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AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence

Established in 1998, the AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence acknowledges outstanding achievements by individuals or groups in the aerospace community. Eligible nominees will offer a unique achievement or extraordinary lifetime contributions inspiring the global aerospace community. For more information, please visit This award is generally presented during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.
  • Full Name: GEN John Shalikashvili
  • AIAA Citation: For his immeasurable contributions to the United States military during a career that began in 1958 as a draftee and spanned 30 years until his retirement as the thirteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1997