerecht

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: MTR-WRITER-5ED


The Writer is now available in its 5th Edition. Includes over 350 approved award examples and combat awards. Delivers a step-by-step walk through, complete with a checklist, flowcharts, examples and blank templates. The Writer also includes extracts from AR 600-8-22 to help explain regulation in regards to specific awards and medals.

Learn how to reduce the amount of time spent constructing awards while increasing the likelihood that your award recommendation will be approved as written. Discover how to plan, organize, and write your awards in a strategic step-by-step process.

  • Determine a Soldier's award eligibility,
  • Gauge the appropriate type and level of award for a given achievement,
  • And take Soldier information from various sources and filter it into relevant categories.
  • Develop achievement statements from gathered information
  • Draft an award citation
  • Prepare your argument should the award you recommend be downgraded or disapproved.

This is the new and improved 4th edition, which includes a new easy-to-navigate format, an expanded first chapter, and over 350 Opening, Helping, and Closing sentences for citations are provided to make your award citation shine. Learn how to compose combat narratives, combat citations, and awards for valor.

All examples are organized into the following categories: Leadership, Staff Positions, Recognition, Volunteer, Special Duty Positions, Inspections/Evaluations, Deployment, and Miscellaneous. No leader can afford to be without The Writer!

Table of Contents:

  • CHAPTER 1: Award Preparation
  • CHAPTER 2: Opening Sentences for Citations
  • CHAPTER 3: Helping Sentences for Citations
  • CHAPTER 4: Closing Sentences for Citations
  • CHAPTER 5: Achievement Statements
  • CHAPTER 6: Sample Citations
  • CHAPTER 7: Narratives
  • CHAPTER 8: Word Listing

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