Each year, the corporation celebrates its commitment to excellence by recognizing individuals and teams who have demonstrated excellence exceeding expectations in the areas of science, technology, engineering, analysis, systems engineering, program and business management, and administration.
The corporation presents six different awards on a yearly basis, provided that there are qualified candidates.
The Trustees’ Distinguished Achievement Award
The Trustees’ Distinguished Achievement Award is Aerospace’s most prestigious corporate award. It acknowledges specific outstanding achievements recognized by the professional community as being worthy of highest commendation.
The President’s Achievement Award
The President’s Achievement Award acknowledges specific outstanding achievements recognized by the professional community as being worthy of high commendation.
Program Recognition Awards
Program Recognition Awards recognize the significant contributions of employees toward the completion of a major program milestone or organizational achievement in programs that have achieved or exceeded their performance and reliability objectives.
The Excellence in Diversity Awards
Office Professional Recognition Award
The Office Professional Recognition Award was initiated in 2012 to encourage, recognize, and reward significant contributions and outstanding achievements by our Office Professionals that demonstrate excellence exceeding normal expectations.
Aerospace Team of the Year Award
The Aerospace Team of the Year Award was given for the first time in 2012 to acknowledge outstanding achievements made possible by the breadth and diversity of skills available at Aerospace and that have been recognized by the professional community as being worthy of higher commendation. The intent of this award is to celebrate a true strength of Aerospace – the ability to synthesize exceptional products from a diverse and distributed workforce of specialists.
2013 Corporate Awards
2013 Excellence in Diversity Award Winner
Sonia Henry, engineering manager, Software Systems Assurance Department, Computer Applications and Assurance Subdivision, Engineering and Technology Group.
Henry was cited by the Diversity Award committee for her “leadership and promotion of diversity, inclusion, and excellence at Aerospace and in the community.”
In particular, Henry was cited for her work with the summer intern program and ensuring a group of diverse participants in the program. In her acceptance speech, Henry compared the ideals of the Olympic movement to the goals and attitudes of Aerospace.
2013 Office Professional Recognition Award Winner
Corey Baer, senior office assistant, Government Security Investigations.
Baer was awarded the second annual Office Professional Recognition Award for her work going “far beyond what’s considered normal duties for her position.”
She is the Access Control trainer for all the security officers and receptionists, maintains and updates all access procedures manuals and writes new security procedures as needed. She also helped design the security layout for the new corporate headquarters building and conducted the Annual Security Penetration Exercise, which tested Aerospace’s security measures.
She can often be found at the A1 reception desk, diligently maintaining access security. Dr. Wanda Austin described Baer as “the corporation’s first impression to customers, visitors, and employees when they arrive at our corporate headquarters.”