The Arnold Community Council (ACC) is accepting nominations for the 2018 AEDC Fellows Program, officials have announced.
Submission deadline is March 26.
Established in 1989, the AEDC Fellows program recognizes AEDC personnel who have made substantial and exceptionally distinguished technical contributions to the nation’s aerospace ground testing capability at AEDC.
Since the inception of the Fellows program, a total of 96 individuals have been inducted as AEDC Fellows.
AEDC Technical Fellow
AEDC Technical Fellow nominations 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 can be considered candidates for selection as an AEDC Technical Fellow.
According to the guidelines, candidates qualified for consideration as an AEDC Fellow must personally have made sustained, 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.
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.
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 can be considered candidates for selection as an AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellow.
According to the guidelines, 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 Fellow
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 individuals need not have worked at Arnold AFB or any of AEDC’s remote operating locations.
Newly selected AEDC Fellows are honored annually during a banquet on or about June 25, the birthday of General of the Air Force Henry “Hap” Arnold for whom AEDC is named, and the anniversary of the dedication of AEDC by President Harry Truman in 1951. The location and date of the 2018 banquet will be announced at a later date.
For more information, contact AEDC Fellow retired Major Gen. Mike Wiedemer at -931-308-1923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information and AEDC Fellows nomination forms can also be downloaded from the ACC Web site at https://arnoldcommunitycouncil.org/aedc-fellows
Nominations must be submitted in written form with supporting materials to: Arnold Community Council, P.O. Box 553, Tullahoma TN 37388-0553.