The Acquisition and Contracting Legends Award

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: (1) mentorship and dedication to helping others; (2) selfless service; (3) creative thinking, (4) collaboration, (5) contracting expertise, and (6) leadership qualities.

Nomination for 2017 Award - The Nomination Period is Closed

  • Nominations are due by December 15, 2017 (originally December 4, 2017).
  • Submit nominations to
  • Award will be presented to the winner at the 2018 DoD Senior Leader Offsite at the Pentagon.


The "Acquisition and Contracting Legends Award" honors contracting leaders and encourages and promotes the leadership qualities they exemplify.

Instructions and Criteria

Award Winners (Previously “The Sharon Parish Award”)

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