Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Program Management Open for Nominations 1 July 2021 – 1 October 2021
The Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Program Management was approved by the AIAA Board of Directors in 1997 and was named in honor of General Henry “Hap” Arnold, a life-long devotee to the concept of air power and Chief of the Army Air Corps in 1938. The award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the management of a significant aeronautical or aeronautical related program or project. this annual award is presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition. Nomination Deadline 1 October
Mr Jay E DryerAwardedAward: 2020 Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Program Management AwardAIAA Citation: For outstanding strategic technical leadership of NASA’s Advanced Air Vehicles and Fundamental Aeronautics Programs significantly advancing a wide range of aircraft – vertical flight through hypersonics
Dr Charles J CrossUS Air ForceAwardedAward: 2019 Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Program ManagementAIAA Citation: For exemplary management and technical leadership of the Versatile Affordable Advance Turbine Engines (VAATE) Program to advance turbine engine technology through focused research and development.
Jeffrey A BabioneLockheed Martin AeronauticsAwardedAward: 2018 Hap Arnold Award for Excellence in Aeronautical Program ManagementAIAA Citation: For exemplary leadership and program management contributions to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics F-16, F-22, and F-35 programs.
Col (AF) Robert ArbachAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding vision, development, leadership and execution of technology programs for the advancement of U.S. military aerospace systems.
Mr. Paul R AdamsPratt & WhitneyAwardedAIAA Citation: For exceptional program management and leadership in the engineering, development, and production of game-changing technological products, including Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan ™ engine.
Dr Steven H WalkerDARPAAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding and distinguished leadership and management of the Air Force science and technology and acquisition at the Pentagon.
Mr Ralph HeathAwardedAIAA Citation: For leadership and program management in the transition of the USAF F-22 Raptor from development to production.
Vincent CapezzutoFederal Aviation AssociationAwardedAIAA Citation: For innovative leadership that delivered the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) System, an enabling technology for the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
Dr Michael B LeahyNorthrop Grumman Aerospace SystemsAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development of unmanned combat air vehicles and leadership in Air Force technology development and investment planning processes.
Dr Larry A BurnsUniversal Technology CorporationAwardedAIAA Citation: For leadership and management of the national Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engines (VAATE) Program to advance turbine engine technology through focused research and development.
Dr Michael S FrancisAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the advancement of aeronautics and unmanned aerospace systems.
Mr. Lowell C KeelAwardedAIAA Citation: For leadership and management contributions to the NASA Hyper-X Program while acting as the Program Manager for the X-43A prime contractor.
Mr Michael D TrotskyLockheed Martin Missiles & Fire ControlAwardedAIAA Citation: For extraordinary leadership of and engineering contributions to hit-to-kill missile systems while leading the PAC-3 missile development team.
Mr. Patrick C WaddickCirrus DesignAwardedAIAA Citation: Mr. Waddick developed an engineering team, led a new general aviation project through successful FAA Type Certification, and now supports two aircraft per day production in a start-up company
Mr David J BernstorfBCX Consulting, LLCAwardedAIAA Citation: Exceptional leadership and technical management of the development, design, and certification of the all-new, entry-level business jet, the Premier 1
Dr Paul D NielsenSoftware Engineering InstituteAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the restructuring of the Milstar satellite program, for an exemplary as Director of Plans for NORAD, and for visionary leadership of the Air Force Research Laboratory in these demanding times
Preston A HenneAwardedAIAA Citation: For Outstanding Contributions in the Management of the Gulfstream V Aircraft Program which brought to market, as planned, the world’s first ultra-long range business jet
Mr. Michael M SearsThe Boeing CompanyAwardedAIAA Citation: In recognition of bold and innovative management initiatives which have yielded success stories in strategic aeronautical programs, including the F-22, C-17, and JDAM
Mrs. Darleen A DruyunThe Boeing CompanyAwardedAIAA Citation: Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisitions)/1997