Patriot AwardThe NDIA Rocky Mountain Chapter has established the Patriot Award, a recognition program. The Patriot Award is designed to recognize exceptional Americans in service to their country who have demonstrated a profound and abiding love of country and whose inspirational leadership, actions, and selfless dedication symbolize our nation’s ideals, values, and founding principles. The award is intended for U.S. military personnel in the enlisted grades, company-grade officers, warrant officers, government civilians, and Air Force Academy cadets.

The recognition is focused on military personnel stationed in the Colorado Springs area representing the major military organizations and bases. This year the chapter will recognize personnel from the Air Force Academy, Space & Missile Defense Command, United States Space Force, NORAD/NORTHCOM, and members of the various units stationed at Fort Carson. Additional organizations may be added in the future.