Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is seeking Army organizations to apply for the 2009 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award.

The 2nd annual Excellence in Education (EIE) Award program is sponsored by Army Management Staff College (AMSC) in partnership with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). The award encourages and rewards organizations that strengthen the core attributes of the Army workforce through innovation in education, aggressive and creative professional development programs, and a unique emphasis on lifelong learning.

The award criteria are designed to dispel the notion that education is a single event or class and promote a philosophy that education is a lifelong pursuit that can be influenced and enhanced by the organization.

Any Army organization that consists of at least 25 percent Army Civilian employees is eligible to apply. Installation Management Command (IMCOM) won first place in the inaugural year and was presented with a trophy and certificate at the 4th annual AMSC Leadership Symposium.

The 2nd and 3rd place recipients were Aviation and Missile Command and Center for Army Analysis. Arthur McMahan, Ph.D., AMSC director of Educational Services said, Aca,!A"There was great support and interest throughout the Army for the inaugural EIE Award, and we look forward to receiving an excellent pool of applicants for the 2009 award year. We believe that the EIE competition serves as a catalyst that drives Army organizations to intensify the focus on professional development and lifelong learning.Aca,!A?

The application deadline is Dec. 15, and the application and nomination criteria are available at the AMSC website at The awards are scheduled to be presented at the AMSC 5th annual Leadership Symposium, March 2-4, 2010.

For more information about the Excellence in Education Award, contact the Directorate of Educational Services at or visit