Nominations for AEDC Fellows are now being accepted through March 26

Release Number: 040210

Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) is currently accepting nominations for the 2010 AEDC Fellows Program with submissions due no later than March 26.

Established in 1989, the Fellows program recognizes AEDC individuals who have made exceptionally distinguished and substantial contributions to the nation's aerospace ground testing capability at the center.

Since the inception of the program, AEDC has bestowed the center's highest honor to 64 individuals.

Nominations for selection as an AEDC Fellow are considered annually and is limited to three each year. 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 Fellow.

Candidates qualified for consideration as an AEDC Fellow must personally have made sustained, notable and valuable contributions in aerospace ground testing at AEDC. The AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellows category recognizes individuals who have made notable and valuable lifetime contributions to AEDC in any area relevant to the AEDC mission. This award is limited to one each year.

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 and subcontractor personnel assigned or previously assigned to AEDC can be considered candidates for selection as an AEDC Lifetime Achievement Fellow.

The AEDC Honorary Fellow 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 are honored annually on or about June 25, the birthday of the General of the Air Force, General Henry "Hap" Arnold.

For more information including the format for AEDC Fellows nomination submissions, contact AEDC Historian, David Hiebert at (931) 454-4203. Nominations must be submitted in written form with supporting materials (refer to the AEDC OI 36-28) to: AEDC/CZ, 100 Kindel Drive, Suite A327, Arnold AFB, TN 37389-1327.