AMSUS acknowledges the abilities of many outstanding federal healthcare individuals each year through our distinguished Awards Program.

There are three categories of awards. The Advisory Council Award category consists of the Rising Star, Lifetime Achievement and Force Health Protection Team awards The Federal Chiefs, who are members of the AMSUS Advisory Council, recommend a single nominee from all their service submitted nominations for the three awards. The selection of these award recipients then rests with the Awards Committee Chair and the AMSUS Board of Managers. The Individual Professional Awards recognize an individual from a specific discipline and the Functional Mission Awards recognize an organization, team or individual within a specific functional area.

Award nominations are accepted from 30 April to 30 June each year and reflect the accomplishments of the individual the previous calendar year. Recipients are notified in late August.

As a member of federal healthcare, you are in a unique position to nominate a deserving individual for a competitive AMSUS award. So many individuals do outstanding work in their fields, yet are never recognized publicly for that work. This is your opportunity to see that recognition is given. The process is not difficult. If you know of someone who should receive recognition, and whose work qualifies them for one of the AMSUS awards, please make time to submit a nomination.

The Awards are presented at the Association’s Annual Continuing Education Meeting during the Annual Dinner.