Join industry and government representatives to honor the Honorable Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors and Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy as this year's Eisenhower award winner and Eren Ozmen, Chairwoman, President & Owner, Sierra Nevada Corportation as this year's James Forrestal Industry Leadership Award.
About the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Award recognizes the significant contributions Dwight David Eisenhower made as President of the United States and as General of the Army to the long-term strategic posture of America’s defense industrial base. The award is given to an American citizen who has made an outstanding contribution toward increasing public awareness of our national defense needs.
Previous Eisenhower awardees include: Senator James Inhofe; Congressman Mack Thornberry; Country star Trace Adkins; former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; actor, director and musician Gary Sinise; former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter; former U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon; former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond; Gen. James Conway, USMC (Ret); Gen. David Petraeus, USA (Ret); as well as Adm. Thad Allen, USCG (Ret). The entire list of awardees can be viewed here.
About the James Forrestal Industry Leadership Award
The James Forrestal Industry Leadership Award is named for James Forrestal, the last cabinet-level Secretary of the Navy and our nation’s first Secretary of Defense. It honors Forrestal for his leadership and outspoken advocacy for a robust and responsive defense industrial base during the early years of post-WWII demobilization. The award is bestowed annually on a defense industry executive who best reflects Forrestal’s vision, leadership, and staunch support of a strong industrial base.
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