Living the dream
Ok. Glad I misunderstood you.Absolutely not, a Chief should know what the DIVO knows and the DIVO should know what the Chief knows, otherwise what happens if something occurs and one or the other doesn't make it in to work for an unplanned reason.
I have seen a disturbing trend of JO's "letting the Gunny handle it" and "just getting out of the Gunny's way" when it come to all sorts of aspects of running a division.
On some issues, the Gunny/Chief is squarely within his lane, and all the DivO needs to do is stay conversant on that aspect and let him handle things.
On other issues, the DivO has that issue squarely in HIS lane. Writing awards are one of those. The Gunny/Chief should be able to come to the DivO with recommended awards scrawled in bullet form (at best) on an MRE box/cocktail napkin and the DivO should strongly consider that input, discuss any concerns he has with the Gunny/Chief, and write them up in the proper format for submission.
To the JOPA: Officers write awards. Quit dumping your work on your Gunny/Chief. He's got a lot of actual work to do without doing your ground job, too.