The Trifiletti Award

The Trifiletti Award is presented by the NDIA Gun & Missile Executive Committee to recognize and honor an individual who has made a significant contribution benefiting the warfighter, thus strengthening national defense. This contribution can be in the areas of the advancement of technology, systems, system integration or to someone who through his work provided unique leadership resulting in changes and progress in the community.

The award is named in honor of Mr. Robert Trifiletti who made significant contributions to the advancement of technology, and by whose leadership many other accomplishments benefiting the warfighter came to fruition. The award is open to anyone in the gun and ammunition or rocket and missile community.  NDIA membership is not required.


Criteria for Nomination
Submit nominations for the award to Britt Sullivan at

1. Nomination by a Government entity(ies), such as a PEO, PM, User School, Service Lab or Center must be endorsed by a higher level Government Command or Headquarters.

2. Nomination by an Industrial firm must be endorsed by more than one Government entity, such as a PEO, PM, User School,  Service Lab, Center, Command or Headquarters.


Nominations, including a description of the individual’s accomplishments, must be provided in writing to Britt Sullivan at




Past Recipients

2016 Trifiletti Award Winner: Mr. Jim McConkie

Trifiletti Award