National Aerospace Awards

2016 National Aerospace Award Recipients

H. H. Arnold Award
For the most significant contribution by a military member for national defense
Christopher Bogdan, Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret.)
     List of previous recipients
     AIR FORCE Magazine article on H.H. Arnold

W. Stuart Symington Award 
For the most significant contribution by a civilian for national defense
Lisa Disbrow
     List of previous recipients
     AIR FORCE Magazine article on Stuart Symington

John R. Alison Award 
For the most outstanding contribution by industrial leadership to national defense
Northrop Grumman
     List of previous recipients
     AIR FORCE Magazine article on John R. Alison

David C. Schilling Award
For the most outstanding contribution in the field of flight
492d Fighter Squadron
RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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Theodore von Karman Award
For the most outstanding contribution in the field of science and engineering
Captain Eric Robinson
Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii
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Gill Robb Wilson Award
For the most outstanding contribution in the field of arts and letters
1st Combat Camera Squadron
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina
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Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award
For the most outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace education
Lt Gen Steven Kwast
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Thomas P. Gerrity Award
For the most outstanding contribution in the field of systems and logistics
Lt Col Michael Boswell
96th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Eglin AFB, FL
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General Billy Mitchell Award for C4 Excellence
For the C4 professional who most enhanced the United States Air Force’s warfighting capability
Captain Larry Stevens
HQ PACAF/A3/6
Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii

Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault Award
For outstanding aerial warfare tactician(s) from ACC, PACAF, USAFE, ANG and AFRC
Lt Col Richard Mezeire, Jr.
124 Operations Support Squadron
Gowen Field, Idaho

General Larry D. Welch Award-Officer
For the most significant impact by an individual on the overall operations, safety, security, and effectiveness of the Air Force nuclear mission
Col Scott Jones
Director, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Directorate
Hill AFB, Utah

General Larry D. Welch Award-Enlisted
For the most significant impact by an individual on the overall operations, safety, security, and effectiveness of the Air Force nuclear mission
SMSgt Morgan Ard
31st Munitions Squadron
Aviano Air Base, Italy

General Larry D. Welch Award-Civilian
For the most significant impact by an individual on the overall operations, safety, security, and effectiveness of the Air Force nuclear mission
Mr. David Phillips
341st Munitions Squadron
Malmstrom AFB, MT

General George C. Kenney Award
For the most significant contribution by an individual or team in the area of lessons learned
USAFCENT Air Advisor Assessment Team
Shaw AFB, South Carolina