CCLD seeks nominees for 2009 Wakin awards

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Center for Character and Leadership Development is soliciting nominees for the 2009 Malham M. Wakin Character and Leadership Development Award.

The Wakin award is presented to personnel assigned to the Air Force Academy, both past and present, to include individuals or teams who have made significant contributions for character and leadership development among cadets by their example as well as influence.

Please forward nominations to ncls@usafa.edu by Jan. 8, 2010. Nomination write-ups will be limited to one page using Air Force Form 1206, "Nomination for Award." As a minimum, nominations must include significant contributions to cadet character and leadership development efforts. Additionally, the following areas may be included for consideration: conspicuous moral courage, great personal sacrifice, conduct above and beyond the requirements of duty and leadership and professionalism in keeping with the highest ideals of Air Force tradition. There are no required section headers when filling out the AF IMT 1206; however, these five subject areas in bold may be used as headings if you desire.

The awards board will convene in mid-January 2010. The award will be presented at the 17th annual National Character and Leadership Symposium the evening of Feb. 18.

For more information, contact the CCLD's Lt. Col. David Higginbotham at 719-333-6841.