WIESBADEN, Germany -- Units may nominate outstanding junior officers and warrant officers for the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award from now through Oct. 28.

The program recognizes company grade officers who demonstrate the ideals for which MacArthur stood -- duty, honor, and country. It promotes and sustains effective junior officer leadership in the Army and is open to second lieutenants through captains and warrant officers through chief warrant officers 2.

Officers selected at the USAREUR level will move forward to the Department of the Army level.

"Receiving the MacArthur award was an incredible honor that speaks volumes to the officers and NCOs who have helped shape me into a better officer," said 2012 DA MacArthur winner Capt. James E. Perkins, observer coach and trainer for Joint Multinational Readiness Center Operations Group, the "Warhog" Team in Hohenfels, Germany. "Any success I have enjoyed is a direct reflection of the mentorship I have received over the years. To be chosen by USAREUR to receive this prestigious award certainly represents a highlight in my career and I hope I live up to the legacy of other recipients who have come before me."

For more information on the eligibility and nomination requirements, contact your unit's personnel office. For more information on the McArthur Leadership Award Program, visit the Army G-1 website at http://www.armyg1.army.mil/macarthur/default.asp.