2020 AEDC Fellows Announced

The Arnold Community Council AEDC Fellows Committee, chaired by AEDC Fellow retired Maj. Gen. Mike Wiedemer, is proud to announce four new AEDC fellows to be inducted later this year.

They are:

    Retired Maj. Gen. Franklin O. Carroll, AEDC’s first commander as an Honorary Fellow,
    Dr. Greg Power as a Technical Fellow,
    Daniel R. Catalano as a Craft Fellow and
    Ramesh Chandra Gulati as a Lifetime Achievement Fellow.

They join 103 AEDC Fellows elected for this honor since the Fellows program began in 1989

The COVID-19 pandemic postponed the announcement and the induction banquet, normally held on June 25th each year.  June 25th is the birthday of General of the Air Force Henry Hap Arnold, the only Airman to hold five-star rank and the anniversary of the dedication of AEDC by President Harry S Truman in 1951.

The Fellows committee hopes to hold the 2020 AEDC Fellows induction banquet on August 25th if conditions allow.  Attendance will be limited!

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. 

Find out all of the information you need to make a Nomination

Need Help with the Nomination Process?

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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