Criteria for Selection
The Society sponsors the Olson-Wegner award, but criteria for the award are established in AFI 36-2856. Contact your MAJCOM for nomination and eligibility information. MAJCOM award-winners compete Air Force wide for the Air Force level Olson-Wegner Award.
Any member of the Society can nominate an individual. The Chairman of the Awards Committee of the Society will prepare and send a letter to the command surgeon of each major command (MAJCOM), including the United States Air Force Academy, the Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserves. Each MAJCOM surgeon's office may select and present one nominee for consideration to the Awards Committee. The nomination will consist of a completed form which includes a one-page narrative summary outlining the nominee's qualifications for the award and accomplishments. The nomination package may be supported by two letters of recommendation, each not longer than one page in length. These recommendations must include an endorsement from the nominee's medical group commander and one from the flying squadron commander. Nomination packages must be received electronically by the Chairman of the Awards Committee.
*As of 1998, the award was split into three categories, for Airmen, NCO and Senior NCO. Each subsequent year has three winners.