MSIAC Munition Safety Award 2018 - Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

MSIAC will present awards in two categories (for technical achievement and career achievement) in munitions safety at the 2018 Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials Symposium. This continues a tradition of presenting these awards at NDIA IM/EM Technology Symposia since 1997. The winners will be selected by the MSIAC Steering Committee from nominations submitted by practitioners in the international insensitive munitions and munitions safety community.

Nominations of any citizen/team of an MSIAC member nation(s) can be made by following the guide below in Nominations, with details on what to include.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Awards will be made in two categories:

The MSIAC Award for Technical Achievement will recognize individuals or teams who have made significant contributions in research and/or engineering related to the field of munitions safety, potentially on a specific product or technology development effort, weapon system, or technological innovation.  Nominees should have published open technical papers and/or presentations at recognized symposia (for example the NDIA IM/EMTS, IMEMG, PARARI, DDESB Seminar, or similar.)   Attention is paid to technical achievement that has been incorporated into fielded systems, and that is helping to protect current fighting forces.  This award is intended to bring attention to technical successes, increasing awareness such that technical achievements may be shared and further increase the safety of all munitions.

The MSIAC Award for Career Achievement will recognize individuals who have made consistent contributions in research, engineering, production, procurement, fielding, standardization, policy, etc. related to munitions safety over an extended period.  Nominees should have a long record of open papers, presentations, and achievements in the field of munitions safety.  Thus they will have demonstrated a career of dedication to the cause of munitions safety, as well as an emphasis on sharing information to the benefit of the community.

 

NOMINATIONS

Nominations are limited to two pages.

  • A list of publications and presentations may be provided (not required; does not count toward the two page limit) if it supports the overall strength of the nomination.

Nominations are due via email to info@msiac.nato.int no later than 25 January, 2018

  • Include “MS Award” in the subject line.
  • Contact TSO Wade Babcock for more information or to discuss a nomination.

Format:

Individual career achievement nominations should include:

  • Nominator’s name and contact information.
  • Nominee’s name and full contact information.
  • A description of the nominee’s career and why the nominee is worthy of the award. Include specific highlights and technical achievements.  Write this as if you were the presenter, describing the accomplishment(s) and their contribution to the community.
  • A list of publications and presentations may be provided (not required; does not count toward the two page limit) if it supports the overall strength of the nomination.

Technical achievement nominations should include:

  • Nominator’s name and contact information.
  • If individual being nominated:
    • Nominee’s name and full contact information.
  • If team being nominated:
    • Create a title for the team and/or achievement.
    • Identify one person on the team to act as lead, and provide their full contact information.
    • Provide full names of all personnel included in the team.
    • Group team members by organization/agency/company/etc., and provide relevant organizational details.
  • A description of the technical achievement and why it is worthy of the award. Include specific highlights, timelines, technical achievements, national/organizational review/acceptance, weapon system incorporation, fielding, etc. as appropriate.  Write this as if you were the presenter, describing the accomplishment and its contribution to the community.
  • A list of publications and presentations may be provided (not required; does not count toward the two page limit) if it supports the overall strength of the nomination.

 

SELECTION AND PRESENTATION

All nominations will be reviewed by the MSIAC Steering Committee which is made up of one senior Government representative from each of the MSIAC member nations.  The Steering Committee may choose one or more recipients in each category if supported by worthy nominations, and reserves the right to abstain from making an award if suitable nominations are not available.  Decisions by the Steering Committee are by consensus and are final.  Award winners will be announced and presented by the MSIAC Project Manager and selected members of the Steering Committee at the announced symposium and venue.  For individuals or teams who are not able to attend the primary announcement, MSIAC may reenact the presentation at a later date at a different venue.