Major General Harold J. Greene Innovation Award
In 2015, the United States Army Material Command (USAAMC) in conjunction with approval from the office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology ASA (ALT) consolidated, renamed, and rebranded the Army’s Greatest Innovation (AGI) / Soldiers’ Greatest Innovation (SGI) award programs into the Major General Harold “Harry” J Greene Award for Innovation.
In 2019, a Memorandum of understanding was signed between USSAMC and Army Futures Command that transferred the Engineer and Scientist Career Management Career Program 16 (CP-16) and with it, the Major General Greene Award for Innovation.
The purpose of the program is to annually recognize new and innovation technologies provided by the Army’s Research and Development (R&D) and Science and Technology (S&T) communities, as well as Soldiers in the field, that greatly enhance the overall readiness while positively impacting Soldier performance.
Call for Nominations
Purpose: Provide guidance on the submission of nominations for the Major General Harold “Harry” J Greene Award for Innovation
Categories of submission: (a) Individual (One Civilians) (b) Individual (One Military) or (c) Group (more than one military and/or civilian) from all Army Commands (ACOMS), Army Service Component Commands (ASCCS), Direct Reporting Units (DRUS), Army Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECS), Army Laboratories, Program Executive Offices (PEOS), Program Management Offices (PMOS), Field Operating Agencies (FOAS), U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), and Army National Guard (ARNG).
Innovation type: (a) New innovation technology, invention, technique, procedure, or methodology that enhance the Army’s overall readiness while positively impacting Soldier performance or Modification to an existing technology, invention, technique, procedure, or methodology that enhance the Army’s overall readiness while positively impacting Soldier performance.
Submit Nominations here
Call for nomination announcement: 02 July 2021
Submission window – 05 July 2021- 03 September 2021
Winner Announcement: Dec 2021
Award Ceremony: Jan 2022
Who is Major General Greene?
Major General Greene was killed in 2014 during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan where he had been serving as the deputy commanding general of the Combined Security Transition Command. Previous to that assignment, he was the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) from April 2012 to January 2014. Other jobs included: Program Executive Officer, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors from May 2011 to April 2012 and RDECOM deputy commanding general / senior commander at Natick Soldier Systems Center from May 2009 to May 2011.
Major General Greene was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1980. His Civilian Education included a bachelor of Science in materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a master of science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a master in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a master of science in materials engineering from the University of Southern California; a master of strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College; a master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California; and a doctorate in materials engineering from the University of Southern California.
is awards and decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Staff Identification Badge.