Nominations open for public administration award



Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs

11/5/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 7th Annual Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award.

This award was created to recognize the contributions similar to those of David O. Cooke during his nearly five decades of federal service with the DOD. During his time in civil service, he was widely recognized as a public official promoting a cooperative spirit among leadership and improving operations.

This award recognizes non-managerial career civilian employees who demonstrate great leadership potential as future federal executives. To be eligible, nominees must have three to 10 years of civilian federal service by Dec. 31, 2010.

Nominees can be serving in any functional area and will be evaluated on their commitment to public service and demonstration of personal and professional integrity.

Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major command, field operating agency, or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and additional information regarding nomination procedures.

Each MAJCOM, FOA or DRU may submit one nomination. Completed nomination packages must be sent to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 1, 2011.

For more information on this and other Air Force recognition programs, visit the AFPC personnel services website at http://gum.afpc.randolph.af.mil or call the Total Force Service Center toll-free at (800) 525-0102 or DSN 665-5000.