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AFCEA International Awards Program
Medal of Merit

 

This award is for a sustained level of dedicated service to AFCEA, combined with professional excellence at a more senior level in the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence and information systems. AFCEA contributions will be more heavily weighted than C4I community contributions in the decision process. Winners are selected by the AFCEA International Awards Committee.

Nominees for this award are usually previous Meritorious Service Award winners, and are often nominated in future years for the Leadership Award.

The Medal of Merit nomination will be graded on the following:

AFCEA participation and contributions

  • Details of specific initiatives taken to strengthen AFCEA at a strategic level, such as measures to increase participation, involvement of organization/colleagues

AFCEA recognition

  • Previous Meritorious Service Award or other AFCEA recognition including at the chapter level

Professional accomplishments

  • Exceptional professional performance in the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence, and information systems with documented examples

Recognition

  • Other professional awards/achievements

 

Criteria

  • Must be a current AFCEA member
  • Must have been active in AFCEA for at least four years before being nominated for this award
  • Must have held at least two positions on an AFCEA board/committee at the chapter level
  • Must be able to document a minimum of five significant AFCEA achievements in the past two years
  • If previous Meritorious Service Award winner, it must have been won at least two years prior to being nominated for this award
  • Individual cannot nominate themselves
  • Nomination must have been endorsed by the nominee's AFCEA Regional Vice President (RVP)

 

Nominations will close at midnight EST on Sunday, February 22, 2015

CLICK HERE to nominate a candidate

 

2014 Medal of Merit Winners

Robert Wes Bond

USAFE/A6

Kaiserslautern Chapter

Prof. Paul Svasta

University Politehnica, Bucharest

Bucharesti Chapter

Jane Ferreira

Hawaii CTS

Hawaii Chapter

Thomas Wells

Dayton Aerospace, Inc.

Dayton-Wright Chapter

Dr. Ing. Marcel Harakal

Slovak Armed Forces Academy

Slovak Chapter

Robert White

Rocky Mountain Chapter

SMSgt Keith R. Jordan, USAF

Alamo Chapter

Bill Wright

Marine Corps University

Quantico-Potomac Chapter

CAPT Mario Simoes Marques, PRT (N)

Portuguese Navy
Portugal Chapter

Michelle Youngers

Raytheon Cyber Products Company
Northern Virginia Chapter

Paul Patton

CACI

Northern Virginia Chapter

Harold Youra

Alliance Solutions

Bethesda Chapter

Joyce Sidopoulos

JFS Solutions, LLC

Lexington-Concord Chapter


2013 Medal of Merit Winners

Irene Biddy

Oasis Systems

Lexington-Concord Chapter

James Kohlmann

Rocky Mountain Chapter

   

Eduardo Branco

Portugal Chapter

David Landry

Atlanta Chapter

   

Robert Damen

Raytheon

Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter

Jaroslav Pejcoch

T-SOFT a.s.

Czech Chapter

   

John Hardt

General Dynamics Information Technology
Montgomery Chapter

Miki Sinisi

ManTech International

Northern Virginia Chapter

   

Tim Harschutz

Fleet Cyber Command
Hampton Roads Chapter

Richard Wegmann

DCI
Dayton-Wright Chapter

   

Maj Andrew Heo, USAF

Rocky Mountain Chapter

Col Paul Welch, USAF

688th Information Operations Wing

Alamo Chapter

   

Jeffrey Katz

Lexington-Concord Chapter

 
   

2012 Medal of Merit Winners

Mitch Abel

AFCEA Atlanta

Bill Jones

DSA, Inc.

   

Louis Bianco

DISA Oklahoma City

Cory Lindo

Hewlett Packard

   

Brig Gen Bruce Bohn, USAF (Ret.)

Bohn Consulting Services, LLC

Jean McLeish

Steria

   

Dr. James Cunningham

JA Cunningham Consulting, LLC

Keith Snook

Booz Allen Hamilton

   

CDR Chris Cusano, USN (Ret.)

Next Tier Concepts Inc.

Patricia Teschke

The MITRE Corporation

   

Greg Gorman

GigaTrust

Larry Watlington

Global Cyberspace Integration Center

   

Gayle Grant

U.S. Army RDECOM, Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center

 
   

2011 Medal of Merit Winners

Paulo Amaral

Portugal Chapter


Patrick Dagle

ESC/HSSS

Chuck Giasson

LGS Bell Labs Innovations

Patrick Kelly

Donna Russell

AT&T

Floyd Sherrod

DISA

Charles Strimpler

Sabre Systems

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham

The University of Texas at Dallas

Joseph Yavorsky

7th Signal Command (Theater)

Col Ronald Zich, USMC

U.S. Marine Corps

 


2010 Medal of Merit Winners

Brenda Colton

Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command


Norris Connelly

NCI Information Systems, Inc.

Steve Gaudreau

Smartronix, Inc.

Jim Loiselle

Accenture

Randy Martin

82nd Communications Support Squadron

Olan Waldrop

Apptis

Air Commodore Bruce Wynn, RAF (Ret.)

Consultant


2009 Medal of Merit Winners

Alvie Johnson
DataPath Inc.

Karl Kabanek

PESystems

VADM Emil Lyutskanov, Bulgarian Navy

1st Deputy Chief of General Staff

Bulgarian Armed Forces

Steve Makrinos

CACI

Lynn Moad

Wright-Patterson AFB


2008 Medal of Merit Winners

Frances Duntz

Electronic Systems Center

Lt Gen Pietro Finocchio, ITAF
TELEDIFE

Nancy Hearrell

Kratos

Thomas Jaycox

ESP Corporation

Dr. Stephen Quilici

Harris Corporation

Susie Sablan

BAE Systems

Martha Soles

U.S. Strategic Command - JTF GNO

 

Click here for a complete list of AFCEA Awards and nomination forms.

 

Award Questions?

Please contact Susan Emert
(703) 631-6191

 


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