ITEA Test & Evaluation Professional Awards

ITEA Test & Evaluation Professional Awards

ITEA is proud to honor those that advance the T&E community through their contributions to both the T&E Profession, as well as to the Association. ITEA presents six (6) ITEA T&E Professional Awards which recognize contributions to the T&E Profession, and four (4) ITEA Awards which recognize contributions to the Association. These awards are presented at the ITEA Annual International T&E Symposium. 

2019 Call for Nominations

The period of performance for the 2019 T&E Professional Awards is from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019Nominations are due by July 26, 2019.

Public notification of the award recipients will be posted to the ITEA Web site – – by October 5th. All award recipients, along with their nominators, will be informed of their selection by email no later than September 28th.

Please make plans to join us at the Annual Professional T&E Award Ceremony and Luncheon, which will be held during the 36th International Test & Evaluation Symposium, which will be held at the Kaua’i Marriott Resort, in Lihue, Hawaii, November 12-15, 2019.

All nominations should be sent to

Please click on the links below for additional information and to submit your award nomination.


Special Recognitions for Contributions to the T&E Profession:

Matthews Award
Named after Dr. Allen R. Matthews, founder and first president of ITEA. It is presented to an individual for a lasting, significant contribution to the field of T&E, such as the cumulative effect of a distinguished career. The Allen R. Matthews award is the highest award bestowed by ITEA. The recipient must be a member of ITEA.

Special Achievement Award
Given for an exceptional special act of achievement in T&E, such as the solution of a major problem, or a notable project success for which there is evidence that tangible benefits have accrued.

Cross Award
Named after the late Major General Richard G. Cross, Jr., USAF, a highly respected figure in T&E and one of the first directors of ITEA. It is presented to an individual, team, or organization for a significant contribution to education for T&E in teaching, administration, or research.

Publications Award
Recognizes outstanding contributions to test and evaluation literature. Given for a book, technical paper, or article that improves or increases the body of knowledge and understanding of T&E. Published works must be original.

Technical Achievement Award
Recognizes an individual or group for outstanding achievement in applying instrumentation, information technology, modeling and simulation, time-space-positioning information, electro-optics technology, or other T&E technology to cause a test and evaluation program to be better, faster, and less expensive.

Junior Achiever Award
The Junior Achiever Award recognizes a young professional who, during his/her first 5 years of practicing in the T&E field, has accomplished a significant achievement(s) which enhances and strengthens the T&E profession.

Special Recognitions for Contributions to the Association:

Energizer Award
Recognizes “behind the scenes” volunteer contributions that have supported the Test and Evaluation community and/or member organizations.

President’s Award
The President’s Award was established in 1996 to give the president of ITEA the prerogative of acknowledging individuals whom he or she deems worthy of recognition.

Board of Directors Award
The Board of Directors Award, established in 1997, is presented to an individual who has contributed to the growth, development, goals, and mission of the Association.

For more information or if you have any questions concerning the ITEA Awards, please contact:

Stephanie Clewer, Awards Committee Chair
James Gaidry –, Phone: (703) 631-6220