The U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to provide a prestigious and visible means of recognizing and honoring Soldier and civilian Public Affairs professionals who made lasting, significant contributions to the profession, the history and the traditions of Army Public Affairs.
The Hall of Fame program educates and inspires the current generation of Public Affairs practitioners to build upon the achievements and history of their forbearers. Since its creation, 50 individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame due to exemplary efforts in peacetime and war, including service during combat operations in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War, and Somalia.
The U.S. Army Public Affairs Center at Fort Meade, Md., manages the nomination process. Individuals nominated to be inducted into the Hall of Fame are selected by a board panel consisting of the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs, two colonels, two sergeants major, two senior civilian corps members and one current member of the Public Affairs Hall of Fame. Selectees are later confirmed and inducted by the Chief of Public Affairs.
The U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame nominees are selected by a group of senior military, civilian and retired Army Public Affairs professionals. These individuals represent all of the PA field - Active, National Guard, Reserve and Civilians, ranging from the most senior generals to the junior PA specialist.
Nomination packets can be submitted at any time. The packets are sent to the Army PA Center at Fort Meade, MD. Judges include senior PA officers, enlisted leaders, civilians, and retirees. Once the panel meets and votes, results are certified by the Chief of Public Affairs. Members will be officially inducted at the Defense Information School Hall of Fame corridor that was established in 2011.