The ASMDA Performance Awards Committee is responsible for soliciting and evaluating the annual Technical and Service Award nominations of contractor and government personnel who work directly on space and missile defense activities being executed by the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command; Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, the PEO for Missiles and Space, the Marshall Space Flight Center or Missile and Space Intelligence Center. Committee Members evaluate each and every nomination and assign a 1-n value to rank each nomination, with 1 being the best score and "n" being the lowest. The value of each nomination assigned by each committee member is then averaged and award selections are based on the lowest aggregate score. The committee then collectively decides where to draw the line for the total number of awards in each category.
The Performance Awards Committee is also responsible for managing the ASMDA Distinguished Service Award process. The ASMDA Distinguished Award is given to any member of the ASMDA organization who has distinguished themselves through significant and substantial contributions to the Association. Nominations can be submitted at any time and are not tied to any specific times or number of awards. To be considered for this award, the individual must have at least 10 years of combined service supporting ASMDA as a committee member, committee lead, Officer, or ex officio member.
Any member of the BOD can nominate a candidate for the award. Nominations for individuals who do not have at least 10 years of service can be considered but require a majority vote by the BOD to waive the requirement. Nominations will be written up in the form of a letter of recommendation that includes: 1. Details describing the specific contributions of the nominee as an ASMDA member; 2. Length of service time in specific capacities/rolls; 3. Request for waiver if required with rationale. Awards will normally be presented at the ASMDA luncheon or any other venue as directed by the BOD.
Within 14 days of the presentation of the Technical and Performance Awards at the Annual ASMDA Luncheon, the chairman of this activity will provide a paragraph, and possibly pictures to the ASMDA President and the Website Committee Chair for publication on the ASMDA website.