The ATCA Awards Program
Recognizing Greatness in Aviation.

The goal of ATCA's awards program is to give special recognition to those persons and/or organizations engaged in the development, operation, or maintenance of the worldwide air traffic control system for outstanding achievement. From heroic air traffic control saves to industry and small business contributions, military recognition to NAS safety, there's an ATCA award for anybody dedicated to the advancement of air traffic control and a safe flying environment.

Learn more about our awards. We will open nominations for 2021 awards in early spring, 2021.

AWARD CATEGORIES AND INFO GLEN A. GILBERT MEMORIAL AWARD
     

 



ATCA 2020 Award Recipients

ATCA is pleased to announce its 2020 award winners:

The goal of ATCA's awards program is to give special recognition to those persons and/or organizations engaged in the development, operation, or maintenance of the worldwide air traffic control system for outstanding achievement.

The following recipients will be honored at the 2018 Awards Luncheon during ATCA Annual on Tues., October 2, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. 

 

ATCA Annual Safety Award
Mr. Jimmy Mills, RVA
 
ATCA Airway Transportation Systems Specialist of the Year Award 
Mr. Douglas Lowe, FAA
 
ATCA Ambassador Award
Mr. James "JJ" Johnson, Raytheon Technologies
 
ATCA Annual Team Award for Outstanding Achievement
Civilian:
NextGen Weather Processor (NWP) Team
Military:
Fox Company 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB)
 
ATCA Award for Exceptional Service
FAA Air Traffic Organization in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
Andy Pitas Aircraft Save Award
RVA Control Tower Team at Mesquite, Texas (Michael Woods and Greg Davis)
Kevin Scoggin, SERCO FCT Redmond Municipal Airport
Tim Maune, SERCO FCT Riverside Municipal Airport
 
ATCA Outstanding Civilian ATC Manager of the Year Award
Glenn Huckeba, RVA – Kissimmee Tower

ATCA Annual Outstanding Achievement Award for Small Business
A3 Technology, Inc.

ATCA Annual Outstanding Achievement Award for Small & Disadvantaged Business
Washington Progress Group, LLC

ATCA Annual Industry Award
Unifly

ATCA Life Cycle Management Award
General Dynamics Ground to Air Radio Systems Team

ATCA Military Air Traffic Controller of the Year Award
United States Navy:
Petty Officer Crystal Money
United States Army:
Staff Sergeant Ricky D. Gibbs
United States Air Force:
Senior Airman Brad E. Borowy
United States Marines:
Staff Sergeant Leonard Martinez

ATCA Military Air Traffic Control Technician of the Year Award
United States Navy:
ET Second Class Brian L. Shepard
United States Army:
Sgt. Kurtis L. Miller
United States Air Force:
Technical Sergeant Domditer Chan
United States Marines:
Sgt. Lukas Davis

ATCA Outstanding Military Air Traffic Control Manager of the Year Award
United States Navy:
Lieutenant Samuel Hughes
United States Army:
Chief Warrant Officer Two Bryan J. Nelson
United States Air Force:
Master Sergeant Joseph D. Crutcher
United States Marines:
Captain Peter J. Witte

Chairman’s Award
Key West Tower Team, RVA
Midwest ATC, Kandahar Team

President’s Award
ATO Space Operations Team

Archives

  • Download the full list of 2019 ATCA Award Winners: click here
  • Download the full list of 2018 ATCA Award Winners: click here for PDF format.
  • Download the full list of 2017 ATCA Award Winners: click here for PDF format.
  • Download the full list of 2016 ATCA Award Winners: click here for PDF format.
  • Download the full list of 2015 ATCA Award Winners: click here for PDF format. 
  • Download the full list of 2014 ATCA Award Winners: click here for PDF format.
  • Download the full list of 2013 ATCA Award Winners: click here for HTML format.
  • For the list of ATCA Journal of Air Traffic Control Winners for 2013: click here.
  • Download the full list of 2012 ATCA Award Winners: Word Document and PDF Format, for HTML format: click here.
  • Download Spreadsheet list of ATCA Award Winners from 1984 through 2015: click here.

 


Awards Committee

  • Tom Styc, Committee Chairman
  • Giacomo Biscotti, ATCSI
  • Giovanni Carnaroli, Deloitte
  • Pamela Whitley, Board Liaison
  • Mike Feeley, Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc.
  • Frank Frisbie, Double F Consulting
  • Dieter Gunter, Tetra Tech
  • Dieter Eier, Frequentis
  • Carlos Aguirre, PASS
  • Elisabeth Auld, FAA
  • Jeff Weinstein, leidos
  • Jeff Burke, FAA
  • Chad Roach, CSCI
  • Marcy Bettis, JMA Solutions
  • David LaLande, NavCanada
  • Kelly Baker, Verizon
  • Marcus Stevens, Raytheon Technologies 
  • Mindy Soranno, ATCA Staff Liaison
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  • 06 Jun 2018
    Hon. Linda Hall Daschle Named 2018 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner


    The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that former FAA Acting Administrator Linda Hall Daschle has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, one of the most prominent awards in aviation and ATCA’s highest honor.

    A pioneer for women in air traffic management, Daschle was the first female to hold the post of Acting Administrator for the FAA. She began her aviation career in Kansas nearly 45 years ago as a licensed weather observer for the agency. In 1993, she was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate for the position of FAA Deputy Administrator. One of her first tasks involved an assessment of the agency’s key air traffic modernization program called the Advanced Automation System which was eventually overhauled, saving the agency an estimated $1.6 billion. She also oversaw the advancement of new regional airline safety regulations and conducted a review of the agency’s safety and surveillance program, which resulted in one of the single largest hires of new safety inspectors in FAA history. 

    Ms. Daschle has held numerous government and private-sector leadership positions, including with the American Association of Airport Executives, the Air Transport Association, the former Civil Aeronautics Board, and with the law firm of Baker Donelson. She is currently President of LHD & Associates, Inc, and serves on the board of Aireon, LLC.

    In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Ms. Daschle joins aviation greats, including Delta’s Richard Anderson, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, Boeing’s Neil Planzer, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield. (View press release HERE.)

    Tickets will be available this month. For more information, visit https://www.atca.org/glengilbert
     
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