Nominations for 2020 AEDC Fellows Open

The Arnold Community Council (ACC) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Fellows Program with submissions due no later than March 30, 2020.
Established in 1989, the AEDC Fellows program recognizes Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) personnel who have made substantial and exceptionally distinguished technical contributions to the nation’s aerospace ground testing capability at AEDC which includes AEDC facilities at Arnold AFB and all AEDC remote operating locations nation-wide.
Since the inception of the Fellows program, just over 100 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 assumed responsibility for continuing the AEDC Fellows program. 
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.
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 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 2020 banquet will be announced at a later date.
For more information including the format for AEDC Fellows nomination submissions, contact AEDC Fellow retired Major General Mike Wiedemer at (931) 308-1923 or wiedemerm@gmail.com 

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. 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 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 can be considered candidates for selection as an AEDC Life- time 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 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 eminent individuals need not have worked at Arnold AFB. 

Annual Banquet

The Fellows banquet is held every year on or close to June 25, 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.  The 2020 Annual Banquet will be held in late June. 

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Nominations must be submitted in written form with supporting materials to arrive by March 30, 2020 to:

Arnold Community Council
ATTN: AEDC Fellows Committee
P O Box 553,
Tullahoma TN 37388-0553. 

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