Nominees must have been member of the U.S. Armed Services, either reservist or active duty, between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2087. Successful Nominees will have made a “significant contribution to supporting their fellow Warfigters through the use of Information Technology (IT)”. Special consideration will be given for decisive bravery displayed in the course of their service and at the time of their contribution. Nominations may only be submitted by active duty military, reservists, guard & government civilian employees – their peers, colleagues & supervisors. Awards will be presented to one enlisted & one officer from each of the Armed Services (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard). Four additional awards – two officer and two enlisted – will be presented to service members assigned to a joint billet during the time of their demonstrated leadership. AFCEA Washington, DC’s Awards Committee will evaluate info submitted to ensure nominees meet eligibility criteria.
Selection Process & Selection Board
An Executive Selection Board will make final award determinations, based on a blind, merit-based review process of nominations submitted across the globe. The Executive Selection board shall consist of a distinguished panel of General/Flag Officers and SES’ who are now retired from active duty, with each service represented (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard).
Presentation of Award
Award recipients will receive recognition from AFCEA Washington, DC identifying their “Contribution to the warfighter through the use of Information Technology”. The recipients will then be recognized by their peers in the Military-Government Information Technology community – government, industry and academia - at two back-to-back events: the 12th Annual AFCEA Washington, DC Military IT Leadership Awards Dinner (at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, followed by a regional luncheon (at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday, May 23, 2019). Detailed information about these two important recognition events will be published separately to award winners and made available on the AFCEA Washington, DC website.