The White Sands will present its own awards that are certificates only. These awards are local and do not come with any sort of uniform recognition. Additionally, these awards are given out based solely on their criteria; if no one has earned these awards, the awards will not be handed out. Unless the award specifically states that it is only awarded to one member, it may be awarded to all members that meet the criteria. These awards will be presented at the Commissioning Ceremony/Anniversary party, so nominations are due to the XO at least one month before the Commissioning Ceremony/Anniversary party date.