AOC Awards

2024 Award Nominations are now open!

To submit a nomination for a 2024 Award, please complete the corresponding form. Please see below for the award and correct form.

Once you have completed the correct form, ensuring accuracy and completeness, please email it to Glorianne O'Neilin.

View past gold and silver winners or all past winners.

Prestige Awards

The Prestige Awards honor individuals or groups who have demonstrated outstanding and significant contributions to the association, the EW Community, and our military forces.

For more information on the Prestige Awards, refer to OPMAN 31 APPENDIX A.

AOC Gold Medal Award

The Gold Medal is AOC’s highest and most prestigious award. It is presented to a senior Government, Military, or Industry official in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to promote and advance the discipline of Electronic Warfare. It reflects the highest standards of commitment to the welfare and application of Electronic Warfare.

Hal Gershanoff AOC Silver Medal

The Hal Gershanoff AOC Silver Medal is presented to an AOC member to recognize outstanding service in furthering the goals of the Association or its Chapter organization(s). It is the highest award given to a member for dedicated service to the AOC at the Chapter, National/ International levels over a significant period of time.

Anton D. "Tony" Brees Lifetime Service Award

The Anton D. "Tony" Brees Lifetime Service Award recognizes AOC members who have rendered exemplary and sustained service to the AOC at a local and/or national/international level over a period of more than 20 years.

AOC Technology Hall of Fame

The AOC Technology Hall of Fame recognizes individuals or groups of individuals who have been prime innovators in technology development and whose achievements have resulted in enhanced survivability of forces and equipment. Although focused on individuals, the AOC Technology Hall of Fame may recognize Government, Industry or Academic technology groups or units for specific aggregate technical achievements.

Joseph W. Kearney Pioneer Award

The Joseph W. Kearney Pioneer Award recognizes an individual’s notable pioneering activities in the discipline of Electronic Warfare.

John M. Clifford Award for the Advancement of the Electromagnetic Domain Award

The John M Clifford Award for the Advancement of the Electromagnetic Domain recognizes individuals who have promoted and instilled advocacy and leadership in EW and EM spectrum operations. Candidates for the award will be leaders and proponents of electronic warfare and EW spectrum operations who are recognized by the EW community whether in print, presentations, addresses, seminars, or in expert working groups.

Community Awards

The AOC Community Awards are available to all Members of AOC including academia, industry, government and military personnel and comprise two categories. For more information on the Community Awards, refer to OPMAN 31 APPENDIX B.

Engineering and Technical Excellence Award

The Engineering and Technical Excellence Award recognizes individuals who have made significant advances in Electronic Warfare technology, systems and capabilities.

Project Team of the Year Award

The project team should demonstrate a significant capability or process that has provided value-added capability to the Electronic Warfare Community, through innovation, technology advances, processes or organizational structures.

EW Professional Outstanding Young Crow Award

The award recognizes young individuals who have demonstrated a high skill level, leadership ability and contribution to the community around them.

Professional Outstanding Achievement Award

The award recognizes individuals that demonstrate a high skill level, leadership ability and contribution to the community around them.

Military Service Award

The Military Service Award is for uniformed members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and International Forces for outstanding performances in operational environments, including joint service. Multiple awards (i.e., one for each of the services) are authorized if warranted.

Chapter Flow Up Awards

All of these awards are submitted through your local chapter. Not sure what chapter you are a part of? Check out the AOC Chapter map.

Academic and Educational Excellence Award

The Academic and Educational Excellence Award recognizes excellent in academic endeavors relating to electronic warfare.

Outstanding Chapter Support Award

The Outstanding Chapter Support Award recognizes outstanding individuals in their support of the Chapter.

Military Unit or Military Individual Excellence Award

The Military Unit or Individual Excellence Award is for uniformed members of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space and all International Forces for outstanding performance in EW and EMSO.