Lifetime Achievement Award


The MilAM 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes consistent, distinguished service and will be presented annually to an individual who has made ground-breaking lifetime contributions with an enduring impact in the areas of Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Across the DoD.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates:

Serves or has served the DoD honorably over the course of many years in various roles to help drive the integration of 3D printing technologies for the Warfighter.
Serves or has served as a key collaborator in working with other military partners to ensure such revolutionary technologies were properly fielded.
Contributes to the practice of additive manufacturing & its role in increasing flexibility in the battlespace.

Demonstrates outstanding contributions to the DoD.
Demonstrates evidence of leadership & has guided in the educating of the Warfighter on how to use 3D printed parts.
Earns recognition by colleagues in the DoD & additive manufacturing community.

Advocates for the use of 3D printing methods across the DoD
Engages in collaboration with key industry partners to ensure the technologies are being utilized in a way that will help transform the defense industrial base.

Award Criteria:

  • Please detail how this individual has helped shape the integration of 3D printing for Warfighter.
  • What were some of the outstanding contributions put forth by this individual in leading the educating of the Warfighter on 3D printing technologies over the course of several years?
  • How has this individual advocated for the fielding of additive manufacturing processes?
  • Did this individual, effectively collaborate with key industry partners in their use of 3D printing methods?
  • 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