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Mackay Nomination Guidelines

Please use the following guidelines when submitting a nomination for NAA''s Clarence Mackay Trophy. Nominations that do not fall within the specifications listed below may not be considered during the selection process.

The trophy is given for the "most meritorious flight of the year" by an Air Force person, persons, or organization (first consideration given to individuals) for gallantry and intrepidity; and for unusual initiative and resourcefulness and achievement of outstanding results with unusual presence of mind under combat or non-combat conditions.

Commanders of major Air Force commands are responsible for screening, selecting and submitting to the Director of Military Personnel nominations originating within their respective commands for forwarding to the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force by January 31 of the year following the "meritorious flight".

The trophy winner is selected annually by the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.

Rules and Regulations
Headquarters United States Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff Air & Space Operations, Annual Awards, #36-2807, Chapter 7, dated 01/02/00.


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