Description: The Cross Award was established in honor of the late Major General Richard G. Cross, Jr., USAF (Ret), one of the most highly respected individuals in the field of T&E in the 20th century. ITEA presents this award to recognize outstanding achievements in the development or administration of T&E education.
Eligibility: ITEA membership is not a requirement for eligibility, but will be considered during the Committee’s selection process. The Cross Award may be awarded to any deserving individual, team, organization, or institution.
Evaluation Criteria: Nominees must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of T&E education by means of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas.
- Administration. Establish a T&E education program in a recognized institution of higher learning, either civilian or military; or administer an existing program with such professional competence as to merit special recognition.
- Education. Exhibit exceptional technical competence as an educator on one or more of the academic subject areas in the general field of T&E. Educational efforts that promote T&E as a professional discipline shall be a prime evaluation criterion.
- Research. Develop new theories, concepts, or techniques for use in T&E education. The results should be documented and available for general use.