Organised by The Sun newspaper in close association with the Ministry of Defence, the Millies focus on the excellence of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, whether it be on front line operations or more routine business.
The awards are an opportunity to highlight the high calibre of Service personnel and the achievements of the last 12 months.
There are 11 awards in total and each one is open to all serving members of the UK armed forces except the Support to the Armed Forces award which is specifically for civilians.
Nominations for ten of the 11 award categories can be made by members of the armed forces and the general public until Monday, 13 September 2010.
An 11th category winner will be chosen by a special panel of Millies judges.
The Sun Military Awards ceremony will be a star-studded event broadcast on TV - guests at least year’s event included Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Nominations will be accepted for actions taken during the period 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010 and can be made via The Sun website, see Related Links.
The categories for the third Sun Military Awards 2010 are:
To recognise an inspirational serviceman or woman who has suffered severe injury or illness, and yet has overcome their difficulties with fortitude.
Most Outstanding Sailor or Marine
For the individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to the Royal Navy or Royal Marines over the past year.
Most Outstanding Soldier
For the individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to the Army over the past year.
Most Outstanding Airman
For the individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to the Royal Air Force over the past year.
For a reservist of any rank or Service who has made the most outstanding contribution to any Armed Forces endeavour.
Support to the Armed Forces
The winner of this award will be a civilian - a civil servant, contractor, charity worker or member of the public - who has provided exceptional help to the Armed Forces (open to civilians only).
Life Saver Award
For an individual or a group, whether a medical professional or not, who has performed an extraordinary life-saving act.
True Grit: Home
For an individual or a group who have performed an act of true grit - be it through courage, determination or self-sacrifice - while in the UK.
True Grit: Overseas
For an individual or a group who have performed an act of true grit - be it through courage, determination or self-sacrifice - while abroad.
The winner of this award can be a major or minor unit that has excelled consistently over the year, for example with achievements on an operational deployment.
Judges’ Award for Special Recognition
The judges’ personal gift for outstanding service by an individual or group not recognised elsewhere (not open to public nomination).