When can I apply or nominate?
Applications will be open from April 15, 2019 to June 28, 2019 Midnight EDT.

When is the deadline?
The deadline is June 28, 2019 11:59 PM EDT.

Can I nominate myself?
No, nominees must be supported and submitted by their employing organization.

How many nominations can an organization submit?
Each organization is limited to a maximum of five SASEsalutes Military Service Award nominations Nominations may be in one, two or all categories but may not exceed five in total.

When will the recipients be notified?
Recipients will be personally notified no later than July 13, 2019.

When will the recipients be announced?
Each recipient will be recognized on stage during the 2019 SASE National Conference and STEM Career Fair SASEsalutes Military Service Awards Lunch, held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Westin Convention Center hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Recipients are encouraged to have someone from their organization present the award to them. A certificate will be provided by SASE. Time will not allow for personal speeches.

What qualifications does the nominee have to have to be nominated for the SASEsalutes Military Service Award?
All nominees must be employed by the nominating organization and meet the criteria for their respective category.

Is there a fee to apply?
No, there are no fees to apply.

Do the winners receive any compensation?
No. The awards are for recognition purposes only and no compensation of any kind is provided. Individuals will receive certificates of recognition.

Do the winners receive a complimentary registration to the National Conference and SASEsalutes Military Service Awards Lunch?
No. Individuals must register and pay for the events they wish to attend.

Are paper applications accepted?
No, the nomination form must be submitted in pdf/docx format and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I missed the application deadline. Is there anything I can do?
Unfortunately, we do not accept late applications. These awards are annual, so we would be glad to review your material for next year’s applicants once applications are open. Next year’s applications will be available Spring 2020.


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