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NEWS | Aug. 27, 2014

Nominations open for 66th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award

By Janis El Shabazz Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 64th annual Arthur S. Flemming Award, which honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government.


The award is sponsored by George Washington University in conjunction with the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission.


The Air Force may nominate 10 federal civilian employees or military members - two in each of the following five categories: leadership and/or management, legal achievement, social science, clinical trials and translational research, applied science and engineering and basic science.


Each major command, field operating agency and direct reporting unit may only nominate one person in each category. Individuals previously nominated but not selected for a Flemming Award may be re-nominated. Previous award winners may not be re-nominated.


Nominees can be any career federal civilian employee or member of the uniformed services who has at least three but no more than 15 years of total service - cumulative of military and civilian - as of Dec. 31. These awards will be made for outstanding contributions to public service on either a sustained basis or through a single exceptional accomplishment achieved or completed this year.


Completed nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Nov. 19.


For more information on Air Force recognition programs and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at