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This is NDIA's most prestigious award. Named for President Dwight Eisenhower, the award honors his contribution to strong national security, a robust defense industrial base, and unwavering support of warfighters. The Eisenhower award recognizes leadership and strategic impact at the highest levels of national security. It is bestowed annually on an individual who best reflects Eisenhower's strong commitment to national security.
Award nominees must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Have had strategic impact and leadership at the national level
- Be a leader in support of the military services, other security-related agencies, and warfighters
- Be an active supporter of the defense industrial base and its programs
- Be a leader in defining and addressing issues of the industrial base and national security
If you have questions on submitting nominations, please contact Liza Jones, email@example.com or call (703) 247-2560.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Award Recipient for 2017 was Rep. William “Mac” Thornberry (R-TX).
| Past Eisenhower Awardees
|1996||Mr. Daniel M. Tellep*|
|2015||Hon. Leon Panetta||1995||General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA|
|2014||Mr. Gary Sinise||1994||Dr. William J. Perry *|
||Hon. Ashton B. Carter||1993||Congressman John P. Murtha|
|2012||Hon. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon
||1993||President George H. W. Bush *|
|2011||Senator Christopher S. "Kit" Bond||1992||Hon. Dick Cheney|
|2010||General James T. Conway, USMC||1991||General Colin Powell, USA
|2009||General David H. Petraeus, USA||1990||Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., USN
|2008||Admiral Thad W. Allen, USCG||1989||Senator Sam Nunn
|2007||Congressman Norman D. Dicks||1988||Ambassador Vernon A. Walters
|2006||Hon. Gordon England||1987||Hon. Caspar W. Weinberger
|2005||General Richard B. Myers, USAF||1986||Mr. Ross Perot
|2004||Congressman Ike Skelton *||1985||Senator Barry Goldwater
|2003||General James L. Jones, USMC||1984||Ambassador Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick
|2002||Senator Daniel K. Inouye *||1983||Senator John G. Tower
||General Joseph W. Ralston, USAF||1982||Congressman William L. Dickinson
|2000||Senator John Warner *||1981||Governor William P. Clements
|1999||Congressman C. W. (Bill) Young||1980||Mr. Bob Hope
|1998||Senator Ted Stevens *||1979||Senator John C. Stennis
|1997||Dr. William J. Perry||