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.
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.
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:
An awardee should also illustrate high characteristics of:
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:
Questions can be directed to Ross Garelick Bell, ASA Executive Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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