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Leadership Award Nominations

Each year, the NAOC selects two highly qualified individuals as recipients of its Leadership Service Award, one representing government and the other representing industry. The award program is designed to recognize significant contributions made by individuals to advance the image and professionalism of the NAOC, the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) industry and/or service to the community in support of the MMRP industry.

The 2018 NAOC Leadership Awards will be presented at our Annual General Membership Meeting in December of this year. Please consider submitting a nomination for our Government and Industry awards. Nominations are accepted throughout the year, but closed for a given year 60 days prior to the award date.

Use the attached Leadership Award Nomination Form to submit your nomination today!

Additional information is provided below and in the attached description of the NAOC Award Program.

  • Awardees are selected among qualified nominations submitted by any Member in good standing.
  • Awards are presented annually; at a meeting/conferece specified by the Board of Directors.
  • Nominations are accepted throughout the year; however, nominations for a given year will be closed 60 days prior to the announced award date.
  • Nominees are selected by a Selection Board convened by the Member Services Committee and consisting of a representative from each of the standing committees and one of the Board of Directors.
The Leadership Award will be presented at the General Membership Meeting Reception on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 St. Petersburg, FL.
The Reception is open to NAOC members, invitees and registered guests. Submit your nominations to the NAOC Secretary Dean Keiswetter: [email protected]

Previous Recipients


2017 - Mr. Hud Heaton
2016 - Mrs. Kyra Donnell
2015 – Mrs. Suzy Cantor-McKinney
2014 – Mr. Richard Hanoski
2013 - Ms. Heather Polinsky
2012 - Mr. Robert T. Fay, Sr.
2011 - Mr. Doug Lamothe
2010 - Mr. John Chionchio
2009 - Mr. Ben Redmond
2008 - Mr. Chuck Thiesen


2017 - Mr. Bill Sargent
2016 - Mr. Herb Nelson
2015 – Congressman Sam Farr
2014 – Mr. Robert Selfridge
2013 - Mr. Chris L Evans, P.E., PMP
2012 - Mr. J.C. King
2011 - Mr. Chris Penny
2010 - Ms. Carol Youkey
2009 - Congressman Earl Blumenauer
2008 - Mr. David Douthat

2018 Leadership Award Flyer