Association of Graduates
2011 USAFA Distinguished Graduates

Distinguished Graduate Award

The Distinguished Graduate Award recognizes exceptional graduates who have set themselves apart by making extraordinarily significant contributions to our nation and/or their communities. It is a unique honor bestowed by the U.S. Air Force Academy and its Association of Graduates, recognizing graduates whose accomplishments are inspirational and elevate the reputation and the standing of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Distinguished Graduates should provide an example to all graduates and cadets of the standards that we value and of the abilities that have made our country and society great.

Award Winners

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Nomination Process

While the selection criteria for this award are extremely demanding and the competition is keen, we need the assistance of every graduate to identify deserving candidates for evaluation. Non-graduates are also encouraged to submit nominations. This is our opportunity to recognize our own while identifying those who can serve as an inspiration to future generations of America's leaders.

Timeline:

November 4, 2013
Nominations due to AOG.

November 2013 - December 2013
Selection committee reviews nomination packages.

December 2013
Selection committee recommends award recipient to AOG chairman of the board and U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent. Recipient is notified and agrees to accept award at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

April 2014
Award presentation ceremony at U.S. Air Force Academy in conjunction with Founders Day.

Click here for required elements of the nomination package.

Send nomination information to:
Association of Graduates
Distinguished Graduate Award Committee
3116 Academy Drive
USAF Academy, CO 80840-4475
or e-mail gary.howe@aogusafa.org