CIS Challenge Coin Series


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CEO Proof Coin:

The award represents the highest level of recognition, praise and thanks a CIS employee can receive from the CEO. This coin is awarded to the very select few who have committed themselves, over years of service, to implementing CIS methodology and have done so in a manner that is exemplarily by taking a leadership roll in guiding others to do the same. The coin outlines the twelve points of vision that CIS was founded on. This award highlights the efforts of the recipient toward implementing this twelve-point standard while exhibiting Passion, Dedication, Humility, Wisdom and Honor, which is located on the reverse side of the coin. This coin is the second highest award one can receive in the CIS challenge coin series.

CEO Cubic Coin:

The award represents one of the highest levels of recognition, praise and thanks a CIS employee can receive. This coin is awarded to individuals who have committed themselves to implementing CIS methodology and have done so consistently over years of service. This coin is the third highest award one can receive in the CIS challenge coin series.

Executive Vice President/Raven Cubic Coin:

The award is exclusively given by the Executive Vice President to anyone that has exemplified the characteristics required to perform special operations, also known as Raven Operations. These characteristics include a highly evolved demonstration of intelligence, keen observation skills, adaptable mind set, a keen memory, and an uncanny sense of cleverness and agility. This coin is the fourth highest award one can receive in the CIS challenge coin series.

Special Note: For this coin to be awarded from the Executive Vice President, it must bear the RAVEN 1 call sign within the engraving box. Any other coin from the Executive Vice President/Threat Management Group with a regular call sign number engraved within the call sign box is considered as Division coin (see below).

Vice President of Protective Services / UDC Cubic Coin:

This award is intended to highlight and acknowledge individuals who work within the uniformed division or in support of that division for outstanding service to the agency and/or the Uniform Division Chief. In order to receive this award, individuals must show a high standard of performance and consistently exhibit ingenuity in their problem solving skills. These individuals should also be self-motivators who require little supervision and guidance in the way they perform their duties.

This coin is the fifth highest award one can receive in the CIS challenge coin series.

Chris Neidrich Proof Coin:

The award commemorates the life of Chris Neidrich who was killed in an Al Quida ambush on June 5, 2004 in Iraq along with three other members of his team. This Proof Coin is an award for an intelligent act of bravery that is above and beyond the call of duty. The four adjectives on the reverse side of the proof and cubic coin describe what fundamentally the recipient has had to exhibit in order to receive this award: Knowledge, Skill, Dedication and Bravery. On this coin and the cubic coin it should be noted the eagle is facing towards the arrows.

Due to the high prestige and the meaning behind this proof coin, it outranks and trumps all other coins within the CIS challenge coin series including the CEO Proof Coin.

Chris Neidrich Cubic Coin:

The award commemorates the life of Chris Neidrich. It is an award for an intelligent act of bravery done in accordance with the expectations of performing ones duties.

This coin is the seventh highest award one can receive in the CIS challenge coin series.

 

Division Challenge Coins

Division challenge coins are all equal in ranking. These are given as an expression of thanks and acknowledgement for an individual’s high standard of performance. The Division coins include the SSG/Nightstalker Cubic, the Hazardous Operations Cubic and the Threat Management Group Cubic. These coins are usually given out by the Captains in command of these groups but occasionally may be handed out by an executive of CIS.

Special Note: The Threat Management Group Challenge coin is considered a Division Challenge Coin if engraved with the standard call sign number. However, if the coin is engraved with the number “ONE”, reflecting RAVEN “ONE”, it has been given by the Executive Vice President as a higher award and becomes the fifth highest ranking in the CIS challenge coin series.

Special Note: The SABER Challenge coin is considered a Division Challenge Coin if engraved with the standard call sign number. However, if the coin is engraved with the number “ONE”, reflecting SABER “ONE”, it has been given by an executive of CIS or one of its clients that utilizes ATOs and as a result is considered one level higher as an award than other Division Challenge Coins.