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Lasswell Award
Submission deadline extended to September 30th, 2016!

Lasswell Award



$1500 PRIZE
Above and Beyond Performance!

NDIA San Diego’s
2016 A. Bryan Lasswell Award for Fleet Support


Tell Us:

Do you know a San Diego based active duty or civil service person who excelled through technology innovation or in-service engineering in supporting the Navy or Coast Guard Fleet, or Fleet Marine Forces?

The Award:

Intended for mid-level technical or supervisory personnel directly supporting the fleet, the award(s) will be given in two categories.

• Technology Innovation Award for the best application of a technology-based solution to a problem facing operating forces
• In-Service Engineering Support Award for excellence in technical support to operating forces.

The A. Bryan Lasswell Awards will be presented at the NDIA San Diego Fall Industry Conference on October 25, 2016.
Winners also receive a trophy, citation, and $1,500.00!

 In 1942, Marine Corps Major A. Bryan Lasswell, was a cryptologist stationed at Pearl Harbor. He worked day and night to decipher radio traffic of the Japanese Navy, helping to trigger the American victory at Midway Island.

He was innovative, believed in excellence, and worked tenaciously to get the job done. Innovation, excellence, and tenacity are the hallmarks of this award.


We can help. Call Alyx Schmidt at (858) 218-5606 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your candidate.

When and How?

  • Submit by September 30, 2016.
  • Describe work performed since March 1, 2015.
  • Include both the name and contact information for the nominee, as well as for the person submitting the nomination.
  • Describe the contribution clearly and concisely.
  • Final selections are approved by the NDIA San Diego Chapter Board of Directors.
  • There can be more than one winner in each category.
  • The Awards luncheon will take place during the NDIA Fall Symposium 25 October at the Sheraton Mission Valley

Nominate Now!

Download the nomination form

See 2015 Winners