AFCEA International Awards Programs

 

Winners of the Young AFCEAN and Women's Appreciation awards
to be presented at WEST 2018
 

Winners of the AFCEA International Awards presented at DCOS 2017

Winners of the Young AFCEA 40 Under 40  award presented at DCOS 2017

 

Through its annual awards program, AFCEA International recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals in the communications, electronics, intelligence and information technology disciplines. In addition, AFCEA’s chapters are recognized for outstanding support to the association.

To learn more about a specific award, including eligibility criteria, submission deadlines and past winners, click on the award name. AFCEA International staff members are not eligible to nominate a candidate or be nominated for any of these awards.

 

AFCEA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

David Sarnoff Award

AFCEA’s highest honor, this award recognizes individuals who have made lasting and significant contributions to global peace

Chair's Superior Performance

Recognizes superior service to AFCEA over a sustained period of time

 

YOUNG AFCEAN AWARDS—INDIVIDUAL

Distinguished Young AFCEAN (DYA)

Recognizes and rewards demonstrating exceptional performance in leadership and guidance; exhibiting superior technical achievement; going above and beyond in the local AFCEA chapter or region level; and mentoring other Young AFCEANs

Emerging Leadership

Given for exceptional service to AFCEA at the local and/or international level

40 Under 40

Given to 40 individuals the age of 40 and under to recognize their significant professional accomplishments and achievements.

YOUNG AFCEAN AWARDS—CHAPTERS 

Young AFCEAN Chapter Program

Given to one chapter that has most significantly contributed to the professional development of Young AFCEANs.

Model Young AFCEAN Program

Recognizes the programs of activities for Young AFCEANs at chapters and encourages chapters to create Young AFCEAN programs

 

WOMEN'S APPRECIATION AWARD

Women's Appreciation Award

Recognizes and honors AFCEA members (female and male) who have gone above and beyond to further the careers of women.

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Admiral Jon L. Boyes Medal for Distinguished Service to AFCEA

The Admiral Jon L. Boyes Medal for Distinguished Service is AFCEA's premier award given for exceptional career service to AFCEA

General James M. Rockwell AFCEAN of the Year

The General James M. Rockwell AFCEAN of the Year is AFCEA's premier award for exemplary service to AFCEA during the past year

Leadership

Awarded to a long-standing member of AFCEA with a record of sustained contributions to the association and exceptional leadership skills

Medal of Merit

Acknowledges a sustained level of dedicated service to AFCEA, combined with professional excellence at a senior level in the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence and information systems.

Meritorious Service Award

Recognizes mid-career professionals for meritorious contributions to AFCEA and the community as well as professional accomplishments.

 

SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS

Small Business of the Year

Awards one company for excellence in client service, business practices, staff training and motivation and community/professional outreach.

Small Business Person of the Year – Industry

Recognizes an individual working in industry who has had a positive and tangible economic, social or strategic impact over a wide range of markets or a particular community, region or national area.

Small Business Person of the Year – Government

Acknowledges an individual who works for the government who has had a positive and tangible economic, social, or strategic impact over a wide range of markets or a particular community, region or national area.

Small Business Advocate

Awarded to the company that has demonstrated small business advocacy by helping increase revenues/job creation for small business partners; creating mentor-protégé or other sponsorship/training programs; increasing contract and subcontract opportunities for small businesses; offering small business educational assistance by sponsoring activities such as forums and job fairs.

 

ENGINEERING AWARDS

Distinguished Award For Excellence in Engineering
(formerly the Benjamin H. Oliver Gold Medal for Engineering)

Highest award for sustained career excellence in engineering.

Meritorious Rising Star Award for Achievement in Engineering

Recognizes rising stars in the engineering field.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Distinguished Award for Excellence in Information Technology

Highest award for sustained career excellence in information technology.

Meritorious Rising Star Award for Achievement in Information Technology

Recognizes rising stars in the information technology field.

Exceptional Contribution to STEM Education Award

Recognizes those who have made significant contributions to furthering science, technology, engineering math education in grades K-12 or colleges and universities

Technology Innovation Award

Recognizes an individual, team, company or organization that has created an innovative and proven new technology product, service, process or solution

 

INTELLIGENCE AWARDS

Charlie Allen Award for Distinguished Intelligence Service

Recognizes senior-level intelligence professionals who are making significant contributions

Award for Meritorious Service to the Intelligence Community

Honors intelligence professionals who are making significant contributions at the tactical, intermediate or national levels.

 

CHAPTER AWARDS

Harry C. Ingles Award

This award is presented to chapters that have most significantly contributed to the goals of AFCEA. Chapters compete with other chapters of the same size, and the AFCEA International Awards Committee selects the winning chapters

Model Chapter of the Year

Aims at strengthening the overall chapter structure and program of activities by recognizing chapters that meet a rigorous set of standards

Albert J. Myer Awards

Recognizes chapters that excel in membership recruiting and retention

Brenda M. Dougherty Diversity Program Award

Awarded to the chapter that has most significantly contributed to the inclusion, contribution, leadership and professional development of under-represented AFCEANs, such as women, enlisted personnel, young people and minorities, by providing a forum of programs and initiatives geared to their unique needs

 

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AWARDS

Special Award of Merit

Acknowledges the outstanding accomplishment of an individual who has contributed to one distinctive and noteworthy aspect of the educational mission of AFCEA. Note: this award is being discontinued after 2017.

Distinguished Educational Foundation Support

Recognizes the chapter that has provided significant support to the AFCEA Educational Foundation

Distinguished Achievement to the Education Community

Recognizes an AFCEA chapter supporting its local community with scholarships and K-12 STEM programs

 

ROTC HONOR CERTIFICATE FOUNDATION AWARD PROGRAM

ROTC Honor Award

Recognizes ROTC cadet and midshipman achievement in leadership and academics. AFCEA Awards for Military Institutions: Acknowledges 150 awards for academic excellence in more than 30 educational institutions and training commands of the uniformed services each year

 

SIGNAL MAGAZINE AWARD

Sparky Baird Award

Given to the author(s) of the outstanding SIGNAL Magazine article of the year

 

ARMY CYBER AWARD

The AFCEA Saint Isidore Award/Medal recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional initiative, leadership, insight, and cyber excellence within their area of expertise. The award consists of three levels: gold, silver and bronze.

 

AFCEA AND U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE AWARDS

Copernicus

AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute recognizes individuals each year who are selected based on their sustained superior performance in a C4I/IT-related job

Enlisted Superior Performer

AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute announces the recognition of those individuals designated by their commands as Enlisted Superior Performers (ESPs)

 

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