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Excellence In Leadership Nomination Form

The Women in Defense Michigan Chapter established the Excellence in Leadership Award in 2009 to recognize women who have made a significant contribution to U.S. defense and national security. Award recipients will be honored at the 9th Annual Black Tie Gala. This award recognizes female senior executives in the defense industry that embody the values of WID- MI.

Nomination Criteria:
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the defense industry
  • Connected to Michigan (work history, education, etc.)

WID-MI is calling on all companies and organizations, WID members, and non-members to nominate individuals who have demonstrated leadership, strength, and dedication to the organizations they support.

Nomination Form

Nominations must be submitted by June 23rd, 2017, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Recipients are honored at the WID-MI Black Tie Gala on October 27th, 2017.

Past recipients include:

  • 2016   COL(R) Patricia Sellers, General Dynamic Land Systems
  • 2015   Dr. Jennifer Hitchcock, U. S. Army TARDEC
  • 2014   MG Gwendolyn Bingham, U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command
  • 2013   Ms. Teresa Takai, U.S Department of Defense
  • 2012   MAJ Carrie Atkinson, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command
  • 2011   Monica Emerson, U.S. Department of the Navy
  • 2010   COL Jeanne Smith Hooper, U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command
  • 2009   Janet Bean, Integrated Logistics Support Center, TACOM Lifecycle Management Command

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