Technical Achievement Award:

Description: The Technical Achievement Award recognizes an individual or team for outstanding achievement in applying  instrumentation, information technology, modeling and simulation, time-space-positioning information, electro-optics technology, or other T&E technology to cause a T&E program to be better, faster, and less expensive.

Eligibility: ITEA membership is not a requirement for eligibility, but will be considered during the Committee's selection process. Any individual or team associated with test is eligible to receive the award.

Evaluation Criteria:

  1. The innovative use of the technology (describe the technology and how it was applied).
  2. Benefit to the T&E customer in terms of test performance, schedule, and cost.
  3. Increase in information to the T&E customer.


Past Recipients

2001 Kenneth G. Thomas, Maria D. Grider and Major Maxwell M. Chi, USAF (M&S)

2002 Robert S. Heirs, Robert S. Heirs, III and Daniel R. Catalano (TI)

2003 Communications and Information Division, Air Force Operational Test & Evaluation Center (IT)

2004 B-1B Electronic Warfare Test Team, Eglin Air Force Base (M&S)

2005 Air Force Research Lab Missile Live Fire Team, Kirtland Air Force Base (TI)

2006 Common Broadband Sonar System (CBASS) Real Time Recorder Team, Naval Undersea Warfare Center – Newport (IT)

2007 The Alternate Live Fire T&E Development Test Team, 653 Aeronautical Systems Squadron, Wright Patterson AFB (M&S)

2008 Duan Tran, NSWC (TI)

2009 Patuxent River Infrared Signature Measurement (PRISM) Coyote Test Team

2010 MAJ Benjamin C. Both, USAF

2011 Urgent Operational Needs Weapons Analysis Facility Study Team

2012 1st LT Katelyn Aggas

2013 Flow-Induced Vibration Analysis & Measurement Team

2014 Directed Energy Sensors and Instrumentation Integration Team

2015 Michael Hale, PhD


2017 Command and Control Integration (C2I) Team Joint Staff J6, C4 Assessments Division


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