Military Academies Awards

 The AFCEA Educational Foundation presents approximately 150 awards for academic excellence in more than 30 educational institutions and training commands of the uniformed services each year.

Service Academy Commissioning Awards: One of the highest honors AFCEA bestows, this award is presented annually at each of the five service academies. The program was established in the late 1940s to recognize the top graduate from the Department of Electrical Engineering at each academy.

Capt. Boyd R. Alexander, USN, Honor Award: This U.S. Naval Academy Award was first presented in 1949. It was named after Capt. Alexander in 1980.

Brig. Gen. Boyd Wheeler Bartlett, USA, Honor Award: This award was named after Gen. Bartlett in 1981, but has been a tradition at West Point since 1952 when the award was a Hallicrafters radio, model SX-42, a single-conversion general-coverage receiver for AM, FM and continuous wave. It is the AFCEA award for excellence in electrical engineering at the U.S. Military Academy.

Commodore Edward M. Webster, USCG Honor Award: Established in 1959, this U.S. Coast Guard Academy award is presented annually.

Astronaut Elliot M. See, Jr., Memorial Award: The top deck or dual license midshipman for outstanding achievement and academic excellence in marine electronics receives this award. It was established in 1978 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. See was a member of the class of 1949.

Lt. Gen. Gordon T. Gould Jr., USAF, Honor Award: This commissioning award at the Air Force Academy was named after Gen. Gould in 1983. He was an electronics engineer who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1941 and was instrumental in enhancing the communications career field—giving it the recognition it deserved.

John McReynolds Wozencraft Award For Academic Excellent In Joint C4I: NPS AFCEA awards were re-named in June 2010 recognizing the world-wide achievements of the late Dr. John McReynolds Wozencraft. 


ROTC Commissioning Awards: The commissioning award for graduating ROTC students was established in 1991. This award recognizes ROTC graduates in each service selected for his or her distinguished academic achievement in the C4I-related fields.

In the Army ROTC program, this award is presented to the newly commissioned officer entering the Signal Corps who stands highest in overall order of merit. For the Air Force and Navy ROTC programs, the top graduating cadet and midshipman in electrical engineering or communication sciences receive the awards.

Lt. Gen. E. W. Snedeker Award, Marine Corps Command & Staff College, Quantico, VA

Col. Donald G. Cook Award, Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, Quantico

PA Research Paper Award, Army War College, Carlisle, PA

Information Resources Management (NDU) College

Naval War College, Newport, RI

Col "Sparky" Baird Award, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Ft. McNair, Washington, DC

AFCEA Award for Research, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

JC4I Writing Award, US Army Command & General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth


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