Elmer B. Staats Contracting Professional Excellence Award

To be eligible for the Contracting Professional Excellence Award, candidates must:

  • Have made a noteworthy contribution to contracting operations or policy within 24 months of the due date for nominations
  • Have not less than 5 and not more than 10 years of civil or military service as contracting officer, contract specialist, procurement analyst or purchasing agent (1102 series) or related military specialty
  • Possess a Bachelor’s or Higher-level academic degree
  • Demonstrate personal and professional growth 

Noteworthy contributions to contracting operation include extraordinary business leadership or team participation in the design, development or execution of an acquisition program or project that furthers an agency’s mission. Such contributions also include performance of any single task that merits special recognition because of its contribution to meeting a contract cost, schedule and performance goals.

Noteworthy contributions to contracting policy include the development of a management policy, regulation, data system or other task that significantly enhances the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of an agency’s acquisition system or the federal acquisition system.

The submission period will open in early 2023.

Previous Winners

2021
Michelle Rand

2020
Shannon K. Sanders

2019
Lori-Ann Rissler

2018
Master Sergeant Chad J. Stemick

2017
Adam Goldstein

2016
Luis Albert Holguin

2015
Senior Master Sergeant Dennis W. Carr

2014
Brian Reese

2013
James Michael Owens

2012
CMSgt Bradley Smith

2011
Amber L. Caulkins

2010
Geoffrey Sage

2009
David S. Hooker

2008
Lee Crane

2007
Christopher Gerfen

2006
LCDR Kristin Acquavella

2005
Mark L. Strawn

2004
Lee Kair

2003
Nancy Gudnersun

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