Sustained Service Award
The Sustained Service Award is presented to recognize sustained, significant service and contributions to AIAA by members of the Institute. The nominee/recipient must be a member in good standing who has shown continuing dedication to the interests of the Institute by making significant and sustained contributions over a period of time, typically 10 years or more. Active participation and service at the local section/regional level, and/or the national level is a potential discriminator in the evaluation of candidates. A maximum of 20 awards are presented each year. These annual awards are presented at a Forum or activity with which the recipient is most associated or active, or may be presented by the recipient’s local AIAA section at an appropriate section event. A nomination form, scoresheet and additional information (no more than one page) that provides details to substantiate the scores for various activities is required. Nominees must score a minimum of 100 points on the score sheet. Letters of endorsement are not required for this award. Members of the AIAA Board of Directors are not eligible for this award until their term of service ends.
Nomination Deadline: 1 July
- Full Name: David K McGrath
- Category: Service Award
- AIAA Citation: “For sustained leadership at the student, section/region, technical committee, and institute levels attested by election to Director of Propulsion and Energy, eight first place section awards, and three second place section awards.”