The NDIA Combat Survivability Division recognizes superior contributions to combat survivability through awards for leadership, technical achievement, and now for the contributions of young professionals. Awards are presented annually at the Aircraft Survivability Symposium to recognize excellence across the entire spectrum of survivability, including susceptibility, vulnerability reduction, and related modeling and simulation.
How to Nominate
Award Categories and Criteria
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 have 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 of time. Individuals at any level of experience are eligible for this award.
Professor Robert E. Ball 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 35 years of age younger at the time of selection to be eligible for this award.