Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1968 to give unique recognition to an individual member of AIAA who has distinguished himself or herself over a period of years. "Period of years" is interpreted as a minimum of five years of identifiable participation, not necessarily consecutive. The recipient must be a member in good standing who has shown particular dedication to the interests of the Institute by making significant and continuing contributions. Technical contributions or contributions to the profession as a whole or to the aeronautical/astronautical/hydronautical disciplines are not a consideration for this award. This annual award is generally presented at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala.
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
Nominee Eligibility: Current national officers or directors are not eligible for this award.
- Full Name: Mr. John M Swihart
- Category: Premier Award
- AIAA Citation: For 55 years of active service to AIAA and 40 years of participation on the Board of Directors and National Committees including President of AIAA in 1991-992