2017 Service to the Flag Award Nomination
The mission of the Service to the Flag annual award is to recognize members who have served national defense and security, supported military service members, and/or facilitated partnerships between industry and the military. As part of our efforts to honor women in defense, Women In Defense reintroduced its Service to the Flag award in 2013, presenting it at the celebration to Hon. Carolyn H. Becraft. In 2014 we heard from Secretary Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force and awarded our Service to the Flag honor to Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF (Ret). In 2015, we heard from Admiral Michelle J. Howard, Vice Chief Naval Operations, as she presented an inspirational message prior to the awards being bestowed upon MG Paulette M. Risher, USA (Ret) and Ms. Janice C. Haith. And in 2016 we heard inspiring remarks from and honored the Honorable Christine E. Wormuth, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Ms. Lisa Atherton, Executive Vice President, Military Business for Bell Helicopter.

Nomination Criteria:
This award is designed to recognize high-achieving women in national security, in alignment with the Women In Defense's mission - to engage, cultivate and support the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security. Nominations for this award are welcome from all Women In Defense members.  Nominees should have a distinguished career in and have shown support for the advancement of women working in national defense and national security.

To nominate a deserving women, complete the following nomination form by May 17, 2017 for consideration.

Women In Defense will be honoring one women in government and one woman in industry at this year's award ceremony. Women In Defense members may nominate individuals for both the government and industry awards.

Service to the Flag Award Ceremony
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Women In Military Service to America Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Questions: Adrienne White, awhite@ndia.org or 703-247-2570

* Nominating Party's Contact Information

* Nominee's Contact Information

* About the Nominee:
Based on the criteria (above) for the award, provide a summary (maximum of 500 words) on how that individual merits consideration.