John W. Dixon Award

John W. Dixon Award


The JOHN W. DIXON AWARD was established in 1989 and is presented annually for distinguished service in the industrial community resulting in outstanding contributions to national defense.


  1. Awarded annually to an individual of the industrial community contributing to national defense.
  2. Candidates must be identified as a Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, or President of a corporation, or hold a comparable position.
  3. Elected or appointed federal government officials (except Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army who have served multiple terms) are deferred from consideration to receive the Dixon Award while in office.
  4. Members of the AUSA Board of Directors are deferred from consideration to receive the Dixon Award while serving on the board.
  5. There is no requirement that those nominated or selected be members of the Association.
  6. Candidate must be present to accept the award at the Association’s Annual Meeting


Previous Recipients

1989  John W. Dixon  E-Systems
1990  Robert N. Parker  LTV Missiles & Electronics G
1991  Stanley C. Pace  General Dynamics Corporation
1992  Dr. Malcolm R. Currie  Hughes Aircraft Company
1993  Sanford N. McDonnell  McDonnell Douglas Corpor
1994  Thomas G. Pownall  Martin Marietta Corporation
1995  James R. Mellor  General Dynamics Corporation
1996  Daniel M. Tellep  Lockheed Martin Corporation
1997  Dennis J. Picard  Raytheon Company
1998  Jay A. Musselman  Lockheed Martin Vought Syste
1999  Philip A. Odeen  TRW
2000  Dan R. Bannister  DynCorp
2001  Harry C. Stonecipher  The Boeing Company
2002  Honorable Norman R. Augustine  Lockheed-Martin
2003  Dr. Jack London  CACI International Inc.
2004  Louis J. Giuliano  ITT
2005  Joseph Kampf  Anteon International
2006  Robert L. Nardelli  The Home Depot
2007  James A. Armour  AM General LLC
2008  William H. Swanson  Raytheon
2009  Robert Bohn  Oshkosh Corporation
2010   Michael T. Strianese  L-3 Services Group
2011   W. James McNerney  The Boeing Company
2012   Mark S. Newman  DRS Technologies
2013   Linda P. Hudson  BAE Systems
2014  David F. Melcher  Exelis  Incorporated
2015  Wes Bush  Northrop Grumman Corporation
2016 Marillyn Hewson  Lockheed Martin
2017 Dennis A. Muilenburg The Boeing Company
2018 Roger A. Krone Leidos
2019 Peter Martin Ameripack
2020 Eileen Drake Aerojet Rocketdyne
2021 James Schenck PenFed Credit Union
2022 Joseph Newberry Redstone Federal Credit Union
2023 Harold L. Yoh III Day & Zimmermann