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McDonald Statesman and Stateswoman Nomination Guidelines

Please use the following guidelines when submitting a nomination for NAA’s Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman and Stateswoman of Aviation Award. Nominations that do not fall within the specifications listed below may not be considered during the selection process.

A nominee for consideration as an Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman and Stateswoman of Aviation shall:

  1. Be a living citizen of the United States who, for at least 25 years, has been actively identified with aeronautics and has made contributions of significant value to aeronautics;
  2. Have exhibited qualities of patriotism, integrity, and moral courage worthy of emulation;
  3. Be well and favorably known as a person of ability and character.

Nomination Format
The nomination must be a Word Document limited to three (3) pages, not including the citation; page layout and size and type of font may be of the writer's choosing. Attachments, reprints of articles, etc., will not be considered unless incorporated into and made part of the three pages. The nomination document should begin with nominator information: name, email address, mailing address and phone number. Next, identify the nominee by name along with email address, mailing address and phone number. The body of the nomination should include information justifying why the nominee is worthy of this award; give complete and concise details with such background information as considered pertinent along with any other relevant information that would assist the Selection Committee in determining the worthiness of the nominee with particular attention to the "Criteria" above.

On a 4th page, create a formal statement, in 30 words or less, that captures the essence of the achievement for which the nominee’s name has been submitted.

Nominations must be received by NAA on or before August 31 (if August 31 falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the NEXT business day). Nominations should be submitted by email as a Word Document to [email protected] with "Statesman/Stateswoman Nomination" in the subject line.

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