Army seeks nominations for Soldier Greatest Invention awards
May 4, 2011
- The Army Materiel Command has conducted the Army Greatest Inventions program since 2003.
- AMC is also promoting the Soldier Greatest Inventions Awards to recognize Soldiers for their efforts to enhance Warfighter's equipment.
- Nomination packets must be submitted by July 1, 2011.
- Email entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., May 24, 2011 -- Since 2003, the Army Materiel Command has conducted the Army Greatest Inventions program to encourage and reward those fighting the war from research labs throughout the Army by developing the best technology solutions for the Soldier.
This year, AMC is also proud to promote the Soldier Greatest Inventions, or SGI, Awards in order to recognize Soldiers for their exemplary effort to enhance their fellow Warfighters' equipment and/or performance. SGI nominations are now being accepted for practical extensions, applications and/or game-changing new products initiated by one or more active duty U.S. Army Soldiers.
Winners will be selected by fellow warfighters based on the invention's impact on Army capabilities (breadth of use and magnitude of improvement over existing systems), inventiveness and potential benefit outside the Army.
This program's unique nomination and selection process reflects the voice of the warfighter and insight into the future of Army equipment. The SGI awards are truly "Soldier Choice Awards."
Previous AGI award winners include the 40mm M320 Grenade Launcher, Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Duke V3 (CREW DUKE V3) and MRAP (mine-resistant, ambush-protected) Overhead Wire Mitigation Kit.
-- Nominated inventions for SGI must have been "First Fielded" during calendar year 2010: Jan 1. through Dec. 31, 2011.
-- The SGI "fielding" definition can include traditional and other expedited fielding methods used to put a new mission critical product, device or process in to use by Soldiers at any level.
Technology nomination criteria for each award are available through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, executing on behalf of AMC. Nomination packages must be submitted by email to: AGI-Awards@conus.army.mil by July 1, 2011.