Named in honor of SSgt Donald Ward, an AFSA founder, to recognize and honor outstanding Airmen and to encourage them to continue with their desire to be exceptional representatives of the United States Air Force, their country, and AFSA.
Eligibility: The nominee must be serving as an Active Duty, ANG, or AFRC Airman in the ranks of E1, E2, E3, or E4, as of December 31 of the calendar year immediately preceding the year of consideration. Selected division Airmen who are promoted to E-5 prior to the annual international meeting but after Dec 31 of the preceding calendar year may represent their division at the international competition.
The nominee must be a member of AFSA prior to 1 Jul of the year in which being
nominated. (i.e. for 2020 submission, nominee must have been an AFSA member prior
to 1 Jul 2020).
The award package will include the following items at the time of submission or it will not be graded: