All Imperials, regardless of rank or position have the ability to recommend another Imperial for an award. Award recommendations should be made to the person's direct Commanding Officer. In the case of secondary branch awards, the recommendation should be made to the supervisor within that branch. If in doubt as to who to contact, or whether a recommendation should be made, personnel should consult with the Imperial Security Bureau. Award recommendations need to include sufficient evidence demonstrating that the award's criteria have been met or exceeded.