Division Awards

The Combat Survivability Division recognizes superior achievement in the combat survivability field through three awards that are presented at the annual symposium. The Leadership Award is presented to a person who has made major contributions to enhancing combat survivability. The Technical Award is presented to a person who has made a significant technical contribution to any aspect of survivability. This year, NDIA has established a new Young Professional Award to recognize the contributions of young professionals within the aircraft survivability community. In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award may be presented from time to time to individuals who have made distinctive contributions to the combat survivability discipline throughout their careers.

 

Division awards are presented each year at the annual Aircraft Survivability Symposium. Please contact the Awards Committee Chairman for additional information.

RADM Robert H. Gormley Combat Survivability Award for Leadership

This award is presented to a person who has made major leadership contributions to combat survivability. The individual selected must have demonstrated outstanding leadership in enhancing overall combat survivability or played a significant role in a major aspect of survivability design, program management, research and development, test and evaluation, modeling and simulation, education or the development of standards. The emphasis of this award is on demonstrated superior leadership over an extended period of time.

 

Combat Survivability Award for Technical Achievement

This award is presented to a person who has made a significant technical contribution to any aspect of survivability. It may be presented for a specific achievement or for exceptional technical excellence over an extended period. Individuals at any level of experience are eligible for this award.

 

Dr. David J. Ebel received the 2016 award. For more information, see this article.

 

Young Professional Award for Combat Survivability

This award is presented to a person who has made a significant technical, analytic, or tactical contribution to any aspect of survivability. It may be presented for a specific technical achievement, an original analytic effort, or new development of tactics, techniques, and procedures that increase the survivability of aircraft in combat. Individuals must be age 35 or younger to be eligible for this award.

Combat Survivability Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement Award may be presented from time to time to individuals who have made distinctive contributions to the combat survivability discipline throughout their careers.