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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Missile Systems Award

This award is presented for excellence in developing or implementing missile systems technology. It can be presented for a significant accomplishment in developing or implementing technology that is required for missile systems or for inspired leadership of missile systems programs. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in fundamental technical disciplines that has led to substantial improvement in missile systems or innovative leadership that has established an environment in which creativity in missile system technology implementation can flourish and which led to the successful completion of a major program milestone by a government agency or an industry team. This award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) and is generally presented at the AIAA Defense Forum. Nomination deadline: 1 December 2018
  • Full Name: RADM Wayne E Meyer, USN (Ret)
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For extraordinary effort, exceptional competence in Naval Combat Systems engineering and outstanding management ability demonstrated as Project Manager of AEGIS Weapon System during development, production and successful testing at sea, and the subsequent AEGIS Shipbuilding effort