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Saint BarbaraThe Ancient Order

The more distinguished of the two levels of the Military Society of Saint Barbara. It recognizes the select few who stand above their brethren of the Honorable Order. The specific criteria for accession into the Ancient Order is to have performed conspicuous, long-term service for or on behalf of the United States Army Air Defense Artillery. The Ancient Order is reserved for an elite few whose careers have embodied the spirit, dignity, and sense of sacrifice and commitment epitomized by Saint Barbara. Membership in the Honorable Order is a prerequisite for membership in the Ancient Order.

**The approving authority for all awards of the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara is the Commandant of the Air Defense Artilery School at Fort Sill. The Commandantl may approve or disapprove the nomination to the Ancient Order as he deems appropriate.

The Honorable Order

The Honorable Order recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity and moral character, displayed an outstanding degree of competence, and served the United States Army Air Defense Artillery Branch with selflessness. They must have significantly contributed to the promotion of the Air Defense Artillery in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipient’s seniors, subordinates, and peers alike. Nominations for the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara must be made by a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and approved by a member of the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara. The Commandant of the Air Defense Artillery School reserves the right to waive any requirements. All Honorable Order of Saint Barbara nominees must be an ADAA member. Those who are not current members will need to follow the proper procedures to procure membership with the ADAA.

Artillery Order of Molly Pitcher

Molly PitcherThe Artillery Order of Molly Pitcher recognizes individuals who have voluntarily contributed in a significant way to the improvement of the Air Defense Artillery Community. Nominations for the Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher must be made by a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and approved by a member of the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara. All Molly Pitcher nominees or their spouses must be an ADAA Member. Those who are not or whose spouses may not be members will need to follow the proper procedures to procure membership with the ADAA.


Award Packet Procedures

Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and Molly Pitcher
Please review the Award SOP before proceeding with the nomination.
All nomination packets must be complete upon submission, any incomplete packets will be denied.

AWARD SOP

1. All nominees for Honorable Order and Molly Pitcher must be current members of the United States Air Defense Artillery Association. Molly Pitcher nominees are not required to be ADAA members as long as their active duty spouse is a member. If this is the case, on the Award Order Form under the ADAA membership# area, please insert the active duty spouse’s membership number and full name.

2. Completion of the Award Order Form to include:

  • Signatures (nominating authority, approving authority*, cardholder signature for payment)
  • POC Information
  • ADAA Membership numbers
  • Ceremony dates
  • Total cost
  • Payment information

* If you do not have an Ancient recipient in your chain of command to sign as the approving authority please attach a memo to the nomination packet indicating:

  • The reason for not having an approving authority
  • Stating the commander approves the request
  • Listing the names of the nominees
  • Signed by the commander

ORDER FORM: Honorable Order of Saint Barbara & Molly Pitcher

3. A short bio and a 2-3 paragraph write up, to include:

  • Any and all significant contributions your nominee has made to the Air Defense Artillery branch and your unit
  • Dates that support your nominee’s requirements listed in the Award SOP (i.e. command timeframe 5 May 2015- 5 May 2016, platoon sergeant timeframe, Detachment Sergeant timeframe…)
  • Officers (CPT) nominations need to include their DA 1059 for CCC
  • All nominee's will need to include their ORBor SRB

4. Submit your completed packet to officeadmin@firsttofire.net

The timeline is as follows (keep in mind this is a suggestion, timelines are subject to reviewers' availability). If timeline are not meant a Letter of Lateness from Unit is required to complete packet.

  • Between October and January:
    No later than 8 weeks prior to the event
  • The rest of the year:
    CONUS: No later than 6 weeks prior to the event
    OCONUS: No later than 8 weeks prior to the event

Alert
If you have multiple nominees, PLEASE include them all on ONE award order form with ONE form of payment for all awards and individual memorandums for each nominee. Do not turn in multiple award order forms for the same brigade or battalion. Please remember all nominations are reviewed and hand-selected by the Commandant and are very important to us, your patience is appreciated.

Ancient Order of Saint Barbara
Please review the Award SOP before proceeding with the nomination.
All nomination packets must be complete upon submission, any incomplete packets will be denied.

AWARD SOP

1. All nominees must first be Honorable Order of St. Barbara recipients. And current members of the United States Air Defense Artillery Association.

2. Nominations for the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara MUST be made by a member of the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara.

  • The Nominating Authority for the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara is the first ADA Colonel (06) in the chain of command. If no ADA Colonel exists in the chain, authority reverts to the first ADA Brigadier General (07) in the chain of command

3. Completion of the award order form to include:

  • Signature (approving authority, cardholder signature for payment)
  • POC Information
  • ADAA membership numbers
  • Ceremony dates
  • Total cost
  • Payment information

ORDER FORM: Ancient Order of Saint Barbara

4. Include a detailed memorandum.

  • This memorandum is a synopsis of the nominee’s military and educational career, highlighting major contributions to the branch. It should contain sufficient detail about the candidate.
  • Dates that support your nominee’s requirements listed in the award SOP (i.e.Brigade command timeline, Brigade Command Sergeant Major timeline….)
  • All nominee's will need to include their ORB or SRB

5. Submit your completed packet to officeadmin@firsttofire.net

The timeline is as follows (keep in mind this is a suggestion, timelines are subject to reviewers' availability). If timelines are not meant a Letter of Lateness from Unit is required to complete packet.

  • Between October and January:
    No later than 10 weeks prior to the event
  • The rest of the year:
    CONUS: No later than 8 weeks prior to the event
    OCONUS: No later than 10 weeks prior to the event 
If approved, the Commandant will forward it to the CG for his review and approval.
If disapproved at either level, we will make contact with you.