The Silver Order of Mercury is SCRA's highest award, given to people who stand above their peers and have made conspicuous long-term significant contributions to the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the Signal Regimental Association.
Any Signal Corps Regimental Association member may nominate someone for the silver and bronze Order of Mercury. The national SCRA award board is the only approving authority for the silver award, but any Signal Corps colonel or general can approve the bronze award. The award board may approve, disapprove or downgrade the silver nomination to the bronze award.
To nominate someone for a Silver Order of Mercury, prepare a detailed one-page justification and obtain the endorsement of a Signal Corps colonel or general officer. Forward the nomination with justification, along with $35 payment for the award, to SCRA national headquarters (address listed above). The packet should arrive at SCRA National Headquarters not later than four weeks prior to the desired presentation date.
SCRA's award board then judges the awards package. After receiving the award board's decision, SCRA will either prepare the award package and mail it, or return the package and prepayment to the nominator.
Criteria for Justification of a Silver Order of Mercury
This is the Association’s highest award and therefore must be reserved for those select few who have provided highly significant, long-term contributions to both our Association and our Regiment. The Silver Order of Mercury represents a substantially greater level of contribution over a longer period than the Bronze Order of Mercury. Justification for this award is to be based upon continuous exceptional service to the Association in leadership positions and/or Chapter activities, as well as dedicated service to our Regiment.
The Silver Order of Mercury can be approved ONLY by the SCRA National Board of Directors.
Awards can be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org Signal Corps Regiment Association National Office, 4570 Dewey Drive, Martinez, Georgia 30907. For email submissions, you can purchase the award once approved in the SCRA Store.
Online Award Application
Sample Nomination and Justification Letter