The Annual Joseph D. Wienand Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Excellence Award

Submission Criteria for the Joseph D. Wienand NDIA CBRN Division Mid-level STEM Award

This award will be presented to a junior level to mid-level individual within the United States CBRN Defense community for outstanding achievement in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) directly related to the improvement of CBRN Defense. This award is designed to highlight the aspirations and contributions of our mid-level CBRN Defense community.

Eligibility for this award includes persons (military service members, government employees, and/or contractor employees) that have 10 years or less experience working in a STEM related position that focuses on delivering CBRN hardware, software, or CBRN related medical products.

This award recognizes the individual who, in the judgment of the panel, demonstrated outstanding accomplishment through their own personal innovation and creativity in the areas of STEM. Example areas include, but are not limited to: scientific, technological, engineering, or mathematical improvement, enhancement of a CBRN defense related product, system or process for the current year. The achievements for which this award will be considered may relate to any of the many components that make up our highly diverse, complex, and vital CBRN defense community.

The award will focus on the achievement of the nominee for the current year and will be presented to the winner at the annual NDIA CBRN Defense Conference. The winner of this award will receive CBRN community recognition and a monetary award of $500 to be donated on their behalf, to an institution. This competition is open to all junior to mid-level, in the United States CBRN Defense community. All military personnel, government civilians, and contractor employees are eligible. All executive and or service CBRN Defense supervisors of Headquarters, plants, depots, laboratories, and proving grounds, are asked to seriously consider the contributions of their best qualified junior to mid-level/grade subordinates for this prestigious award.