Academy to accept DSA nominations until April 1

Bill Hybl, the chairman of the Air Force Academy Foundation, accepts the 2015 Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the foundation, from Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Bill Hybl, the chairman of the Air Force Academy Foundation, accepts the 2015 Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the foundation, from Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The AFA Foundation received the award in 2015. 2015(U.S. Air Force photo)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. --

The Air Force Academy will take nominations for this year’s Distinguished Service Award through April 1. 

The DSA was established in 1999 and is presented annually by the superintendent to a military person, civilian or group, whose contributions distinctly impacted the morale or wellbeing of the Academy. 

Any individual or group that has contributed significantly and directly to the morale or wellbeing of the Academy through the donation of their time, resources or influence, is eligible. The DSA recognizes individuals who have contributed not as part of their official duties, but through their personal generosity and dedication to the Academy.

Nominations may be submitted to HQ USAFA/CM, Attention: DSA, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 3100, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, 80840.

Nomination packages should include a single page with biographical data to include name and rank, if military; organization or company; telephone number; mailing address; and a typed narrative justification, not to exceed one page, describing the nominee’s accomplishments.

Previous DSA recipients

-- Colorado Springs Citizens Committee and Retired Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, 1999

-- Harold Littrell, 2000, Retired Brig. Gen. Philip Erdle, 2001

-- The Olmsted Foundation, 2002

-- Col. Joseph and Doctor Dorothy Moller, 2003

--Retired Maj. Gen. William Lyon, 2005

-- Academy Top 3, 2006

-- Retired Brig. Gen. Malham Wakin, 2007

-- Retired Gen. James. McCarthy, 2008

-- Bart Holaday, 2009

-- Retired Lt. Gen. Benjamin Bellis, 2010

-- Retired Col. Jock Schwank, 2011

-- Edward Legasey, 2012

-- Doctor Jimmy Covey, 2013

-- John Fox, 2014

-- The Air Force Academy Foundation, 2015

 Call 333-8827 for more information.