Hall of Fame

The DUSTOFF Association Hall of Fame honors people who made 

a) an outstanding contribution to DUSTOFF aviation over an extended period
b) a doctrinal or technical contribution
c) an innovation with an identifiable impact on DUSTOFF Aviation
d) efforts that inspired others, or
e) any combination of above,
and records the excellence of their achievements for posterity. All persons are eligible for induction, except active duty Generals and Colonels. Membership in DUSTOFF Association is not a requirement for individuals nominated for the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame. Any individual, military or civilian, may nominate an individual for the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame consideration.

This white paper expands on the above criteria.

Generous donations by the membership have funded the plaques as well as the DUSTOFF logo and the dedication plaque. The AMEDD Museum Foundation has graciously allowed the DUSTOFF Association a wide degree of latitude in occupying space that could otherwise be reserved for archives.

The standards are published on this site as well as the nomination form and procedures. Please, take the time to research the background and accomplishments of that person you feel is worthy of induction into our Hall of Fame. Take some quality time to work up the required documentation, citation, and nomination narrative and send it to the Association at our post office box.

Our legacy is rich with self-sacrifice, heroism and service to our fellow man. All DUSTOFF crewmembers are a hero in some way or another. Some rise above the rest and deserve special recognition. The Executive Council needs the eyes, ears and memories of our full membership to assist us in appropriately identifying and honoring those worthy of representing the DUSTOFF legacy by induction into our Hall of Fame.

HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

(SUSPENSE DATE FOR NOMINATIONS: May 1 each year.)

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    This Form is to be used for the submission of all nominations for the DUSTOFF Association Hall of Fame. It may be reproduced locally or additional copies may be obtained from The DUSTOFF Association Secretary by writing to: DUSTOFF Association, P. O. Box 8091, Wainwright Station, San Antonio, TX 78208.

CRITERIA

    The DUSTOFF Association sponsored Hall of Fame honors those persons who have made a) an outstanding contribution to DUSTOFF Aviation over an extended period, b) a doctrinal or technical contribution, c) an innovation with an identifiable impact on DUSTOFF Aviation, d) efforts that were an inspiration to others, or e) any combination of the foregoing, and records the excellence of their achievements for posterity. All persons are eligible for induction, except active duty Generals and Colonels. Membership in DUSTOFF Association is not a requirement for individuals nominated for the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame. Any individual, military or civilian, may nominate an individual for the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame consideration.

DOCUMENTATION

    The DUSTOFF Association Hall of Fame Executive Council will consider only the following in making its selections:

    [1] A 160-word summary of the accomplishments of the individual nominee.

    [2] A Narrative of not more than 1,500 words documenting the accomplishments and qualifying attributes of the individual nominee.

    [3] The nomination must include a photograph of the nominee in any size, preferably in color.

SUBMISSION

    Any person may submit this Nomination Form directly to the DUSTOFF Association Hall of Fame Executive Council for consideration. Nominations should be postmarked not later than May 1 and mailed or express-mailed to DUSTOFF Association, ATTN: Hall of Fame Executive Council; P.O. Box 8091 Wainwright Sta.; San Antonio, TX 78208. Nominations material – to include photographs – will not be returned.

SELECTION

    The Executive Council, which is composed of current officers and former Presidents of the Association, is responsible for validating that the candidates meet the Hall of Fame criteria and selecting a specific number of candidates from all nominees received for placement on the DUSTOFF Association Hall of Fame Ballot.

BALLOTING

    The selected candidates, their narratives and their photos will be voted on by current members of the Hall of Fame and the Executive Council. These members will be asked to vote for their choice of the Inductees (or for None) from those candidates appearing in the ballot. Balloting is conducted annually. A nominee must receive 2/3’s of the votes cast to be elected.

INDUCTION

    The induction will take place at the Annual Reunion in February each year. The Hall of Fame is located at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum in Fort Sam Houston, TX. Brass plaques honoring the Inductees will be placed on the Hall of Fame Wall. Plaques will be purchased as funds are available. Induction to the Hall of Fame will not be delayed due to lack of funds for the plaque.

Use this form to fill out and submit your nomination. Remember, nominations must be received by 1 July each year to be eligible for consideration in that calendar year.

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