Every year, the MDA honors individuals and teams whose efforts have helped make missile defense a reality. Each year, there is a single recipient of the Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Award, and may be recipients of the Technology Achievement Award.
Since 2003, the Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Award has been an annual honor awarded to individuals or organizations to recognize outstanding support, innovation, and engineering or scientific achievement associated with technologies designed to defend against ballistic missile attack.
2013 Recipient: Dr. Ashton B. Carter
Established in 2010, the Technology Achievement Award honors individuals or small teams who have made significant achievements with technology that has, in turn, advanced the development and deployment of the current and future elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
2012 Recipient: FTM-15 Flight Test Team
Awarded from 2006 to 2009, the Technology Pioneer Award honored individuals or small teams who made significant contributions to the advancement of technology that, in turn, enabled the development and deployment of the previous programs and current elements of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
All recipients are listed in our archive.
See biographies of all award winners from previous years in our archive.