​AEROSPACE STATES ASSOCIATION

THOMAS R. HOBSON

​​DISTINGUISHED AEROSPACE SERVICE AWARD

2017 INAUGURAL THOMAS R. HOBSON DISTINGUISHED AEROSPACE SERVICE AWARD

JOE RICE, DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, LOCKHEED MARTIN SPACE

2018 THOMAS R. HOBSON DISTINGUISHED AEROSPACE SERVICE AWARD

​TODD MAY, DIRECTOR OF NASA MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

This distinguished award is named in honor of Thomas R. Hobson, a lifelong member with outstanding service to the U.S. aerospace community and a committed supporter of the goals and objectives of the Aerospace States Association. Mr. Hobson effectively demonstrated a passionate and genuine desire to advance the U.S. aerospace industry and maintain leadership in advanced manufacturing among aerospace and defense industries at the local, state, and national level. He was a man of great character and insight and possessed wisdom that allowed him to effectively approach tough challenges with innovative and effective solutions. Many in business and government, found him a superb mentor and trusted counselor until his untimely death in June 2014.


PURPOSE


The Thomas R. Hobson Distinguished Aerospace Service Award is awarded each year to one individual who has demonstrated exemplary characteristics which bring government, industry and education together to strengthen the aerospace industry for the benefit of a state, territory or region of the United States of America.​

AWARD CRITERIA

The Thomas R. Hobson Distinguished Aerospace Service Award honors individuals who have displayed outstanding service through a body of achievements that illustrate specific outcomes that have clearly advanced the aerospace and aviation non-partisan mission, goals and objectives of the Aerospace States Association.

The following submission criteria must be included and will be used in determining the nominee's qualifications for receiving the award:

  • Federal aerospace and aviation policy development
  • Research and design funding advocacy
  • Aerospace work force training
  • Aerospace and aviation economic development
  • Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education excellence
  • States’ global aerospace marketplace competitiveness

An awardee should also illustrate high characteristics of:

  • Personal integrity/ethical behavior
  • Technical competency
  • Commitment to service
  • Communication


AWARD ELIGIBILITY AND NOMINATION

United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States/Territories

Must not have won this award in the previous five (5) years

Individuals may be nominated by:

  • A state or territorial Lieutenant Governor, state appointed delegate to ASA, or equivalent 
  • An ASA member of any category (e.g. state chapter, industry member, etc.)
  • A past awardee
  • A former ASA chair person


ADMINISTRATION

  1. Nominations for the 2019 award open April 1, 2019.
  2. Nominations must be submitted via e-mail and received no later than 12:00 AM (EDT) on June 15, 2019.
  3. Nominations received after the designated submission deadline will NOT be considered.  
  4. Nomination packages should be e-mailed to: Monica Hecker, ASA Deputy Executive Director, at hecker@aerostates.org
  5. Nominations should not exceed two (2) typewritten pages. Please provide a detailed description why the person is being nominated with specific examples along with their resume/CV. Bullet statements are encouraged. 
  6. The recipient of the 2019 Thomas R. Hobson Distinguished Aerospace Service Award will be notified by June 15, 2019 and the Award will be presented in Huntsville, Alabama at the Aerospace States Association Annual Award Dinner on July 17, 2019. 


Questions can be directed to Monica Hecker, ASA Deputy Executive Director, at: hecker@aerostates.org (480) 329-3459 or Mike Heil, ASA Treasurer at heil@aerostates.org (937) 287-8102.