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2012 Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association Accomplishments

  • Provided 16 full scholarships (an entire Space Camp Team) for 9-11 year olds to attend the 1–7 July 2012 USS&RC Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.  This year’s winners included children from Huntsville, Colorado Springs, Omaha, Kwajalein Atoll, Alaska, and Germany.
  • Awarded four $4,000 academic scholarships from the ASMDA “Loretta Spencer” College and University Scholarship program on 15 August 2012 as part of the Space and Missile Defense Conference.
  • Awarded the General Dodgen Memorial Academic Scholarship valued at $4,000 on 15 August 2012 as part of the Space and Missile Defense Conference.
  • Awarded four $1,000 academic scholarships from the ASMDA “Loretta Spencer” College and University Scholarship program to the Calhoun Scholarship Foundation to encourage students in the initial two years of college to pursue engineering, science, and math degrees.
  • Conducted the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for unveiling the new “Air, Space, and Missile Defense Distinguished Civilians Wall of Honor”  in the Davidson Center, USS&RC on 26 January 2012.
  • Presented eight Space and Missile Defense Technical Achievement and Service Excellence Awards for both Government and contractor employees year in recognition of exceptional achievement in the development, test, and deployment of air, space, and missile defense systems during the ASMDA Annual Membership Luncheon on 26 January 2012.
  • Co-sponsored (with NDIA and UAH) 12th annual Adventures in Engineering Day, 26 September 2012. Over 300 regional high school juniors interested in math, science, and engineering were provided insights into exciting North Alabama career opportunities.  This day long program included tours, briefings, and hands-on demonstrations at various Redstone Arsenal Agencies.
  • Provided organizing leadership and $5,000 for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a revolutionary STEM program focused on modernizing classrooms.
  • Co-sponsored the annual Space and Missile Defense Conference, Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama, 13-16 August 2012.
  • Supported USASMDC/ARSTRAT’s Ball, NCO and Soldier of the Year Program, and the Army Birthday Celebration.
  • Provided $5,800 in grants to support community veteran efforts to include the Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation (proud sponsor of the Korean War Black Granite Marker), Blue Star Program, Gold Star Shadow Boxes, Still Serving Veterans, Veterans Memorial Museums, Valor Flight, Semper Fi Community Task Force, and Veterans Day Parade local band participation.

David Diaddario
2012 ASMDA President

 

2012 Air, Space and Missile Defense Awards

The Air, Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) annually sponsors an Awards Program to recognize exceptional achievements supporting our nation’s efforts in Air, Space and Missile Defense. Please review the attached Awards Program overview and, if you have a candidate for any of the awards, please submit their nomination by down loading these nomination form(s).

ASMDA Awards 2012 Letter

2012 ASMDA Award Program Overview_Oct 2012

2012 ASMDA Nomination Forms

The Awards will be presented at the ASMDA Annual Luncheon to be held 25 January 2013, at the Davidson Center at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.  Nominations can be electronically transmitted to Joel F. Thomas, ASMDA Awards Chairman, 360 Quality Circle, Suite 310 Huntsville, AL 35806, joel.thomas@mtsi-va.com.

The Officers and Members of the ASMDA Board of Directors thank you for your participation and continued support of the Association’s Annual Awards program.

Nominations are due 10 December 2012.  Please contact Joel Thomas at the above email address or the phone number supplied in the emailed announcement.

Thank you,

David Diaddario

David Diaddario
President
Air Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA)

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Joel F. Thomas
ASMDA Awards Chairman
Modern Technology Solutions Incorporated (MTSI)
360 Quality Circle, Suite 310
Huntsville, AL 35806

 

2012 Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association Accomplishments

  • Provided 16 full scholarships (an entire Space Camp Team) for 9-11 year olds to attend the 1–7 July 2012 USS&RC Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.  This year’s winners included children from Huntsville, Colorado Springs, Omaha, Kwajalein Atoll, Alaska, and Germany.
  • Awarded four $4,000 academic scholarships from the ASMDA “Loretta Spencer” College and University Scholarship program on 15 August 2012 as part of the Space and Missile Defense Conference.
  • Awarded the General Dodgen Memorial Academic Scholarship valued at $4,000 on 15 August 2012 as part of the Space and Missile Defense Conference.
  • Awarded four $1,000 academic scholarships from the ASMDA “Loretta Spencer” College and University Scholarship program to the Calhoun Scholarship Foundation to encourage students in the initial two years of college to pursue engineering, science, and math degrees.
  • Conducted the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for unveiling the new “Air, Space, and Missile Defense Distinguished Civilians Wall of Honor”  in the Davidson Center, USS&RC on 26 January 2012.
  • Presented eight Space and Missile Defense Technical Achievement and Service Excellence Awards for both Government and contractor employees year in recognition of exceptional achievement in the development, test, and deployment of air, space, and missile defense systems during the ASMDA Annual Membership Luncheon on 26 January 2012.
  • Co-sponsored (with NDIA and UAH) 12th annual Adventures in Engineering Day, 26 September 2012. Over 300 regional high school juniors interested in math, science, and engineering were provided insights into exciting North Alabama career opportunities.  This day long program included tours, briefings, and hands-on demonstrations at various Redstone Arsenal Agencies.
  • Provided organizing leadership and $5,000 for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a revolutionary STEM program focused on modernizing classrooms.
  • Co-sponsored the annual Space and Missile Defense Conference, Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Alabama, 13-16 August 2012.
  • Supported USASMDC/ARSTRAT’s Ball, NCO and Soldier of the Year Program, and the Army Birthday Celebration.
  • Provided $5,800 in grants to support community veteran efforts to include the Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation (proud sponsor of the Korean War Black Granite Marker), Blue Star Program, Gold Star Shadow Boxes, Still Serving Veterans, Veterans Memorial Museums, Valor Flight, Semper Fi Community Task Force, and Veterans Day Parade local band participation.

 

David Diaddario
2012 ASMDA President