AWARDS

2020-2021 Update: We are dedicated to honoring the 2020 award recipients. And with the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are working hard to find a way to celebrate these award winners in a safe way. We will be providing our members an update shortly on information for our awards ceremony. And please keep an eye out for 2021 awards updates here!

The AOC Capitol Club has the highest concentration of EW, cyber and information operations policy, program and technical professionals in the world.  We are proud to be able to support the warfighter and AOC's mission by recognizing the accomplishments of these professionals who have served our country and the broader national security ecosystem.

Each year, AOC recognizes these proven leaders who have selflessly contributed to this field. We are honored to recognize these individuals for their exceptional service.

2019 Award Winners

Professional of the Year Award: Col Donald L. Revell, USMC, Ret.

Distinguished Service Award: Mrs. Debra Ann Lindseth

Distinguished Technical Excellence Award: Mr. Stephen J. McNamara, Technical Director, Joint Electromagnetic Warfare Center (JEWC)

Distinguished Individual Excellence Award: Lt Col Andrew “Auto” Glass, USAF, Senior Policy Analyst, DoD CIO/Spectrum Policy and Programs Directorate (SP&P)

Outstanding Technical Service Award: Mr. Barry Tucker

Past Recipients of the AOC Capitol Club Awards

 

2018 Award Winners:

Professional of the Year: Col Robert P. Lindseth, USAF, Ret.

Distinguished Service Award: Ms. Leslie Gruis, PhD

Distinguished Service Award: Mr. Geoff Leighton

Distinguished Individual Excellence Award: Mr. Thomas J. Taylor

Distinguished Team Excellence Award: OUSD(A&S) Tactical Warfare Systems/EW Directorate

Distinguished Service Recognition Award: The Embassy of Canada

JOE DURSO

Awards Director

EW LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD 

JAY KISTLER - OSD EW&C

2017 Holiday Party

EW DISTINGUISHED PROFESSIONAL AWARD

LAURA SUNDEN - PERSISTENT SYSTEMS.  2017 Holiday Party

EW TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AWARD

CAPT SCOTT "MONGO" JANICK  USN - 2017 Holiday Party

EW OUTSTANDING MANAGEMENT AWARD

DONYA HE - CURTIS WRIGHT  2017 Holiday Party

EW EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AWARD

LtCOL JEFF "SQUEEL" KAWADA

USMC - 2017 Holiday Party

EW DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 

BRIAN HOOD - TERMA

2016 Holiday Party

EW OUTSTANDING MANAGEMENT AWARD

MAJ "Grillz" TRUEBLOOD - USAF.  2016 Holiday Party

EW TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Dr. JASON McKINNEY - NRL

2016 Holiday Party

EW OUTSTANDING MANAGEMENT AWARD

CAPT "JUNIOR" CASAD - US NAVY.  2016 Holiday Party

EW PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD

JEFF SNYDER - RAYTHEON

2016 Holiday Party

AOC GOLD MEDAL

HONORABLE JOSEPH PITTS

2016 53rd Annual Symposium

AOC SILVER MEDAL

DOUGLAS "CHOPPER" LAMB

2016 53rd Annual Symposium

TONY BREES
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

PETE FRIESEN

2015 52nd Annual Symposium

TONY BREES
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

JOSEPH DURSO

2016 53rd Annual Symposium

TONY BREES
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

DENIS FANDREI

2014 51st Annual Symposium

TONY BREES
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

BILL REED

2015 52nd Annual Symposium

EW TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

CAPT MICHAEL WATKINS, USMC

2014 Holiday Party

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AWARD

KATHLEEN REILLY

2014 Holiday Party

TONY BREES
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

KERMIT QUICK

PAST AOC PRESIDENT

2014 51st Annual Symposium

DISTINGUISED CHAPTER

GEOFF LEIGHTON

2013 Internaltional Convention

HAL GERSHANOFF SILVER MEDAL

HARVEY DAHLJELM

2013 International Convention

 

TONY BREES
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

GEOFF LEIGHTON

2013 International Convention

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

BARRY FELL

2013 International Convention

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

CLAYTON OGDEN

2012 Holiday Party

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

PAUL VALE

2012 Holiday Party

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