The Joseph D. Wienand NDIA CBRN Division STEM Excellence Award

The Joseph D. Wienand NDIA CBRN Division STEM Excellence Award

The Joseph D. Wienand NDIA CBRN Division STEM Excellence Award is in recognition of the greatest overall STEM achievement and or efforts of an individual that most significantly impacted CBRN Defense programs. Over the years Mr. Joseph D. Wienand championed several STEM programs, and this award acknowledges the lasting impacts Mr. Wienand has made. The award will be presented at the annual NDIA CBRN Defense Conference.

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.

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. 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.

To submit a nomination for the Joseph D. Wienand NDIA CBRN Division STEM Excellence Award, please click here

The Awards will be presented at the 2024 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition, held June 24-26, 2024 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.

Completed nomination forms are due by February 26, 2024. Selection will be made by a committee from NDIA's CBRN Division and winners will be notified by mid-May.

If you have questions, please contact Carizza Gutierrez at or (703) 247-2599.

Joseph Wienand Award


Note: Please have available each nominee's home address and Social Security Number. This is a requirement by the internal revenue service for awards of this amount.