Description: The Cross Award was established in honor of the late Major General Richard G. Cross, Jr., USAF (Ret), one of the most highly respected individuals in the field of T&E in the 20th century. ITEA presents this award to recognize outstanding achievements in the development or administration of T&E education.
Eligibility: ITEA membership is not a requirement for eligibility, but will be considered during the Committee’s selection process. The Cross Award may be awarded to any deserving individual, team, organization, or institution.
Evaluation Criteria: Nominees must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of T&E education by means of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas.
- Administration. Establish a T&E education program in a recognized institution of higher learning, either civilian or military; or administer an existing program with such professional competence as to merit special recognition.
- Education. Exhibit exceptional technical competence as an educator on one or more of the academic subject areas in the general field of T&E. Educational efforts that promote T&E as a professional discipline shall be a prime evaluation criterion.
- Research. Develop new theories, concepts, or techniques for use in T&E education. The results should be documented and available for general use.
1990 Robert J. Warnagieris, Ph.D.
1991 James D. Engel
1992 O. J. “Jud” Strock
1993 Peter H. Sydenham
1994 J. Daniel Stewart, Ph.D.
1995 Fred K. McCoy
1996 National Test Pilot School
1997 Paul A. Alfieri, Thomas Hoivik and William D. West
1998 John D. Claxton
1999 Robert T. Matthews, Ph.D.
2000 Joint Advanced Distributed Simulation Test Force
2001 US Army Aberdeen Test Center
2002 Frank B. Gray, Ph.D.
2003 USAF Test Pilot School
2004 The Test & Evaluation Basic Course Technical Review Committee, Army Test and Evaluation Command
2005 Air Force Institute of Technology/LS, T&E Course Development Team
2006 Larry Leiby
2007 Gerald Garfinkel, Ph.D.
2008 Captain Susan E. Betison
2009 Daniel Telford
2010 Ralph E. Hughart
2011 J. James McCue
2012 Leslie D. Taylor
2013 Matthew T. Reynolds
2014 G. Derrick Hinton
2015 Christopher Cotting, Ph.D.