The Arnold Community Council (ACC) is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 AEDC Fellows Program, with submissions due no later than March 25.
Established in 1989, the Fellows program recognizes AEDC personnel who have made substantial and exceptionally distinguished technical contributions to the nation’s aerospace ground testing capability at Arnold AFB or at any of AEDC’s remote operating locations.
Since the inception of the Fellows program, a total of 91 individuals (Technical Fellows, Craftsmen Fellows, Lifetime Achievement Fellows and Honorary Fellows) have been inducted as AEDC Fellows.
Due to changed government rules and regulations in 2016 on awards to non-government employees, ACC has assumed responsibility for continuing the AEDC Fellows program.
In order to qualify for the award, the achievements of Technical, Lifetime or Craftsman Fellows should have had a “disproportionately positive effect on AEDC’s capacities to perform its missions, while enhancing the ability of employees, customers, suppliers and stakeholders to support AEDC’s operations.”
AEDC Technical Fellow
Nominations for AEDC Technical Fellow may be submitted by any present or former AEDC government or operating contractor/subcontractor employee.
All current or retired military, civilian and operating contractor and subcontractor personnel assigned or previously assigned to AEDC or any AEDC remote operating location can be considered candidates for selection as an AEDC Technical Fellow.
Candidates qualified for consideration as an AEDC Fellow must personally have made sustained, long-term, notable and valuable contributions in aerospace ground testing at AEDC.
AEDC Craftsmen Fellow
AEDC Craftsmen Fellow nominations may also be submitted in the same manner as the AEDC Fellow nominations. All current or retired military, civilian and operating contractor/subcontractor personnel assigned, or previously assigned, to AEDC or any AEDC remote operating location can be considered candidates for selection as an AEDC Craftsmen Fellow.
The Craftsmen Fellow category recognizes exceptional craftsmen who possess the ability to identify customer requirements and respond with sustained technical innovations, working effectively and efficiently as part of technical teams and have dedicated their careers to the success of AEDC’s mission.
They must have personally made notable and valuable lifetime contributions to AEDC in any area relevant to the AEDC mission.
AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellow
AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellow nominations may be submitted by any present or former AEDC government or operating contractor/subcontractor employee.
AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellows are reserved for exceptional candidates and are not necessarily selected each year. All current or retired military, civilian and operating contractor/ subcontractor personnel assigned or previously assigned to AEDC or any AEDC remote operating location can be considered candidates for selection as an AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellow.
Candidates qualified for consideration as an AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellow must personally have made notable and valuable lifetime contributions to AEDC in any area relevant to the AEDC mission.
AEDC Honorary Fellows
Only AEDC Fellows may submit a nomination for an AEDC Honorary Fellow. AEDC Honorary Fellows are reserved for exceptional candidates and are not necessarily selected each year. Candidates qualified for consideration as an AEDC Honorary Fellow must have made sustained, notable, valuable and significant contributions to AEDC. These eminent individuals need not have worked at Arnold AFB.
Newly selected AEDC Fellows will be honored this year during a banquet set for Friday, June 23 at the Arnold Lakeside Center. The Fellows banquet is held every year on or close to June 25, the the birthday of General of the Air Force Henry “Hap” Arnold and the anniversary of the dedication of AEDC by President Harry S Truman in 1951.
For more information including the forms for AEDC Fellows nomination submissions, contact ACC Fellows Committee Chairman AEDC Fellow retired Maj. Gen. Mike Wiedemer at (931) 308-1923 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The nomination forms are also available on line at https://www.arnoldcommunitycouncil.org/aedc-fellows under AEDC Fellows ACC Operating Procedure (pdf file)
Nominations must be submitted in written form with supporting materials to arrive by March 25, 2017 to: Arnold Community Council, ATTN: AEDC Fellows Committee, PO Box 553, Tullahoma TN 37388-0553.