Award for Expeditionary & Tactical 3D Printing Excellence


The Expeditionary/Tactical 3D Printing Excellence will be presented to an government or industry representative, or group, in recognition of their profound contributions & diligent work in delivering innovative advanced manufacturing solutions to the tactical edge. The award was established in 2021 by Defense Strategies Institute to show how government & industry alike, are working to design & deploy 3D printers that can go anywhere and print (almost) anything at the point-of-need.

This award is meant to drive continued efforts by industry & government to work towards supplying the Warfighter with enhanced additive manufacturing capabilities that will improve readiness & reduce the time it takes to attain a critical part. The award is presented to an individual, or group, that demonstrates how their solutions can transform 3D printing capabilities at the edge, to become more agile & on-demand than ever before.

Award Criteria:

  • Please describe in detail the individual, or group’s, current & prolonged innovations in expeditionary/tactical 3D Printing.
  • What are the positive, and lasting impacts of this individual, or group’s, achievements?
  • How has this individual, or group, helped to advance agile manufacturing solutions at the tactical edge?
  • What are other commendable actions the individual, or group, has accomplished regarding the deploying of 3D printers that can go anywhere at any time?
  • All actions must be verifiable.

How to Nominate:

Please complete the form below, or click here to download the PDF version. Please submit the PDF version to Richard Giordano at

The deadline for nominations is January 3rd, 2022

If a nomination is to a specific organization, please list out the top 2 or 3 individuals that would accept on its behalf.

The 3D Printing Awards will be presented on the first day of the Mil AM Summit: January 26th, 2:00-2:15pm

The deadline for nominations is January 3rd, 2022. 

**All nominations will be collected & reviewed by the DSI advisory board**

POC for nominations, or any questions regarding the Inaugural 2022 MilAM 3D Printing Awards:

Richard Giordano, Director of Programs | 201-266-0057