Awards

Defense Pricing and Contracting develops contracting and pricing policy and strives to improve procurement business systems. In the field, the contracting workforce puts the policies and systems into action and enables the warfighter to achieve the mission. In order to recognize the excellence of those in the workforce, Defense Pricing and Contracting offers two annual awards which can be seen in detail below.

In addition, DPC partners with Human Capital Initiatives (HCI) on A&S workforce awards. More information on those awards is available at HCI here.

The Pricing and Contracting Legends Award

The Pricing and Contracting Legends Award recognizes leaders at all levels in the DoD acquisition/contracting community who inspire us to be our best every day, in every situation, by developing, motivating, and inspiring others through formal and informal initiatives.

The nomination period for FY 2021 is closed.

Future calls for nominations and closing dates will be posted on this site.

The 2021 Legends Award will be presented at the Defense Pricing and Contracting Senior Leader Meeting on March 3, 2022.

Background

The Pricing and Contracting Legends Award, formerly The Acquisition and Contracting Legends Award, recognizes leaders at all levels in the DoD acquisition/contracting community who inspire us to be our best every day, in every situation, by developing, motivating, and inspiring others through formal and informal initiatives. Nominated candidates undergo a rigorous analysis of contributions across six dimensions:

  • mentorship and dedication to helping others;
  • selfless service;
  • creative thinking,
  • collaboration,
  • contracting expertise, and
  • leadership qualities.

Pricing and Contracting Legends Award Recipients

Year Recipient Department Agency Official Memo
2021 Maj Gen Cameron Holt Air Force Read
2020 Mr. Douglas M. Cook USTRANSCOM Read
2019 Mr. Christopher J. Kirbabas Air Force Read
2018 Ms. Janice M. Muskopf Air Force Read
2018 Mr. Scott R. Ulrey DARPA Read
2017 Mr. Robert E. Boardman Navy Read
2016 Mr. Charles E. Bright USSOCOM Read
2015 Mr. Donald E. Peschka DLA Read
2014 Ms. Linda N. Allen WHS Read
2014 Ms. Tamara D. Thouvenot USTRANSCOM Read
2013 Mr. Elliot B. Branch Navy Read
2012 Ms. Michelle "Mickie" Cranford Air Force Read
2011 Mr. Carl Workman DCMA Read

The Pricing and Contracting Legends Gallery

The Pricing and Contracting Legends Gallery was created to posthumously recognize military members and government civilian employees whose past service and efforts have distinguished them as contracting legends. We honor them here, for their lasting contributions to the Defense Contracting Workforce.

The Ginman Contingency Contracting Officer Excellence Award

The Ginman Contingency Contracting Officer Excellence Award is named after Richard ‘Dick’ Ginman, a retired Navy Supply Corps Admiral and former Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. This annual award honors those whose actions as a Contingency Contracting Officer are truly inspirational.

The nomination period for FY 2021 is closed.

Future calls for nominations and closing dates will be posted on this site.

Background

Contingency Contracting Officers (CCOs) are some of the first responders to emergency, humanitarian and disaster relief, or other emergency-type operation. They often deploy with little more than a laptop and an understanding of the mission, concept of the operation, and commander’s intent. Contingency operations require a tremendous amount of work, improvisation, and dedication from our CCOs. This annual award honors those whose actions as a Contingency Contracting Officer are truly inspirational.

The award is named after Richard “Dick” Ginman, a retired Navy Supply Corps Admiral and former Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (now Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC)). Mr. Ginman was one of the staunchest supporters of CCOs and the contingency contracting mission. The award honors Mr. Ginman for his superlative service to the nation, both in and out of uniform, and his unparalleled support of the Contingency Contracting Community. While the award acknowledges the contributions of all CCOs, only one CCO will be selected annually to receive this prestigious award.

The nominations are scored in three categories:

  • The contingency/operation/mission and the circumstances requiring a CCO.
  • The tasks the CCO completed and how the results supported overall operational mission objectives and achieved commander’s intent.
  • Hardships/obstacles endured and how the CCO innovatively overcame adversity to ensure the contract capabilities they provided were timely to warfighter needs, compliant with prescribed policies and regulations, and in the best interest of the U.S. Government and taxpayer.

Based on the consolidated scores for each category, the award recipient will be chosen by the Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting. For more information about this award, please email: osd.pentagon.ousd-a-s.mbx.dpc-cp@mail.mil.

Ginman Contingency Contracting Officer Excellence Award Recipients