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Seeking Nominations for AFOS 2022 Awards!

Nominate someone deserving today!

** Call for Nominations 2022! ** 

Do you admire the dedication and distinction of a colleague? Do you want to recognize a colleague for their outstanding work? Here's your chance! 

The AFOS Awards Committee is soliciting diverse nominations from Army, Navy, Air Force, VA, and Public Health for the five major awards for 2022:


(1) OD of the Year 

(2) Junior OD of the Year 

(3) Reserve/Guard OD of the Year 

(4) COL Bzdula AFOS Student Award

(5) Orion Award


The OD of the Year and Junior OD of the Year awards are initially service-specific, with an awardee selected from each of the following services: Army, Navy, Air Force, VA, and Public Health. These recipients then compete for the AFOS OD of the Year and AFOS Junior OD of the Year awards.


We welcome the nomination of candidates from previous years who were not selected to receive an award. See past winners here


Award nominations due by July 25, 2022. 


Please note that it may be helpful to have the nominee's CV/resume when completing a nomination. You will need to add a type written statement, not to exceed 1,000 words, explaining the primary reason the nominee should be named as award recipient based on the criteria listed. The statement should explain the nature of the individual's contribution based on all previous history, not just activities accomplished in the last year.  Award criteria can be found here


To learn more about the awards program or with any questions, please contact Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Mark McKenzie at or Dr. Lindsay Wright at


The nomination process can easily be completed by clicking below...

Nomination Form

AFOS Annual Awards Ceremony will be held October 24-25 at the AFOS/AAO Meeting in San Diego at the Marriott Marquis & Marina.

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