ITEA Test & Evaluation Professional Awards
ITEA is proud to honor those that advance the T&E community through their contributions to both the T&E Profession, as well as to the Association. ITEA presents six (6) ITEA T&E Professional Awards which recognize contributions to the T&E Profession, and three (3) ITEA Awards which recognize contributions to the Association. These awards are presented at the ITEA Annual International T&E Symposium.
The ITEA leadership would like to extend their appreciation to the Professional Awards Committee, chaired by Stephanie Clewer, former ITEA Board President. Ms. Clewer is supported by five committee chairs for each technical award and the Allen R. Matthews Award; and they are supported by several individuals from Government, Industry and Academia to provide a thorough and rigorous review process. ITEA also recognizes three individuals who contribute to the success of ITEA.
Matthews Award, Dr. Darryl K. Ahner, PE, Air Force Institute of Technology
Named after Dr. Allen R. Matthews, founder and first president of ITEA. It is presented to an individual for a lasting, significant contribution to the field of T&E, such as the cumulative effect of a distinguished career. The Allen R. Matthews award is the highest award bestowed by ITEA. The recipient must be a member of ITEA.
Special Achievement Award, Russell Kupferer, OSD, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation
Given for an exceptional special act of achievement in T&E, such as the solution of a major problem, or a notable project success for which there is evidence that tangible benefits have accrued.
Cross Award, Robert B. Barthelmes, Jr., United States Naval Test Pilot School
Named after the late Major General Richard G. Cross, Jr., USAF, a highly respected figure in T&E and one of the first directors of ITEA. It is presented to an individual, team, or organization for a significant contribution to education for T&E in teaching, administration, or research.
Publications Award, Aaron Hendrickson, NAWCAD Atlantic Ranges & Targets Department, Electro-Optical Tracking Systems Section
Recognizes outstanding contributions to test and evaluation literature. Given for a book, technical paper, or article that improves or increases the body of knowledge and understanding of T&E. Published works must be original.
Technical Achievement Award, Life Support System Scientific Test Analysis and Qualification Team
Recognizes an individual or group 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 test and evaluation program to be better, faster, and less expensive.
Dr. Wilson N. Felder, II, Early Career Award, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
The Early T&E Career Award recognizes a young professional who, during his/her first 5 years of practicing in the T&E field, has accomplished a significant achievement(s) which enhances and strengthens the T&E profession.
Energizer Award, Shelby L. Pearce, Jacobs
Recognizes “behind the scenes” volunteer contributions that have supported the Test and Evaluation community and/or member organizations.
President’s Award, Dr. Adrian (Ade) Britton, QinetiQ
The President’s Award was established in 1996 to give the president of ITEA the prerogative of acknowledging individuals whom he or she deems worthy of recognition.
Board of Directors Award, Peter H. Christensen
The Board of Directors Award, established in 1997, is presented to an individual who has contributed to the growth, development, goals, and mission of the Association.
Stephanie Clewer, Awards Committee Chair
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