Award Nomination Criteria

7th Annual Red Ball Express Award

To be presented at the Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Conference in Monterey, CA, February 4–5, 2019


To recognize superb contribution by organizations or individuals to Tactical Wheeled Vehicles through public leadership or achievement that results in significant contribution to the development, introduction or support of Tactical Wheeled Vehicles by presenting the Red Ball Express Award.  The recipient of the Red Ball Express Award must have made significant contributions that led to the strengthening of our national security by developing, procuring, or supporting Tactical Wheeled Vehicles or enabling critical technologies that contribute to the same.



It is the policy of the NDIA Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Division to publicly recognize those achievements by relevant government or industry organizations or individuals that are particularly noteworthy to the Tactical Wheeled Vehicle community.



The NDIA Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Division will solicit nominations for the Red Ball Express Award prior to the annual NDIA Tactical Wheeled Vehicles conference.  The solicitation will be posted to the NDIA TWV division website and via email to the TWV community.


Individuals or organizations can be nominated by members of the TWV division, other industry members, or government officials.


Nominations will be limited to two pages, naming the organization/individual, the nomination category for consideration (government or industry) and describing the individual’s or the organization’s achievement.  There is no limit to the time frame for consideration for the award, i.e. it is not limited to the last year calendar year.  All nominations must include the proposed recipient’s/organization’s contact information (phone, email, and mailing address). 


Red Ball Express award nominations are due by November 9, 2018


Completed nominations should be sent to the vice chairman of the NDIA Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Division, who will serve as the award chairman.  The Vice Chairman, in coordination with the Chairman, will form a sub-committee of three to five TWV Committee members who will review all award nominees.  The Vice Chairman will provide his sub-committee report along with one recommended award winner per category to the Division Chairman at least 45 days prior to the commencement of the NDIA Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference.   The award winners must be approved by a majority vote of the full TWV division executive committee.

The division will notify the recipient or the chain of command of the selected individual/organization before announcing the winner.

The Red Ball Express Award will be presented at the NDIA Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference in Monterey, CA, February 4–5, 2018.

If the committee deems none of the nominees justify receipt of the award, or if there are no nominees in a given year, the award will not be presented.



The Red Ball Express Award will consist of a NDIA Tactical Wheeled Vehicle committee citation and a NDIA gold medal suitably engraved.